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FBI and DOJ Vow to Continue Using Junk Science Rejected By White House Report
Science & Tech  (tags: FBI, DOJ, forensics, research, "junk science", scientific validity and reliability )

- 693 days ago -
Report concludes that common, pattern-matching forensic disciplines -- bite mark analysis, fingerprint and firearm comparison, shoe tread analysis, and complex DNA mixture analysis -- need additional support to be deemed valid and reliable.
Snowden: FBI Claim That Only Apple Can Unlock Phone Is "Bullshit"
Science & Tech  (tags: Apple iPhone, Edward Snowden, FBI, San Bernardino shooter )

- 893 days ago -
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says the FBI's ostensibly last-ditch attempt to unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone is a sham.
US Judge Sides With Apple in Police IPhone Case
Science & Tech  (tags: Apple, iphone, judge, FBI, NSA, privacy, unlock, Unlocked Cell Phones )

- 900 days ago -
at last some good news for our privacy..
No, North Korea Didn't Hack Sony
Science & Tech  (tags: Sony Pictures, Sony Hack, DEF CON Security Director, Cloudflare principal researcher, North Korea, FBI, Pres. Obama, IP addresses )

- 1333 days ago -
The FBI and the President may claim that the Hermit Kingdom is to blame for the most high-profile network breach in forever. But almost all signs point in another direction.
Meet Tor, The Military-Made Privacy Network That Counts Edward Snowden As A Fan
Science & Tech  (tags: Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Tor Project, Tor Network, Anonymous Tor, Edward Snowden, FBI, Nsa Prism, Silk Road, Tor, Tor Military, Tor Privacy, Tor Software, Torcom, Technology News )

- 1856 days ago -
Last month a photo emerged of Snowden with a Tor Project sticker on his laptop. The image underscored the diverse -- and sometimes conflicting -- community of people using and supporting Tor to communicate anonymously on the Web.
Confirmed: The FBI Flies Drones In American Skies
Science & Tech  (tags: drones, FBI, technology, science, NewTechnology, investigation, concept, safety, tech, space, news, GeneticEngineering, discovery )

- 1884 days ago -
The FBI uses drones for surveillance of stationary subjects, and the privacy implications of such operations are "worthy of debate," FBI Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday forecasts a worldwide deployment of almost 30,000 drones by 2018
FBI: We Need Wiretap-Rready Web Sites - Now
Science & Tech  (tags: America, FBI, Internet, surveillance, wiretaps )

- 2031 days ago -
CNET learns the FBI is quietly pushing its plan to force surveillance backdoors on social networks, VoIP, and Web e-mail providers, and that the bureau is asking Internet companies not to oppose a law making those backdoors mandatory.
Hundreds of Thousands May Lose Internet in July
Science & Tech  (tags: computer, computers, hackers, online scam, infected computers, FBI, interesting, protection, americans, off-beat, internet )

- 2309 days ago -
Most victims don't even know their computers have been infected, although the malicious software probably has slowed their web surfing and disabled their antivirus software, making their machines more vulnerable to other problems.
FBI Got More Than It Asked For Through Email Glitch
Science & Tech  (tags: domestic surveillance, human error, email, spying, FBI, National Security agency, technology )

- 3836 days ago -
Email from an entire undisclosed domain was turned over to the FBI because of a technical error blamed on the service prodiver. Instead of giving access to the one email account authorized by a judge, the FBI was privy to all email on that domain.
FBI Takes 'Wanted' Posters on the Road
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, electronic billboards, FBI, highways )

- 3866 days ago -
Fugitives, beware: The FBI is making your face a roadside alert. No longer relying on Web sites and post offices to display its "Wanted" posters, the FBI has turned to posting the mugs of criminals on the run on electronic billboards along highways in 20
Bot-Boy Caught in His Own Net
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, cyber crime, adware, FBI )

- 3907 days ago -
Extradition to the United States is a distinct possibility for the software whiz who was bullied at Mercury Bay Area Primary, home-schooled from age 13, and five years later finds himself the centre of attention of FBI and Dutch investigators.
FBI: Millions of Computers Roped Into Criminal 'Robot Networks'
Science & Tech  (tags: computer, hackers, FBI, identity thef, technology )

- 3915 days ago -
Hackers have remotely controlled about 2.5 million computers of unsuspecting owners to commit crimes using computer robot networks called "botnets." The bureau in 2005 launched Operation Bot Roast to stop this emerging type of attack.
Evidence Of Injustice
Science & Tech  (tags: analysis, FBI, science, convictions, injustice, evidence )

- 3925 days ago -
FBI's Bullet Lead Analysis Used Flawed Science To Convict Hundreds Of Defendants - 60 Minutes / Washington Post Joint Investigation
Hackers Sought as Allies in War on Terrorism and Cyber Crime
Science & Tech  (tags: hackers, allies, terrorism, cyber-crime, computers, internet. NSA, FBI, DoD, computer security )

- 4030 days ago -
LAS VEGAS (AFP) - US federal agents are reaching out to computer hackers for help fighting crime and terrorism as a tug-of-war between privacy and public safety continues on the Internet

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