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How the UK's National Crime Agency Fights Cybercrime With Hacking of Its Own

Over the past few months, more details about UK law enforcement's closely-guarded use of “equipment interference”—the government's broad term for hacking—have come to light.The evidence gives four examples of how UK law enforcement have used equipment interference, including two relating to NCA cybercrime investigations. read more

How a Cam Girl Conspiracy Theory Sparked Masturbation Innovation

Last fall, I wrote about a weird little conspiracy theory making the rounds in the cam girl community, where angry fans accused cam performers of faking a sound-responsive vibrator’s reaction to the chime generated by viewers’ tips.To me, the whole thing seemed like bunk—if a cam girl exaggerates the pleasure she’s experience while on the job, well, welcome to sex work—but it got enough attention that it inspired one cam girl to do things a little bit differently. read more

This Technicality Could Spoil the FBI’s Dark Web Hacking Operations

Last year, the FBI and its international police partners hacked at least 4,000 suspected child pornographers in an unprecedented sting on a dark web child pornography website called Playpen.If you don’t know where computer is, according to Rule 41, then you can’t legally hack it. read more

FBI Director: We Paid More Than $1.2 Million for San Bernardino iPhone Hack

That would mean the FBI spent more than $1.2 million for a technique to unlock an iPhone 5c used by Syed Farook, one of the deceased perpetrators of a gun massacre in San Bernardino, California last December. read more