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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.

Border security agents: Build a 'virtual wall,' not an actual one

Donald Trump's proposed border wall has never been considered the most practical policy option, but according to a new Reuters report, even the border patrol agents on the ground have no desire for one.

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: After landslide House vote, Senate pressured to take up email privacy bill

The House of Representatives passed the Email Privacy Act 419-0 yesterday, and now elected officials in both chambers are putting pressure on the Senate to take up the bill.

New Mexico's Alamogordo ponders joint PSAP as feds push nationwide NextGen911 network

Officials in Alamogordo, N.M., are trying to work out funding and other details for consolidating a public safety answering point, or PSAP, to manage 911 calls for the city police and fire departments and the county sheriff's office, the Alamogordo Daily News reported.

Tennessee firefighters say they need workarounds to avoid dropped signals with digital communication system

The mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., says her county's emergency management system shouldn't buy a new digital emergency radio system unless it can resolve signal issues that could put firefighters in danger, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reported.

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: Even facial recognition software has a racial bias

Facial recognition software, which uses special camera algorithms to recognize and identify individuals, might have trouble recognizing African Americans, according to a post at The Atlantic.