US Rep Likens Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to 'Tyranny'


The United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has come under increasing fire from Republican lawmakers who now have the Trump administration to back their efforts. Long-time critic Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R.-Texas, who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, compared the bureau to a tyranny in a recent interview. Hensarling reportedly is preparing a new version of the Financial Choice Act — the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act — that would include CFPB reforms.

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Buying a handgun on the dark web 'just like buying a bar of chocolate'

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is going after illegal gun sales online via the dark web, creating a special group for that purpose. The Internet Investigations Center will give “actionable intelligence” to field divisions.

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Feds to keep iPhone-hacking method under wraps

The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn’t plan to tell Apple Inc. how it cracked a San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist’s phone, said people familiar with the matter, leaving the company in the dark on a security vulnerability on some iPhone models.

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FBI Director Comey calls 'emotion' surrounding Apple case unproductive, says encryption needs legislative resolution

Article Image Two weeks after the Federal Bureau of Investigation withdrew its legal action against Apple, agency director James Comey on Tuesday said the issue of squaring national security policies with consumer privacy rights was the most difficult of his government career.

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FBI can't unlock anything newer than Apple's iPhone 5c, Comey reveals

Article Image The unlocking procedure used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to break into an iPhone 5c at the center of the San Bernardino case cannot be used on new devices, the bureau’s director said on Wednesday.

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FBI can't unlock anything newer than Apple's iPhone 5c, Comey reveals

Article Image The unlocking procedure used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to break into an iPhone 5c at the center of the San Bernardino case cannot be used on new devices, the bureau’s director said on Wednesday.

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FBI agrees to help crack iPhone 6 and iPod tied to Arkansas murder trial, but method unknown

Article Image The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday agreed to assist prosecutors in unlocking an iPhone 6 and iPod linked to an Arkansas murder trial, but whether the agency is is leveraging its newfound iPhone exploit is unclear. in cases beyond San Bernardino.

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In new San Bernardino filing, Apple calls the government's arguments 'misleading'

Apple’s kerfuffle with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department appears far from over.

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Obama administration, FBI must act to restore US government's credibility in Apple's encryption debate

Article Image Actions by the leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the past month related to the San Bernardino encryption issue demonstrate a shocking level of dishonest and callous disregard for the nation’s core principles of democracy. FBI director James B. Comey should issue a formal apology or resign his post, AppleInsider’s Daniel Eran Dilger argues.

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The FBI issues warnings about an email scam that's stolen more than $1.2 billion

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) put out a pair of warnings in recent weeks regarding a fraud scheme that involves email, wire transfers, checks, and international business.

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Citibank Dinged $700M for Scamming Credit Card Customers


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week ordered Citibank and its subsidiaries to pay about $700 million in relief to eligible consumers and a $35 million civil penalty for, in essence, scamming consumers into paying for unwanted credit card add-on products and services. This is the 10th action the bureau has undertaken against banks for deceiving consumers in its four years of existence.
The CFPB’s consent order names Citibank, Department Stores National Bank, and Citicorp Credit Services as the defendants.

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FBI to Dig Into IRS Data Breach Debacle


The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a hack of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service that led to personal data being stolen from at least 100,000 taxpayers’ accounts of the 200,000 that were hit. The hackers got the data by accessing the Get Transcript application, which lets taxpayers download data they filed with the service, the IRS announced Tuesday. Twenty-three million taxpayers used the online Get Transcript application in the latest filing season.

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FBI director continues crusade against Apple's encryption of iPhone data

James Comey, director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, has once again slammed Apple’s iPhone and devices running Android that can hold secure, encrypted data that is inaccessible by law enforcement, saying that such capabilities allow users to “place themselves beyond the law.”



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