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

Justice Department to probe of FBI’s handling of Clinton email case

The Inspector General of the Justice Department announced today that it is looking into allegations that the FBI acted improperly in regards to a number of issues connected with the 2016 election, par

FBI will receive ‘limited’ Twitter firehose access through Dataminr, but has to watch its step

The FBI has publicly disclosed its intent to get at the "mission critical" Twitter firehose through third party monitoring service Dataminr. But Twitter, which has a 5 percent stake in Dataminr and of

Report: Yahoo scanned users’ email for U.S. intelligence agencies

Yahoo’s trust with users is damaged today by a Reuters report that claims the company developed a custom program to search all users’ incoming email for specific queries given by U.S. inte

FBI director warns that hackers have been ‘poking around’ voter registration systems

The systems underlying our elections process are more important than ever this year, and the bad guys know it too. FBI director James Comey said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing today that "bad

FBI recommends no charges for Hillary Clinton over use of personal email servers

While noting that Hillary Clinton and her staff were “extremely careless” in using a series of personal e-mail servers during her time as Secretary of State, the FBI recommended the Depart

FBI built a massive facial recognition database without proper oversight

The FBI steadily, stealthily compiled a massive facial recognition database without oversight and in disregard of federal law, according to a report released today by the Government Accountability Off

The FBI is working on a tattoo tracking system that has privacy groups up in arms

According to research unearthed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the FBI has teamed with government scientists to work on a technology system designed to track tattoos. In 2014, the Imaging wing

Supreme Court moves to expand FBI’s hacking authority

The Supreme Court approved hotly contested amendments to federal criminal procedure today that, if accepted by Congress, will expand the FBI’s ability to hack into computer networks. The rule a

Apple tells NY judge FBI has ‘utterly failed’ to prove it needs help unlocking iPhones

Apple has strong words for the Justice Department. The simple fact that the feds unlocked a phone without any help shows that they didn't need it in the first place, Apple asserts: "The government ha

Justice Department keeps pushing Apple to unlock iPhone in New York drug case

The fight between <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/apple-vs-fbi/">the government and Apple</a> is not over. While the most controversial case is <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2016/03/28

FBI says method used to unlock iPhone doesn’t work with iPhone 5s or newer

Slowly but surely, the FBI is releasing information about the method it used to unlock Farook’s iPhone 5c involved in the San Bernardino shooting. Now that the Justice Department <a href="https://be

11 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

This week, Tesla unveiled a brand new model, Oculus Rift shipped, Snapchat saw a major upgrade and the Apple vs. FBI case came to a close. These are this week's top tech stories you don't want to miss
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