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What It's Like to Be an Undercover FBI Agent

Bob Hamer spent 26 years undercover for the FBI, where he posed as a drug dealer, contract killer, pedophile, degenerate gambler, international weapons dealer, and white-collar criminal.
Oliver Hotham
11.23.15
tech

How a 'Sextortionist' Went from Trolling Bieber Fan Pages to Being Sent to Prison for Child Pornography

What started as a relatively harmless ring of internet pranksters became a playground for a demented adult.
Allie Conti
6.3.15
tech

This Tech Startup Is Helping the Cops Track Sex Workers Online

Rescue Forensics claims it can scrape "massive quantities of data" from online escort ads and give that information to law enforcement, but advocates for sex workers say that such a service doesn't help anyone.
Melissa Gira Grant
4.17.15
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Is the FBI Getting Better at Preventing Terrorist Attacks?

A new report suggests the US intelligence apparatus is improving amid growing civil liberties concerns in post 9/11 America.
John Surico
3.26.15
News

The Feds Are Investigating Fort Lauderdale Cops for Racist Emails

Following a bizarre internal investigation, the South Florida cops are under fire from all sides.
Jonathan Peltz
3.23.15
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How an FBI Informant Sent a Radical Environmentalist to Prison, and How He Got Out Again

The true story of a failed bomb plot, an 18-year-old informant, and a massive fuck-up by the US government.
CJ Ciaramella
2.27.15
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One of the Most Powerful Politicians in New York Just Got Arrested for Corruption

On Thursday, Sheldon Silver, who has been state assembly speaker for two decades, turned himself in to the FBI.
Matt Taylor
1.22.15
News

​How the FBI Busted Someone Trying to Buy the Deadly Poison from 'Breaking Bad'

Cheng Le got busted by a narc operating on the Dark Web.
Allie Conti
1.21.15
News

The FBI Says That North Korea Was Behind the Sony Hack

A Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy has now officially sparked an international incident.
Allie Conti
12.19.14
News

An Alleged Group of Juggalos Is Terrorizing North Portland Businesses

As many as 14 businesses have been targeted with goofy-but-threatening fliers, but Juggalos insist that someone is trying to frame the group.
Alex Mierjeski
11.23.14
News

Identifying 'Criminal' Genes Will Never Prevent Violence But Might Help Explain It

A new study seems to have found two genes closely associated with violent crime, but environmental factors are still a big piece of the puzzle.
Justin Glawe
11.13.14
News

The Feds Say You Should Use Shitty Hotel Wi-Fi or Risk Being Spied On

The government's legal brief against an alleged Chinese mobster speaks to its unchecked surveillance powers in the Obama era.
Marcy Wheeler
11.12.14
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