• Exclusive: FBI probing cyber attack on congressional campaign in California - sources

    4 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a cyber attack on the congressional campaign of a Democratic candidate in California, according to three people close to the campaign.
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  • DOJ asks Facebook to help it snoop on encrypted voice chats

    DOJ asks Facebook to help it snoop on encrypted voice chats

    4 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    The Department of Justice wants Facebook to give it access to encrypted voice chats as part of a criminal probe, according to a new report. The issue revolves around Messenger and its encrypted chats feature, which users can manually enable for specific conversations. The DOJ is reportedly seeking access to voice conservations made with the app. The information comes from...
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  • Facebook reportedly asked by US government to help wiretap Messenger - CNET

    4 monthes ago - By CNET

    That would mean breaking encryption on the chat app.
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  • US reportedly pressuring Facebook to break Messenger's encryption over MS-13 investigation

    US reportedly pressuring Facebook to break Messenger's encryption over MS-13 investigation

    4 monthes ago - By The Verge

    The US Department of Justice is reportedly trying to have Facebook break the end-to-end encryption of its popular Messenger chat app so that the government can spy on a suspect's “ongoing voice conversations” in a criminal investigation related to the notorious MS-13 gang. Facebook has so far pushed back against the DoJ's request, according to a new Reuters scoop on the situation.
    Reuters says that the surveillance case is under seal in California, so no documents or information about it are publicly accessible. And it seems like tensions are rising fast: earlier this week, the government...
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  • DOJ wants access to suspect's encrypted Facebook Messenger chats

    4 monthes ago - By Engadget

    The US government wants Facebook to help break Messenger's encryption to get access to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal case, sources told Reuters. The probe is under seal so filings aren't publicly available, but the sources stated that...
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  • DOJ starts new war on encryption, this time with Facebook

    DOJ starts new war on encryption, this time with Facebook

    4 monthes ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    As part an investigation into MS-13, the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to box Facebook into the same corner it tried to put Apple in after the 2015 San Bernadino shooting. According to a bombshell Reuters exclusive, the government wants Facebook to break the encryption of its standalone Messenger app so authorities can listen to the voice conversations of a suspect as part of an MS-13 investigation.
    “The previously unreported case in a federal court in California is proceeding under seal,” the Reuters report notes, “so no filings are publicly available, but the three people told...
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  • Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources

    4 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.
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