homeland security

Bitcoin

New Bill Asks Homeland Security to Investigate Whether Terrorists Use Bitcoin

Despite little evidence.
Jordan Pearson
5.19.17
Special Case

How Twitter Sued the Trump Administration and Won Almost Instantly

Twitter sued Customs and Border Protection on Thursday. By Friday morning, the government withdrew its subpoena for the user information of @ALT_uscis.
Sarah Jeong
4.7.17
SURVEILLANCE

US Customs Police Paid Contractors to Monitor the Dark Web

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has paid Flashpoint around $150,000, according to public records and documents obtained by Motherboard.
Joseph Cox
11.10.16
Features

Why Homeland Security Unleashed an 'Alien Virus' on Silicon Valley

Short answer: It was to prove a point that wireless emergency alerts could be way better—and save more lives.
Mark Harris
8.23.16
LAX

WSJ Reporter: Homeland Security Tried to Take My Phones at the Border

The case highlights just how powerful border agents purport to be.
Joseph Cox
7.21.16
crime

How the Feds Use Photoshop to Track Down Pedophiles

From Photoshop to more fine-grained tool, law enforcement agents use photo and video manipulation to identify pedophiles, even those who use the dark web.
Joseph Cox
6.15.16
FBI

Feds Don’t Fly Their Secret Surveillance Planes on Weekends

Even the federal agents snooping on citizens from above need a day off.
Janus Kopfstein
4.7.16
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
Power

Hacker Plans to Dump Alleged Details of 20,000 FBI, 9,000 DHS Employees

The hacker says he accessed the data by compromising the email account of a Department of Justice employee.
Joseph Cox
2.7.16
News

Inside 'Liberty City,' Homeland Security's Site for Testing Urban Drones

The goal at the drone evaluation site is to impress public safety officials.
Shawn Musgrave
6.19.15
Australia

Dark Web Guns Bust: Over a Dozen Arrested in Undercover Operation

An international effort saw arrests in Australia, Europe, the UK, and North America.
Joseph Cox
5.15.15
Motherboard Blog

The Curator Behind 'Music From Saharan Cell Phones' Is Getting Hassled By Homeland Security

Read Christopher Kirkley's open letter to the agency.
Michael Byrne
7.20.13
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