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Internet Police
Internet Police

IRS Cybercrime Agent Lurks Dark Web Subreddit Looking For Hackers

Even the taxman lurks on r/DarkNetMarkets.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.17.17
acceptances
acceptances

DEA: ‘There Is No Silver Bullet’ for Going Dark

A presentation obtained by Motherboard shows the Drug Enforcement Agency accepting the reality of encryption.
Joseph Cox
8.17.17
No Dice
No Dice

Why The FBI Investigated ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Players in the 1990s

An FBI memo written during the Unabomber investigation describes roleplayers as 'armed and dangerous,' 'extremely intelligent individuals' and 'overweight and not neat in appearance.'
JPat Brown
6.21.17
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
Cracker Jacks
Cracker Jacks

Police in Oklahoma Have Cracked Hundreds of People's Cell Phones

Usage logs obtained by Muckrock show departments are cracking phones hundreds of times a year.
Curtis Waltman
6.6.17
surprise
surprise

Jeff Sessions Has a Plan for the Opioid Epidemic: More Cops

Is this going to be a “War on Drugs” disaster or a collaborative effort to end the epidemic?
Kaleigh Rogers
5.11.17
the dark web
the dark web

Dark Web Suspects Busted After Visiting Image Sharing Site Outside of Tor

The cases show that even if people are using a dark web child pornography site, they may visit other related sites without the protections of the Tor network.
Joseph Cox
5.9.17
Weed Week
Weed Week

The FBI Says It Can Finally Find Hackers Who Don’t Smoke Weed

The agency says it's managing to meet its hiring goals despite a ban on hiring anyone who's used marijuana within the last three years.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.17.17
Surveillance State of Mind
Surveillance State of Mind

America Pays for Free Body Cameras With Its Civil Rights

The company formerly known as TASER changed its name to Axon and is offering a free trial of its body cameras to every cop in America, but the plan raises alarming questions about the future of surveillance.
Harlan Yu
4.6.17
Carefully Worded Statements
Carefully Worded Statements

Whoops: The DOJ May Have Confirmed Some of the Wikileaks CIA Dump

The US government says it wants to keep some of the now-public documents out of court because they contain classified material, suggesting that they could be authentic.
Joseph Cox
3.22.17
iSpy
iSpy

Carnegie Mellon Helped the Government Access a Terror-Linked iPhone, Source Says

It’s not clear if this relates to the San Bernardino case.
Joseph Cox
3.16.17
Internet Police
Internet Police

Judge Says Cops Can Search BitTorrent Shared Files Without a Warrant

Justin Landry allegedly used BitTorrent to share child pornography. The cops found him using a special software called “Torrential Downpour.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.10.17