Years after surveillance reforms, federal personnel can’t seem to comply with the Fourth Amendment.
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Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.
Whistleblower Michael German's new book exposes how the FBI failed us on 9/11 and continues to endanger us all through racism, incompetence, and institutional inertia.
Report: James Comey Broke FBI Rules by Leaking Trump Memos, but He Didn't Reveal Classified Info to the Press
Partisans, to your battle stations!
The FBI is looking for companies to comb through social media posts and pinpoint possible threats ahead of time. Think of it like a meme-illiterate Facebook-stalking precog from Minority Report.
The operation is still arresting sex workers and calling it a rescue mission.
Acts of Politically Motivated Violence Are Already Illegal. Making 'Domestic Terrorism' a Federal Crime Won't Help
A domestic terrorism law is bound to threaten liberty more than it hampers terrorists.
In order to fight crime, Americans must...make their data more susceptible to hacking?
Surrender the Fifth Amendment or the dog dies.
You might consider buying a hat to cover your face—and hoping you’ll be allowed to wear it.
During the 1970s, an FBI crime lab analyzed a purported sample of Bigfoot hair.
Don't worry, a spokesman tells Congress, the agency has "strict policies" for using facial recognition technology.
The libertarian legal analyst says Trump, like his White House predecessors, has abused executive power in all sorts of ways.
The Fox News legal analyst says the president is abusing executive power.
Human Rights Watch and other groups say these systems draw serious concerns.
Forget about Donald Trump and the Mueller report and think about all the little (and not-so-little) people who get crushed by the feds.
If the Feds Have Stopped Snooping on Our Phone Records, Watch Out for the Anti-Encryption Propaganda
Backdoors into your texts and private message provide far more information than your phone metadata.
"I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground," the former FBI deputy director says.
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The outpouring of emotional and material support for federal workers during the shutdown is understandable, but mistaken.
Marzieh Hashemi's family was largely kept in the dark during her detention.
A retiring member of the Chicago City Council wore a wire to record conversations. He's being treated like a snitch…by city leaders.
Also, they have no tires?
"We shouldn't have to think about self-censoring what we say online."
1,000 more agencies submitted data in 2017 vs. 2016, which could account for much of the increase.
Jeff Sessions credits the dip to his tough-on-crime policies, but criminal justice groups say that's nonsense.
New FBI statistics for 2017 even show a small increase.
Rosenstein was not happy with how Trump handled the James Comey firing.
Respect for the overall government is waning. Good.
Even if FBI directors might prefer to operate without guidance from presidents, but that set-up would render the FBI unaccountable.
This will have potentially serious consequences for those investigating election meddling.
An agent who accidentally shot someone while dancing can't be around alcohol, but can keep his gun.
In one surveillance video, the victim is tased four times for a total of 50 seconds.
It's time for this intrusive, politicized, and overly powerful agency to be dumped.
The president reverts to his original, highly implausible excuse for dismissing the FBI director.
The DOJ's inspector general concludes that James Comey acted wrongly but not politically and that an FBI agent said "we'll stop" Trump from winning but didn't act on it.
Was their miscount of unlockable phones truly a mistake or part of an agenda?
The president thinks the distinction between justice and politics is for suckers.
The former FBI director recognizes his criticism of Apple was "thoughtless," but he doesn't see the underlying problem with seeking cybersecurity back doors.
Backpage Plea to Texas Sex Trafficking Charge Turns On CEO's Admission to Brokering Adult Prostitution
Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer turned over the company and seven other executives in exchange for leniency.
The FBI is looking for a back door to your phone. So are some snoops in the FBI's back yard.
Did they follow appropriate procedures to get permission to wiretap?