Lawsuit: Who did the FBI pay to get into the San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone?

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FBI director says tape is the best way to defeat webcam hacks

The practice, however, doesn’t prevent a computer microphone from being owned. sci tech news Continue reading FBI director says tape is the best way to defeat webcam hacks

Two men charged with hacking CIA director and other high-ranking officials

“Crackas with Attitude” members accused of posing as Verizon and FBI support personnel. sci tech news Continue reading Two men charged with hacking CIA director and other high-ranking officials

Emails on Clinton’s Private Server Wiped Clean After New York Times Story

Emails on Clinton’s Private Server Wiped Clean After New York Times Story:

A number of Hillary Clinton’s private emails were erased weeks after The New York Times published a story reporting on her use of a private email server while secretary of State, according to notes from the FBI’s investigation released on Friday….

The deletion took place between March 25 and March 31, the FBI learned in a May 3 interview. The name of the person who deleted the emails was redacted from the FBI’s notes.

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Hacker Guccifer, who exposed Clinton’s use of private e-mail, gets 52 months

Feds wanted harsh term to underscore that hacking is not “a crime to be celebrated.” sci tech news Continue reading Hacker Guccifer, who exposed Clinton’s use of private e-mail, gets 52 months

The FBI Distributes Child Pornography to Catch People Who Look at It

The FBI Distributes Child Pornography to Catch People Who Look at It:

As part of a recent child pornography investigation disconcertingly known as Operation Pacifier, the FBI ran a website that distributed photographs and videos of sexual abuse… In other words, the FBI became a major distributor of child pornography to catch people who look at it, thereby committing a more serious crime than the people it arrested.

Operation Pacifier is reminiscent of reverse drug stings in which cops pose as dealers to catch retail buyers, except that in this case the FBI actually disseminated contraband. It did not merely pose as a distributor of child pornography; it was a distributor of child pornography. During the two weeks the FBI was running The Playpen, about 100,000 people visited the site, accessing at least 48,000 photos, 200 videos, and 13,000 links.

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Policing Was Militarized From the Start

Policing Was Militarized From the Start:

The problem is the presence of people who claim the right to use aggressive violence to force others to submit to their will. The problem is not one of geography or affiliation.

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After Illinois hack, FBI warns of more attacks on state election board systems

Concern about more attacks mounting as presidential elections approach. sci tech news Continue reading After Illinois hack, FBI warns of more attacks on state election board systems

FBI’s stingray quickly found suspect after local cops’ device couldn’t

New court filings in US v. Ellis show the lengths that Oakland police, FBI went to. sci tech news Continue reading FBI’s stingray quickly found suspect after local cops’ device couldn’t

FBI Files Linking Hillary Clinton to Vince Foster ‘Suicide’ Are Missing From the National Archives

FBI Files Linking Hillary Clinton to Vince Foster ‘Suicide’ Are Missing From the National Archives:

FBI agents’ reports of interviews documenting that Hillary Clinton’s stinging humiliation of her friend and mentor Vince Foster in front of White House aides triggered his suicide a week later are missing from where they should be filed at the National Archives, Daily Mail Online has learned exclusively.

[Also see, “Requiem for the Suicided: Vince Foster”.]

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