Facial recognition is helping the feds track down Capitol suspects
Hackers hijack home surveillance devices, to call police with a fake emergency, then watch the chaos unfold.
Court ruled that Muslim men who were placed on the government’s no-fly list because they refused to serve as FBI informants can seek to hold federal agents financially liable.
Wi-Fi networks in hotels typically favor guest convenience over strong security practices, says the FBI. As the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown have forced a shift to remote work, many people are working not just from home but from public locations. The pitfall here is that a public location may not have the tight security measures […]
An unprecedented order on a huge travel company reveals how the FBI tracks suspects around the world. As the biggest of three companies that store the vast majority of the world’s travel information—from airline seats to hotel bookings — Sabre has been called on to hand over that travellers’ data and, on at least one […]
Thanks to the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution and all the case law built upon it, police generally need a warrant to search your phone—and that includes just looking at the lock screen, a judge has ruled. Generally, courts have held that law enforcement can compel you to use your body, such as your […]
U.S. authorities have reportedly broken through the encryption on one of the iPhones belonging to a mass shooter without the help of Apple who refused to create a backdoor saying it violated privacy rights. FBI defeated the password on the iPhone belonging to Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a Saudi military trainee who went on a mass […]
The government just got even more power to spy on your internet habits as millions remain quarantined at home. The US Senate has voted to give law enforcement agencies access to web browsing data without a warrant, dramatically expanding the government’s surveillance powers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The power grab was led […]
A Justice Department audit of the FBI’s use of secret surveillance warrants has found widespread problems with the law enforcement agency’s process for ensuring that facts are backing up the claims made to judges when seeking a warrant. The finding of broader failings in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act program came in a review launched […]
A multimillion-dollar cellphone surveillance program that sifted through the metadata from millions of individual phone numbers yielded just two unique leads over a five-year period. According to a newly declassified study, the National Security Agency spent $100 million on a highly invasive cellphone surveillance system. With that investment, the agency yielded only one significant FBI […]