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FBI admits it uses surveillance drones over US soil

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FBI Director Robert Mueller has admitted that the Bureau uses aerial drones to conduct surveillance within the domestic United States. During his testimony at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier today, Mueller bluntly told Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that the FBI uses drones, but does so "in...
FBI admits it uses surveillance drones over US soil

FBI renews broad Internet surveillance push

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Director Robert Mueller tells Congress that police are "increasingly unable" to bring criminals to justice because rapid advances in technology thwart surveillance. [Read more]...
FBI renews broad Internet surveillance push
Michelle Obama, Jay-Z, others suffer identity breach, FBI and Secret Service to investigate
NASA unveils Orion spacecraft to hurl humans to Mars in 2021

FBI Turns Back On 2,750 Of The 3,000 GPS Devices It Turned Off For Lack Of A Warrant

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In January, we wrote about the Supreme Court's somewhat surprising ruling on GPS monitoring by law enforcement, in which it suggested (but didn't fully say) that putting a GPS device on a car might need a warrant -- a pretty easy process that the FBI just didn't want to go...
FBI Turns Back On 2,750 Of The 3,000 GPS Devices It Turned Off For Lack Of A Warrant
DEA can't wiretap iMessages, says they are a 'challenge for intercept'

President Bush's top intelligence officials nearly resigned over NSA surveillance concerns

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Nine years ago, top officials in the Justice Department and FBI threatened to resign over then-President George W. Bush's sweeping domestic surveillance policy, which they believed to be illegal.As the Washington Post reports, acting attorney general James Comey, FBI director Robert Mueller, and top leadership in the Justice Department...
President Bush's top intelligence officials nearly resigned over NSA surveillance concerns

Opportunistic Politicians Lean On The FBI And Twitter To Shut Down Terrorist Accounts

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I have no idea what it is with certain politicians that makes them believe they can somehow "curb" violence by cordoning off a section of the internet. They don't seem to realize that determined individuals will simply route around their half-assed roadblock without breaking a sweat. Even worse, they don't...
Opportunistic Politicians Lean On The FBI And Twitter To Shut Down Terrorist Accounts

“Earth Days” PBS Documentary to Premiere on Facebook

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Feature-length documentary film Earth Days will premiere on Facebook with a live video stream and a chat at 8 PM EST on April 11, more than a week before the over-the-air PBS television premiere at 9 PM EST on April 19.The film chronicles the history of Earth Day in...
“Earth Days” PBS Documentary to Premiere on Facebook

FBI Preaches Dangers Of 'Cybercrime' To The Choir

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FBI Director Robert Mueller recently spoke at a cybersecurity conference where he reiterated his belief that so-called cybercrime will soon surpass terrorism as the biggest threat in America. Perhaps this means that the FBI plans to start manufacturing cyber-threats like they do with terrorist plots—or perhaps it means that, as...
FBI Preaches Dangers Of 'Cybercrime' To The Choir

Zynga acquires Wild Needle casual game maker for an estimated $3.8M

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Zynga acquired Wild Needle, a casual game company that had backing from Playdom co-founder Rick Thompson, according to TechCrunch. We heard that the purchase price was $3.8 million, but the companies involved still haven’t acknowledged the deal. Wild Needle was formed in 2010 to focus on games for women. It...
Zynga acquires Wild Needle casual game maker for an estimated $3.8M

Cyber Attacks Against Journalists Are On The Rise, Says Advocacy Group

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More journalists are now the target of cyber attacks, said the Committee to Protect Journalists. CPJ deputy director Robert Mahoney said cyber attacks on individuals and news organizations have increased notably over the past few years and that the practice serves as easy and inexpensive censorship. In a press conference...
Cyber Attacks Against Journalists Are On The Rise, Says Advocacy Group

FBI 'looking at' law making Web sites wiretap-ready, director says

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Director Robert Mueller says FBI needs to be able to "capture communications" of people under surveillance, but declines to elaborate on renewed lobbying effort reported by CNET two weeks ago. [Read more]...
FBI 'looking at' law making Web sites wiretap-ready, director says

Cyber threats a game changer for the FBI

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The rising tide of cyber threats has caused the FBI to change how it operates, FBI Director Robert Mueller will tell RSA Conference attendees Thursday....
Cyber threats a game changer for the FBI
Smartphone plans looming, Amazon snatches up another Windows Phone exec

Former Windows Phone Director Robert Williams joins Amazon, stirs rumor pot

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We're no CSI, but if we were Amazon, planning to make a phone, we'd definitely want to make sure developers were happy, that we had some weight in the patent world, and had an idea of the end design. With that all sorted, we'd likely hire a senior Director...
Former Windows Phone Director Robert Williams joins Amazon, stirs rumor pot

Apple's iMessage crypto stymies federal eavesdropping of drug suspect

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Encryption used in Apple's iMessage service is thwarting federal drug enforcement agents' attempts to eavesdrop on a suspect's chat messages, according to a report published Thursday. The CNET report cited an internal government document discussing a criminal investigation in February. It warned that because of the encryption "it is...
Apple's iMessage crypto stymies federal eavesdropping of drug suspect
Can the 'Digital Public Library' ever exist?

Hackers 'disable Hong Kong civil referendum website'

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Poll set up to gauge how people would vote if election for territory's chief executive were democraticHackers have disabled an independent Hong Kong "civil referendum" aimed at gauging how people might have voted if allowed in a scandal-ridden, undemocratic leadership election on Sunday, the director of the initiative has told...
Hackers 'disable Hong Kong civil referendum website'

We want shoes and fashion, baby - JP Morgan invests in Zalando

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US financial firm JP Morgan and Quadrant Capital Advisors are to become the latest investors in fast-growing Internet retail empire Zalando. Zalando broke the news today, with a brief press release announcing a successful conclusion of talks. The amount invested and terms are undisclosed, though a Zalando spokesperson told VentureVillage both new...
We want shoes and fashion, baby - JP Morgan invests in Zalando
GPS ruling is "hard" on the FBI—and that's a feature, not a bug

FBI director warns of 'rapidly expanding' cyberterrorism threat

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SAN FRANCISCO -- FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III warned Thursday that the cyberterrorism threat is "real and . . . rapidly expanding."...
FBI director warns of 'rapidly expanding' cyberterrorism threat
Square Was Originally Called "Squirrel", Here's The Story From Jack Dorsey

Free credit report site appears to be source for celebrity data

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A website that provides U.S. consumers with a free annual credit report appears to have been the source used by hackers to download those of celebrities including BeyoncA(c) and government officials including Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller....
Free credit report site appears to be source for celebrity data

Feds want to expand wiretap law from ISPs to Google, Facebook

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For two years now, the FBI has been talking about how new Internet communications technologies are stopping them from getting the bad guys. In 2011, the FBI's top lawyer called it the "going dark" problem. Last year, FBI Director Robert Mueller related similar concerns to Congress, stating it needs "wiretapping...
Feds want to expand wiretap law from ISPs to Google, Facebook

Appeals court dismisses warrantless wiretapping suit

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On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, tossed one of the few remaining lawsuits fighting the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program. The court unanimously ruled (PDF) in Al Haramain Islamic Foundation v. Obama that the (now-defunct) Muslim charity could not bring a lawsuit against the government itself,...
Appeals court dismisses warrantless wiretapping suit
NASA reveals Orion capsule, set for eventual Mars mission
Celebrity credit reports posted by ID thieves taken from free website

F.B.I.: Hacking Is The New Terrorism

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Speaking to a cyber-security professionals in San Francisco, F.B.I. director Robert Mueller named what the feds see as America's emergent number 1 threat: cyber-terrorism. Mr. Mueller first sounded this warning note in testimony for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. In his remarks at the R.S.A. Conference Thursday, the A.P....
F.B.I.: Hacking Is The New Terrorism
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