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  • Expression
    3 days ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +22 +1

    What an Uncensored Letter to M.L.K. Reveals

    Would the F.B.I.’s smear campaign against Martin Luther King Jr. work today? By Beverly Gage. (Nov. 11, 2014)

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by TNY
    +3 +1

    The FBI Says Its Photo Analysis Is Scientific Evidence. Scientists Disagree.

    At the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, a team of about a half-dozen technicians analyzes pictures down to their pixels, trying to determine if the faces, hands, clothes or cars of suspects match images collected by investigators from cameras at crime scenes. The unit specializes in visual evidence and facial identification, and its examiners can aid investigations by making images sharper, revealing key details in a crime or ruling out potential suspects.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by capoti
    0 +1

    Cell signal puts Cohen outside Prague around time of purported Russian meeting

    A mobile phone traced to President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen briefly sent signals ricocheting off cell towers in the Prague area in late summer 2016, at the height of the presidential campaign, leaving an electronic record to support claims that Cohen met secretly there with Russian officials, four people with knowledge of the matter say.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by geoleo
    +23 +1

    A Holiday Mystery: Why Did John Roberts Intervene in the Mueller Probe?

    A mysterious grand jury subpoena case has been working itself through the D.C. courts since August. Doughty reporting by Politico linked the grand jury case to special counsel Robert Mueller. Some of us, connecting the dots, wondered whether Mueller’s antagonist in this secret subpoena battle might be President Donald Trump himself. Speculation heightened two weeks ago when the D.C. Circuit cleared an entire floor of reporters assembled for the oral argument, in order to protect the identity of the litigants.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by capoti
    +10 +1

    Four charged in US Panama Papers probe

    Four men have been charged in the US with fraud and tax evasion in connection with investigations prompted by the leaked Panama Papers. Justice officials said the four were involved in a "decades-long criminal scheme perpetrated by Mossack Fonseca". Mossack Fonseca was the Panama-based law firm subjected to a massive leak of papers in 2016 that lifted the lid on hidden tax activities of the wealthy.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +27 +1

    Millions Of Comments About The FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Were Fake. Now The Feds Are Investigating.

    The Justice Department is investigating whether crimes were committed when potentially millions of people’s identities were posted to the FCC’s website without their permission, falsely attributing to them opinions about net neutrality rules, BuzzFeed News has learned. Two organizations told BuzzFeed News, each on condition that they not be named, that the FBI delivered subpoenas to them related to the comments.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by dynamite
    +17 +1

    A Complete Guide to All 17 (Known) Trump and Russia Investigations

    While popular memory today remembers Watergate as five DNC burglars leading inexorably to Richard Nixon’s resignation two years later, history recalls that the case and special prosecutor’s investigation at the time was much broader; ultimately 69 people were charged as part of the investigation, 48 of whom pleaded guilty or were found guilty at trial.

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by Splitfish
    +35 +1

    The FBI Built a Database That Can Catch Rapists — Almost Nobody Uses It

    For roughly 30 years the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioral patterns of violent criminals.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by geoleo
    +65 +1

    FBI informant ‘relieved’ after helping take down 'monster’ Jared Fogle

    An informant who worked with the FBI for years to take down Subway’s Jared Fogle opened up about his arrest on Thursday. “I’m numb. I’m shocked. I’m relieved most of all,” Rochelle Herman-Walrond told ABC7. She initially thought Fogle would be charged only for child pornography but wasn’t surprised when he was also charged for “sex acts with children.”

  • Video/Audio
    3 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +27 +1

    Under The Microscope: The FBI Hair Cases

    Fault Lines investigates the legacy of flawed forensics at the FBI and how it continues to affect many lives today.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by aj0690
    +18 +1

    Fantasy Sports Said to Attract F.B.I. Scrutiny

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun an inquiry into the practices of booming daily fantasy sports websites after players of the games and lawmakers made allegations of predatory tactics and questioned the use of insider information, according to fantasy players who said they had been contacted by investigators. The F.B.I. began contacting several prominent competitors in the contests, the players said, shortly after an employee of DraftKings...

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by bradd
    +49 +1

    The FBI Says Retweets Are Endorsements

    Remember when people put that “RTs ≠ endorsements” disclaimer in their Twitter bios, like that would offer some form of protection from the being associated with what they retweeted? Well, a retweet can be seen as an endorsement. It can also apparently be used as evidence that you’re trying to join ISIS.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by zobo
    +41 +1

    Carnegie Mellon Denies FBI Paid for Tor-Breaking Research

    Since Carnegie Mellon's researchers pulled their talk on cracking the protections of the anonymity software Tor from the schedule of the Black Hat security conference in 2014, the university has been nearly silent about rumors that their technique ended up in the FBI’s hands. Now the university has finally spoken up—to deny the Tor Project’s claim that the FBI paid Carnegie Mellon for their Tor-breaking method.

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +16 +1

    An FBI Informant Seduced Eric McDavid Into a Bomb Plot. Then the Government Lied About It

    McDavid served nine years in prison before prosecutors finally disclosed key evidence suggesting the informant had enticed him with the prospect of romance. By Trevor Aaronson and Katie Galloway.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by canuck
    +47 +1

    Revealed: FBI can demand web history, phone location data without a warrant

    The FBI can compel companies and individuals to turn over vast sums of personal data without a warrant, it has been revealed for the first time. In a case that's lasted more than a decade, a court filing released Monday showed how the FBI used secret interpretations to determine the scope of national security letters (NSLs). Nicholas Merrill, founder of internet provider Calyx Internet Access, who brought the 11-year-old case to court after his company was...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by ppp
    +23 +1

    The National Security Letter spy tool has been uncloaked, and it’s bad

    The National Security Letter (NSL) is a potent surveillance tool that allows the government to acquire a wide swath of private information—all without a warrant. Federal investigators issue tens of thousands of them each year to banks, ISPs, car dealers, insurance companies, doctors, and you name it. The letters don't need a judge's signature and come with a gag to the recipient, forbidding the disclosure of the NSL to the public or the target.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by weekendhobo
    +23 +1

    The Latest: Obama Calls California Shootings 'Act of Terror'

    The latest on the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California (all times local): 10:35 a.m. President Barack Obama says this week's deadly California shootings were "an act of terror" carried out by attackers who were possibly radicalized to commit it. The president's comments came during his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, a day after the FBI said it was investigating Wednesday's shootings as "an act of terrorism."

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by geoleo
    +21 +1

    Cleric denies ties to San Bernardino killers as phone records surface

    The cleric acting as spokesman for the San Bernardino mosque where terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook worshipped claims he barely knew Farook and didn’t know his terrorist wife at all. But phone records and other evidence uncovered by federal investigators cast suspicion on his story. The FBI has questioned the cleric, Roshan Zamir Abbassi, about his phone communications with Farook — including a flurry of at least 38 messages over a two-week span in June...

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by ppp
    +24 +1

    Why Hasn't Washington Explained the 1975 LaGuardia Airport Bombing?

    It was the bloodiest terrorist attack in the United States in decades, New York City would see nothing like it again until 9/11. Last week marked the 40th anniversary of one of the worst terrorist attacks in American history. The bombing of New York’s LaGuardia Airport on December 29, 1975 killed 11 innocents and maimed 74 more, many of them gravely. Few noticed the anniversary, however, perhaps because this appalling crime has never been solved and remains a cold case.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by distant
    +43 +1

    A big win for animals: The FBI now tracks animal abuse like it tracks homicides

    It was more than 10 years ago that Mary Lou Randour realized she couldn’t answer what should have been a simple question: Was cruelty against animals on the rise or in decline? Randour, a psychologist who switched careers to devote herself full time to animal rights advocacy, found there was no one keeping track of animal-abuse crimes. Even the most egregious cases, like dogfighting, fell under the category of “other” when local police agencies...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by rhingo
    +36 +1

    The FBI Now Considers Animal Abuse a Class A Felony

    In a move seen as a big win for animal rights activists, the FBI has added animal cruelty to its list of Class A felonies, alongside homicide and arson. Cases of animal cruelty fall into four categories — neglect; intentional abuse and torture; organized abuse, such as cock and dog fighting; and sexual abuse of animals — and the agency is now monitoring them as it does other serious crimes. Starting January 1, data is being entered into the National Incident-Based Reporting...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by ppp
    +44 +1

    FBI ran website sharing thousands of child porn images

    For nearly two weeks last year, the FBI operated what it described as one of the Internet’s largest child pornography websites, allowing users to download thousands of illicit images and videos from a government site in the Washington suburbs. The operation — whose details remain largely secret — was at least the third time in recent years that FBI agents took control of a child pornography site but left it online in an attempt to catch users who officials said...

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by weekendhobo
    +22 +1

    Can We Stop Homegrown Terrorists?

    At 11 a.m. on Dec. 2, some 60 miles east of Los Angeles, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, stormed into a Christmas party for employees of the San Bernardino county public-health department, where Farook worked. Wearing military-style clothing and black masks, the couple unleashed a barrage of bullets. They killed 14 people, and minutes after the attack, Malik pledged an oath of allegiance to Islamic State on her Facebook page.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +49 +1

    FBI arrests nearly all of the top officials of Crystal City, Tex.

    Joel Barajas was the only Crystal City council member to show up at the office Friday. That’s because everyone else he works with is facing felony charges. Five top officials in the Texas city were arrested Thursday under a federal indictment accusing them of taking tens of thousands of dollars in bribes and helping the operator of an illegal gambling operation who went by the nickname “Mr. T.”

  • Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +35 +1

    FBI: No Booby Traps Found at Oregon Refuge

    The FBI says it hasn't found any rigged explosives or booby traps at the national wildlife refuge in Oregon that had been seized by an armed group.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by messi
    +10 +1

    Teen Allegedly Behind CIA, FBI Breaches: 'They're Trying to Ruin My Life.'

    The months-long series of hacks and pranks by a group of alleged teenage hackers on the US government and its high-level officials might have finally come to an end. Police authorities in the UK, working in conjunction with the FBI, have arrested a teenager who they believe is behind the cyberattacks that started last year, when a group of hackers broke into the AOL email account of CIA Director John Brennan. Officials have not released the identity...

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by 8mm
    +27 +1

    From The Mag: The FBI vs. FIFA

    The exclusive account of how a small band of federal agents and an outsized corrupt official brought down the sports world's biggest governing body. Chuck Blazer looked out the window of his $18,000-a-month Trump Tower apartment, with its view of New York's Central Park. Most tourists on Fifth Avenue below could only dream of his kind of high-rise life. But after years of lavish excess, he was no longer fixated on the trappings of his success.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ubthejudge
    +28 +1

    A Journalist Is Exposing How the FBI Targets Animal Activists as ‘Terrorists’

    As a young reporter for the Chicago Tribune in the months following 9/11, Will Potter was already growing weary of reporting on cops, crime, and shootings in the city. On a whim during some time off, he decided to help a group of activists hand out leaflets opposing animal testing. “It wasn’t what journalists usually do,” says Potter, now 37. “But I was feeling like I wasn’t making a difference in the world as a reporter.”

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zobo
    +21 +1

    Protests planned across US to back Apple in battle with FBI

    Protesters are preparing to assemble in more than 30 cities to lash out at the FBI for obtaining a court order that requires Apple to make it easier to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a gunman in December's mass shootings in Southern California. The protests organized by the Internet rights group Fight for the Future are scheduled to occur Tuesday outside Apple stores in the U.S., the U.K., Hong Kong and Germany.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by aj0690
    +42 +1

    Sacha Baron Cohen says FBI started following him on 'Borat'

    Sacha Baron Cohen’s character Borat had a knack for producing hilarious reactions from strangers thanks to his outrageous behavior, but Cohen likely didn’t expect the reaction he received from the FBI.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by aj0690
    +19 +1

    The Apple Case Will Grope Its Way Into Your Future

    To understand what’s at stake in the battle between Apple and the F.B.I. over cracking open a terrorist’s smartphone, it helps to be able to predict the future of the tech industry. For that, here’s one bet you’ll never lose money on: Digital technology always grows hungrier for more personal information, and we users nearly always accede to its demands. Today’s smartphones hold a lot of personal data — your correspondence, your photos, your location, your dignity.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by 8mm
    0 +1

    How to Prosecute an Internet Troll

    On May 3, 2015, two men dressed in body armor and armed with assault rifles approached the Culwell Event Center in the Dallas suburb of Garland, Texas where 200 people had gathered for a Prophet Muhammed Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest. Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, roommates from Phoenix, Arizona, arrived just as the event was ending. CNN reported they got out of a dark-colored sedan and began shooting...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by hedman
    +39 +1

    Congress tells FBI that forcing Apple to unlock iPhones is 'a fool's errand'

    The Justice Department is on a “fool’s errand” trying to force Apple to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists, lawmakers told FBI director James Comey on Tuesday. Lawmakers of both parties sharply challenged Comey as the House judiciary committee considered the FBI’s court order to unlock an iPhone owned by Syed Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, in December and was killed by law enforcement.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +35 +1

    FBI reveals details of $4.8M gold truck robbery

    The FBI has revealed how thieves made off with gold bars worth $4.8 million in a truck robbery on Interstate 95 last year, and it reads like a heist fit for Hollywood. Agents say the armed robbers painstakingly prepared for the job, using high-tech gizmos including a GPS tracker and a remote-controlled pepper-spray launcher to subdue the drivers.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by lostwonder
    +49 +1

    ACLU: You can kiss trust in software updates goodbye if Apple's forced to help the FBI

    The ACLU today filed an amicus brief in federal court, taking Apple's side in the dispute about whether the company should be forced to help the FBI access an iPhone.