How a Hacker Intercepted FBI and Secret Service Calls With Google Maps

Earlier this week, Bryan Seely, a network engineer and one-time Marine, played me recordings of two phone calls (embedded below.) The calls were placed by unwitting citizens to the FBI office in San Francisco and to the Secret Service in Washington, D.C. Neither the callers nor the FBI or Secret Service personnel who… » 2/27/14 7:36pm 2/27/14 7:36pm

NSA surveillance scandal: Major legal site shuts down over spying

A legal website used by attorneys to privately discuss case law is shutting down after 10 years because the owner no longer feels the site's users are protected from government spying. After federal threats led to the closure of several secure email providers, the publisher of Groklaw closed her own operation last… » 6/23/13 4:03pm 6/23/13 4:03pm

25 Years Ago, Dale Earnhardt Received This Death Threat For His Ornery…

On May 17, 1987, Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Bill Elliott swapped paint and made a place for themselves in NASCAR lore. The Winston, a newly created all-star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, came down to a sprint, with Earnhardt and Elliott jockeying for the lead. After bumping and nudging for two laps, Elliott got in… » 8/21/12 3:13pm 8/21/12 3:13pm

DaimlerChrysler Hires Former FBI Chief As Consultant, Jedi Master

The big internal two-year investigation over at the German-American hybrid is just now beginning to wind down. The investigation, according to the Detroit News has so far dug up cases of bribery of officials in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. The bribery allegations are in fact such a big deal it's caused all sorts… » 12/26/06 10:45am 12/26/06 10:45am