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  • Current Event
    7 days ago
    by messi
    +30 +1

    States bring price fixing suit against generic drug makers

    Attorneys general from more than 40 states are alleging the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers conspired to artificially inflate and manipulate prices for more than 100 different generic drugs, including treatments for diabetes, cancer, arthritis and other medical conditions. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Connecticut on Friday, also names 15 individual senior executives responsible for sales, marketing and pricing.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by zyery
    +14 +1

    The Feds Are Dropping Child Porn Cases Instead of Revealing Info on Their Surveillance Systems

    The Department of Justice has been dismissing child pornography cases in order to not reveal information about the software programs used as the basis for the charges. An array of cases suggest serious problems with the tech tools used by federal authorities. But the private entities who developed these tools won't submit them for independent inspection or hand over hardly any information about how they work, their error rates, or other critical information.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by TNY
    +13 +1

    Wikileaks Veteran: I ‘Cooperated’ With Feds ‘in Exchange for Immunity’

    Chelsea Manning isn’t alone. Late Thursday, Manning revealed that she’s fighting a subpoena to testify before a grand jury that’s been investigating Julian Assange for nearly nine years. But Manning isn’t the only one being dragged into the aging probe of Wikileaks’ first big haul. A former Wikileaks volunteer who was also personal friends with Manning was subpoenaed last May. But unlike Manning, he did not fight the subpoena. He accepted an immunity deal offered by prosecutors.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by ilyas
    +4 +1

    Mueller notifies judge that Roger Stone posted Instagram image that could violate gag order

    Special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday notified a federal judge about an Instagram post by President Donald Trump's friend Roger Stone that could be in violation of the judge's strict gag order on Stone. The filing by Mueller cited CNBC's story on Sunday detailing the post by Stone, which contained an image of him under the words "Who framed Roger Stone."

  • 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by canuck
    +40 +1

    FBI quietly changes its privacy rules for accessing NSA data on Americans

    The FBI has quietly revised its privacy rules for searching data involving Americans’ international communications that was collected by the National Security Agency, US officials have confirmed to the Guardian. The classified revisions were accepted by the secret US court that governs surveillance, during its annual recertification of the agencies’ broad surveillance powers. The new rules affect a set of powers colloquially...

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by kong88
    +42 +1

    Snowden: FBI Claim That Only Apple Can Unlock Phone Is “Bullshit”

    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says the FBI’s ostensibly last-ditch attempt to unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone is a sham. The FBI last month persuaded a federal judge that the only way to get into the phone was to make Apple write code to undermine its own security protocols. Apple is refusing to comply. “The FBI says Apple has the ‘exclusive technical means’” to unlock the phone...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by messi
    +24 +1

    The FBI has a new plan to spy on high school kids across the country

    Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high schools across the country to report students who criticize government policies and “western corruption” as potential future terrorists, warning that “anarchist extremists” are in the same category as ISIS and young people who are poor, immigrants or travel to “suspicious” countries are more likely to commit horrific violence.