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surveillance state
surveillance state

Congress Is About to Vote On Expanding the Warrantless Surveillance of Americans

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been abused by the intelligence agencies to spy on Americans. This week the House of Representatives will vote on a bill to make that legal.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.9.18
FML
FML

There Are So Many Stupid Ways to Watch History Unfold Now

Why wait for news memes when you can watch them in real-time?
Zack Kotzer
6.8.17
Comey Hearing
Comey Hearing

Comey: Russians Targeted ‘Hundreds’ of Entities in Election Hacking

Former FBI director James Comey's testimony is a solid reminder that the Russian hacking campaign went far beyond the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta.
Joseph Cox
6.8.17
You're Fired
You're Fired

Could Anybody Be Worse Than James Comey On Encryption? We're About to Find Out

A look back at former FBI Director James Comey’s years-long battle against privacy.
Jason Koebler
5.9.17
crypto wars
crypto wars

The FBI Director Thinks a Law Against Encryption Is Possible Under Trump

The director of the FBI James Comey once again leaves the door open for a law that forces tech companies to put backdoors into their products.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.3.17
psa
psa

Here's How Not to Get Doxed Like FBI Director James Comey

Separating your pseudonymous Twitter account from your real life identity can be tricky.
Joseph Cox
3.31.17
just no
just no

FBI Director Tells Companies Not to 'Hack Back' Against Hackers

Last week, a congressman proposed a bill that would allow companies to legally counterattack against hackers. But it's not just the law that companies should take note of, Comey suggests.
Joseph Cox
3.8.17
News
News

Feds And Cops Encountered Encryption in Only 13 Wiretaps in 2015

Are cops and feds really “going dark” when snooping on criminals because of encryption?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.30.16
hacking
hacking

FBI Director: We Paid More Than $1.2 Million for San Bernardino iPhone Hack

The pricey technique that unlocked the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone still hasn’t produced any valuable evidence.
Janus Kopfstein
4.21.16
politics
politics

The FBI Says a Piece of Code Broke Its FOIA System

The episode shows that we are in need of a truly 21st century solution to freedom of information requests.
Joseph Cox
4.4.16
FBI
FBI

The Other Reason the FBI Doesn't Want to Reveal Its Hacking Techniques

The FBI wants to keep its malware under wraps not just to stay ahead of criminals, but also to avoid confrontations from other parts of the government.
Joseph Cox
3.30.16
iPhone
iPhone

This Video Shows How The FBI Might Be Trying To Unlock the San Bernardino iPhone

A forensic expert has proven that it’s possible to unlock the phone using a technique that allows for unlimited passcode attempts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.28.16