Tag: FBI

Secret Court: FBI Warrantless Searches Were Illegal

Secret Court: FBI Warrantless Searches Were Illegal

Spencer Ackerman | The Daily Beast | Source URL A year ago, the U.S.’ surveillance court ruled that the FBI violated Americans’ privacy by broadly sifting through dragnets of intercepted communications. Some of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s warrantless searches through the National Security Agency’s enormous troves of communications data […]

The FBI is Trying Amazon’s Facial-Recognition Software

The FBI is Trying Amazon’s Facial-Recognition Software

Frank Konkel | NextGov | Source URL The FBI is piloting Amazon’s facial matching software—Amazon Rekognition—as a means to sift through mountains of video surveillance footage the agency routinely collects during investigations. The pilot kicked off in early 2018 following a string of high-profile counterterrorism investigations that tested the limits […]

TSA says it no longer tracks regular travelers as if they may be terrorists

TSA says it no longer tracks regular travelers as if they may be terrorists

Jana Winter & Jenn Abelson | The Boston Globe | Source URL The Transportation Security Administration has curtailed its controversial “Quiet Skies” domestic surveillance program, following widespread criticism that federal air marshals were spying on thousands of unwitting fliers who are not suspected of any crime or on any terrorist watch list. […]

An Army of FBI Whistleblowers Are Ready To Testify Against Mueller

Big League Politics via TeaParty.org | Source URL (Big League Politics) – Special counsel Robert Mueller’s record as FBI director is coming under fire from a coalition of whistleblowers who previously served under him and are willing to testify about his allegedly illegal activities. As House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. […]