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If the FBI has your biometrics, it doesn’t have to tell you

A new rule will prevent millions of people from finding out if their fingerprints, iris scans and other biometric information is stored in a massive federal database. The FBI’s Next Generation Identification system stores the biometric records of people who ...

Secret rules make it pretty easy for the FBI to spy on journalist

Secret FBI rules allow agents to obtain journalists’ phone records with approval from two internal officials — far less oversight than under normal judicial procedures. The classified rules, obtained by The Intercept and dating from 2013, govern the F...

The government is sharing your stolen data with private companies

The FBI has violated constitutional privacy protections and illegally shared raw intelligence about ...

FBI pressures internet providers to install surveillance software

CNET has learned the FBI has developed custom “port reader” software to intercept Intern...