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DHS needs to mount a PR campaign in Central America

“The impression in Central America today is that if you push north before new immigration laws are passed, you will get a path to U.S. citizenship” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The U.S., working with Mexico, can offer solutions in the form of honest messages until new immigration laws are passed.Even before I worked for the White House Security Council’s DHS Human Smuggling Cell in 2015, the message that had spread widely among Central American migrants was to get a foothold in the U.S. before any new immigration laws were implemented. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share…

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Goldman’s top cybersecurity official says he spends too much time talking to regulators

“He suggested government officials could do a better job of organizing a standardized response, and that industry could take the lead in pushing a standard” writes Kate Fazzini for cnbc.com. Governments could do a better job of streamlining these many different and sometimes competing interests, he said.He’s one of the most influential voices in financial services cybersecurity, and served as Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the Department of Homeland Security before taking the top security job at Goldman.Too many different regulations are hampering companies’ ability to deal with…

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Oz passes cyber snooping laws with global implications…

“Brushing off warnings from tech giants that the laws would undermine internet security, MacGibbon said they would be similar to traditional telecommunications intercepts, just updated to take in modern technologies” writes Glenda Kwek for yahoo.com. National cyber security adviser Alastair MacGibbon said police have been “going blind or going deaf because of encryption” used by suspects.There has been extensive debate about the laws and their reach beyond Australia’s shores in what is seen as the latest salvo between global governments and tech firms over national security and privacy.”We now have…

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Google, Apple, Facebook face world-first encryption laws in Australia

“Australia passed new laws that allow law enforcement to access encrypted messages, legislation that leading tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, have all opposed” writes Claire Reilly for cnet.com. They say law enforcement needs access to these services — and greater regulation of tech companies broadly — to ensure public safety.The new laws come as tech companies and governments around the world debate the importance of encryption amid a changing national security landscape.Governments and law enforcement agencies across the US, Europe and other western nations argue terrorists and criminals…

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Australia poised to force tech firms to hand over encrypted data

“Apple had previously, in a public submission to lawmakers, said demanding access to encrypted data would necessitate weakening the encryption and increase the risk of hacking” reports businessinsider.com. The laws, staunchly opposed by the tech giants since Australia is seen as a test case as other nations explore similar rules, provide for fines up to A$10 million ($7.3 million) for failing to give authorities access to private data.The government has said the proposed laws are needed to counter terror attacks and organized crime and that security agencies would need to…

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Children’s development being ‘stifled’ by nursery bosses’ fear of health and safety laws, Ofsted warns

“Children’s physical development is being “stifled” by health and safety as teachers are too scared to let them play outside, Ofsted has warned” writes Education Editor for telegraph.co.uk. “But we also know that in other settings this good practice is stifled by undue concerns about the risk and safety of such activities.Nursery bosses have “undue concerns” about letting children run around and this is hindering their ability to build up muscular strength and dexterity, according to the education watchdog’s annual report. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Supreme Court rejects request to hear environmental challenge to Trump’s border wall construction

“The Department of Homeland Security sought to sidestep the laws as it pursued the projects related to construction of the border wall” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Curiel, however, said the Trump administration did not exceed its authority when it waived environmental laws as part of its efforts to build the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.The judge, U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, rejected the groups’ challenge to a 1996 federal law that gives the government the power to waive environmental laws to more quickly begin work on a wall. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Nancy Pelosi unveils bill to overhaul voting laws, require Trump to release his taxes

“Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who is poised to become speaker in January, announced the broad legislation along side chief sponsor Rep” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The package of legislation is poised to easily pass the House, where Democrats will hold an advantage of more than 30 seats.The legislation would overhaul the nation’s voting registration system, which Democrats say is too cumbersome and full of obstacles, by creating a national automatic voter registration system. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Under fire from liberals and Hollywood, ICE is busy fighting the opioid crisis

“An international nexus is all that Homeland Security and the U.S. Postal Service inspectors need to team up to disrupt the impact of this opioid crisis” reports washingtonexaminer.com. So much, in fact, that President Trump declared an opioid crisis and directed all federal executive agencies to combat this crisis. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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