Category: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security 0

Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security

If you just bought a smart TV on Black Friday or plan to buy one for Cyber Monday tomorrow, the FBI wants you to know a few things. Smart TVs are like regular television...

Facebook says government demands for user data are at a record high 0

Facebook says government demands for user data are at a record high

Facebook’s latest transparency report is out. The social media giant said the number of government demands for user data increased by 16% to 128,617 demands during the first-half of this year compared to the...

Where top VCs are investing in cybersecurity 0

Where top VCs are investing in cybersecurity

Security is one of the toughest things to get right; a hacker only needs to win once, but businesses have to get it right every single time. Not every company faces the same field...

Facebook is being leant on by US, UK, Australia to ditch its end-to-end encryption expansion plan 0

Facebook is being leant on by US, UK, Australia to ditch its end-to-end encryption expansion plan

Here we go again. Western governments are once again dialling up their attack on end-to-end encryption — calling for either no e2e encryption or backdoored e2e encryption so platforms can be commanded to serve state...

Justice Department has issued draft rules on using consumer genetic data in investigations 0

Justice Department has issued draft rules on using consumer genetic data in investigations

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a preliminary set of guidelines for how law enforcement agencies can use genetic information from consumer DNA analysis services in their investigations. “Prosecuting violent crimes is a...

Federal judge rules that the “terrorist watchlist” database violates U.S. citizens’ rights 0

Federal judge rules that the “terrorist watchlist” database violates U.S. citizens’ rights

A Federal judge appointed by President George W. Bush has ruled that the “terrorist watchlist” database compiled by Federal agencies and used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security...

Reps from DHS, the FBI and the ODNI met with tech companies at Facebook to talk election security 0

Reps from DHS, the FBI and the ODNI met with tech companies at Facebook to talk election security

Representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security met with counterparts at tech companies including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter to...

Anthony Levandowski, former Google engineer at center of Waymo-Uber case charged with stealing trade secrets 0

Anthony Levandowski, former Google engineer at center of Waymo-Uber case charged with stealing trade secrets

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who was at the center of a trade secrets lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on theft of...

Justice Department indicts 80 individuals in a massive business email scam bust 0

Justice Department indicts 80 individuals in a massive business email scam bust

The Justice Department have indicted dozens of individuals accused of their involvement in a massive business email scam and money laundering scheme. Thom Mrozek, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Central...