FBI secretly demands a ton of consumer data from credit agencies. Now lawmakers want answers – TechCrunch

Now lawmakers want answers from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

Source: FBI secretly demands a ton of consumer data from credit agencies. Now lawmakers want answers – TechCrunch

Lawyers seek exhumation of founder of cryptocurrency firm – CNN

Ladies and Gentlemen, truth seekers and mystery solvers: place your bets. Mine is he is not dead although I am biased having seen a few faked deaths. Even if it ends up being him, next best hypothesis is still murder with someone else in possession of the crypto keys which should be clarified if the cause of death determination is conclusive.

Vancouver out of all places … God thing he is not buried in the Bother’s cemetery!

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Lawyers representing users of the collapsed Quadriga CX cryptocurrency exchange platform are requesting that Canadian authorities exhume and examine the body of its late founder, Gerald Cotten, to check if the person buried there is really him.

Source: Lawyers seek exhumation of founder of cryptocurrency firm – CNN

Two Europol StopChildAbuse Images Geolocated: Part I — Madagascar – bellingcat

Europol is currently in possession of more than 40 million images of child sexual abuse from across the world. In June 2017, it launched a crowdsourcing campaign called Stop Child Abuse – Trace an Object. Through this campaign, censored extracts from explicit images are regularly published on their website and members of the public are asked to help tracing their location or country of origin.

Source: Two Europol StopChildAbuse Images Geolocated: Part I — Madagascar – bellingcat

Covert Military Information Operations and the New NDAA: The Law of the Gray Zone Evolves

Congress has been building a domestic legal framework for gray zone competition in the cyber domain. Now it is extending that effort to the broader context of information operations.

Source: Covert Military Information Operations and the New NDAA: The Law of

Justice Department Inspector General’s Report Raises Troubling Questions About FBI’s Role in FISA Cases

What should we make of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s analysis of the FBI’s role in preparing FISA requests?

Source: Justice Department Inspector General’s Report Raises Troubling

The Dilan Cruz Shooting: Tracking Officer 003478 – bellingcat

In collaboration with Colombia’s La Liga Contra el Silencio and Cerosetenta, Newsy and Bellingcat reconstructed the shooting of Dilan Cruz, an 18-year-old student who was hit in the head with a bean bag round at a protest in Bogota on November 23, 2019. Cruz died from his injuries in hospital two days later.

Source: The Dilan Cruz Shooting: Tracking Officer 003478 – bellingcat

Identifying The Berlin Bicycle Assassin: Russia’s Murder Franchise (Part 2) – bellingcat

In this part of the investigation we present newly discovered evidence that at the time Russian authorities detained Vadim Krasikov – presumably around the time his search warrants were revoked in 2015 – he was wanted for a second, previously unresolved murder in Karelia.

Source: Identifying The Berlin Bicycle Assassin: Russia’s Murder Franchise (Part 2) – bellingcat

Identifying The Berlin Bicycle Assassin: From Moscow to Berlin (Part 1) – bellingcat

Independently from the findings of the German authorities, our investigative team has independently verified that the real identity of the Berlin assassin who traveled under the fake identity of Vadim Sokolov is in fact Vadim Nikolaevich Krasikov.

Source: Identifying The Berlin Bicycle Assassin: From Moscow to Berlin (Part 1) – bellingcat