WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal personnel agency whose records were plundered by hackers linked to China announced on Monday the temporary shutdown of a massive database used to update and store background investigation records after newly discovering a flaw that left the system vulnerable to additional breaches. 159 more words
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The size and scope of federal land holdings in this country — including national parks, monuments and more — is so vast that people can venture into them and literally disappear. 173 more words
Apparently collecting the meta-data on virtually all Americans’ phone calls, monitoring our Facebook and other social media sites, and having access to our browsing history and the content of our emails through… 253 more words
(CNN) — The Obama administration is kicking off the new year with two executive actions meant to strengthen background checks on gun purchases.
The new actions, issued as proposed rules by the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services on Friday, are aimed at removing any legal barriers that may prevent states from submitting personal information to the federal background check system. 317 more words