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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘FBI’

Tupelo Shooting: Officer Killed During Bank Robbery

On Monday, the day before Christmas Eve, Police Sergeant Gale Stauffer was shot and killed by an assault rifle, and another officer was seriously wounded. It happened when officers interrupted a robbery at BanCorp South’s Gloster Creek Village branch as the criminals were making their getaway. Witnesses reported seeing one man wearing a ski mask, and carrying an AK-47, the …

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Wichita Bomb Plot That Never Was

According to the FBI, a lone man’s attempt to blow up the Wichita Airport using a car bomb has been successfully foiled. The suspect in custody is Terry L. Loewen, a 58-year-old aviation technician and native of the region. Allegedly he had made terrorist threats of violence in the past, voicing a desire to declare a jihad on the United …

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Doomsday Cache of Classified Data Raises Fears

Intelligence forces from the United States and the United Kingdom are concerned over what is being called a “doomsday cache” relating to a data cloud of highly sensitive, encrypted, and classified information under the control of former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden. The information includes the names of intelligence personnel, present and former U.S. officials (seven in total), and other government-sensitive …

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FBI Anonymous Hackers Net Over 100k Employees’ Info

Reuters and the Atlantic Wire reported today about hacktivist collective Anonymous, which utilized backdoor entry to gain access to over 100,000 government employees’ information. It all started last year, but we learned about it when 28-year-old Lauri Love, a British hacker loosely associated with Anonymous, was arrested in October for stealing the information. Love’s hacking team had installed backdoor malware …

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FBI 2012 Crime Stats: Tennessee is Most Dangerous State

24/7 Wall St.com did an analysis last week of the FBI’s recently released 2012 crime statistics, but before anyone starts hastily comparing states, it should be noted that the FBI does remind people not to compare state violence in rankings. “These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, …

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“Silk Road”, The Online Black Market Seized by FBI

Are you familiar with the Deep Web and Silk Road? Deep Web is not part of the surface web, which means you cannot access its content through search engines like Google or Yahoo. Therefore, obtaining a URL address from the dark corners of Deep Web is relatively hard to find.  Sites are only accessible by using anonymizing software like the …

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Violent Crime Rose Slightly in 2012, Says FBI

As Americans sort through the emotional wreckage of the recent Navy Yard shooting, the FBI quietly this week released crime statistics for 2012. While property crimes saw a decrease for the 10th year in a row, violent crime unfortunately saw a small uptick. The FBI released the statistics in its yearly Crime in the United States report, compiled from data …

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FBI Arrests Two Florida Mayors for Public Corruption

Gov. Rick Scott of Florida suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi and Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Marono today, but not until after they had been arrested in their offices at City Hall for public corruption charges in the wake of a two-year investigation by the FBI. An NBC Miami report says 2 FBI undercover agents contacted a lobbyist, Richard Candia, posed …

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FBI Arrests 150 In Massive Sex-Trafficking Crackdown

A massive three-day, multi-agency law enforcement operation has resulted in the arrest of 150 people on charges of sex trafficking, according to the FBI. The operation – dubbed Operation Cross Country 7 – was led by the FBI, but involved the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as well as state and local law enforcement agencies in 76 cities …

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Microsoft Allows NSA/FBI To Access Outlook, Skype, Other Communication Software

Over at the YouTube page for Microsoft’s Your Privacy is Our Priority video, the description features the following promise: The lines between public and private may never be perfect, but at Microsoft we are going to keep on trying, because your privacy is our priority. This, in turn, links to a page that discusses Microsoft’s commitment to privacy, and the …

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FBI Drones in Domestic Surveillance

FBI Director Robert Mueller made headlines by admitting that the federal government has used drones to surveil residents of the United States. Mueller acknowledged that pilotless aircraft with surveillance capabilities were used in a “very minimal way” and only on “particularized cases” with “particularized needs.” In the wake of Edward Snowden’s claims about federal telephone surveillance, the capacity of the …

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FBI Raid Hits California State Senator Ron Calderon

The FBI on Tuesday raided the offices of California State Senator Ron Calderon. According to a Los Angeles Times report, the 90-minute search is connected to an investigation into the Latino Legislative Caucus. Calderon, the democratic senator representing California’s 30th Senate District and the vice chair of the caucus, is reportedly the focus of the investigation. What exactly the investigation …

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