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FBI files finally go digital

FBI files finally go digital

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI has finally gone digital with its files, and the effort spanned 12 years. The digital system that the FBI has in place cost over $600 million and will see agents using a new computer system rather than paper files during investigations. The system the FBI has implemented is called Sentinel.

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Former FBI agent urges hackers to help US fend off cyber-threats

Former FBI agent urges hackers to help US fend off cyber-threats

As the world becomes more and more connected, the United States obviously faces threats that are purely cyber in nature. During his keynote at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas today, former FBI agent Shawn Henry made a point of discussing cyber-threats and how the US government can defend against them. The government can't do it alone, however, which is why Henry called on hackers with the know-how to help the country out when it comes to fending off cyber-attacks.

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FBI investigating ZTE over surveillance equipment deal with Iran

FBI investigating ZTE over surveillance equipment deal with Iran

ZTE is fast expanding its portfolio to Europe and the United States, but the Chinese company has now come under scrutiny from the FBI over reports that it sold computer equipment from American companies to Iran. According to a document obtained by The Smoking Gun, ZTE is trying to cover up details of a $130 million transaction with Iran that saw the Chinese company selling sophisticated surveillance equipment.

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FBI rations Dotcom Megaupload evidence access

FBI rations Dotcom Megaupload evidence access

Back in May, the judge presiding over the extradition case between Kim Dotcom and the US government ruled that Dotcom was allowed access to the files and information that the FBI held on him. Lawyers from both sides met yesterday to argue exactly what would be handed over, the result being a 40-page document compiled from 22 million emails obtained by the FBI.

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FBI to kill servers supporting DNSChanger virus victims

FBI to kill servers supporting DNSChanger virus victims

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world could lose access to the Internet on July 9 when the FBI plans to kill temporary servers servicing victims of a virus. That virus is called DNSChanger, and the FBI plans to shut down the temporary DNS servers that were being used to assist victims of the Internet theft ring. Any computer that still uses the servers won't be able to go online starting July 9.

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FBI details “Going Dark” for web surveillance

FBI details “Going Dark” for web surveillance

The FBI have drafted a proposed law which would extend the abilities of the 1994 CALEA act which established their ability to tap phones across the USA. This law would work with communications companies across the states to establish a threshold for number of users which, once met, would require said communications company to activate surveillance-friendly functions on their network for use by the FBI. There are two ways that you, the reader, can take this news - one of them, believe it or not, is fairly positive.

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FBI: check for DNS Changer malware before it’s too late

FBI: check for DNS Changer malware before it’s too late

Previously, on The Internet: millions of computers across the globe were infected by malware called DNS Changer. The software targeted both PCs and Macs, and redirected users away from websites to ones that were deployed by cybercriminals. The new websites were filled with advertisements, with enough views and click throughs generating millions of dollars worth of revenue for the bad guys.

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Epic Games behind FBI and Army training games

Epic Games behind FBI and Army training games

Epic Games has revealed that it is licensing its Unreal Engine 3 to the FBI, the Army, and other government agencies. This is the same engine behind popular massive multiplayer games, such as Gears of War and Mass Effect. It will be put to use for developing training games that involve medical, decision-making, and crime scene simulations.

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Android pattern-lock stumps FBI in prostitution case

Android pattern-lock stumps FBI in prostitution case

If you wondered whether or not the pattern lock on your Android phone was a secure way to keep your information safe, this news should made you feel pretty confident. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has admitted that not even its collective brainpower is able to crack the code. Investigators are trying to gain access to a Samsung Exhibit II that was recovered in a prostitution case.

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