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Spotlight: FBI doesn't have to disclose Firefox vulnerability to Mozilla, Judge rules

Mozilla has good reason to believe that the FBI used a security vulnerability in its Firefox browser to obtain evidence in a recent child pornography case, but a Federal Judge ruled on Monday that the agency isn't required to disclose the vulnerability to the company, The Hill reported Tuesday.

Twitter revokes intelligence community's access to terror-spotting analytics service

Twitter on Sunday cut off U.S. intelligence agencies' access to a third-party service that sifts through public Twitter feeds for its clients, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Secretive spy court brings new meaning to term 'rubber stamp'

According to a report by Reuters, based on a Department of Justice document it obtained, the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved all of the electronic surveillance requests from the U.S. government in 2014 and 2015.

Supreme Court eases restrictions on federal hacking authority

The Supreme Court on Thursday quietly approved a change to Rule 41, which could give the Federal Bureau of Investigations the authority, if granted the right warrant conditions, to hack any computer or network anywhere in the world.

FBI says it can't disclose details for iPhone hack to Apple because of third-party rights

The Federal Bureau of Investigation does not plan to disclose information about how it hacked into the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter to Apple, according to Amy Hess, the FBI's executive assistant director for science and technology.

Spotlight: FBI unlocks second iPhone without Apple

The FBI managed to unlock a second iPhone on Monday, which it previously asserted it needed Apple's assistance to unlock, because someone gave the agency the passcode.

Secretive surveillance court curtails agency surveillance, data retention in new rulings

A top surveillance federal court released recent decisions this week that laid out new oversight compliance requirements for the National Security Agency's and Federal Bureau of Investigation's retention of personal data.

FBI ponied up $1.3M to crack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, suggests Comey

The Federal Bureau of Investigation likely paid more than $1.3 million to get access into the encrypted iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino shooter, according to remarks Thursday by FBI Director James Comey.

Spotlight: FBI looks in-house for new CIO

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has chosen Gordon Bitko to be its new CIO, Federal News Radio reported earlier today.

US senators circulate draft bill on encryption that sides with law enforcement

Two powerful U.S. senators have released a draft of federal encryption legislation designed to clarify the responsibilities of private companies regarding court orders from a government for encrypted information or data. Basically, the draft legislation would side with the FBI in its highly publicized dispute with Apple.