Articles about US Department of Homeland Security

Firefox affected by critical flaw, update it immediately

11 Jan 2020

Technology
Firefox affected by critical flaw, update it immediately

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has raised alarms over a critical vulnerability plaguing Mozilla Firefox.

Spouses of H-1B visa holders can continue working in US

10 Nov 2019

World
Spouses of H-1B visa holders can continue working in US

A United States court has refused to strike down an Obama-era visa regulation which permits the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work, albeit temporarily.

US: Sikhs distribute gift cards, Indian food to TSA employees

29 Jan 2019

World
US: Sikhs distribute gift cards, Indian food to TSA employees

The Sikh community of Indiana State in the US distributed Indian food and gift cards to the employees of the federal Transportation and Security Administration who haven't received their pay checks due to the partial government shutdown lasting for a record over 35 days.

US: Since 2014, over 20,000 Indians have sought political asylum

01 Dec 2018

World
US: Since 2014, over 20,000 Indians have sought political asylum

More than 20,000 Indians, mostly men, have sought asylum in the US since 2014, according to the latest figures.

Only 10% of Indian applicants received Green Cards last year

20 Oct 2018

World
Only 10% of Indian applicants received Green Cards last year

Latest official figures released by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have revealed that a meagre 10% of Indian Green Card applicants received their Green Cards last year.

Vulnerability in Gmail feature could expose users' data

23 Jul 2018

Technology
Vulnerability in Gmail feature could expose users' data

Gmail is in the midst of a redesign drive involving addition of new features, but US officials are concerned about a vulnerability that could potentially expose personal data of the users.

US, Britain warn of Russian campaign to hack networks

17 Apr 2018

World
US, Britain warn of Russian campaign to hack networks

Russian government-sponsored hackers are compromising the key hardware of government and business computer networks like routers and firewalls, giving them virtual control of data flows, Britain and the United States warned Monday.

US postpones curbs on H-1B spouses seeking employment

03 Mar 2018

World
US postpones curbs on H-1B spouses seeking employment

The implementation of a proposal to prevent spouses of H-1B visa-holders from getting employment in the US has been postponed from February to June 2018.

Indian-origin businessman faces prison for $20 million H-1B fraud

24 Dec 2017

World
Indian-origin businessman faces prison for $20 million H-1B fraud

A Virginia-based businessman of Indian origin who used shell companies to fraudulently apply for nearly a thousand H-1B visas will spend 28 months in federal prison before being deported back to India.

Indians second-highest recipients of US citizenship after Mexico

01 Dec 2017

World
Indians second-highest recipients of US citizenship after Mexico

Latest figures released by the US Department of Homeland Security reveal that 46,100 Indians were awarded US citizenship in 2016 (October 1, 2015-September 30, 2016).

US to introduce stricter screening measures for tablets, e-readers

27 Jul 2017

World
US to introduce stricter screening measures for tablets, e-readers

Passengers traveling in US airlines will be required to take out their tablets, e-readers and other large electronic devices from carry-on luggage for inspection.

Restrictions on H-1B visa? O-IB, EB-1A visas come to rescue

03 Jul 2017

World
Restrictions on H-1B visa? O-IB, EB-1A visas come to rescue

With the growing impositions on H-1B visas, another kind of visas is gaining traction and that is the O-IB visa which is non-immigration visa per say.

US announces new flight security measures to avoid laptop ban

29 Jun 2017

World
US announces new flight security measures to avoid laptop ban

The US Department of Homeland Security has unveiled enhanced security measures for all flights entering the US.

US blames North Korea for cyberattacks, more attacks imminent

15 Jun 2017

World
US blames North Korea for cyberattacks, more attacks imminent

The US government in an unprecedented move has now issued a red flag against the North Korean government blaming the country for a series of cyberattacks that go way back to 2009.

Pacemakers are extremely vulnerable against cyber-attacks, according to reports

27 May 2017

Technology
Pacemakers are extremely vulnerable against cyber-attacks, according to reports

Pacemakers, insulin pumps and other devices in hospitals, according to recent studies, most of the times have security problems making them vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

9/11 mastermind calls Obama "head of the snake"

09 Feb 2017

World
9/11 mastermind calls Obama "head of the snake"

Self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammad wrote to former President Barack Obama telling him that 9/11 was a direct result of the American foreign policy.

President Obama to demolish visitor registry

24 Dec 2016

World
President Obama to demolish visitor registry

The Obama administration is going to dismantle USA's dormant national registry program for visitors from countries with active terrorist groups.

Obama proposes 'start-up visas' to encourage foreign entrepreneurs

28 Aug 2016

World
Obama proposes 'start-up visas' to encourage foreign entrepreneurs

The Obama administration has proposed new immigration rules allowing foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the US for up to five years (two-year parole and an additional three-year extension).