US Homeland Security: Announcing the Launch of the New DHS.gov

US Homeland Security: Announcing the Launch of the New DHS.gov. “Our website’s brand-new look and feel optimizes customer experience to make information about our services readily available, easier to understand, and more efficient to use. To do this, our web team streamlined and revised more than 14,000 pages of content. This new website uses a latest-generation content management system that is faster and more responsive than our previous site.”

Engadget: Homeland Security may use companies to find extremism on social media

Engadget: Homeland Security may use companies to find extremism on social media. “The Department of Homeland Security might not rely solely on in-house systems to spot extremist threats on social media. Intelligence officer and initiative leader John Cohen told the Wall Street Journal in an interview that Homeland Security is looking at hiring companies to analyze social networks for signs of impending terrorism and other extremist violence. The department had been studying social media before, but the outside partners would help “dramatically” expand these efforts, Cohen said.”

Gizmodo: US Homeland Security Will Start Collecting Social Media Info on All Immigrants October 18th

Gizmodo: US Homeland Security Will Start Collecting Social Media Info on All Immigrants October 18th. “The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding the kinds of information that it collects on immigrants to include social media information and search results. The new policy, which covers immigrants who have obtained a green card and even naturalized citizens, will take effect on October 18th.”

TorrentFreak: U.S. Homeland Security ‘Harbors’ BitTorrent Pirates

From TorrentFreak: U.S. Homeland Security ‘Harbors’ BitTorrent Pirates. “Due to the public nature of BitTorrent transfers, it’s easy to see what people behind a certain IP-address are downloading. Last month we reported about a new website that puts this information on public display. According to its operators, this information can help rightholders and law enforcement to track down pirates. In response, we decided to do some field work to see if downloads are also linked to more unusual locations, and the answer is YES.”