Tagged With dhs

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Coming not even a month after the official implementation of the Real ID program (which some have likened to a National ID card), The Washington Post has discovered that the Department of Homeland Security in the US is currently working on a National Licence Plate Recognition (NLPR) database. Although from the looks of it, this isn't just a database — we're looking at a full-fledged tracking system.

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Yesterday, we were given a tour of Qantas' Sydney Jetbase including the flight hangar where aircraft are serviced and repaired. At the time of our visit, the bulk of the sprawling installation was filled up by a single Airbus A380. Standing over 24 metres high and boasting a wingspan of nearly 80 metres, it truly is a monster of a machine. Here are the photos.

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Within the next year or two, the US Department of Homeland Security will instantly know everything about your body, clothes and luggage with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 50 metres away. From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body — agents will be able to get any information they want without even touching you.

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Animal has discovered the list of words that the US Department of Homeland Security specifically target when they monitor tweets and Facebook posts and it's, um, comprehensive. Ever tweet about the weather? Or used 'closure', 'cloud', 'home grown', 'bart', 'subway' or hell even 'social media' in your posts? YOU'RE ATTRACTING ATTENTION FROM THE DHS!!

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The Super Bowl is like a goose that lays golden eggs from which cash cows hatch. It makes obscene amounts of money. So, that could be why the DHS has stepped up its confiscation of sports-related domains in the run-up to Sunday American Football Super Bowl — nuking a total of 307 separate sites.