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security

The FBI Tried to Plant a Backdoor in an Encrypted Phone Network

The FBI wanted a backdoor in Phantom Secure, an encrypted phone company that sold to members of the Sinaloa cartel, and which is linked to the alleged leaking of sensitive law enforcement information in Canada.
Joseph Cox
4 hours ago
ISIS

A Brooklyn Man Has Been Indicted for Allegedly Being an ISIS Sniper and Recruiter

Asainov lived in Brooklyn from 1998 to 2013, and neighbors described him as standoffish but otherwise fine.
Gaby Del Valle
9.4.19
background checks

The Charleston Shooter Should Never Have Been Able to Get a Gun. Now, Victims' Families Can Sue the Government Over It.

A federal court reversed a ruling that argued the government couldn’t be held responsible for background-check loopholes.
Tess Owen
8.30.19
neo-nazis

Neo-Nazi Arrested After Threatening to Kidnap Woman on Facebook and Saying He Wanted to Kill All Hispanics

“I will stop at nothing until you, your family, your friends, your entire WORTHLESS LATIN RACE IS RACIALLY EXTERMINATED,” he allegedly wrote on Facebook.
Tess Owen
8.21.19
Mass Shootings

Another Potential Mass Shooter Was Just Arrested — the 4th in Less Than A Week

A friend of the Florida trucker alerted the FBI after he sent text messages discussing his alleged plot
Tess Owen
8.20.19
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
8.14.19
domestic terrorism

The FBI Needed Child Porn Charges to Arrest a Man with "Hunting Guides" for Jews, Muslims, and Refugees

The FBI received a tip in January but couldn't arrest him until June.
Tess Owen
8.8.19
rod blagojevich

Trump is "Strongly Considering" Pardoning a Corrupt Governor — Who Just Happens to Be a Former "Apprentice" Star

Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, is serving a 14-year sentence for trying to sell a Senate seat.
Tim Marcin
8.8.19
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
WHITE SUPREMACY

White Supremacists Are Meeting to Talk About Charlottesville in Florida. The Local Cops Aren't Worried.

Florida’s League of the South, a white supremacist neo-Confederate group, is hosting an event at a plush wedding venue called Casa Isabel on Saturday.
Tess Owen
8.7.19
Gilroy shooter

FBI Opens Domestic Terror Investigation into Gilroy Shooter Who Had "Competing Violent Ideologies"

He had a hit list and a stockpile of ammo.
Tess Owen
8.6.19
domestic terrorism

FBI Agents Are Begging Congress to Finally Do Something About Domestic Terrorism

The FBI Agents Association released a statement that shows how fed up they are with the limitations of federal terrorism laws.
Tess Owen
8.6.19
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