F.B.I. Is Broadening Surveillance Role, Report Shows

New York Times, By Charlie Savage, January 11

Washington — Although the government’s warrantless surveillance program is associated with the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has gradually become a significant player in administering it, a newly declassified report shows.

In 2008, according to the report, the F.B.I. assumed the power to review […]

FBI’s “Suicide Letter” to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance

EFF, November 12

The New York Times has published an unredacted version of the famous “suicide letter” from the FBI to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The letter, recently discovered by historian and professor Beverly Gage, is a disturbing document. But it’s also something that everyone in the United States should read, because it demonstrates […]

The Birth of a Monstrosity

Everything at your fingertips! No muss, no fuss.

Maybe the FBI got lucky. Maybe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev carried his cell phone with him to his last hideout under a tarpaulin that covered a boat housed in someone’s backyard in Boston. Maybe Tsarnaev threw the cell phone away earlier, but the police found it. Maybe Tsarnaev […]

So you want to learn how to hate? Move to Tennessee.

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — U.S. Attorney Bill Killian was greeted with shouts of “traitor,” “serpent,” and calls to “resign” or “go home” Tuesday night at an event aimed at improving relations between local residents and their Muslim neighbors. Killian and Kenneth Moore, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Knoxville office, were featured speakers before a […]

Email Privacy and the Petraeus Scandal

Julian Sanchez of the Cato Institute talks about the email privacy issues raised by the ongoing Petraeus sex scandal:

Waiting For The Other Shoe re: Petraeus: “I’m Telling You There’s More To Do Than With Sex.”

Former CIA operative Robert Baer talks with Piers Morgan re: l’affaire de Petraeus:

I’m telling you there’s more to do than with sex. There’s something going on here which I can’t explain and I think we’re going to find out very soon.

WATCH:

h/t Michael J. Totten

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