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Tag: FBI
  • Students help the FBI monitor and track “right-wing” political groups for Dems’ convention

    Kade Ellis of Privacy SOS tweeted about this incredibly creepy FBI program: UNC-Charlotte students are helping federal law enforcement officials with security for the Democratic National Convention. The information the students are sharing deals with terrorism. For the past several months, UNC-Charlotte professor Cindy Combs and her students have been identifying security concerns for the …

  • “Wicked Problem”

    Last semester I took a history course on the CIA in the third world. One of the problems presented by the professor concerning the overall intel apparatus of the United States was that there was not a “grand master” intelligence head. The head of the CIA was originally going to be that spearhead, organizing and …

  • FBI illegally collected phone records

    As reported in today’s Washington Post, The FBI illegally collected more than 2,000 U.S. telephone call records between 2002 and 2006 by invoking terrorism emergencies that did not exist or simply persuading phone companies to provide records, according to internal bureau memos and interviews. FBI officials issued approvals after the fact to justify their actions. …

  • FBI FAIL!

    ABC News reported on Thursday: Using sophisticated digital enhancement techniques, the FBI today published “aged progressed” mug shots of Osama bin Laden and 17 other top terrorists wanted by the U.S. The Drudge Report displayed this image on its front page and linked to the ABC News report. Today, we find out the “sophisticated digital …

  • FBI biometric photo scanning at the DMV

    AHuxley at Slashdot reports: The FBI is getting fast new systems to look at local North Carolina license photos via the DMV. As the FBI is not authorized to collect and store the photos, they use the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles. The system takes seconds to look at chin widths and nose sizes. The expanded …

  • The FBI is stalking you…even though the DHS told them not to.

    Newly declassified information has revealed some concerning activity on the part of the FBI: A fast-growing FBI data-mining system billed as a tool for hunting terrorists is being used in hacker and domestic criminal investigations, and now contains tens of thousands of records from private corporate databases, including car-rental companies, large hotel chains and at …