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Lawmakers Call FBI's 'Going Dark' Narrative 'Highly Questionable' After Motherboard Shows Cops Can Easily Hack iPhones

US lawmakers have asked FBI Director Christopher Wray to answer questions around phone unlocking technology, after Motherboard found agencies have bought tools to crack iPhones.
Joseph Cox
4.14.18
Backpage
Backpage

How a ‘Human Trafficking’ Narrative Was Used to Kill Backpage

Carl Ferrer, Backpage co-founder and CEO, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to facilitate prostitution.
Samantha Cole
4.13.18
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

FBI Refuses to Say Whether It Bought iPhone Unlocking Tech 'GrayKey'

Motherboard found that federal and more local law enforcement agencies have bought tech to unlock up to date iPhones. But the FBI, which is pushing for backdoors, refuses to say whether it has also purchased the equipment.
Joseph Cox
4.12.18
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show

A Motherboard investigation has found that law enforcement agencies across the country have purchased GrayKey, a relatively cheap tool for bypassing the encryption on iPhones, while the FBI pushes again for encryption backdoors.
Joseph Cox
4.12.18
Backpage
Backpage

The FBI Just Seized Backpage.com

The website has previously been the subject of numerous lawsuits and a Congressional investigation for its alleged role in facilitating child sex trafficking.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.6.18
Full Disclosure
Full Disclosure

The FBI Used Classified Hacking Tools in Ordinary Criminal Investigations

The FBI’s Remote Operations Unit has hacking tools typically reserved for protecting national security. But an overlooked section of a new report says ROU has used these secret techniques in criminal cases.
Joseph Cox
3.29.18
Apple vs FBI
Apple vs FBI

FBI Barely Tried to Hack San Bernardino iPhone Before Going to Court With Apple

A new report by the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General found that the FBI could have done more before going to court and arguing it needed Apple's help to unlock an alleged terrorist's phone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.27.18
unexpected developments
unexpected developments

Pablo Escobar's Brother Says He Met an FBI Agent Posing As Satoshi Nakamoto

Roberto Escobar launched “Dietbitcoin” and released a 280-page memoir.
Jordan Pearson
3.22.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

FBI Hacker Says Apple Are 'Jerks' and 'Evil Geniuses' for Encrypting iPhones

An FBI forensic expert lambasted Apple for making iPhones hard to hack into.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.10.18
dark web
dark web

FBI Shows Arrest Video Of Dark Web Kingpin Who Died By Suicide in Police Custody

At a cybersecurity conference, the FBI aired a video showing the arrest of AlphaBay’s Alexandre Cazes.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.10.18
hacking
hacking

The FBI Booby-Trapped a Video to Catch a Suspected Tor Sextortionist

The FBI showed it uses more targeted methods to potentially deanonymize Tor users.
Joseph Cox
8.8.17
Radio Motherboard
Radio Motherboard

Infamous Hacker Kevin Mitnick Tells Us How He Created Fake Identities

Once arrested by the FBI, Mitnick tells us how to keep information private online.
Charulata Sinha
7.28.17