‘Accessing the FBI’s biometric database has long been a critical step in catching and prosecuting criminals. People who commit serious crimes tend to do so many times throughout their lives, so it makes sense that law enforcement agencies would be able to record their fingerprints when they’re caught, and save them for future references. In the near future however, your fingerprints may also find their way into the FBI’s database, regardless of your criminal history.’
‘The FBI has admitted to gathering secret intelligence about the annual Burning Man festival since 2010.
In response to a request under the 2012 Freedom of Information Act, the security service said its Special Events Management unit has kept files on festival-goers, known as ‘burners’ – to ‘aid in the prevention of terrorist activites and intelligence collection’.
But the FBI’s 16-page response to the question by Inkoo Kang is heavily redacted, with information about the technology being used to secretly gather the information being blanked out.
The revelation comes as the 29th Burning Man takes place in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.’
‘Hackers have hit the website of the National Crime Agency in an apparent revenge attack.
The UK’s FBI was targeted overnight and their website hit be a distributed denial of service (DDoS) strike – which involves over-loading a website with too much traffic.
Hacking group Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility for attack and has posted a message on Twitter simply saying: ‘Stressed out?’.’
‘FBI agents and a local public corruption task force raided Palm Springs City Hall armed with search warrants on Tuesday, sending home employees and closing the offices for the day, an FBI spokeswoman said.
Spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said she could not disclose the nature of the searches, which were conducted with members of the so-called Inland Empire Public Corruption Task Force, because the case was under seal.’
‘Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has agreed to hand over the private email server she used when she was secretary of state to the US Justice Department.
The decision comes a week after the FBI launched an investigation in the use of of Mrs Clinton’s unsecured email account.
Back in March, both Republicans and Mrs Clinton’s rivals within the Democratic party demanded to see the emails to determine whether classified information had been sent and stored on a domestic email server from her home in New York.’
‘The police and surveillance state predicted in the forward-looking 1940s classic “1984” by George Orwell, has slowly, but steadily, come to fruition. However, like a frog sitting idly in a pan of steadily-warming water, too many Americans still seem unaware that the slow boil of big government is killing their constitutional liberties.
The latest sign of this stealth takeover of civil rights and freedom was epitomized in recent Senate testimony by FBI Director James Comey, who voiced his objections to civilian use of encryption to protect personal data – information the government has no automatic right to obtain.’
The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation says despite their best efforts, huge numbers of children across the US are being sexually exploited. The rate of abuse is reaching “epidemic” proportions.
Tens of thousands of kids across the United States are being sexually exploited every year, and “the level of pedophilia is unprecedented right now,” Joseph Campbell of the FBI’s Criminal Investigation Division revealed to BBC News.
Only six hundred abused children were rescued by the Bureau last year.
Most of children cited in these numbers are American citizens, but there is also a large number of minors illegally transported to the territory of the US from Latin- and Central America, the BBC investigation revealed.’
‘The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) blames China for a significant surge in economic espionage cases across the United States.
The head of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, Randall Coleman, said at a briefing that the bureau has identified a 53 percent increase in the theft of secret trade information from US companies, inflicting hundreds of billions of damages over the past year.
“The predominant threat we face right now is from China,” Coleman said on Thursday.
The exact number of total cases of economic espionage is classified, but Coleman said it is “in the hundreds.”’
‘News reports of the July 16 shootings in Chattanooga Tennessee already provide some curious features that warrant close scrutiny. Perhaps unsurprisingly, complete oversight of the shooting investigation has been turned over to the FBI. Also, the Israeli-linked SITE Intelligence Group is involved in providing the news frame for alleged shooter Muhammed Youssef Abdulazeez.
For over a decade now the FBI has been busy creating phony terror events throughout the US to provide the semblance of a discernible enemy in the “war on terror,” as investigative reporter Trevor Aaronson has documented. This has proven immensely lucrative for the Western military-intelligence-media complex.’