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twitter releases national security letters


over the last eight months, tech companies have slowly been revealing that they’ve received national security letters from the federal bureau of investigation that force the firms to secretly disclose user data to the government. today, twitter joined the ranks of yahoo, cloudflare and google by announcing it had received two national security letters, one in 2015 and one in 2016.the nsls e with gag orders that prevented twitter from telling the public or the targeted users about the government’s demands. the fbi recently lifted these gag orders, allowing twitter to acknowledge the nsls for the first time.although twitter has disclosed these two letters and informed the targeted users, it’s likely that the company has also received other nsls that it is still gagged from discussing. techcr






trump issues more executive actions on national security


president trump kept up his frenetic pace of executive action on urday by signing new directives that put his own imprint on the national security apparatus. trump signed executive actions to reorganize the national security council and to direct the joint chiefs of staff to present him with a plan to defeat the islamic state terror organization, according to white house officials who have seen the documents and described their content to reporters. he also issued a five-year ban preventing people who work for him from lobbying his administration after they leave it. the action e right on the heels of a controversial executive order on friday closing u.s. borders to refugees from around the world and temporarily halting immigration from several mostly muslim countries. despite the num






trump adds steve bannon to national security team


donald trump added his chief political strategist, steve bannon, to the national security council (nsc) and to the principals committee, a small group of the president’s top national security officials that considers policy issues affecting national security. the move, made by executive memo urday, also removes the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff as members who would attend all meetings, and instead will invite them only when it is deemed that “issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed,” according to the memo.in past administrations, the dni and chairman of the joint chiefs were included as regular members of the principals committee.“it represents a lot -- and also a lot of efficiency and i think a lot of






trump's revamp of top advisors reflects the rise of controversial aide steve ban


president trump is revamping the advisory circle of national security experts in his white house, and the new configuration reflects the sharp rise of his controversial aide steve bannon. bannon, trump’s chief strategist, is now invited to sit in on all meetings of the national security council, while key experts like the director of national intelligence and chairman of the joint military chiefs will only participate when specifically summoned. the decision is raising questions in national security circles. bannon is the former head of the right-wing breitbart news website who declared last week that the news media should be considered “the opposition party” during the trump era. bannon was a key link for trump with the nationalist “alt-right” movement during the paign. “stone-cold cr






trump's revamp of top advisors reflects the rise of controversial aide steve ban


president trump is revamping the advisory circle of national security experts in his white house, and the new configuration reflects the sharp rise of his controversial aide steve bannon. bannon, trump’s chief strategist, is now invited to sit in on all meetings of the national security council, while key experts like the director of national intelligence and chairman of the joint military chiefs will only participate when specifically summoned. the decision is raising questions in national security circles. bannon is the former head of the right-wing breitbart news website who declared last week that the news media should be considered “the opposition party” during the trump era. bannon was a key link for trump with the nationalist “alt-right” movement during the paign. “stone-cold cr






trump tackles isis fight, lobbying ban, national security council with executive


on the heels of a controversial order barring refugees and travelers to the u.s. from some muslim majority countries, president trump continued his id-fire signing of executive actions urday, putting his name to three more addressing the islamic state of iraq and syria (isis), a ban on lobbying and a reorganization of the national security council.as he signed each one, he gave a brief description of their contents with top aides surrounding him. vice president mike pence, along with chief of staff reince preibus, national security adviser michael flynn, deputy national security adviser k.t. mcfarland, chief white house strategist steve bannon and top aide kellyanne conway were all present. of the lobbying ban, which will restrict how government officials take jobs with lobbying firms afte






under cover of #muslimban, bannon throws top general and spy off the national se


while the american public's attention was focused on the thousands of families whose lives were disrupted and even put at risk by trump's ban on muslims entering the usa, the us director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff were removed from the list of permanent attendees in the president's national security council. they were replaced with white nationalist trump advisor steve bannon. trump announced the changes shortly after speaking with putin for an hour. presidential press spokesman sean spicer downplayed bannon's lack of expertise, describing the avowed racist as "a former naval officer." bannon left the navy in 1983. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, whom bannon is replacing, is an active-service four-star general. counseling trump in t






under cover of #muslimban, bannon throws top general and spy off the national se


while the american public's attention was focused on the thousands of families whose lives were disrupted and even put at risk by trump's ban on muslims entering the usa, the us director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff were removed from the list of permanent attendees in the president's national security council. they were replaced with white nationalist trump advisor steve bannon. putin announced the changes shortly after speaking with putin for an hour. presidential press spokesman sean spicer downplayed bannon's lack of expertise, describing the avowed racist as "a former naval officer." bannon left the navy in 1983. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, whom bannon is replacing, is an active-service four-star general. counseling trump in






white house backs strategist at national security meetings


washington — the white house on sunday said the addition of president donald trump's chief strategist, steve bannon, to regular meetings of the country's top national security officials was essential to the commander in chief's decision-making process.trump took steps urday to begin restructuring the white house national security council, adding the senior adviser to the principals committee, which includes the secretaries of state and defense. at the same time, trump said his director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff would attend "where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed."bannon served in the navy before attending harvard business school, working at goldman sachs, starting his own media-focused boutique inves






trump immigration order will ‘give isis some more propaganda’


u.s. senator john mccain said on sunday that president donald trump’s order targeting immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries has been “confusing” and raised a number of questions.“it’s been a very confusing process,” mccain, a republican and chairman of the senate armed services committee, told cbs’ ‘face the nation.’ mccain said the effect of trump’s immigration order “will probably, in some areas, give isis (islamic state) some more propaganda,” and asked why the countries targeted by the order included iraq, where u.s. forces are fighting alongside iraqi forces against islamic state.mccain said he was “worried” about the addition of trump’s chief strategist and former paign chief steve bannon to the u.s. national security council. mccain said this was “a radical departure






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






white house backs strategist at national security meetings


washington (ap) — the white house on sunday said the addition of president donald trump’s chief strategist, steve bannon, to regular meetings of the country’s top national security officials was essential to the commander in chief’s decision-making process.trump took steps urday to begin restructuring the white house national security council, adding the senior adviser to the principals committee, which includes the secretaries of state and defense. at the same time, trump said his director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff would attend “where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed.”bannon served in the navy before attending harvard business school, working at goldman sachs, starting his own media-focused boutique






white house backs strategist at national security meetings


washington (ap) — the white house on sunday said the addition of president donald trump’s chief strategist, steve bannon, to regular meetings of the country’s top national security officials was essential to the commander in chief’s decision-making process.trump took steps urday to begin restructuring the white house national security council, adding the senior adviser to the principals committee, which includes the secretaries of state and defense. at the same time, trump said his director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff would attend “where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed.”bannon served in the navy before attending harvard business school, working at goldman sachs, starting his own media-focused boutique






white house backs breitbart co-founder at national security meetings


washington — the white house on sunday said the addition of president donald trump's chief strategist, steve bannon, to regular meetings of the country's top national security officials was essential to the commander in chief's decision-making process.trump took steps urday to begin restructuring the white house national security council, adding the senior adviser to the principals committee, which includes the secretaries of state and defense. at the same time, trump said his director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff would attend "where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed."bannon served in the navy before attending harvard business school, working at goldman sachs, starting his own media-focused boutique inves






white house backs strategist at national security meetings


washington — the white house on sunday said the addition of president donald trump's chief strategist, steve bannon, to regular meetings of the country's top national security officials was essential to the commander in chief's decision-making process.trump took steps urday to begin restructuring the white house national security council, adding the senior adviser to the principals committee, which includes the secretaries of state and defense. at the same time, trump said his director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff would attend "where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed."bannon served in the navy before attending harvard business school, working at goldman sachs, starting his own media-focused boutique inves






fans flock to oak grill, skyroom as 113-year minneapolis tradition ends


president donald trump says his halt to immigration from seven muslim-majority nations and ban on refugees is being done in the name of national security. but it's not clear whether these measures will help prevent attacks on american soil, and they could embolden extremists who already view the u.s. as at war with islam.






trump boots top officials — but includes steve bannon — in reshuffled national s


in another series of executive orders on urday, pres. donald trump restructured the national security council (nsc) and created a position on it for senior aide and former breitbart.com ceo stephen k. bannon.the washington post reported urday night that in addition to installing bannon on the council, trump ordered the pentagon to come up with a strategy to defeat isis and conducted his first phone call with russian pres. vladimir putin and conducted calls with other heads of state. the post reported that bannon has been given a regular seat on the national security council’s principals committee, which will include the nation’s highest ranking security officials, the secretary of defense and the secretary of state.unlike previous presidential administrations, trump’s urday memo specified






7 security startups that raised venture capital in january


among the first security firms to announce funding in 2017 was cloud access security broker (casb) vendor bitgl . on jan. 6, bitgl announced a $45m series c round of funding, bringing total funding to date up to $80 million. "cloud and mobile are driving business data beyond the firewall, introducing new security and compliance risks," nat kausik, ceo, bitgl said in a statement. " bitgl "delivers real-time inline data protection in the cloud, at access and on any device," kausik's statement said.






here’s how to donald trump’s phone


donald trump refuses to give up his insecure android-based smartphone even after becoming president. he continues to use his old samsung galaxy s3 to tweet from his @realdonaldtrump account. the president, who on jan. 4, called the democratic national committee careless with its security while refering to election rival hillary clinton’s emails being ed, is himself…






twitter says fbi forced it to share user data


we are all aware that our online lives, including our accounts on social networks, aren’t always private and safe. but other than the threat of ers, the government may also be spying on us using our online accounts, as exemplified by twitter. the social media platform announced friday it received two national security requests, one each…






intelligence, pentagon leaders welcome at nsc meetings


president trump (p o: pool, getty images)white house chief of staff reince priebus denied sunday that president trump's revamped national security council will be restricted, saying intelligence and pentagon chiefs are welcome at any meeting."they're included as attendees anytime that they want to be included," priebus told nbc's meet the press.a trump order issued  urday indicated that joint chiefs of staff chairman joseph dunford and director of national intelligence-designate dan coats are not full-fledged nsc members moving forward."the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff shall attend where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed," the order said.priebus told nbc that "they're invited to be attendees of t






intelligence, pentagon leaders welcome at nsc meetings


president trump (p o: pool, getty images)white house chief of staff reince priebus denied sunday that president trump's revamped national security council will be restricted, saying intelligence and pentagon chiefs are welcome at any meeting."they're included as attendees anytime that they want to be included," priebus told nbc's meet the press.a trump order issued  urday indicated that joint chiefs of staff chairman joseph dunford and director of national intelligence-designate dan coats are not full-fledged nsc members moving forward."the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff shall attend where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed," the order said.priebus told nbc that "they're invited to be attendees of t






intelligence, pentagon leaders welcome at nsc meetings


president trump (p o: pool, getty images)white house chief of staff reince priebus denied sunday that president trump's revamped national security council will be restricted, saying intelligence and pentagon chiefs are welcome at any meeting."they're included as attendees anytime that they want to be included," priebus told nbc's meet the press.a trump order issued  urday indicated that joint chiefs of staff chairman joseph dunford and director of national intelligence-designate dan coats are not full-fledged nsc members moving forward."the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff shall attend where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed," the order said.priebus told nbc that "they're invited to be attendees of t






shut out in france, national front looks for financing abroad


paris—france’s far-right national front has struggled to raise funds at home to finance leader marine le pen’s presidential bid in may and is seeking loans from banks abroad, party officials say—something opponents say opens the door to foreign influence.ms. le pen is running at the head of the election pack in public-opinion surveys. but french lenders are unwilling to extend credit to the national front because they disagree with...






gambia's new leader vows overhaul of feared security service


banjul, gambia — gambia's new president adama barrow promised an overhaul of the country's feared security forces urday as he works to rebuild a country that lived under authoritarian rule for more than 22 years.in his first news conference since taking office, barrow told reporters he also plans to rename the national intelligence agency, which was tasked with interrogating and sometimes torturing detainees."it's an institution that has to continue, but the name will change," barrow said.barrow returned to gambia on thursday in a dramatic homecoming where he was met by hundreds of thousands. he had taken the oath of office in neighboring senegal, shortly before longtime dictator yahya jammeh was forced into exile.some of jammeh's top ociates fled with him to equatorial guinea, another aut






rula jebreal erupts at jonathan turley for defending trump’s ban


foreign policy analyst rula jebreal erted on sunday that president donald trump’s travel ban targeting muslims was more about white supremacy than protecting the national security of the united states. on cnn’s fareed zakaria gps program, constitutional law professor jonathan turley predicted that courts would not overturn the bulk of trump’s executive order banning travel from seven majority-muslim countries. “the law does favor president trump in this regard,” turley explained. “i don’t like this order, i think it’s a mistake. but that doesn’t go into the legal analysis. the court has been extremely deferential to presidents on the border.”“i do not believe a federal court will view this as a muslim ban,” he predicted. “i don’t think the court can, regardless of what the court may think






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


closeskip in skipxembedxshare president-elect donald trump's chief strategist stephen bannon is causing a social media firestorm with his controversial commentary and projects. let's take a closer look at some of his past positions. usa today networkin one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of fed






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


closeskip in skipxembedxshare president-elect donald trump's chief strategist stephen bannon is causing a social media firestorm with his controversial commentary and projects. let's take a closer look at some of his past positions. usa today networkin one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of fed






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


closeskip in skipxembedxshare president-elect donald trump's chief strategist stephen bannon is causing a social media firestorm with his controversial commentary and projects. let's take a closer look at some of his past positions. usa today networkin one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of fed






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


closeskip in skipxembedxshare president-elect donald trump's chief strategist stephen bannon is causing a social media firestorm with his controversial commentary and projects. let's take a closer look at some of his past positions. usa today networkin one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of fed






many clouds, winner of 2015 grand national, dies after race


london — many clouds, the winner of britain's 2015 grand national, collapsed and died after winning a race at cheltenham on urday.having won the cotswold chase by a head, many clouds fell after the winning post and was treated by veterinary staff before his death was confirmed."it's just a tragic end to the race," said colin tizzard, trainer of second-placed thistlecrack. "this is what happens in our sport occasionally and you've got to face up to it."many clouds was owned by trevor hemmings and ridden by leighton aspell, who was also on board for the 2015 victory in the grand national — the world's most grueling horse race.






homeland security says it’s closely monitoring litigation over trump order


the department of homeland security said on urday it was carefully monitoring litigation to do with u.s. president donald trump’s executive order affecting seven muslim-majority countries but had not yet seen a copy of the emergency stay issued by a u.s. federal court.a senior homeland security official said of roughly 375 travelers affected by the order, 109 were in transit to the united states and denied entry into the country. another 173 people were stopped by airlines from boarding an aircraft to the united states, said the official.(reporting by lesley wroughton; editing by nick zieminski)






many clouds, winner of 2015 grand national, dies after race


london (ap) — many clouds, the winner of britain’s 2015 grand national, has collapsed and died after winning a race at cheltenham on urday.having won the cotswold chase by a head, many clouds fell after the winning post and was treated by veterinary staff before his death was confirmed.many clouds was owned by trevor hemmings and ridden by leighton aspell, who was also on board for the 2015 victory in the grand national — the world’s most grueling horse race.






john mccain says president trump's travel ban will "give isis some more propagan


sen. john mccain on sunday criticized president donald trump’s ban on immigrants from seven muslim-majority countries, saying it has been a “confused process” that will only give the terror group isis “more propaganda.”“the good news is that it’s only got to do with a pause,” he told cbs’ “face the nation. “the bad news is that obviously this process and these conclusions were not vetted.”mccain said that it’s important to understand the “ramifications of this kind of action,” which has been roundly criticized by foreign leaders.“the effect will probably in some areas give isis some more propaganda,” he said, adding that he is particularly concerned about the effect the ban will have on iraqis -- whose troops are fighting side-by-side with american forces in the battle to retake mosul.he a






‘muslims think it’s a muslim ban’


conservative cnn contributor ana navarro on sunday shamed republicans — like former gov. jan brewer (r-az) — for defending president donald trump’s ban on travelers from seven muslim countries. “this is one where as exhausted as they may be, republicans need to appeal to their sense of conscience, to their principles, to what is right and wrong, to american values and they need to speak up,” navarro told a cnn panel. “folks may want to tell us this is not a muslim ban. i’ll tell you who thinks it’s a muslim ban. muslims think it’s a muslim ban, those who want a muslim ban — like [son of gen. michael flynn] little boy flynn and david duke, the former kkk leader, are celebrating it as a muslim ban.”“that was a lot to take in,” brewer quipped in reply. “people in america want to be secure and






gambia’s new leader vows overhaul of feared security service


banjul, gambia (ap) — gambia’s new president adama barrow promised an overhaul of the country’s feared security forces urday as he works to rebuild a country that lived under authoritarian rule for more than 22 years.in his first news conference since taking office, barrow told reporters he also plans to rename the national intelligence agency, which was tasked with interrogating and sometimes torturing detainees.“it’s an institution that has to continue, but the name will change,” barrow said.barrow returned to gambia on thursday in a dramatic homecoming where he was met by hundreds of thousands. he had taken the oath of office in neighboring senegal, shortly before longtime dictator yahya jammeh was forced into exile.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.some of jamme






the latest: uk prime minister 'does not agree' with order


washington — the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees from muslim-majority countries (all times local):4 a.m.british prime minister theresa may has criticized president donald trump's order temporarily banning refugees from entering the united states.her official spokesman said sunday that may does "not agree" with trump's order and will challenge the us government if it has an adverse effect on british nationals.the official comment e after may refused to condemn the ban during a visit to turkey to meet with turkish leaders. she said in turkey the decision was a matter solely for the united states.after she returned to britain from a whirlwind visit to washington, where she met trump at the white house, and turkey, her spokesman said britain did not approve of tru






trump boots top officials — but includes steve bannon — in reshuffled national s


elections 2016, facebook, trump news, u.s. newstrump boots top officials — but includes steve bannon — in reshuffled national security councildavid ferguson28 jan 2017 at 21:15 etin another series of executive orders on urday, pres. donald trump restructured the national security council (nsc) and created a position on it for senior aide and former breitbart.com ceo stephen k. bannon.the washington post reported urday night that in addition to installing bannon on the council, trump ordered the pentagon to come up with a strategy to defeat isis and conducted his first phone call with russian pres. vladimir putin and conducted calls with other heads of state. the post reported that bannon has been given a regular seat on the national security council’s principals committee, which will inclu






los angeles airport to get scanners to speed up security


los angeles — los angeles international airport will be getting new fingerprint and iris scanners for p engers who want to speed through security lines.the los angeles times reports urday (http://lat.ms/2jh5uzi ) that biometric screening company clear will install kiosks by the end of march in los angeles and at atlanta hartsfield-jackson international airport and minneapolis-st. paul international airport.the company's kiosks can confirm a traveler's identification in seconds. p engers must pay an annual $179 fee to enroll and use the system.clear chief administrative officer david cohen says travelers who use the kiosks can head more quickly to the transportation security administration's screening.the company already operates in airports in san francisco, washington and new york.






trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials


president donald trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.trump used his executive authority urday to put in place the bans — fulfilling part of his paign pledge to "drain the swamp" in washington.trump has said that those who want to work for him should focus on the job they'll be doing for the american people, and not on future income earned by peddling their influence after serving in government.administration officials describe the bans as historic in scope. but it's not immediately clear how they'd be enforced.trump also took a separate action to restructure the national security council ask military advisers to prepare a plan to defeat the islamic state group. ociated press






local backlash over trump's order to temporarily halt visas, start 'extreme vett


abdul “lucky” manan spent years working as an interpreter for u.s. special forces in afghanistan, helping military troops navigate the language, culture and “rules” of his homeland.it was a dangerous job that e with the promise of a special visa, which took three years and landed him in san diego two months ago.members of manan’s family were still waiting for their own promised visas, when president donald trump signed an executive order friday to block visas from specific from muslim-majority countries known for terrorist activities.“i lost family and friends who were killed because of my job. had i known, i would never have taken the job,” said manan, 31. “now, i fear for my family more than ever.”manan is part of a coalition of local civic leaders, national security experts and refugees






expect renewed push for encryption backdoors from trump administration


image: istockp o it seems likely that the trump administration will push for policies forcing tech companies to create cryptog hic backdoors in the name of helping law enforcement, a highly controversial notion that was at the center of apple's fight last year with the fbi over an alleged terrorist's iphone.security 101 tips for protecting your privacy from ers and spies take these simple steps to help protect yourself against ers and government surveillance. apple resisted the fbi's demand it provide access to the locked phone in a case that grabbed headlines for months. (ultimately, a third party company helped the fbi gain access to the phone.) fbi director james comey, a strong proponent of backdoors, is expected to remain in the position. trump's nominee for attorney general, sen. j






trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials


washington — president donald trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.trump used his executive authority urday to put in place the bans — fulfilling part of his paign pledge to "drain the swamp" in washington.trump has said that those who want to work for him should focus on the job they'll be doing for the american people, and not on future income earned by peddling their influence after serving in government.administration officials describe the bans as historic in scope. but it's not immediately clear how they'd be enforced.trump also took a separate action to restructure the national security council ask military advisers to prepare a plan to defeat the islamic state group.






the latest: security chief's high hopes for trump-putin call


washington — the latest on president donald trump (all times est):6 a.m.russia's security chief says he has high hopes for urday's scheduled telephone call between russian president vladimir putin and president donald trump.nikolai patrushev — secretary of russia's security council — is quoted by russia's interfax news agency as saying, "everything will be positive."the leaders' call will be their first official contact since trump was sworn in as president.the kremlin has welcomed trump's promises to mend ties with moscow. those ties have been strained by the ukrainian crisis, the war in syria and allegations of russian meddling in the u.s. elections.trump has been noncommittal about the fate of u.s. economic penalties against russia.






henry kissinger to speak at harvard's kennedy school


bridge, m . — former republican secretary of state henry kissinger will speak at a forum at harvard university's kennedy school of government this week."a conver ion with henry kissinger" will be held thursday at 6 p.m. the event will be moderated by graham allison, director of the belfer center for science and international affairs at harvard.kissinger was a national security adviser and secretary of state during the nixon and ford administrations. he is now chairman of kissinger ociates, an international consulting firm.he graduated from harvard college in 1950 and received master's and ph.d. degrees from harvard university in 1952 and 1954. he was a member of the harvard faculty from 1954 to 1969.