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Apple confirms that it will seal up law enforcement’s favorite iPhone cracking method

A new version of iOS will block a controversial loophole that law enforcement agencies have leveraged in order to crack into locked iPhones. In an upcoming version of iOS (likely iOS 12), Apple will i

FBI reportedly overestimated inaccessible encrypted phones by thousands

The FBI seems to have been caught fibbing again on the topic of encrypted phones. FBI director Christopher Wray estimated in December that it had almost 7,800 phones that investigators were unable to

Inquiry finds FBI sued Apple to unlock phone without considering all options

The Office of the Inspector General has issued its report on the circumstances surrounding the FBI's 2016 lawsuit attempting to force Apple to unlock an iPhone as part of a criminal investigation. Whi

U.S. Government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks

US-CERT, the Department of Homeland Security team responsible for analyzing cybersecurity threats, has posted a warning about cyber attacks by the North Korean government, which it collectively refers

James Comey changes his Twitter handle to @Comey

A quick update on the James Comey Twitter situation: The former FBI Director yesterday switched his Twitter handle over to his name. He now owns the @Comey Twitter handle, which is verified. Comey con

James Comey confirms he is Reinhold Niebuhr on Twitter

James Comey, the former FBI director who was abruptly fired in May, has seemingly revealed himself as Twitter user Reinhold Niebuhr. In March, the account tweeted out the famous Anchorman meme — &#8

Peter Thiel is being considered to chair Trump’s intelligence advisory board

In a fairly epic new Vanity Fair profile, the magazine reports that Peter Thiel is the frontrunner to become the chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), a meta intelligence enti

FBI probes Uber’s use of software to target rival Lyft

The ride-hailing giant's use of a software program which tracked activity of a rival, Lyft, is being investigated by the FBI over whether it constituted an illegal interference with a competitor, the

Security researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty, returns to Twitter

After being nabbed by the FBI while leaving DefCon, the security researcher who singlehandedly neutralized the WannaCry malware attack earlier this year is back online. Marcus Hutchins appeared for hi

FBI account of tracking and arresting an online ‘sextortionist’ is grimly satisfying

Tales of internet trolls and worse things are common to hear about — that is, if you're not experiencing their effects yourself, as many are. But while those stories often end in the victim uselessl

WannaCry hero heads into Tuesday hearing as the security community crowdfunds his defense

Over the weekend, the security community raised legal funds for Marcus Hutchins, the researcher famed for stopping the spread of the malware known as WannaCry. Hutchins, also known as MalwareTech, was

Where Trump’s FBI nominee stands on tech’s hot privacy issues

While questions about Russia attracted more initial scrutiny at his Senate confirmation hearing today, Trump's proposed James Comey replacement Chris Wray did offer a few clues on his ideas about the

Highlights from James Comey’s first testimony since Trump fired him

Today, the former FBI director who ran afoul of President Trump appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee in its ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential e

Where to watch the James Comey testimony online and on TV

Former FBI Director James Comey is set to give testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding his relationship with Trump during the Russia/Mike Flynn investigation. Yesterday, his

Senators ask FBI to look into FCC’s cyberattack claims

The FCC claimed earlier this month that the comment system by which people can weigh in on the proposal to kill net neutrality had been on the receiving end of a distributed denial-of-service attack.

Citing FBI handling of Clinton emails, Donald Trump fires James Comey

President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey. In his letter to Comey, Trump said the move was recommended by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Acc

FBI confirms that it is investigating link between Russia and Trump campaign

Today in a hearing with the House Select Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that his agency is in fact investigating ties between Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 U.S

The FBI’s new online FOIA portal is now live

It’s March, and beyond seasonal allergies and college basketball, that means the FBI’s controversial changes to its FOIA request system are now fully implemented. For reporters and govern

Sen. Wyden presses for more answers as FBI responds to questions about its new FOIA system

In the face of criticism around its new FOIA process, the FBI moved to clarify some questions surrounding the online portal that will replace its existing process starting March 1. The FOIA changes, i

FBI axes FOIA requests by email, so dust off your fax machine

As tech-savvy government efforts like 18F and the USDS take technological strides forward, other parts of the government are abandoning modern technology altogether. Starting next month, the FBI wil
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