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DHS Gets in Bed With Silicon Valley to Access Tech & Hackers Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 22, 2015   Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced at a RSA conference, a new beneficial relationship with tech corporations in Silicon Valley, California and the installment of a DHS satellite office in the region. The goal of DHS is to “build relationships with the technology industry and scout for talent there.” Johnson said this move is to “strengthen critical relationships in Silicon Valley and ensure the government and the private sector benefits from each other’s research and development.” DHS hopes to “convince some…

Even Congress Cannot Stop the TSA Stealing From Americans Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 7, 2015   The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) have been making a little extra cash on the side – $675,000 to be exact. According to Ross Feinstein, media contact for the TSA, a 2014 fiscal report showed that loose change has become an easy way for the agency to keep the cash flow going. The TSA is supposed to “reunite passengers with items left at the checkpoints” including loose change, items left behind and unclaimed items. However this does not always happen. Back in 2008, the TSA collected $383,413.79…

The Problem with Religious Fundamentalists Financing Terrorism Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 7, 2015   Six men and women are being accused of funding and providing “military equipment to terrorist fighters overseas, including the Islamic State (IS) group and al-Qaida in Iraq”, according to the Department of Justice (DoJ). Agencies involved in “exposing” this operation include: • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) • FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) • US Postal Inspection Service • Investigators from the city of St Louis James Comey, director of the FBI, warned the public: “We have open cases…

With Steve Jobs Gone, Apple Attempts to Purchase US Gov Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 21, 2015   Apple has been busy lobbying nearly every governmental institution, according to records of their spending on influence over key players on Capitol Hill. The tech corporation has given money for influence to: • The White House • Congress • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) • Department of Homeland Security • Department of Education • Department of State In 2013, Apple spent $3.4 million on lobbying in Washington, DC and strategically hired Amber Cottle, former Democratic staff director for the…

FAA Commercial Drone Rules Delayed as Gov Use Skyrockets Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 29, 2014   Drones were a controversial topic in 2014 and the next year is shaping up to be even more dubious than this year has been. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stated that their agency wanted “to release proposed rules before the end of December” but the Obama administration would not let them. Now those elusive mandates will have to wait for publication until January 2015. Preceding those rules for drones, select “exceptions” and the “ban on commercial drone flights have been revealed without predication. The Association for…

Body Cameras Won’t Stop Police Brutality But Here’s What They Will Do Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 2, 2014   There is a growing concern by experts that “just because we put cameras on officers, doesn’t mean we’re going to capture everything” that happens during an arrest or confrontation between suspects and law enforcement. Shaun King, a digital activist, explained : ““Wearable police cameras are not the panacea. It’s a form of accountability.” The body cameras attached to the lapel of the officer’s uniform are pointed at the suspect and not the police officer, voiding the possibility of filming police brutality or inciteful actions that may be…

Could Unsubstantiated Boeing Gunman Report Cause Panic to Go Airborne? Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent October 31, 2014   Boeing tweeted that they were “actively working to ensure security of all employees as police investigate unsubstantiated threat at Everett factory.” According to local reports, “dozens of police officers surrounded a building at the Everett Boeing plant Thursday night after getting multiple reports of a gunman on the loose.” Aaron Snell, spokesman for the Everett Police Department (EPD) told the press that 2 unidentified anonymous “people called police around 7 pm to report an armed man inside the facility.” The EPD were accompanied by officers from…