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How the CIA and FBI can read your email

Zack Whittaker | The U.S. government — and likely your own government, for that matter — is either watching your online activity every minute of the day through automated methods and non-human eavesdropping techniques, or has the ability to dip in ...

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FBI must explain Internet spy plans

RT | The FBI has been adamant about withholding information about their plans to ensure the government can access any encrypted emails or messages sent over the Internet, but now a federal judge says the agency needs to come clean. ...

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FBI destroyed Hunter S. Thompson file

RT | In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the file on legendary outlaw journalist Hunter S. Thompson, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says it destroyed some of the documents in the 1990s. Argus Leader ...

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FBI Declines 2 Of 3 Information Requests

A private study said the FBI tells two out of every three Freedom of Information Act requesters that it can’t find the records they requested.   The study by the National Security Archive, a private group that publishes declassified government ...

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New Guidelines Would Give F.B.I. Broader Powers

By ERIC LICHTBLAU | A Justice Department plan would loosen restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to allow agents to open a national security or criminal investigation against someone without any clear basis for suspicion, Democratic lawmakers briefed on the ...

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Pressure Grows for F.B.I.’s Anthrax Evidence

WASHINGTON — After four years of painstaking scientific research, the F.B.I. by 2005 had traced the anthrax in the poisoned letters of 2001 to a single flask of the bacteria at the Army biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick, Md., according ...

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FBI Told to Blame Anthrax on al-Qaeda

BY JAMES GORDON MEEK – WASHINGTON | In the immediate aftermath of the 2001 anthrax attacks, White House officials repeatedly pressed FBI Director Robert Mueller to prove it was a second-wave assault by Al Qaeda, but investigators ruled that out, the Daily ...

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FBI seizes local Md. library computers

The FBI removed computer records from the C. Burr Artz Library this week, a library official confirmed Saturday. Darrell Batson, director of Frederick County Public Libraries, said two FBI employees came to the downtown Frederick library either Wednesday or Thursday. ...

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FBI interviews of Bush, Cheney subpoenaed

McClatchy-Tribune | A House committee subpoenaed yesterday records of the FBI’s interviews with President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney during the investigation into the leak of a covert CIA officer’s name. The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform demanded ...

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The ‘War Crimes File’

Hartford Courant | It comes as a relief to know that FBI agents were aghast at harsh interrogation techniques used by American military and CIA operatives against terror suspects detained in U.S.-run detention centers. According to a report by the ...

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FBI: We Warned About Torture of Detainees

AP | FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday recalled warning the Justice Department and the Pentagon that some U.S. interrogation methods used against terrorists might be inappropriate, if not illegal. Mueller’s comments came under pointed questioning by House Democrats demanding ...

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FBI manufactured evidence

FBI Caused Delay in Terror Case Ahead of Senate Testimony. By Ryan Singel | Wired Counterterrorism officials in FBI headquarters slowed an investigation into a possible conspirator in the 2005 London bombings by forcing a field agent to return documents ...

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‘FBI continues to break the law’

The Justice Department’s Inspector General has reported the FBI continues to illegally obtain personal information about Americans. ‘It is too early to tell whether these measures will eliminate fully the problems,’ Inspector General Glenn A. Fine said in his second ...

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FBI head: Give telcos immunity

Nick Julian At the heart of President Bush’s plea to give telecommunications companies legal immunity is the contention that these companies were merely being patriotic corporate citizens when they facilitated the warrantless wiretapping of Americans. FBI Director Robert Mueller undercut ...

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Business spies for FBI eyes

By Jerry Mazza In George Bush’s mania to outdo George Orwell’s 1984, we bring you more than 23,000 members of private industry working quietly with the FBI and Department of Homeland Insecurity under the banner of InfraGard, i.e., the joint ...

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FBI sought approval to use spyware

By John Leyden Analysis The FBI has reportedly sought the go-ahead to use a custom spyware package to bug terrorists and other national security suspects. Indirect evidence suggests that the request was likely to have been approved. An application to ...

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FBI to build $1Bn biometrics database

The FBI is expected to announce this week the awarding of a $1 billion, 10-year contract to develop the largest and most comprehensive government biometrics database in history — with information on the palm prints, eye scans, tattoos, and other ...

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FBI whistleblower spills secrets

Philip Giraldi Most Americans have never heard of Sibel Edmonds, and if the U.S. government has its way, they never will. The former FBI translator turned whistleblower tells a chilling story of corruption at Washington’s highest levels—sale of nuclear secrets, ...

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British Media Confirms Fbi Nuke Cover-up

RAW STORY  The Sunday Times has obtained a document that confirms that a file, which the FBI denied existed, could contain information about American officials stealing nuclear secrets for Turkish and Israeli spies, who would then sell the secrets to ...

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Let’s not spy for the FBI

Plans for the US to access UK citizen’s personal information via a shared international database are disturbing: we shouldn’t sign up to it Nick Clegg News that the US government is in the process of constructing an international “wanted” database ...

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FBI hits a hang-up with wiretaps

Surveillance shut off because of unpaid phone bills BY LARA JAKES JORDAN Telephone companies have cut off FBI wiretaps used to eavesdrop on suspected criminals because of the bureau’s repeated failures to pay phone bills on time. A Justice Department ...

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FBI aims to amass huge database

FBI aims to amass huge database of people’s physical characteristics By Ellen Nakashima The FBI is embarking on a $1 billion effort to build the world’s largest computer database of people’s physical characteristics, a project that would give the government ...

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Former Employee of CIA and FBI Pleads Guilty

Former Employee of CIA and FBI Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy, Unauthorized Computer Access and Naturalization Fraud WEBWIRE DETROIT – Nada Nadim Prouty, a 37-year-old Lebanese national and resident of Vienna, Va., pleaded guilty today in the Eastern District of Michigan ...

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La. Lawmaker Says Targeted by FBI

By CAIN BURDEAU A Louisiana legislator said Wednesday he is being investigated by the FBI and claimed it may be because he wouldn’t give agents information about possible wrongdoing by Rep. William Jefferson and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. State ...

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FBI Official Charged With Abduction, Assault

Man Accused of Terrorizing Woman; Defense Says Allegations ‘Out of Character’ By Daniela Deane For nearly six hours, a senior FBI official terrorized his Arlington County girlfriend, at times holding her at knifepoint in her closet, dragging her around the ...

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Data mining; FBI cast wide net for info

AP FBI demands to telecommunications companies went beyond requesting phone records of customers under suspicion to include analyses of their broader patterns of communication with others as well, newly obtained documents show. The Federal Bureau of Investigation used national security ...

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