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Homeland Security Watchdog to Probe Department’s Use of Phone Location Data

  • The department’s inspector general told five Democratic senators that his office would initiate an audit “to determine if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components have developed, updated, and adhered to policies related to cell-phone surveillance devices,” according to a letter sent last week to Capitol Hill and shared with The Wall Street Journal.
  • The Journal reported earlier this year that several agencies within DHS were buying access to a product made by a commercial broker, a company called Venntel Inc., of Herndon, Va., that contained location information on millions of U.S. mobile devices, drawn from games, weather apps and other common mobile applications.
  • The department also buys software from Babel Street, another vendor that sells location-data products, according to public records.

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1 dead after multiple random shootings in Nevada on Thanksgiving

  • Police received numerous calls from victims from different locations throughout Henderson, the Henderson Police Department said in a press release.
  • All five victims were found by police with gunshot wounds in the same location.
  • The suspects were described as a White male, in his 20's or 30's, and a White female, in her 20's, both with tattoos or paint on their faces, according to police.
  • A 22-year-old man whose name has not been released was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound, police said.
  • The four surviving victims, whose ages ranged from 18-53 years old, were transported to a hospital and are expected to survive.
  • The suspects were arrested on unrelated charges Thursday by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
  • The department did not respond to CNN's request for details on their identities or the circumstances of their arrests.

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