Top National Security Officials Brief Bewildered Nation on Efforts to Combat Election Interference

The glaring divide between the U.S. intelligence community and the Oval Office on the issue of Russian election meddling was never more conspicuous than at Thursday’s White House press briefing. Gathered to set the record straight—and get bombarded with questions about President Trump’s oft-contradictory statements…

The DOJ, FBI, SEC, and FTC Are All Now Investigating Facebook's Role in Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The federal investigation into Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal—in which prior versions of Facebook’s advertising API allowed the shady election data firm to partner with an app to harvest data on at least 87 million users without their consent—has expanded to include a multi-agency inquiry into the…

Cops Acquire iPhone-Cracking Tools, Proving FBI's Effort to 'Backdoor' Encryption Is Dumber Than Ever

For more than a decade now, FBI directors have been ranting about investigators being cut off from prized intelligence sources thanks to the widespread adoption of digitally encrypted communications. The truth, of course, is that humanity’s ever-increasing reliance on the internet has given today’s Federal Bureau of…

Civil Rights Groups Are Fighting to Read Homeland Security's Mysterious 'Race Paper'

Two civil rights groups, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Color of Change (COC), have filed a motion asking a judge to force the Department of Homeland Security to un-redact a mysterious document known as the “Race Paper.” Following FOIA requests, the DHS turned over hundreds of pages to CCR and COC,…