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  • Aug 31, 2014
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US leaker Snowden under criminal investigation: FBI

FBI Director Robert Mueller yesterday defended a pair of controversial US government surveillance programmes, telling Congress that leaking information on them harms national security.

Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 8:24pm 4 comments

Citadel virus being spread by Hong Kong computers

Two computer servers that spread the virus known as Citadel Botnets are located in Hong Kong, according to the latest findings of an international crackdown led by Microsoft and the FBI.

8 Jun 2013 - 4:16am 1 comment

FBI kills man linked to Boston bomb suspect

A man shot dead by an FBI agent in Florida was an acquaintance of the Boston marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a friend said.

23 May 2013 - 4:58am

US reporters' phone records seized 'to protect lives'

The US government claims it was only trying to protect American lives when it took the drastic step of seizing journalists' phone records in a probe of what it calls a major security breach.

16 May 2013 - 1:17am

Female DNA found on fragment from bomb used at Boston Marathon

Investigators have found female DNA on a fragment from one of the two bombs used in the attack on the Boston Marathon two weeks ago, according to a US official briefed on the probe. The genetic material may have come from a number of sources and its discovery does not necessarily mean that additional people were involved beyond the two brothers suspected in the bombing, said the official.

1 May 2013 - 3:08am

CIA had Boston suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev put on terror watch list

Both the CIA and the FBI flagged the deceased Boston bombing suspect over possible terror ties, but he slipped through the fingers of investigators, officials have said. The revelations have raised fresh questions over why US authorities did not further investigate Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during a shootout with police last week, and in doing so possibly prevent the attacks.

26 Apr 2013 - 2:37am

Singapore irked by bid to cut US funding over Shane Todd's death

Singapore said it is disappointed with a plan by two US senators to block funding to an institute until the FBI gets full access in the investigation into American researcher Shane Todd's death.

19 Mar 2013 - 2:02am

Singapore asks US to help probe scientist Shane Todd's 'suicide'

Police confirmed they had asked the FBI to examine evidence from the family of Shane Todd, an electronics engineer found hanged in the city-state in June last year.

4 Mar 2013 - 10:13am

FBI plea for information over suspected serial killer Israel Keyes

The FBI is appealing for information about the travels of a suspected serial killer believed to have murdered up to 15 people over more than a decade before he committed suicide in jail.

Israel Keyes is thought to have murdered at least eight people between 2001 and March 2012 when he was arrested, said special agent Eric Gonzalez, of the FBI's office in Anchorage.

7 Dec 2012 - 6:06am

Four men charged in California with plot to join al-Qaeda

Four men with California ties accused of making arrangements to join up with al-Qaeda and Taliban militants for training in Afghanistan have been arrested on US charges of plotting to provide material support to terrorists, the FBI said.

21 Nov 2012 - 9:43am