FBI

terrorism

Teen Who Snapchatted 'Time to Blow Up the Plane' Before Flying to Guatemala Just Got Arrested

His chats were complete with bomb emojis and smiley faces.
Kelly Vinett
4 days ago
Hacking

Why The FBI Arrested the Hacker Who Saved the World From WannaCry

He stopped a global ransomware heist, but the feds just wanted to flip him.
Ben Makuch
8.8.19
extremism

FBI Says QAnon, Internet Conspiracy Theorists Are National Security Threats

QAnon and Pizzagate have the attention of the feds.
Ben Makuch
8.2.19
SURVEILLANCE

How Palantir's Spy Tool for Cops Works

On this week’s CYBER, we map out how the secretive Silicon Valley company influences the very technological landscape of the modern world.
Motherboard Staff
7.18.19
extremism

The Nazi-Free Alternative to Twitter Is Now Home to the Biggest Far Right Social Network

Gab, which has been used frequently by neo-Nazi terror groups to organize and recruit, is now the biggest node on the Mastodon network.
Ben Makuch
7.11.19
extremism

The FBI Somehow Lost Its Files About White Supremacist Forum Stormfront

The feds can’t find some of its own investigative records about the hateful neo-Nazi haven.
Ben Makuch
7.3.19
crime

Canadian CEO Who Sold Encrypted Phones to the Sinaloa Cartel Sentenced to Nine Years

Vincent Ramos was sentenced to nine years and forfeited more than $80 million for providing criminal organizations with encrypted devices.
Mack Lamoureux
Joseph Cox, Motherboard
5.29.19
Hacking

Researchers Are Liberating Thousands of Pages of Forgotten Hacking History From the Government

Using FOIA, they’ve already published NASA’s official report about the infamous WANK worm.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.10.19
Health

Did the FBI Seize My Vagina Cultures?

When the FBI raided the offices of at-home microbiome testing startup uBiome, it likely took with it data about my own health.
Samantha Cole
5.8.19
terrorism

Why It’s So Hard to Charge White Nationalists with Terrorism

A judge agreed to release a white nationalist Coast Guard lieutenant last week after prosecutors couldn’t charge him with a more serious crime.
Tess Owen
5.3.19
Militias

Border militia leader has been on FBI radar since 2017 for allegedly plotting assassinations

The leader of the United Constitutional Patriots claimed he was training his group to assassinate Obama and Clinton
Tess Owen
4.23.19
The mueller report

Mueller uncovered all these times Trump asked people to lie for him

It's a disturbing pattern
Alex Lubben
4.20.19
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