FBI Software For Analyzing Fingerprints Contains Russian-Made Code, Whistleblowers Say
In a secret deal, a French company purchased code from a Kremlin-connected firm, incorporated it into its own software, and hid its existence from the FBI, according to documents and two whistleblowers. The allegations raise concerns that Russian hackers could compromise law enforcement computer systems.
How A Mississippi Funeral Home Showdown Freaked Out The White House
A secretive global legal system gives corporations leverage over the countries where they operate. Everyone said the United States didn't have anything to worry about, because American laws are fair to begin with. Everyone was wrong. Part four of a BuzzFeed News Investigation.
Senator Leahy Blasts DEA For Impersonating Woman On Facebook
Citing a case revealed by BuzzFeed News, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said it's "appalling" that a Drug Enforcement Administration agent created a fake Facebook page using a real woman's name and photos — without her knowledge.
Facebook Rebukes DEA For Impersonating Woman Online
After BuzzFeed News revealed that the Drug Enforcement Administration had created a phony Facebook page using a real woman’s name — without her knowledge — the company has told the agency it committed a “serious breach” of Facebook’s terms of service.
Government Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman’s Name
A DEA agent commandeered a woman’s identity, created a phony Facebook account in her name, and posted racy photos he found on her seized cell phone. The government said he had the right to do that. Update: Facebook has removed the page and the Justice Department says it is reviewing the incident.
Exclusive: New Bill Aims To Stop Coal Companies From Denying Benefits To Miners With Black Lung
Coal companies are supposed pay compensation to miners who contract the dreaded disease, but the companies have devised ways to get out of paying. The bill attempts to shut down those schemes. Update: This post now includes information from a conference call with one of the bill's sponsors.
More Than 1,000 Miners Might Have Been Wrongly Denied Black Lung Benefits, Government Says
The Department of Labor has told coal miners that a Johns Hopkins doctor might have wrongly ruled out that they have the disease, effectively denying them benefits. The government is responding to a series of investigative stories published last year by the Center for Public Integrity in partnership with ABC News.