An informant gathered information from Trump campaign staffers for the FBI's Russia probe. An historian writes that informants are one of the most basic ways the FBI and police investigate.
Here are three lessons that former FBI Director James Comey, took from the 20th-century American Christian philosopher, Reinhold Niebuhr.
Past presidents have made strange requests of the FBI, some of which were documented by J. Edgar Hoover.
25 years ago, the Waco siege became a symbol of government attacks on religious and civil liberties.
The story of the Waco siege is a story of how the media and the government can work in concert to shape a narrative and dehumanize victims.
It's easier to see how customers benefit from increased grid security than it is to justify making them pay for it.
The story behind the conspiracy theory that claims Florida shooting survivors are 'crisis actors' coached by the FBI.
Smartphones are key elements of two-factor authentication processes. Weakening their security threatens people's digital identities.
An expert on secrecy in government explains the downsides and limits of transparency.
No probable cause, no public records – this is not a typical criminal court.
The FBI has long fed Congress secret intel. Trump and Nunes' fight to release classified information may turn this dynamic on its head.
The foundation initially seemed well-suited for cleaning up Bill Clinton's legacy after the Monica Lewinsky scandal's ugliness. That's no longer true.
There's still far too much we don't know about hate crimes in the US – and that affects how we study and enforce these crimes.
Scholars dig in to the debate on whether police should be able to defeat or circumvent encryption systems.
The FBI and police officials say they need to decrypt secure communications to fight crime. But they have other options, and modern threats make clear the importance of strong encryption.
The Australian government is using spyware. Is that legal?
FBI data show that in 2015 anti-Muslim hate crimes spiked to the highest level since 2001. A scholar finds political rhetoric correlates to both sharp increases and decreases in hate crime.
Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
Russia is dangerous, the president lied, and now it's up to the special counsel.
The Soviet ambassador to London showed that charm and contacts can trump espionage when it comes to gathering information.