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How Long Can Border Agents Keep Your Email Password?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:28:17 -0500

Some data gathered from travelers going through customs can stay in a Homeland Security database for 75 years.


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How Trump’s Immigrant Dragnet Might Catch Your Personal Data, Too

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:25:37 -0500

A DHS rule change aimed at undocumented immigrants could invade the personal privacy of fare more people than the ones they’re targeting.


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NASA's Next Frontier Is Washington

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:57:36 -0500

The space agency is in limbo as it waits for direction from Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress.


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A NASA Engineer Was Required to Unlock his Phone at the Border

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:37:09 -0500

A U.S.-born scientist was detained at the Houston airport until he gave customs agents the passcode to his work-issued device.A CBP Officer processes an incoming passenger at the Newark International Airport in 2010.


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Should We Leave Earth to Colonize Mars? A NASA Astronaut Says 'Nope'

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:39:03 -0500

Instead of finding a nook elsewhere in the solar system, we ought to be focusing on solving the issues with our own planet.STS-124 Mission Specialist Mike Fossum participates in the mission's first spacewalk. Visible in the reflections of his helmet visor are various components of the station, Earth's horizon and astronaut Ron Garan.


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What Happens if Border Agents Are Allowed to Demand Access to Your Phone and Online Accounts?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:33:04 -0500

DHS Chief John Kelly’s proposal goes beyond most interpretations of the law.A Customs and Border Protection officer checks a passport inside immigration control at McCarran International Airport in 2011.


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Trump's Advisers Want to Return Humans to the Moon in Three Years

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:36:21 -0500

The plan could dramatically shift the mission of the space agency, prioritizing low-Earth orbit activity over distant exploration.


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Did Russia’s Election Meddling Break International Law? Experts Can’t Agree.

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:51:06 -0500

Right now, that’s a gray area — and it’s hindering the U.S. response to influence operations.Matryoshka with a portrait of Putin and Trump are sold in Moscow in December.


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Donald Trump’s Tweets are Now Presidential Records

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0500

The law says official presidential records must be preserved. How do tweets figure in – particularly when they're altered or deleted?


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What Happened to Trump’s Secret Hacking Intel?

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:50:46 -0500

New information that the president promised over a month ago never materialized.


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By Lifting Sanctions, Trump Could Hand Russia’s Military a Lethal Technological Advantage

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:02:53 -0500

If Trump walks back sanctions, some fear key arms and military technologies could be next.


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Obama’s White House Webmaster Says We Should Cut Trump’s Team Some Slack

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:08:53 -0500

There’s plenty of reason to believe changes and glitches are just par for the course.


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The Super Secure Presidential Phone (That Trump May Not Be Using)

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:25:15 -0500

A military program has created an Android-based super secure smartphone that goes with the office of the president. Is Trump using it?


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Comparing Trump and Obama's Initial White House Websites

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:24:28 -0500

Uploading the whitehouse.gov website really does not take that long.


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The Trump Administration Reportedly Plans to Deny the Existence of Climate-Change Science

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:13:32 -0500

The administration is about to remove the main federal climate science page from the internet.


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Why Is NASA Neglecting Venus?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:55:09 -0500

The agency’s “follow the water” strategy risks creating a lost generation of scientists.


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Donald Trump's First Tweets As U.S. President Are Here

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:26:12 -0500

Trump does not seem to want to let go of his personal account.


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Trump's Digital Presidential Takeover

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:05:59 -0500

The official White House website now displays a photo of Trump and a quote from the president himself that reads: “The Movement Continues—The Work Begins!”President Donald Trump talks with former President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill after Trump took the presidential oath


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Russian Hackers Will Try ‘Again and Again,’ Warns Samantha Power

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:21:26 -0500

In her parting speech, Obama’s UN ambassador says it is ‘naive’ to think Russia won’t keep meddling to destabilize the West.Power speaks in Seoul in October.


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Why Elections Are Now Classified as 'Critical Infrastructure'

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:51:31 -0500

President Obama’s homeland security adviser hinted that it might help deter foreign cyberattacks.Californians vote in 2014.


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Why Is Obama Expanding Surveillance Powers Right Before He Leaves Office?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:32:26 -0500

It could be to prevent Trump from extending them even more.


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How Does a President Settle on His Science Policy?

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Innovation is a huge part of economic growth – and the White House needs to be well-informed on science and tech issues when setting goals and budgets. Here's how presidents get up to speed.Barack Obama walks with John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in 2014.


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Is NASA Paving the Way for Asteroid Mining?

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:46:31 -0500

The agency just greenlit a robotic mission to the most metal-rich space rock in the solar system.Vesta, a rocky asteroid orbiting between between Mars and Jupiter


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