justice department

leaking

How the New Suspected NSA Leaker Reality Winner Was Caught

From the characteristics of physical documents, to not using work computers, there’s plenty to learn from the recent bombshell leaking charge.
Joseph Cox
6.6.17
crime

The Alleged NSA Thief Stole Information Impacting At Least Five US Agencies

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice indicted former NSA contractor Harold Thomas Martin III with willful retention of national defense information.
Joseph Cox
2.8.17
Internet

Former Verizon Employee Pleads Guilty to Running Massive Phone Scamming Ring

He was part of a gang that hijacked customer accounts, and then used them to route expensive international calls.
Joseph Cox
12.13.16
Donald Trump

Why It Matters That Trump's Attorney General Pick Is a Climate Change Skeptic

Congressman Jeff Sessions has already raised alarm bells for comments on race, but his new role also puts him in charge of prosecuting federal environmental crimes.
Grennan Milliken
11.18.16
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
Internet

The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Could Be Facing a 'Death Sentence'

Federal regulators aren’t feeling the cable giant’s latest mega deal.
Sam Gustin
4.23.15
politics

The FBI Doesn't Have Enough Pilots to Fly Its Drones

FBI has a total of two pilots for its 17 drones… and they both work in the same office.
Shawn Musgrave
3.25.15
Power

Justice Dept: Trust Us to Not Abuse the CFAA, a Hacking Law We've Always Abused

An update of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act could criminalize some types of computer research, but the government is telling academics not to worry.
Jason Koebler
3.19.15
politics

The FBI Says It's Following All the Drone Rules, Won't Share Proof

White House requires status report on drones and civil liberties within six months.
Shawn Musgrave
2.27.15
Obama

Next Week, World Leaders Will Meet to Talk About How Much They Hate Encryption

The upcoming security summit in DC will be used to talk about new and interesting ways to build backdoors to crack encryption.
Kari Paul
2.12.15
Power

How the Justice Department Spies on You From the Air

A Wall Street Journal report has revealed that cell-spoofing technology isn't limited to land-based Stingrays.
Jason Koebler
11.13.14
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