crime
Jackass Who Lasered Children's Hospital Chopper Gets 14-Year Sentence

Astounding moron Sergio Rodriguez got slapped with a 14-year prison sentence earlier this month, convicted of aiming a handheld laser pointer at an emergency medical helicopter delivering a young patient to the Children's Hospital of Central California. Remember folks, trying to blind pilots in the air is a very, very bad idea. Read More >>

privacy
The FBI Seized all of TorMail's Data and is Using it to Catch Hackers

If you had any faith left in anonymous email services, now would be the time to let that go. New court documents show that in chasing down associates of Freedom Hosting, the FBI managed to download the entire email database of TorMail. And now it's using that information to take on the Darknet. Read More >>

piracy
Glasshole: The FBI Took My Glass and Pulled Me Out of a Movie

When you're not having crazy Google Glass sex, maybe you'd like to go see a movie. Movies are fun! But beware, if you wear your Glass you might find yourself with an unexpected date. Specifically an FBI agent and 5-10 cronies. Read More >>

privacy
FBI Can Secretly Turn on Laptop Cameras Without the Indicator Light

Scary. Insane. Ridiculous. Invasive. Wrong. The Washington Post reports that the FBI has had the ability to secretly activate a computer's camera "without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording" for years now. What in the hell is going on? What kind of world do we live in? Read More >>

security
Anonymous Has Been Hacking US Government Sites Since Last December

The FBI has released an official memo indicating that hackers related to Anonymous have been accessing federal government computers in various agencies for almost a year and stealing data. Read More >>

bitcoin
Bitcoin Seized From Silk Road Is In A Highly Prankable FBI Wallet

Ross Ulbricht's arrest last week included an FBI seizure of about 26,000 Bitcoins. But you can't just stick Bitcoins under your mattress. Even if you're the FBI they have to be in a wallet somewhere. And people know where. Internet denizens found the wallet and have been contributing tiny sums, we're talking 0.00000001 BTC here, so they can leave public notes expressing a range of...feelings. Read More >>

internet
The NSA's Been Trying to Hack into Tor's Anonymous Internet For Years

This shouldn't come as a huge surprise, but the NSA has reportedly been trying (and failing) to break into the Tor network for years. It turns out that Tor, a suite of tools to protect anonymity online, is just too secure as an infrastructure. Individual users, however, are less secure. Read More >>

drones
The FBI's Been Using Drones to Surveil Americans Since 2006

It's tempting to write off all this drone hysteria as a problem for people in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but there's mounting evidence that it hits close to home, too. A new report from a federal watchdog agency says that the FBI has been using drones to watch over Americans since 2006. Read More >>

hacking
The FBI Just Admitted to Hacking Into Tor Network

Just over a month after reports of a malware attack on the anonymous Tor network, the FBI told an Irish court that it was behind the shenanigans. But don't worry, it was for a good cause. Read More >>

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The Anonymous Internet Is Under Attack

Last week left cybersecurity nerds scratching their heads after traffic to Tor, the free software suite that enables anonymity online, quintupled in less that a week. It was obviously too good to be true, and now we know why. A Russian botnet is threatening to bring the whole network down. Read More >>

internet
The TOR Project Tells Everyone to Stop Using Windows

After startling news that someone (probably a US government agency) was exploiting a vulnerability in Firefox to spy on its supposedly anonymous users, the TOR Project is now asking everyone to take a step back and stop using Windows. It's not just this latest episode of snooping though. They say Windows just isn't a great operating system in terms of security in general. Read More >>

security
NSA Appears to Be Tracking the Anonymous Internet

That custom-built malware that's tracking down Tor network users? Turns out it might not be the FBI behind it after all. It looks like it might be the NSA. Read More >>

internet
Is the FBI Trying to Expose the Anonymous Internet Using Malware?

Over the weekend, security researchers noticed some strange activity happening on the Tor network, an anonymous "darknet" used for everything from private browsing to selling drugs. Some hacker appeared to be using custom-made malware to identify its users. But according to Wired's sources, this was no hacker. It was the FBI. Read More >>

wtf
The Feds Say That Two Guys Made an X-Ray Weapon to Sicken People

In an attempt to "secretly sicken opponents of Israel" and presumably star as the bad guys in a barely believable action movie, two guys from New York have been accused by the FBI of assembling a portable X-Ray weapon that would shoot lethal doses of radiation. Seriously. They were going to sell it to Israel or the KKK. Read More >>

security
Edward Snowden Used a Thumb Drive to Smuggle Thousands of PRISM Files

The highly-classified, confidential documents that revealed the NSA's massive data-mining operation, PRISM, were leaked from the NSA's facilities on none other than a simple, innocuous thumb drive. Read More >>

privacy
Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Even More Tech Companies Caught Spying For the US NSA (Updated)

Wow. Nothing is sacred. The Washington Post has discovered that the US' National Security Agency and the FBI have teamed up to tap into the servers of nine US tech companies—Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, you name it—and have extracted e-mails, photographs, audio, video, documents and connection logs. They basically have free reign to take whatever they want. And they've been doing it since 2007. Read More >>

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