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N.Korea behind Sony hack: FBI

Washington - North Korea was responsible for a "destructive" cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday, warning it would hunt down the perpetrators and make them pay.

Associated Press issues harsh denunciation of FBI operation

Olympia - Further negative response to the announcement by FBI Director James Comey that the intelligence agency impersonated an Associated Press employee in 2007 is coming out. The FBI agent impersonated an AP employee during a criminal investigation.

FBI arrests alleged 'Silk Road 2.0' operator

FBI agents arrested Blake Benthall in San Francisco on Wednesday. Benthall is the alleged operator of "Silk Road 2.0," an online marketplace where people can buy and trade illegal goods or services.

Twitter lawsuit seeks transparency in surveillance requests

San Francisco - Twitter has filed suit against the U.S Justice Department, claiming current laws restricting what the company can publicly disclose about national security requests is a violation of the First Amendment.

$100,000 reward offered for arrest, conviction of AK-47 Bandit

Los Angeles - The FBI is asking the public for help in solving a string of bank robberies by the "AK-47 Bandit," offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the serial robber.

FBI invents fake defendant to catch 'corrupt' judge

Philadelphia - The FBI invented a fake defendant, as well as phony court appearances and a staged arrest--all in an attempt to catch a Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge they believed was corrupt.

FBI's flawed facial recognition program fully operational

Civil right and privacy advocates are concerned over the FBI's recent announcement that a flawed facial recognition software program is now fully operational.

JP Morgan the victim of an 8-week long cyber attack

New York - This summer's hackers discovered a way into the servers of mega-bank JP Morgan Chase, exposing the backdoor vulnerability to access copious amounts of customer and company data.

Op-Ed: FBI moves on celebrity pics leaks — Cloud security farce exposed

Sydney - The FBI is investigating the leaks of “intimate” pictures of celebrities. While this may be a more valuable exercise than it looks and expose Cloud security weaknesses, the level of priority has to be questioned.

FBI catch fugitive using advanced biometrics

The FBI captured fugitive Neil Stammer, who has been on the run for 15 years, thanks to the agency’s new biometric facial-recognition system.

Sloppy work at FBI lab could affect thousands of cases

Touted as a state-of the-art crime-fighting facility, the FBI forensics lab has long been regarded as the final word on analyzing evidence whether it’s DNA or fingerprints, or anything else that might be linked to a crime.

Driver-less cars could be a criminal's dream

Washington - With all the talk about automated driving making roads safer, due to lessening the chances of human errors, many are overlooking the possibility that automated cars could also make our roads more dangerous, due to criminal activity.

Op-Ed: Why a government program could be labeling you as a terrorist

Five men in California are finally standing up against the government's 'Suspicious Activity Reporting' initiative, an Orwellian counter-terrorism program that has, until now, been overlooked by both mainstream and alternative media.

FBI: 168 children rescued in nationwide sex trafficking crackdown

Washington - The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Monday that 168 children have been rescued during a nationwide crackdown on child sex traffickers.

SF suspect had material for remote-controlled bomb, FBI says

San Francisco - Authorities appeared no closer Friday to figuring out why a well-known San Francisco political consultant had components to build a remote-control bomb in his apartment when he was arrested last week.

Suspect in S.F. explosives case arrested near Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco - A San Francisco public relations consultant appeared in federal court Tuesday, one day after being arrested by local and FBI agents who had issued a nationwide alert for the man after allegedly finding explosive materials in his residence.

The NSA is harvesting millions of images of faces daily

It has been revealed that America's National Security Agency is collecting millions of images of faces from web searches each day.

Senior Hezbollah member killed by Syrian fighters

Syrian opposition fighters fighting the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad have killed Fawzi Ayoub. A senior Hezbollah member.

Op-Ed: Tsarnaev signals vigorous defense, FBI struggles with story

Being forced into virtually admitting that it has never heard of a mugshot before, the FBI has taken the position that it does not keep files on A-List terror suspects, at least not files with photographs anyway.

Dzhokhar bombshell: FBI pressed Tamerlan to become informant

In a recent court filing, accused Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev indicated, through his defense team, that not only did the FBI have contacts with his brother, but it pressed him to become an "informant" on the Chechen and Muslim community.

Inmate masterminded revenge kidnapping from behind bars, FBI says

Wake Forest - A gang member serving life without parole in a maximum-security prison allegedly used a contraband cell phone to organize a kidnapping plot that spanned two states, officials say.

Canadians' mental health records shared with FBI, border patrol

Toronto - Canadian police departments have been sharing mental health information of Canadians by uploading it to a database that the FBI and U.S. Customs has access to, which has been used to deny entry by border control agents.

U.S. report whines Russia didn't help FBI enough prior to Marathon

In an unusual twist to the blame game following last year's Boston Marathon bombing, an inspector general report claims that the Russian government withheld information on the deceased suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, after initially tipping off the FBI to him.

What did Todashev, shot by FBI, know about the Boston bombing?

Now that it has emerged that the friend of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot three times in the back, and once in the top of the head, as he allegedly attacked an FBI agent and a Massachusetts state trooper, rampant speculation may begin.

Florida report: Todashev shot 3 times in the back by FBI agent

A Florida states attorney has concluded that Ibragim Todashev, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot three times in the back and once to the top of the head out of a total of seven shots fired by an FBI special agent.

Op-Ed: The secret rise of corporate spying Special

Olympia - Last November a global protest led by the leaderless collective Anonymous was held in hundreds of cities all over the world, including Olympia, Washington.

FBI begins campaign to combat people pointing lasers at aircraft

The FBI has announced a program where rewards of up to $10,000 will be paid to those who provide information leading to the arrest of persons who point lasers at commercial aircraft in flight.

FBI rescues 16 kids forced into prostitution for Super Bowl

The Super Bowl and other big sporting events are lucrative venues for the sex trade in the U.S. There are few statistics on how much traffic increases during large sporting events, but New Jersey, like other states before them, was aware of the problem.

FBI warns of more credit card breaches

Washington - The FBI has warned retailers to be prepared for more cyber attacks like those that affected Target and Neiman Marcus as well as others over the last few months.

FBI probes police beating death of California homeless man

Los Angeles - The FBI on Monday announced it would investigate the acquittal of two cops in Fullerton, California who brutally beat a mentally ill homeless man to death in July 2011.
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An alert issued by Google to users infected with the DNSChanger malware through the company's search engine.
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Blood stains at the exit point from the room where Todashev was interrogated.
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Photos released by the FBI of potential suspects in the Boston Marathon attacks
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An FBI HRT operator and his K-9 partner conduct tactical training at the FBI's Hogan's Alley simulation center in Quantico, Virginia. The training is part of a week-long program which taught U.S. Army Officers about crisis response and the roles of HRT and the FBI's Crisis Negotiations Unit. Both HRT and the Crisis Negotiations Unit are under the command of the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG).
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Publicly released surveillance photo of Dzhokhar (left) and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, at Boston Marathon, at FBI.gov.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) during a training exercise in the mid-1990's. In a 80's study on the world's best military and tactical law enforcement counter-terrorism teams HRT was ranked eighth out of over 100 other teams.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation Hostage Rescue Team (FBI HRT) patch and emblem. At the bottom of the patch reads:"Servare Vitas" which when translated from Latin to English means "To Save Lives
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The badges of FBI agent Mulder and Scully from the TV show The X-Files
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An Federal Bureau of Investigation Enhanced Special Weapons And Tactics team moves in to surround a C-130 during an exercise Keesler Air Force Base. The FBI's Enhanced SWAT teams are not as highly trained or equipped to take on the missions that are often assigned to the Hostage Rescue Team but they have more advanced training and equipement than the regular FBI SWAT teams.
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FBI Hostage Rescue Team during urban warfare training.
FBI Hostage Rescue Team during urban warfare training.
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Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) fast-rope (or repel) onto a roof before storming a building to confront terrorists and free a hostage during a training exercise.
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A special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) New York Field Office Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team standing on the rooftop of a skyscraper in Downtown Manhattan
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Federal authorities have arrested an Al Qaeda wannabe Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis for attempting to blow up the Federal Reserve in Manhattan.
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The sensational Carroll Foundation Maryland Trust billion dollars offshore tax evasion fraud scandal encircling 10 Downing Street and the Conservative Party.