dea

Drugs

Obama-Shaped Ecstasy and Coke-Stuffed Globes Fill the DEA’s Deleted Drug Newsletter

Russ Kick, a transparency advocate who archives government websites, downloaded the publicly-available issues before they were deleted this summer.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.9.18
Phone Crackers

The DEA Says It Wants that New iPhone Unlocking Tool ‘GrayKey’

After sourcing Cellebrite’s Apple unlocking service a number of years ago, the DEA is now looking to buy an iOS 11 cracking product from Grayshift.
Joseph Cox
3.28.18
hemp bound

Kentucky Lawmakers Are Leading the Fight to Federally Legalize Hemp

Congresspeople in the Bluegrass state say it's time to stop threatening the $688 million industry.
Troy Farah
8.21.17
acceptances

DEA: ‘There Is No Silver Bullet’ for Going Dark

A presentation obtained by Motherboard shows the Drug Enforcement Agency accepting the reality of encryption.
Joseph Cox
8.17.17
spying

The DEA Met With Controversial iPhone Hackers NSO Group

NSO Group's products have been linked to hacking attempts on journalists, activists, and dissidents.
Joseph Cox
8.2.17
You must learn

The DEA Helps Train Local Cops to ‘Exploit’ Social Media

The DEA paid a contractor just over $20,000 to hold sessions on extracting hidden data from social media.
Joseph Cox
6.27.17
When the Drugs Hit

Stop Policing Psychedelic Science

Researchers make the case for a new, psychedelics-only controlled substance category.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.5.17
When the Drugs Hit

America's Trippiest Chemist: Making Psychedelics 'Was Fun'

For over 40 years, Dave Nichols had government license to make Schedule 1 drugs like LSD and DMT for research.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.2.17
Assessing the Risks

DEA Used Malware Without Laying Out Privacy Risks

According to a Freedom of Information request, the DEA does not have any Privacy Impact Assessments related to using Hacking Team's malware.
Joseph Cox
5.23.17
State of Surveillance

Are You a Spy Tech Nerd Who Can 'Climb Poles'? The US Embassy in Thailand Has a Job for You

JOB ALERT!
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.28.17
Busted

Here's a DEA Invoice for Zero-Day Exploits

But the agency hasn’t been particularly successful with Hacking Team’s malware.
Joseph Cox
4.19.17
Weed Week

The FBI Says It Can Finally Find Hackers Who Don’t Smoke Weed

The agency says it's managing to meet its hiring goals despite a ban on hiring anyone who's used marijuana within the last three years.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.17.17
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