Category: Homeland Security News

InsurrectionProsecutors Shift Focus to Possible Seditious Conspiracy in Capitol Insurrection Probe By Masood Farivar Published 26 March 2021 Since launching a wide-ranging investigation into the U.S. Capitol riot nearly three months ago, federal prosecutors have charged nearly 400 participants in the bloody insurrection with a variety of charges. That represents about half of the estimated

CybersecurityRussian-Backed Hackers Target German Lawmakers Published 26 March 2021 Suspected Russian state-backed hackers with a history of running disinformation campaigns against NATO have targeted dozens of German lawmakers, German media reported on 26 March. The hackers used spear-phishing e-mails to target the private e-mail accounts of members of the German parliament and regional state assemblies,

Conspiracy theoryMany QAnon Followers Report Having Mental Health Diagnoses By Sophia Moskalenko Published 26 March 2021 QAnon followers, who may number in the millions, are often viewed as a group associated with baseless and debunked conspiracy, terrorism, and radical action, such as the 6 January Capitol insurrection. But radical extremism and terror may not be

ARGUMENT: Autonomous weaponsAdding AI to Autonomous Weapons Increases Risks to Civilians in Armed Conflict Published 26 March 2021 Earlier this month, a high-level, congressionally mandated commission released its long-awaited recommendations for how the United States should approach artificial intelligence (AI) for national security. The recommendations were part of a nearly 800-page report from the National

Our picksFighting Domestic Violent Extremism | DOD: From Abstraction to Action on Climate Change | Retaliatory Cyberattacks against Russia, and more Published 26 March 2021 ·  The Disinformation Threat to Diaspora Communities in Encrypted Chat Apps ·  Biden Wants to Keep Trump Policy that Boosted Armed Drone Exports – Sources ·  Hundreds of Far-Right Militias Are Still