Federal Government Wants 5-Years Of Social Media History For Visa Applicants The US State Department wants to add 5 years of social media data to all visa applications. The applicants will have to provide social media handles used for the past five years in order to receive immigrant or non-immigrant visas. Applicants will also need […]

Federal Government Wants 5-Years Of Social Media History For Visa Applicants
The US State Department wants to add 5 years of social media data to all visa applications. The applicants will have to provide social media handles used for the past five years in order to receive immigrant or non-immigrant visas. Applicants will also need to provide all Internet email addresses as well as telephone numbers used during the previous five years. To learn more, visit  http://www.nextgov.com/analytics-data/2018/03/visa-applications-may-require-five-years-social-media-information/147103/.   Additional information may be obtained at  https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/29/us-visa-applications-require-social-media-info/. No wonder foreign visitor tourism trips are down.

Has The Roman Church Begun To Change?
Joan Rosenhauer became the first woman to be named an executive director of the Jesuit Refugee Service USA on March 27.   In a church beset by unrest from women unhappy with marginalized roles in church activities, the appointment of Rosenhauer appears to be earthshaking. This appointment comes at a time as the church attempts to cope with 65 million refugees worldwide. The Jesuit agency came into being in 1980 when the church ministered to Vietnamese refugees. The new appointment makes Rosenhauer one of nine agency area directors throughout the world.   Prior to her appointment, Rosenhauer worked for more than three decades in the U.S. church's social development and advocacy programs. To learn more about this event, click on  https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2018/04/02/first-woman-to-head-jesuit-agency-takes-on-refugee-crisis/.

Russians and Chinese Are Not The Only Hackers To Worry About
According to the website  https://inhomelandsecurity.com/iranian-hackers-american-universities/,   Iranian hackers targeted 144 American universities and stole 31.5 terabytes of valuable data including academic and intellectual property.   In all, Iranian hackers attacked 320 universities around the world as well as several U.S. government agencies including the Department of Labor and the Federal Energy Regulatory Agency. Further information concerning the hacks may be obtained by surfing over to  http://www.zdnet.com/article/doj-indicts-iranian-hackers-for-stealing-data-from-144-us-universities/. The US government linked the hackers to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the Iranian government itself.   Do the Navy SEALs have a cybersecurity team to combat these attacks? If so, maybe the US military should respond with cyber attacks against the Russians, Chinese and Iranians. A tit for tat 'my bot against your bot' as it were. James Bond would smile at that.

Toxic President Produces Rise In Hate Crimes
FBI statistics first printed in the Washington Post reveal that hate crimes increased from 10 to 27 the day after the 2016 election. According to the FBI, there were more racial and ethnic crimes committed the day after the election than on any other day in 2016. This increase matched a similar increase in hate crimes the day after President Obama's election in 2008. Authorities have not identified a cause for these increases, but speculation on the cause roils Washington. To learn more about hate crimes, visit  https://inhomelandsecurity.com/hate-crimes-rose-the-day-after-trump-was-elected-fbi-data-show/.

Oldest Footprints Found Where Native Americans Said They Would Be
Members of the Heiltsuk Tribe in British Columbia have long spoken about the history of their people in Canada. A recent discovery on an island off the coast of British Columbia reveals human footprints made 9,000 to 13,000 years ago, before the melting of the Canadian icecaps. The footprints represent three people " two adults and a child. These footprints support the hypothesis that people migrated from Asia/Siberia by boat rather than by walking along the edge of the ice fields as previously suggested. Calvert Island, site of the footprints, is part of the Heiltsuk tribal lands. This find provides the first concrete evidence of human habitation in Canada. To learn more about this topic, visit  https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/The-oldest-footprints-in-North-America-are-right-12793404.php. Additional information may be found in the scientific journal Plos One and may be accessed at  http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0193522.early  footprints in Canada.   And so it goes.