Cryptocurrency is keeping FBI on its toes as director recognizes increasing threat

The director fo the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has said cryptocurrencies are a “significant problem that will get bigger and bigger” for the law enforcement agency. Christopher Wray made the comments during a hearing in the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, as senators probed leaders from Homeland Security, the FBI, and the National Counterterrorism Center about ongoing threats to the homeland. “We are looking at it from an investigative perspective, including…

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FBI violated Americans’ privacy by abusing access to NSA surveillance data, court rules

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Federal Bureau of Investigation made tens of thousands of unauthorized searches related to US citizens between 2017 and 2018, a court ruled. The agency violated both the law that authorized the surveillance program they used and the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution. The ruling was made in October 2018 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), a secret government court responsible for reviewing and authorizing searches…

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DOJ watchdog says James Comey broke FBI policy by keeping, leaking Trump meeting memos

Former FBI Director James Comey violated agency policies when he retained and leaked a set of memos he took documenting meetings with President Donald Trump early in 2017, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report released Thursday. CNN news: Source link

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FBI proposal outlines plans for large scale collection of social media data

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is planning to step up its efforts to monitor social media platforms more aggressively in order to detect potential threats. The move, according to the Wall Street Journal, clashes with Facebook’s privacy policies and “possibly its attempts to comply with a record $5 billion settlement with the U.S. government reached last month.” The law enforcement agency is said to be seeking technological solutions from third-party contractors that would make…

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FBI suspects tea company that ‘pivoted’ to blockchain of insider trading

Long Island Tea Corp was one of those companies that randomly added the word “blockchainâ€� to the name of their business to seem cool (and maybe bump up its stock) – but it appears its name change may be more sinister than first thought. The Federal Bureau of Investigation suspects Long Blockchain Corp., as it is now known, may be guilty of insider trading, Quartz reports. According to a request for a search warrant, the FBI is…

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Fired acting FBI director says talks were held about removing Trump

Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is confirming for the first time publicly that there were high-level discussions at the Justice Department about recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office in the aftermath of former FBI Director James Comey’s firing. CNN news: Source link

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