May 8, 2015

FBI bulletin sent to Texas police about gunman just before attack

U.S. government investigators learned several hours before a provocative cartoon contest that a man under investigation for extremist activities might show up, but had no indication that he planned to attack the event, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday. The information about Elton Simpson ...

FBI director: U.S. at crossroads on race relations, policing

Feb 13, 2015

FBI director: U.S. at crossroads on race relations, policing

The United States is at a crossroads on matters of race relations and law enforcement, presenting “hard truths” that its citizens and police must confront, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday. Comey used a speech at Georgetown University to offer his most expansive take ...

Dec 10, 2014

FBI leaves door open on media impersonation

FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday left open the possibility that an agent might again pose as a journalist as part of an investigation, though he said such a tactic ought to be rare and “done carefully with significant supervision, if it’s going to ...

FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

Oct 17, 2014

FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

FBI Director James Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled, suspects could go free and “justice may be denied because of a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.” Likening encrypted data to a safe ...

Sep 26, 2014

FBI believes it has identified IS hostage executioner

The United States has identified the masked Islamic State militant who murdered two kidnapped American journalists in separate videotaped beheadings, FBI chief James Comey said Thursday. The jihadist organization triggered global outrage when it released videos of a man with a British accent killing ...

Aug 18, 2014

Premier FBI cybersquad in Pittsburgh to add agents

The FBI’s premier cybersquad has focused attention on computer-based crime in recent months by helping prosecutors charge five Chinese army intelligence officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring that pilfered $100 million from bank accounts worldwide. ...