Drug Enforcement Administration

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
Features

Marijuana Legalization Is Leaving Home Growers Without a Pot to Grow In

Is there any reason marijuana aficionados shouldn’t have the same rights as home brewers?
Joel Warner
8.11.16
Weed

The DEA Is Dropping Some Big Weed News Tomorrow

Whatever it is, it'll be published in the Federal Register.
Brian Anderson
8.10.16
Drugs

Here’s the DEA Contract for Hacking Team's Spyware

The contract reveals all the details of the relationship between the Italian spy tech company and the American anti-drug agency.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.19.16
Power

DOJ Hacker Also Accessed Forensic Reports and State Department Emails

This comes on top of those nearly 30,000 employee details.
Joseph Cox
2.12.16
Bitcoin

Silk Road's Crooked DEA Agent Tried to Invest in My Bitcoin Startup

Carl Mark Force IV, who was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for misconduct during the Silk Road investigation, wanted to be my business partner.
Justin O'Connell
12.3.15
mexico

What the Pentagon Has Learned from the War on Drugs

Many of the same difficulties that exist in targeted killings exist in counter-drug missions.
Joseph Trevithick
10.24.15
crime

DEA Agent Who Faked a Murder and Took Bitcoins from Silk Road Explains Himself

Carl Mark Force IV was sentenced to 6 1/2 years after abusing his position as a federal officer.
Sarah Jeong
10.20.15
dea

Here Is the DEA's 'Personal History Report' on Silk Road from 2011

The record shows exactly when the investigation opened.
Kari Paul
8.26.15
News

The DEA Just Cancelled Its Contract With Hacking Team

In three years, and spending almost $1 million on it, the DEA only used Hacking Team's spyware 17 times.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.17.15
government

ATF, DEA Have No Idea How to Archive Sexts

But they’re working on it!
Jordan Valinsky
5.20.15
Festivals

When the DEA Went to Burning Man, Shit Got [Redacted]

What did federal agents do on the playa? If only we knew.
Ben Richmond
4.27.15
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