Untouchables arrest Phantom Secure boss
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Flogging security hardened blackberries to crims

The FBI has arrested the owner of Phantom Secure as part of a complex law enforcement operation clamping down on the trade in security hardened blackberries to criminals.

FBI failed to warn officials about Russian hacker
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Despite knowing what he was up to

The FBI failed to notify scores of US officials that a Russian hacker was trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year that Kremlin hackers were after them.

Cut ties with Kaspersky, FBI warns companies
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An 'unacceptable threat'

The Untouchables are briefing private sector companies on intelligence claiming to show that the Moscow-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab is an unacceptable threat to national security.

Hacker who never hacked anyone is arrested
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FBI settles for face saving arrest

What do you do if hackers lift a software tool without paying for it and use it to bring down the internet?

FBI over-killed in bid to take out kiddie pornographers
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Hacked 8,700 computers in 120 countries with just one warrant

Privacy experts have complained in court that the FBI might have just overstepped itself by hacking 8,700 computers in 120 countries, based on a single warrant.

Google shows national security letters for the first time
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Most information requests coming from Gmail accounts

For the first time in history, Google has been allowed to provide a glimpse into some revelations discovered by US intelligence agencies that were previously asked to be kept confidential.

Iris you in the name of the law
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Keeping an eye on you

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has collected 430,000 iris scans since 2013, prompting questions about just how much Big Brother is watching you.

FBI has a novel way of dealing with security researchers
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Expose rubbish security and we will arrest you

If you find shedloads of personal data freely available on a US software company’s server it is probably better to keep your mouth shut and let them be taken down by hackers.

FBI helps cops unlock another iPhone
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FBI untouchable while iPhone wide open 

The FBI is really rubbing it into Apple by offering to unlock some Apple gear for coppers investigating a murder.

FBI cracked iPhone
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29 March 2016

FBI cracked iPhone

And the Tame Apple Press said it was impossible

All those people who claimed that Apple's "superior, super, cool security" was impossible to crack woke up to a dose of reality this morning when the FBI said it had managed to do it, and did not need Jobs' Mob's help.