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FBI releases its Gamergate investigation file

The FBI has published a 173-page document that shows the department’s investigation into the online harrassment movement, Gamergate. Available to read on the Bureau’s website, the heavily-redacted report includes emails, news articles and internal memos regarding the online hate movement. Fair warning for anyone looking to read the full report …

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Man arrested for telling Blizzard he will ‘pay them a visit with an AK47’

A Californian man was arrested last week for sending death threats to Hearthstone, Overwatch and World of Warcraft firm Blizzard. The US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California has published a press release, explaining that 28-year old Stephen Cebula had sent messages to Blizzard at the beginning of …

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FBI hasn’t told Apple how it cracked iOS

Concerns about Apple’s iOS security remain with the news that the tech giant still doesn’t know how US authorities successfully hacked into an iPhone. The New York Times reports that FBI has confirmed that while it has been in discussions with Apple since it successfully broke the encryption of the …

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US government cracks iOS security without Apple’s help

The US Department of Justice has said that it has successfully cracked the iPhone at the centre of the security dispute between Apple and the FBI. In February Apple hit the headlines when it accused the FBI of threatening digital security after the agency demanded that that the company help …

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Bill Gates sides with FBI in Apple hack debate

Former Microsoft boss Bill Gates has potentially isolated himself from his tech contemporaries by saying that Apple should abide by a government ruling forcing it to share encrypted data. This is a specific case where the government is asking for access to information. They are not asking for some general …

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FBI investigating fantasy eSports betting operators DraftKings

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Department of Justice are conducting a probe into whether fantasy sports operators are violating federal law. Operators such as DraftKings and FanDuel have recently expanded their offerings to include eSports, with the former acquiring AlphaDraft last month. The investigation, in which the FBI …

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FBI investigating Anita Sarkeesian death threats

The FBI is investigating the abuse, and specifically the death threats, endured by Tropes vs Women creator Anita Sarkeesian. The IGDA earlier this month confirmed that it had discussed the issue with authorities, and now Polygon reports that the FBI is directly involved in the case. A representative of the …

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The FBI is investigating the online harassment of game developers

The International Game Developers Association is working with the FBI to try and tackle the recent rise in harassment suffered by game developers online. Polygon reports that the two organisations met in July, with IGDA executive director Kate Edwards saying that the FBI has noted” and has monitored” the activity, …

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Hackers obtain 12m Apple UDIDs from FBI laptop

AntiSec, one of the many internet hacking communities, has claimed that it has obtained the UDIDs and user details of 12m Apple users. UDID stands for ‘unique device identifier’ and is a 40-character code often used for app tracking and authentication purposes. DailyTech reports that the group obtained an FBI-owned …

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Lulzsec ‘leader’ outed as FBI insider

Infamous LulzSec hacking group leader Sabu has been cooperating with the FBI for several months as part of an investigation that has resulted in a number of arrests both sides of the Atlantic. Sabuwas unmaskedas 28-year-old unemployed New Yorker hector Xavier Monsegur and reports have suggested that he has been …

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