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  • Malls beef up security following threatening video Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 11:56 AM ET
    People are seen walking through Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Garden City, N.Y., Feb. 22, 2015. The chief of U.S. homeland security said on Sunday he takes seriously an apparent threat by Somali-based Islamist militants against prominent shopping sites in the West including the Mall of America in Minnesota and urged people there to be careful.

    The threat is not expected to dent traffic at shopping centers, which generated $2.5 trillion in sales last year.

  • BOSTON, Feb 20 (Reuters)- The U.S. government on Friday advised Lenovo Group Ltd customers to remove a "Superfish," a program pre-installed on some Lenovo laptops, saying it makes users vulnerable to cyberattacks. The Department of Homeland Security said in an alert that the program makes users vulnerable to a type of cyberattack known as SSL spoofing, in which...

  • BOSTON, Feb 20- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday advised Lenovo Group Ltd customers to remove a software program known as "Superfish," which the agency said the world's No. 1 PC maker started installing on machines as early as 2010.. Lenovo describes Superfish as a piece of software that it believed would "enhance the shopping experience" for its...

  • BOSTON, Feb 20- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday advised Lenovo Group Ltd customers to remove a software program known as "Superfish," which it said the world's No. 1 PC maker started installing on some machines as early as 2010.. The Department of Homeland Security said in an alert released through its National Cyber Awareness System that the...

  • Boehner: Shutdown of Homeland Security possible Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 9:52 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, holds his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 5, 2015.

    House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down because of a budget impasse.

  • These tech CEOs skipped Obama's big cyber summit Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

    Some big tech names were missing from President Obama's cybersecurity event on Friday.

  • Obama has moved cybersecurity to the top of his 2015 agenda after recent hacking attacks against Sony Pictures, Home Depot Inc, Anthem Inc and Target Corp and the federal government itself. Various federal agencies have cybersecurity components, including the National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the CIA.

  • Watch the cops hunt down Super Bowl counterfeiters Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Seized goods included counterfeit National Football League (NFL) branded sportswear, designer clothing, videos, smartphones and electronic audio products worth over $800,000 are displayed during a news conference in Phoenix.

    Federal law enforcement officials are stepping up their efforts to crack down on counterfeit Super Bowl goods.

  • These stocks are big State of the Union winners Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:55 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    While most of the initiatives mentioned in the State of the Union speech face large partisan headwinds, both parties should rally behind one statement.

  • Pres. Obama: Terrorists good at social media   Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:24 PM ET
    Pres. Obama: Terrorists good at social media

    President Obama discusses the damages from terrorism on the Internet, and strategies to fight attacks.

  • Obama: Europe can't only take military action on terror

    President Obama discusses the preparedness of the United States and Europe to fight terrorism, saying the Muslim population in the U.S. feel themselves to be Americans.

  • President Obama: US stands with France   Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    President Obama: US stands with France

    President Obama remarks on the tragic events in France, saying the U.S. intelligence has remained supportive of the French government.

  • Senator Charles Schumer on Wednesday will call for tighter screening of all employees at U.S. airports after a Delta Air Lines Inc baggage handler was charged with helping smuggle 18 handguns onto a flight from Atlanta to New York City. Schumer, a New York Democrat, will ask the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to require that all airline and airport...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 16- President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown. The Department of Homeland Security will be treated differently, getting a funding extension only through Feb. 27, by which time Republicans will control both chambers of Congress.

  • BOSTON, Dec 16- U.S. security agencies are investigating a threat against theaters planning to show Sony Corp's controversial movie about an assassination of the leader of North Korea, and so far they have seen no real sign of an active plot, two U.S. officials said. An official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and another U.S. security official cast doubt...

  • Holder bolsters limits on federal profiling Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Attorney General Eric Holder

    Federal profiling on the basis of religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identity will be banned, NBC News reports.

  • Sen. McCain vows Jones Act will be repealed one day Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 5- Senator John McCain said a more than 90- year-old law that requires ships servicing coastal businesses to be built and mostly staffed by U.S. crews will be repealed sooner or later if lawmakers keep fighting the trade restriction. The Department of Homeland Security issued a rare waiver of the act in 2012 when superstorm Sandy led to fuel...

  • Investors to Obama: We need more foreign workers! Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:54 PM ET
    Computer programmer

    CNBC spoke to entrepreneurs, investors—and technology workers—who argue in favor of H-1B visa rules being liberalized.

  • Government's secret shopping spree exposed   Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 4:35 PM ET
    Government's secret shopping spree exposed

    NBC Investigative Reporter Scott MacFarlane discovered $30,000 worth of Starbucks purchases by Homeland Security employees equipped with a micro purchase card.

  • Homeland Security issues Ebola restrictions   Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 3:21 PM ET
    Homeland Security issues Ebola restrictions

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is issuing travel restrictions to prevent the spread of Ebola. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the details.