Federal Bureau of Investigation

US security agencies swap data with thousands of companies

Illustration: Henry Wong

Thousands of technology, finance and manufacturing companies are working with US national security agencies, providing sensitive information and in return receiving benefits that include access to classified intelligence, said four people familiar with the process.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 6:51am

FBI investigates Los Angeles Swat unit over illegal gun trading

A Swat whistle-blower has allegedly been threatened over the issue.

Federal authorities opened the inquiry into the alleged gun sales in recent weeks after LAPD officials alerted them to possible gun violations, sources said.

27 May 2013 - 5:59am

FBI probes alleged ZTE-Iran deal

Greater scrutiny looms for Chinese telecommunications equipment makers in the United States after news broke yesterday that the FBI was investigating ZTE, which allegedly sold banned technologies to Iran and sought a cover-up to block a US Department of Commerce probe.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Special Agent Man

Special Agent Man by Steve Moore Chicago Review Press

According to the author, former FBI agent Steve Moore, agents little resemble the supermen paraded by popular entertainment. 'I was always amazed at the mystique the FBI seemed to give me,' he writes.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'A family man who gives to charity'

A Hong Kong photographer who worked for Kim Dotcom, the millionaire accused of major copyright crimes by the FBI, has described the founder of Megaupload as a devoted family man who simply wanted to keep a low profile.

Fashion photographer Olaf Mueller, 31, first met the German-born Dotcom in 2007 after an odd e-mail landed in his inbox.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The man who created the FBI

The first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States' primary crime investigation agency, was J Edgar Hoover.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The Secrets of the FBI

The Secrets of the FBI by Ronald Kessler Random House (audiobook)

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The Informant (DVD)

In his latest collaboration with award-winning director Steven Soderbergh, The Informant!, Matt Damon plays chubby, dorky businessman, Mark Whitacre.

Whitacre is an employee of a multinational company suspected of price-fixing crimes, and he's recruited by the FBI to secretly help their investigation.

26 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Simply too many twists

In his latest collaboration with award-winning director Steven Soderbergh, The Informant!, Matt Damon plays chubby, dorky businessman Mark Whitacre. Whitacre is a whistleblower employed by the FBI to bust a multinational company committing price-fixing crimes. Or that's the plan.

25 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Rappers go underground for artist website's second-birthday bash

It's not the most obvious venue for a loud and noisy gig, but Grappa's Cellar in Jardine House can get rocking when all the Italian accoutrements and tables are cleared away. That's where online artist site alivenotdead.com hosted its second-anniversary bash on Saturday.

12 May 2009 - 12:00am

American bloodbath

The Kingdom Action drama

An action movie featuring a group of FBI agents investigating a terrorist attack on an American compound in Saudi Arabia, The Kingdom is Hollywood at its most ignorant and xenophobic.

The film, produced by Michael Mann and directed by Peter Berg, opens with a scene depicting the blood-chilling slaughter of US citizens in Riyadh.

29 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Chaotic and preachy mess

An ultra-conservative action vehicle in which anyone who doesn't speak English is either a bad guy or a moron, The Kingdom is one of the most xenophobic Hollywood movies to date.

The movie stars Jamie Foxx as Fleury, an FBI agent who leads a small team of US investigators into Saudi Arabia.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

The big question: why did he kill?

The verdicts delivered yesterday condemned constable Tsui Po-ko as a killer. Criminologists said he was a serial murderer who killed to gain a sense of excitement and power. But did the two-month inquest answer the big question: why did he kill?

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Day 22

The inquest heard that shoot-out victim constable Tsui Po-ko had probably suffered from schizotypal personality disorder, having seven out of the nine symptoms. It also was said Tsui resorted to committing criminal behaviour to satisfy his thirst for excitement, which he found absent from his police career.

The Testimony

29 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

China is top intelligence threat to US, report says

China's intelligence services are the most active in the world in spying on the United States and are aggressively targeting advanced technology, a US intelligence official said.

Joel Brenner, the new head of the Office of National Counterintelligence Executive, told The Washington Times the intelligence services of Cuba, Russia and Iran were next in line.

7 Mar 2007 - 12:00am