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FBI trying to identify possible victims of child molester who worked at international schools

U.S. authorities have asked the public to help identify as many as 90 possible victims of a suspected child predator who worked at American and other international schools in at least nine countries. The suspect, William James Vahey, 64, worked at the schools since 1972 and committed suicide on March…

FBI facial-recognition program uses low-resolution photos and employment mugshots

The FBI’s Facial Recognition Database Combines Lo-Res Photos With Zero Civil Liberties Considerations (via Techdirt) Another FOIA lawsuit brought against the government by the EFF has resulted in the release of previously withheld documents. The papers cut loose this time detail the FBI’s facial recognition database and other parts of…

Federal court says FBI’s secret GPS tracking memos can stay secret

Back in January 2013, the ACLU managed to pry loose two secret memos on the FBI's GPS tracking from the DOJ with a FOIA request. The only problem was that the request didn't actually free much information. The responsive documents consisted of a few……

FBI’s top cyber cop admits that hackers are winning

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is losing its battle with computer hackers, according to Shawn Henry, the agency’s top cyber cop. Henry said during a press conference Wednesday morning that over the course of numerous investigations, the FBI has obtained the private data of corporations that were targeted by…

Demand Progress: U.S. responded to blackout protest with the middle finger

The advocacy group Demand Progress condemned the Obama administration on Thursday after the FBI took down one of the most popular file sharing websites on the Internet, Megaupload.com. “Unbelievable: After history’s largest online protest, the U.S. Government nonchalantly responds with the middle finger,” the group said in an action alert.…

Black Friday gun sales hit all-time high

WASHINGTON — US firearms sales reached a record 129,166 during last week’s Black Friday that kicked off the holiday shopping season, a 32 percent increase from the previous all-time high, officials said. The FBI confirmed the jump from the last peak of 97,848 weapons sold during Black Friday of 2008,…

ACLU: FBI illegally spying on Muslim groups

NEW YORK — The FBI has spied and compiled information on Muslim community groups under the cover of holding outreach meetings with their representatives, a US rights organization said Thursday. The American Civil Liberties Union issued a report saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation had overstepped its authority and was…

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