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FBI Opening Investigation Into IRS Breach That Affected 100,000 Taxpayers

After the news yesterday that the Internal Revenue Service reportedly suspects Russian identity thieves were behind a breach that allowed thieves to access information for approximately 100,000 taxpayers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation...Show More Summary

UK Reporter Claims Documents He Provided to FBI Triggered FIFA Arrests

British reporter Andrew Jennings claimed Thursday that crucial documents he had given to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) triggered the arrests of FIFA senior officials involved in a corruption scandal.

FBI Defied Law for Seeking Business Records Under Patriot Act for 7 Years

A Justice Department inspector general’s report shows that for seven years the Federal Bureau of Investigation violated statutory law designed to restrict the agency’s surveillance power. During this period, the agency sought individuals’...Show More Summary

Cyber Crime Cost Americans $800,492,073 Last Year

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) tallied 269,422 complaints in 2014, totaling $800,492,073 in losses, according to a new report. The center has received 3,175,611 complaints since its establishment in May 2000. The losses compiled in 2014 are likely much lower than actual internet crime losses. Show More Summary

FBI: Hacker Admitted Hijacking Plane Mid-Air

A security researcher hijacked an airplane's engines after hacking its in-flight entertainment systems, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Chris Roberts, a well-known US security researcher, told FBI agents in February...Show More Summary

FBI to Investigate Philadelphia Train Windshield Damage - NTSB

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will investigate the damaged windshield of the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia to determine if it was hit by an external projectile before the train derailed, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said at a press briefing.

FBI Arrests Texas Man For Alleged Pledge Of Allegiance To ISIS

A Texas man who claimed to have traveled to Syria to fight with the Free Syrian Army was arrested Thursday on charges that he lied to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist group ISIS as reported by NBC News. Show More Summary

FBI official raised concerns over use of license-plate readers

As the Federal Bureau of Investigation increasingly uses automated license-plate readers in field operations, at least one official inside the agency raised concerns about potential privacy intrusions. Continue reading FBI official raised...Show More Summary

FBI Uses National Security as Excuse to Suppress Muslim-Americans

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has upped its internet surveillance of Muslim-Americans under the pretext of preventing potential homegrown terrorism, Arab-American Political Action Committee (AAPAC) founder Osama Siblani told Sputnik.

Debt-Collection Watchdog Faces Debt-Collection Grievance

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has emerged as the federal government's chief watchdog of debt collectors, by fielding, investigating and responding to thousands of complaints from consumers with stories about getting hounded about debts they say they don't owe. Show More Summary

FBI Spied ‘Beyond Its Authority’ on Keystone XL Opponents

New investigation reveals agency’s actions amounted to ‘substantial non-compliance’ with its own rules By Nadia Prupis The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) broke its own internal rules when it spied on Keystone XL opponents in Texas, violating guidelines designed to prevent the agency from becoming overly involved in complex political issues, a new report by...

FBI Violates Own Rules by Spying on Anti-Keystone Pipeline Activists

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has violated its own guidelines by spying on anti-Keystone pipeline activists, failing to obtain approval before opening files on campaigners, the Guardian reported Tuesday, citing the agency’s internal documents.

Slayings of police officers climbed 89 percent in 2014: FBI

The number of U.S. law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty last year nearly doubled from 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a report on Monday. Forty-nine were accidentally killed in 2013, the FBI said. AnShow More Summary

Judgment Day for the U.S. Surveillance State

When James A. Baker, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's newly appointed general counsel,  met for dinner with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt a couple of months ago, the topic of national security and government surveillance came up. Show More Summary

Cyber-Attack Attempted By Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Employee

A cyber attack was launched to steal files from the Department of Energy. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted an undercover investigation on a former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NEC) and U.S. Department of Energy employee, Charles Harvey Eccleston. Show More Summary

F.B.I. Says It Sent Warning on One Gunman in Attack at Texas Gathering

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Federal Bureau of Investigations sent a bulletin to the Garland police three hours before the cartoon contest warning them that Elton Simpson, one of the men who carried out the attack, might show up at the event.

Feds Had Warned Local Authorities About Man Who Opened Fire In Texas, FBI Director Says

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a warning to Garland, Texas, police to be on the lookout for one of the men who opened fired on a cartoon contest Sunday, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday. The bureau sent Garland police...Show More Summary

FBI warned local police gunmen had interest in Texas cartoon event

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

(Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned police in Garland, Texas, about three hours before a shooting at an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad that a gunman who launched a failed attack was interested in the event, FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday. Show More Summary

FBI Admits Using Surveillance Aircraft to Spy on Baltimore Protestors

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) admitted the use of special aircraft to assist in providing high-altitude observation of potential criminal activity to enable rapid response by police officers on the ground in Baltimore...

FBI Confirms ‘Active Investigations’ Into ISIL Supporters in Arizona

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed that there are active investigations in Arizona focused on ISIL supporters and associated home grown violent extremists.

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