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Homeland & Cybersecurity

The latest coverage of the Department of Homeland Security and cyber threats around the globe.

Federal judge blocks Trump’s TikTok ban

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U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols ordered a temporary blockade of the Trump administration’s decision to prevent TikTok from being distributed via app stores operated by Apple and Google.

United States Border Protection officers point their weapons at migrants as they prepared to cross the border fence to get into the U.S. side to San Diego, Calif., from Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Discouraged by the long wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry, many migrants from recent caravans are choosing to cross the U.S. border wall and hand themselves in to border patrol agents. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) **FILE**

Whistleblower claims DHS leaders altered intelligence

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Homeland Security officials altered intelligence reports about border security, White supremacy and Russian interference in the U.S., a senior department official claims in a new whistleblower complaint released Wednesday by congressional Democrats.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department's 2021 budget on Capitol Hill Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP) **FILE**

Mike Pompeo: TikTok a national security threat

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Chinese-controlled social media apps like TikTok are feeding information directly to the Chinese Communist Party and their national security apparatus, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday on Fox News Channel.