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Microsoft leaks the keys protecting millions of Windows devices

Microsoft has inadvertently leaked the "golden keys" that could be used to unlock millions of Windows-powered devices protected by Secure Boot. The blunder proves why the FBI's request to have access to such powerful keys could be a serious security risk.

Comey defends decision on Clinton emails

Washington - FBI chief James Comey vigorously defended his recommendation not to file charges against Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton over her private email use at the State Department, saying she did not break the law.

Op-Ed: How did Orlando nightclub shooter escape FBI scrutiny?

Fort Pierce - Even if nothing more than misery and alarm comes from last week's mass shooting in a Florida nightclub, at least U.S. law enforcement will have to stop taking bows over keeping the country safe from terrorism.

Ad on Craigslist refers to Orlando, warns San Diego is next

San Diego - An ad was posted on Craigslist mentioning the mass murders in Orlando and threatening that San Diego will be next. Police and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force are searching for the person who posted the ad.

Suspect in spraying mouse poison on produce in stores arrested

Ann Arbor - The FBI have a man in custody after three incidents where mouse poison and hand sanitizer were sprayed on produce in Ann Arbor, Michigan grocery stores.

Apple, Google have been asked to decrypt phones at least 63 times

The U.S. government has attempted to force Apple, Google and other smartphone manufacturers to unlock at least 63 devices. The FBI is demanding access to a lot more than one phone, despite its recent claims in the Apple case.

ISIS inspired Faisal Mohammad's stabbing spree on campus

Sacramento - The FBI has concluded Faisal Mohammad, who stabbed four people on the campus last November, was probably self-radicalized. The 18-year-old was shot dead by campus police shortly after the attacks.

FBI: Flight attendant set fire on plane in order to find it

Detroit - It is alleged a flight attendant set a fire in a washroom of an aircraft in flight so he would be able to discover it and put it out. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing.

Apple working on iOS version with even greater security

Apple is building a new version of iOS which will feature even tighter security restrictions that would prevent the company from complying with government requests to unlock iPhones. Apple intends to effectively lock itself out of iOS installs.

Apple chief calls FBI iPhone case 'bad for America'

San Francisco - Apple chief Tim Cook went public in his battle with the FBI, saying that unlocking an iPhone in the name of fighting terrorism would be "bad for America.

Apple encryption fracas about 'victims and justice': FBI chief

Washington - A court order the US government requested to force Apple to unlock an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino shooting rampage is about "the victims and justice," FBI Director James Comey said.

Audio: Tech experts weigh in on the Apple-FBI controversy

Toronto - Apple's refusal to comply with FBI request to access San Bernadino shooter's communications is a line in the sand, says the president of B2B News Network Jen Evans (B2B NN is a Digital Journal media partner).

Time Warner Cable: Up to 320,000 email passwords possibly stolen

Time Warner Cable Inc. reported Wednesday that email passwords for up to 320,000 customers may have been stolen. The company also said it hasn't determined how the information was harvested, but there no indications of a breach at Time Warner Cable.

FBI will start tracking animal abuse cases in Ohio via database

The FBI has announced that it will create a national animal cruelty database similar to ones used for rape and violent crime cases.

FBI chief: California killers radicalized before they met

Washington - The Muslim husband and wife who killed 14 people in an attack on a year-end party in San Bernardino, California were radicalized at least two years ago, before they met online, FBI Director James Comey said.

FIFA's Blatter in FBI spotlight over $100m bribery case: BBC

London - US authorities are investigating evidence indicating that FIFA's suspended president Sepp Blatter knew about $100 million (92 million euros) in bribes paid to former members of the football body, a BBC report said.

No indication California shooters part of larger group: FBI chief

Washington - There are no signs that the couple who killed 14 people in a mass shooting in California earlier this week were part of a larger group, FBI Director James Comey said Friday.

Italy ups security at Vatican, Duomo after FBI tipoff: Reports

Rome - Italy has increased security at its historic monuments in the Vatican, Rome and Milan after a warning from the FBI of possible jihadist attacks, media reports said Wednesday.

FBI says no bomb blast on Maldives president's boat: Report

Colombo - The FBI has said it found no evidence an explosion on board the Maldives president's boat was caused by a bomb, a report said, raising questions about his deputy's arrest over the incident.

76 thefts of radioactive items from Los Alamos recorded in 2015

Los Alamos - It sounds a little unreal, but according to federal officials, workers have stolen radioactive materials from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico numerous times this year. Actually, make it 76 times in 2015.

FBI finds $600,000 in backyard of former armored truck driver

Los Angeles - Federal investigators dug up $600,000 from the backyard of a former armored truck driver who confessed to stealing more than $1 million.

Bail withheld for Christian rocker held on child porn possession

Chicopee - A Christian rock musician from Massachusetts will remain behind bars pending trial because the FBI contends thousands of downloaded images of child pornography were allegedly found on his computer.

California: Six arrested in latest DMV bribery scandal

Sacramento - Federal authorities have charged six people, including three employees for the California Department of Motor Vehicles with allegedly conspiring in a bribery scheme to distribute driving licenses to truckers without requiring them to pass mandatory tests.

Unarmed college football player killed in Texas police shooting

Arlington - A Dallas police officer allegedly shot and killed an unarmed college football player during a struggle after the teenager crashed a car through the window of a car dealership early Friday, authorities say.

FBI looking into security of Clinton private email

Washington - The FBI has started investigating Hillary Clinton's controversial use of private email as Secretary of State and has contacted a firm that managed the setup, along with her attorney, The Washington Post reported.

FBI understaffed to ward off cybersecurity attacks, report says

The Next Generation Cyber Initiative is meant to step up investigation of cyber crimes, but the FBI is having trouble attracting computer scientists and cooperation from the private sector, according to an independent study.

Anti-abortion group hacks Planned Parenthood, FBI notified

On Sunday night, hackers who oppose Planned Parenthood's abortion practices released the non-profit's website databases along with names and email addresses its employees.

U.S. disrupted July 4 attack plots: FBI

Washington - The United States disrupted an undisclosed number of plots to kill Americans on or around the Independence Day holiday, and arrested suspects with alleged links to the Islamic State group, the FBI said.

FBI caught conducting surveillance flights with proxy companies

FBI surveillance is nothing new, but there have been many grandiose conspiracy theories that have gone far beyond the bureau’s actual capabilities.

Op-Ed: Big brother is watching us — FBI admits to aerial surveillance

The FBI has an air force of hundreds of small planes flying over U.S. cities, armed with video and cell phone surveillance equipment. They are spying on citizens without a judge's approval. Big brother is watching us, a lot more than we realize.
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FBI Hostage Rescue Team during urban warfare training. Because of HRT's training and experience abroad with fighting insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is the only civilian law enforcement tactical team in the U.S. capable of actually fighting an insurgency and one of the few in the entire world. HRT has a very high level of capability which allows it to perform low to moderate level tactical operations in non-permissible environments (i.e., war zones) overseas.
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FBI Hostage Rescue Team during urban warfare training.
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FBI Hostage Rescue Team operators during a tactical briefing. Some say that HRT is at the very edge of a growing and controversial trend that a number of concerned criminal justice experts have referred to as the "militarization of civilian law enforcement." Notably, HRT's current uniform bears an uncanny resemblance to that of a military soldier's garb. However, HRT stresses that it's members are not soldiers or military commandos but civilian law enforcement officers.
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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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FBI's Most Wanted Fugitive, alleged child pornographer, Eric Justin Toth
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An FBI image shows the remains of a pressure cooker that the FBI says was part of one of the bombs that exploded during the Boston Marathon
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Photos released by the FBI of potential suspects in the Boston Marathon attacks
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Hostage Rescue Team executing a mock assault on a building during counter-terrorism training. HRT was created to provide an effective civilian response capability to terrorism.
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FBI list of most wanted terrorists.
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Photos released by the FBI of potential suspects in the Boston Marathon attacks
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FBI special agents undergo "Pre-Deployment Training" to prepare them for overseas duty in the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. The training takes place in the mountains of Utah and lasts two weeks. The agents that receive this type of training are regular FBI investigative agents and forensic technicians. The agents of the FBI's elite counter-terror force, Hostage Rescue Team, recieve far more specialized training with military special operations teams.
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The FBI Hostage Rescue Team, created in 1983, trains at Quantico. The team has been involved in many high-profile cases and deployed on more than 200 missions in the U.S. and abroad.
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Passage from page 20 of Florida states attorney final report on FBI shooting of Igbrahim Todashev
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation Hostage Rescue Team (FBI HRT) patch and emblem. The eagle on the patch represents the HRT operative while the chain in its talons represent the bondage of fear, anxiety, emotional distress and psychological oppression and paralysis that terrorism causes to society. Note that the chain is severed with one section of it in each of the eagle's talons. At the bottom of the patch reads:"Servare Vitas" which when translated from Latin to English means "To Save Lives
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Federal Bureau of Investigation's Hostage Rescue Team (FBI HRT) conducting hostage rescue and tactical counter-terrorism training.
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FBI HRT operators storm a large sea vessel during a maritime-based counter-terrorism exercise.
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