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2 FBI Agents Killed in Training Exercise

The FBI this week revealed that two special agents died during a training exercise on Friday, May 17. Special Agent Christopher Lorek, 41, and Special Agent Stephen Shaw, 40, died while training off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The …

Google Fights to Keep User Info Private Against National Security Letters Google Fights to Keep User Info Private Against National Security Letters
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Since 9/11 and the implementation of the Patriot Act, the FBI’s use of National Security Letters to obtain info has skyrocketed. National Security Letters (NSL) are a form of a demand letter that are used by the U.S. Government (mostly …

Should The FBI Be Able To Monitor Online Communications In Real TIme? Should The FBI Be Able To Monitor Online Communications In Real TIme?
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As the current ECPA stands, law enforcement has the ability to obtain emails without a warrant. There are some laws currently making their way through Congress to change this, but law enforcement agencies obviously like things as they are. In …

FBI UFO Memo is the Agency’s Most-Requested

The FBI revealed this week in a blog post that an agency memo referring to “flying saucers” is the most-requested file in the FBI vault. The memo is dated March 22, 1950 and was written by the FBI’s Washington, D.C. …

Drone Over Brooklyn Almost Hits Commercial Airliner
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Are unmanned drones now flying over brooklyn? That’s the story of at least one commercial airliner crew. CNN reports that the crew of Alitalia Flight 608 reported seeing a drone over Brooklyn on Monday. The unmanned drone came within 200 …

Google Now Includes National Security Requests in Its Transparency Report, But It’s Really Unspecific Google Now Includes National Security Requests in Its Transparency Report, But It’s Really Unspecific

Google has added another metric to its Transparency Report so users can identify one more manner in which the government is requesting their information. Starting today, Google is now including data about National Security Letters on its U.S. Transparency Report. …

Whitney Houston FBI Report Details Extortion Scheme

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a 128-page report into the life of singer Whitney Houston. According to the Detroit Free Press, the report was part of an …

If You Get an Unsolicited Email from the FBI, It’s Not the FBI If You Get an Unsolicited Email from the FBI, It’s Not the FBI

The FBI does not send unsolicited email. That’s the simple message behind a press release just issued by the government agency. They were forced to put out this release because many residents in the state of Mississippi have received a …

FBI Spends $1 Billion On Nationwide Facial Recognition Program FBI Spends $1 Billion On Nationwide Facial Recognition Program
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Privacy is dead. The Internet made sure of that a long time ago. It just takes a little snooping and people will be able to find all kinds of dirt on you. Even if our online identity is compromised, we …

Apple Says They Didn’t Give Device IDs To FBI Apple Says They Didn’t Give Device IDs To FBI

The latest Anonymous escapade already has everybody talking. On Monday, the AntiSec branch leaked 1 million Apple device IDs onto the Internet. They claim that the IDs came from a larger dump of 12 million IDs they took from an …

FBI Claims They Never Had The Leaked Apple Device IDs FBI Claims They Never Had The Leaked Apple Device IDs

Anonymous’ AntiSec branch is back with a vengeance. The group leaked a million Apple device IDs on Monday. They claim to have an additional 11 million IDs just waiting to be leaked. One of the leaked IDs even belonged to …

Anonymous Leaks 1 Million Apple Device IDs Anonymous Leaks 1 Million Apple Device IDs

After members of LulzSec were taken down by the FBI, Anonymous fought back with #FFF (F*ck FBI Friday). The campaign would see attacks launched against the FBI and its affiliates every Friday. This went on for a while until Anonymous …

Is Microsoft Spying On You Via Skype Or Not? Is Microsoft Spying On You Via Skype Or Not?
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Back in May, we brought you news that Microsoft had moved Skype from P2P to its own dedicated Linux-based servers. At the time, it was funny because Microsoft was using Linux servers instead of Windows Servers to host Skype, but …

Your Tattoo Is Currently Wanted By The FBI Your Tattoo Is Currently Wanted By The FBI
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One of the easiest ways to identify certain people is by their tattoo. Various crime organizations, most notably the Yakuza, use tattoos as a calling card. Others just get tattoos out of self expression. The FBI doesn’t care why you …

Nothing To See Here: The Internet Will Be Just Fine Today Nothing To See Here: The Internet Will Be Just Fine Today
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As you all probably know by know, people have been somewhat concerned over losing their Internet today. The DNSChanger malware and the servers the FBI was using to reroute infected machines will be shut down today. Unfortunately, there may be …

Joe Biden Was Behind Megaupload Takedown Claims Kim Dotcom Joe Biden Was Behind Megaupload Takedown Claims Kim Dotcom
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As we move closer to the date of Kim Dotcom’s extradition trial, things are getting crazier for those involved in the already crazy case. Dotcom recently won a huge case where the New Zealand High Court ordered the FBI to …

FBI Ordered To Start Copying Kim Dotcom’s Data For Potential Return FBI Ordered To Start Copying Kim Dotcom’s Data For Potential Return

Things are yet again looking up for ol’ Kim Dotcom. It was only a few weeks ago that the New Zealand High Court ordered the FBI to hand over all the evidence they have against him. Dotcom’s other request to …

Google Alerts Users About Their Malware-Infected Machines Google Alerts Users About Their Malware-Infected Machines

The DNSChanger malware is a nasty piece of software, which, at its core, is about tricking the infected user into giving up personal information that can be harvested by the deviant programmers, normally for their own personal gain. The malware …

FBI Is Hoping To Wiretap Internet Services – Should It Be Allowed? FBI Is Hoping To Wiretap Internet Services – Should It Be Allowed?
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As technologies have advanced, they have dramatically changed the way that we live and interact. We, as consumers, have become accustomed to the convenience, capabilities, and even the entertainment that they provide. But, should these same advantages be applied to …

UK Man Gets Prison Time For Hacking Facebook Account UK Man Gets Prison Time For Hacking Facebook Account

A 21 year old man from England was sentenced to 12 months in prison under the UK’s Computer Misuse Act 1990 for hacking into an American’s Facebook account on January 12, 2011. There doesn’t seem to be a relationship between …

Bitcoins Are on FBI’s Radar According to Leaked Report Bitcoins Are on FBI’s Radar According to Leaked Report
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Wired has obtained a new report from the FBI that details the agency’s growing concern that Bitcoins will become an attractive currency for those looking to dabble in some illicit activities without (hopefully) getting caught. I won’t go into the …