The Kurds’ Prisons and Detention Camps for ISIS Members, Explained

The Kurds’ Prisons and Detention Camps for ISIS Members, Explained

As the Turkish invasion leads to deteriorating security in northern Syria, the custody of about 11,000 captive ISIS fighters — and many thousands more detained ISIS women and children — is in doubt.

Trump’s ex-national security adviser says it’s not appropriate for presidents to ask for foreign interference in US politics

The former national security adviser to President Donald Trump said it is “absolutely not” appropriate for a president to ask other countries to interfere in the political process of the US.

Kid’s sneak attack on MSNBC is hilarious

When an MSNBC national security correspondent couldn’t finish her analysis on a live broadcast without her child interrupting, the internet fell in love. CNN’s Jeanne Moos takes a look at this and other unexpected cameos by kids.

Analysis: McAleenan departure highlights leadership disarray at DHS

The Department of Homeland Security is in the throes of yet another bout of leadership turnover less than a year after officials in the top ranks of the agency were ousted.

Never Trust a Platform to Put Privacy Ahead of Profit

Twitter used phone numbers provided for two-factor authentication to target ads—just like Facebook did before.

FBI Illegally Targeted U.S. Citizens With Warrantless NSA Database Searches, Secret Court Finds

A secretive federal court has ruled that the Federal Bureau of Investigation abused the privacy rights of U.S. citizens by searching for their information within the National Security Agency’s databases that should legally only be used to gather foreign intel…

Iraqi security forces fire at protesters storming Baghdad airport: police

Iraqi elite counter-terrorism service troops used live ammunition and tear gas on Wednesday to prevent protesters from breaking into Baghdad airport, police sources told Reuters.

Car bomb in Syria’s Qamishli killed three: security forces

A car bomb in the Syrian city of Qamishli on Friday killed at least three civilians and wounded nine more, the internal security forces of the Kurdish-led administration said.

Trump Publicly Urges China to Investigate the Bidens

Trump Publicly Urges China to Investigate the Bidens

President Trump made a similar, but private, request of the president of Ukraine, an episode that has prompted an impeachment inquiry.

Dallas Police Investigate Death of Witness in Ex-Cop’s Trial

A man who was fatally shot has been identified as a key witness in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who killed her black neighbor, Dallas police said Sunday.

Italy’s Connection to the Russia Investigation, Explained

A Trump adviser met a professor in Rome whose actions figured into the opening of the Russia inquiry in 2016. Now the attorney general is reviewing it.

Spain's Iberdrola Says It Has Opened an Internal Investigation After Media Reports on Spying

Spain’s Iberdrola Says It Has Opened an Internal Investigation After Media Reports on Spying

Spain’s Iberdrola said on Thursday it had opened a “new and exhaustive” internal investigation after Spanish media reports alleged it had hired a former police chief in 2004 to carry out private investigations.

US Diplomat’s Wife Leaves UK Amid Fatal Crash Investigation

The wife of an American diplomat has left the country after reportedly becoming a suspect in a fatal traffic accident.

German Federal Prosecutors Taking Over Investigations After Shooting in Halle: Spiegel

Federal prosecutors are taking over the investigation after a shooting in the east German city of Halle, magazine Der Spiegel said on its website, a procedural step which indicates a possible link of the attack to terrorism under German law.

Trump Says He Has Not Asked DOJ to Investigate Biden's Son

Trump Says He Has Not Asked DOJ to Investigate Biden’s Son

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he has not asked the Department of Justice to investigate activities by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.

Trump Says He Has Not Asked DOJ to Investigate Biden’s Son

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he has not asked the Department of Justice to investigate activities by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.

Two Candidates, Two Investigations, One Deeply Flawed Agency

With “Deep State,” James B. Stewart adds his voice to the conversation about the 2016 election. His scapegoat: the F.B.I.

Install the October 2019 Android Security Update ASAP

Install the October 2019 Android Security Update ASAP

Google’s monthly Android security fixes are normally just for Google devices, but Samsung, Motorola, LG, Oppo, Huawei, and Xiaomi are all rolling out their own versions of the October 2019 security update to patch a major zero-day security vulnerability pres…

The lack of cybersecurity talent is “a national security threat,” says DHS official

One of the most senior officials tasked with protecting U.S. critical infrastructure says that the lack of security professionals in the U.S. is one of the leading threats to national cyber security. Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Jeannette Manfra, the as…

Security superstition/Security theater

Security theater is a rule requiring you to take off your shoes when you get to the airport. It doesn’t actually catch anyone, it simply makes people feel more secure, and it allows those in charge to feel like they’re doing something. Mostly, it’s a demonstr…

Trump Criticizes Minneapolis Over Rally Security Costs

A $530,000 fee for security at a rally planned for Thursday is too high, President Trump and his campaign said. “Welcome to Minneapolis where we pay our bills,” the city’s mayor said in response.

Twitter Misused Private Security Info to Help Advertisers

Twitter says it inadvertently used private information, provided by users for the purpose of protecting their accounts, to help companies target them with ads. Read more…

Kevin McAleenan Is Out as Acting Homeland Security Secretary

Mr. McAleenan oversaw a border security agency that grappled with the most crossings at the southwestern border in more than a decade, prompting the ire of the president.

When ‘Get Out’ Is a President’s National Security Strategy

President Trump has demonstrated that in his pursuit of ending America’s “endless wars,” no troop presence abroad is too small to escape his desire to terminate it.

Kevin McAleenan Is Out as Acting Homeland Security Secretary

Mr. McAleenan oversaw a border security agency that grappled with the most crossings at the southwestern border in more than a decade, prompting the ire of the president.

Turkish Police Investigate Kurdish Leaders, Fire Water Cannon at Protesters

Turkish Police Investigate Kurdish Leaders, Fire Water Cannon at Protesters

Turkish police have launched criminal investigations into Kurdish lawmakers and detained scores of people, accusing them of criticizing the military’s incursion into Syria on social media, state media reported.

Kazakh President Orders Investigation Into China-Linked Transport Project

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Tuesday ordered an investigation into former senior officials who initiated a struggling $1.5 billion Chinese-led project to build a light rail network in the capital.

The Latest: Army Investigating After Training Jump Injuries

The Latest on an Army training parachute accident (all times local):

Acting Homeland Security Chief Booed Off Stage at Georgetown Law

Acting Homeland Security Chief Booed Off Stage at Georgetown Law

Protesters shut down a speech by Kevin K. McAleenan, the latest effort by opponents of the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration policies to let their grievances be known to policymakers.

Indonesia Security Chief Stabbed in Attack Linked to ISIS

A married couple used knives and scissors to assault the minister, a former general, leaving him with two stomach wounds.

How to Find and Use Google’s Brand-New Privacy Tools

Google recently announced a few new features that give users more control over their data, including three new privacy options for Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Assistant, as well as a new tool for monitoring password security. Here’s a quick rundown of ea…

How to Survive Apple’s iOS 13 Update Blitz

I’m one of those people who must always run the most up-to-date version of anything I’m using. Apps? Games? Hardware? If a device or piece of software doesn’t have an auto-updater (and even if it does), I’m constantly checking to make sure it has the latest f…

Twitter Used Your Phone Number to Send You Ads. Now What?

Talk about being caught between a tweet and a hard place. Twitter, in its infinite wisdom, recently admitted that it messed up and used email addresses and phone numbers—provided by users as part of their account security practices—for advertising purposes. R…

Your Samsung Device May Now Be Getting Less Frequent Software Updates

Android users can safely expect new security patches to roll out from Google at a regular clip, but the specific timing depends on your device. Google products, like the Pixel line, usually get new patches every month, while Android phones from other manufact…

Wiranto: Indonesia security minster stabbed by ‘IS radical’

The 72-year-old – a former head of Indonesia’s military – suffers “two deep wounds” to his stomach.

No One Knows About Two-Factor Authentication and Private Browsing

Sounds strange, doesn’t it? As much as we try to promote the importance of this security measure—a secondary means of identifying that whoever is trying to log into your account is actually you—a recent survey from the Pew Research Center indicates that more …

Diplomats Pushed Ukraine to Investigate, Dangled Trump Visit

Diplomats Pushed Ukraine to Investigate, Dangled Trump Visit

Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine’s newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden’s family in return for a high-profile visit with President Donald Trump. It soon escalated into what one diplomat feared was a “crazy” …

Messi Wanted to Leave Barca During Tax Investigation

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has said he considered leaving the club when he was investigated for tax fraud in 2013, saying he felt “badly treated” by Spain.

2 Deaths Near Military Base Investigated as Murder-Suicide

Court records show the shooting deaths last month of a Nebraska airman and his wife are being investigated as a murder-suicide.

Company safety

Agency securities are specific securities that are issued by either Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or the Federal Home Loan Banks.
These securities are backed by mortgage loans, and due to their creation from these particular corporations that are sponsored by the U.S. government, they enjoy credit protection based on either an explicit guarantee from the U.S. Government in the case of Ginnie Mae securities, or an implicit guarantee from the U.S. Government in the case of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Agency securities also used as collateral for the supply of money released by the Federal Reserve. This collateral is chiefly held in the form of U.S. Treasury, federal agency, and government-sponsored enterprise securities.[1]

Due to the expectation of federal backing, these securities historically hold the highest credit rating possible.

References[edit]

  • ^ “Is U.S. currency still backed by gold?” http://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/currency_12770.htm
  • External links[edit]

    • Fannie Mae
    • Freddie Mac
    • Ginnie Mae


    Investigators on Site of France's Huge Chemical Plant Fire

    Investigators on Site of France’s Huge Chemical Plant Fire

    Paris prosecutors say police units specialized in environmental risks are leading investigations into a huge fire at a chemical plant last month in the French city of Rouen.

    Bankrupt Wyoming Coal Firm Under Investigation for Fraud

    The federal government began a fraud investigation into coal company Blackjewel LLC prior to the company’s sale last week of two Wyoming coal mines, according to court documents.

    Lawmakers Plan Investigation in NJ Transit’s ‘Failures’

    Lawmakers in New Jersey are launching an investigation into the state’s beleaguered transit system.