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Massive Oklahoma Government Data Leak Exposes 7 Years of FBI Investigations

Another day, another huge leak of government information. Last December, a whopping 3 terabytes of unprotected data from the Oklahoma Securities Commission was uncovered by Greg Pollock, a researcher with cybersecurity firm UpGuard. It amounted to millions of files, many on sensitive FBI investigati


Monica Lewinsky marks the 21st anniversary of FBI sting in Clinton affair probe, calls Jan. 16 'Survivor's Day'

Monica Lewinsky is working on turning one of the worst days of her life into something inspirational. The activist and former White House intern commemorates Jan. 16 as “Survivor’s Day,” an annual celebration of making it through the “unimaginable.” It was 21 years ago that Lewinsky was grilled by t


Fox News Guest Advocates for Getting Rid of the FBI and Accidentally Makes a Great Point

Sean Hannity's guest defends Trump and stumbles onto a good idea. Last week, the New York Times reported that the FBI had actually investigated whether or not Donald Trump was working on behalf of the Russian government. The action was prompted by Trump's firing of James Comey and his subsequent adm


Shocking moment shootout erupts between NYC Crips gang member, 31, and an FBI agent who was staking out his home

Federal authorities released surveillance video Tuesday of the shocking shootout that broke out between a New York City Crips gang member and an FBI agent last month. Ronell Watson, 31, of Brooklyn, was charged with attempted murder and using a firearm in connection with a crime of violence in conne


Lindsey Graham: Leaker on FBI Probe of President Had 'Agenda'

The leaker of an explosive New York Times story had “an agenda” in disclosing an alleged FBI probe of of President Donald Trump after he fired ex-bureau director James Comey, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Sunday.


William Barr’s Connection to Ruby Ridge, Defending FBI Snipers

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Attorney General nominee William Barr have focused heavily on Barr’s views on Special Counsel Robert Mueller. But nobody is asking about Barr’s legal crusade for blanket immunity for federal agents who killed American citizens.


‘The FBI Tramples Our Political Order’

The Times story is another sign that we have forgotten the role of our respective branches of government. It is Congress that exists to check and investigate the president, not the FBI. Congress can inveigh against his foreign policy and constrain his options. It can build a case for not reelecting


FBI busts woman who ran fake adoption services for YEARS and scammed desperate prospective parents out of tens of thousands of dollars

A Michigan woman is charged with wire fraud following an investigation into claims that she conned hopeful adoptive parents out of tens of thousands of dollars in fees, but never produced any babies for them.


Schlissel: "We are a very large, complicated organization" on FBI hate crimes report

Each month, The Michigan Daily Administration Beat sits down with University President Mark Schlissel to discuss important questions about University policy, commitments and challenges. Buy this photo.


Cyber Saturday—Phone Location Spying, Kaspersky's FBI Tip, 'El Chapo' Compromised

Last week’s column admonished IBM’s The Weather Company for being unclear about the way The Weather Channel app, its weather forecasting service, uses people’s location data. The infraction seems meager in comparison to the abuses that plague location aggregator services—and their downstream clients


Orange County Waiter Accused by FBI of Being Iranian Government Spy

An Orange County waiter has been accused by the FBI of being a covert operative for the government of Iran. The electric new report comes by way of the LA Times, who say that Majid Ghorbani of the upscale restaurant Darya at South Coast Village Plaza had for some time been conspiring with another ma


Starr Says An Investigation Should Be Opened Into NYT’s Story On FBI Investigating Trump

Former special prosecutor Ken Starr said on Monday that there should be an investigation to uncover who at the FBI had leaked information to the New York Times. The resulting story, published Friday, revealed the fact that high-level officials had opened an investigation into President Donald Trump


Trump's firing of Comey triggered an FBI counterintelligence investigation. Here's what 'counterintelligence' entails.

The authority of the FBI to conduct criminal investigations and, with United States attorneys, to prosecute lawbreakers in our nation’s federal courts, is well known. Those cases, often reported in the press and dramatized by Hollywood, cover an enormous range of criminal behavior, from public corru


The FBI agent who helped recover $300 million worth of stolen art explains what Hollywood gets wrong about art heists

Insider asked Wittman how the real life heists he's witnessed compare to those made up by Hollywood. Narrator: They're popular in Hollywood, and we've all seen them before. The art heist film. The movies involve elaborate schemes to steal priceless paintings, jewelry, and artifacts.


Jonathan Turley: FBI's 'Cognitive Bias' May Have Triggered Trump Russia Probe

The entire Russia collusion vs. FBI corruption battle of narratives has proven to be a rush to judgment through "cognitive bias," legal expert Jonathan Turley wrote in an opinion piece for The Hill.


Jordan Reveals That Former FBI General Counsel James Baker Is Under Investigation

In a letter to the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) revealed that former FBI general counsel James Baker is under investigation for unauthorized disclosures to the media.


Dozens of .gov HTTPS certs expire, websites offline, FBI on ice, IT security slows... Yup, it's day 20 of Trump's govt shutdown

The IT impact of the ongoing partial US federal government shutdown has begun to show up in the form of degraded computer security. According to internet services biz Netcraft, more than 80 TLS certificates used on .gov websites have expired and have not been renewed.


El Chapo trial: cartel boss spied on wives and mistresses as FBI eavesdropped

The recorded, wiretapped life of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has dominated this week’s evidence at his trial for allegedly running the world’s biggest narco-traffic organisation.


FBI flipped cartel's tech expert to access El Chapo's phone calls

Infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman didn't sound pleased on a 2011 phone call as he listened to his chief enforcer for his cartel try to justify a beat down he gave some crooked police officers. After the two went back and forth over how to respond to Mexican authorities who dared t


Teen Vogue counsels taping over your webcam to resist FBI (and other) surveillance

As EFF's Eva Galperin notes, Nicole Kobie's story about resisting surveillance by taping over your webcam "proves that once more, the best and most straightforward tech reporting is being done by Teen Vogue."