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U.S. fights child pornography with new iPhone app

The US Department of Homeland Security enlisted smartphone users in its fight against child pornography Thursday with an iPhone app intended to make it easy to report suspected child predators. The Operation Predator app lets informants submit information via email or a telephone tipline, and also includes a run-down of…

11.5 million undocumented immigrants in U.S.

Some 11.5 million foreigners are living in the United States without proper immigration documents, according to estimates released Friday by the US Department of Homeland Security. The figures, as of January 2011, show little difference from the 11.6 million figure published in 2010. “These results suggest little to no change…

Lock certified for U.S. defense facilities opened with wire

LAS VEGAS — Hackers at a DefCon gathering were shown how a high-security lock certified for use in sensitive US government facilities can be easily opened with just a piece of wire. Security specialist Marc Weber Tobias had plans to meet in Switzerland with lock-maker Kaba to discuss ways that…

‘Anonymous’ names Saturday a global day of protest to defend free speech

Online protest group “Anonymous,” which has in recent months staged some of the most stunning and audacious cyber-attacks yet seen on key corporate Internet infrastructure, has named Saturday, Jan. 15, as a global day of protest to defend the freedom of speech. In a video published to their central communications…

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