FBI Director James Comey on Capitol Hill explaining his why he won’t prosecute Hillary Clinton.
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A historian and biographer of J. Edgar Hoover answers questions on how FBI director James Comey is handling a position with a dark past.
A new focus for the Clinton email inquiry: Huma Abedin.
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Huma Abedin's emails belong to her; the search warrant should be served upon her. Once that happens, she can challenge the warrant's legality.
How is it holding up in this digital age?
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
The FBI has a history of abusing search warrants to illegally read Americans' emails. Did the agency just do it again, in the highest of all high-profile situations?
Criminals who hide their computers shouldn’t go free.
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If a computer search would qualify for a warrant if its whereabouts were known, why should simply hiding its location make it legally unsearchable?
Insecurity by design, as the FBI or UK government would have it, is pouring petrol on an already raging fire.
Of one mind.
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Philosophically speaking our smartphones could be seen as an extension of us. But where does that leave us legally?
How hard should it be for the FBI to get access to your iPhone’s data?
The court order to Apple is consistent with the existing law and previous Supreme Court decisions.
What does it take to get at the secrets within an iPhone 5c?
Apple says it won't comply with a court order to unlock a terrorism suspect's iPhone for the FBI. Here's the technology at play.
The US government is asking Apple to effectively hack it’s own phone.
If Apple concedes to the US government's request to hack its own product, it could end up undermining security and privacy for all of us.
Who’s got the keys to the door?
If our homes and property are protected from the law, by the law, then our digital devices should be, too.
Apple CEO Tim Cook standing firm.
Apple is pushing back against the FBI's order to decrypt the iPhone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook for the sake of privacy and security.
Harney County residents gather to protest the FBI’s presence at the airport in Burns, Oregon, January 31, 2016.
Race may have played a role in the muted federal response to the standoff at Malheur Wildlife Refuge, but it goes deeper than that.
Police officers in South Africa are four times more likely to kill themselves than be murdered.
While the unacceptably high rate of police murders in South Africa attracts much media coverage, the bigger problem of suicide among police receives little focus.
The Tribute in Light is seen on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. 9/11 was the beginning of major changes in the intelligence community.
The tactics used by America's current and potential future enemies are constantly changing. Higher education can help by producing graduates able to work in intelligence communities.
Do only sociopaths hitch?
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As our ever-increasing use of services like Uber, Lyft and AirBnB show, it's safe to trust other Americans. Time for hitchhking to make a comeback.
Political goals for Russia’s gas giant.
What does Gazprom hope to achieve with its deep and generous relationship with football?
Object of desire. The FIFA World Cup.
Alejandro De La Cruz
The US and Swiss cases against FIFA executives are full of drama, but success is not a given. A new model for managing sporting corruption should be considered.
The NSA has eyes and ears around the globe.
US intelligence agencies can no longer collect and store the telecommunications data of US citizens but other countries are strengthening their efforts.
Watching you, watching me.
The language Robert Hannigan, the new head of GCHQ, uses in his opening statement is well considered in his appeal to openness, democratic values, and the need for corporate responsibility towards helping…
Sartre, Hoover and Camus.
On 7 February 1946 we find J Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI, writing a letter to “Special Agent in Charge” at the New York field office, to draw his attention to one ALBERT CANUS, who is “reportedly…