Tag: visa


Russian-controlled telecom hijacks financial services’ Internet traffic

April 28, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

On Wednesday, large chunks of network traffic belonging to MasterCard, Visa, and more than two dozen other financial services companies were briefly routed through a Russian government-controlled telecom under unexplained circumstances that renew lingering questions about the trust and reliability […]

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H-1B visa demand slips; analysts see Trump effect

April 18, 2017

Via: CIO

The U.S. government today said it received 199,000 H-1B visa petitions for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year — 37,000 less than in 2016. The government will issue 85,000 visas distributed via a computer-generated lottery. The winners will be able to […]


Illinois senator concerned about chip card rollout, asks FTC for oversight

May 17, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

Last week, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) sent a stern letter to EMVCo—an organization equally owned by six global payment networks that is responsible for providing standards for chip-based credit and debit cards in the US. Durbin took issue with EMVCo’s […]


DHS chief looks to Congress on visa waiver gaps

November 25, 2015

Via: FCW

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson wants Congress to help close data gaps that some say could provide a backdoor entrance for terrorists. Read More on FCW


Digital experience central to White House effort to improve immigration system

July 17, 2015

Via: Molly Bernhart Walker

The White House announced July 15 a major initiative to improve the legal immigration system that officials said is now complex, paper-based and confusing to users applying for a visa. Read More


US visa system won’t be back online until at least next week

June 18, 2015

Via: itCurated

A computer problem that has brought down a key State Department system for issuing visas and passports at U.S. embassies worldwide won’t be fixed until at least next week. The glitch that has hit the Consular Consolidated Database has affected […]