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Man gets 3 1/2 years for stealing Kim Kardashian's identity

Man gets 3 1/2 years for stealing Kim Kardashian's identity

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A Florida man who attempted to transfer thousands of dollars from Kim Kardashian's bank account into his own was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison.

FBI uses drones since 2006, watchdog says

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The FBI has tracked U.S. criminal activity with drones since 2006 but has not codified rules to protect privacy rights, a Justice Department watchdog says.

ACLU urges more control, accountability for the FBI

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the FBI has morphed into a domestic surveillance agency with little accountability, a report said.

Police: Fla. man, woman used celebrities' information to steal money

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Secret Service says it has arrested two suspects on charges of using stolen personal data to rip off celebrities including Beyonce and Bill Gates.
Google on Gmail: 'No legitimate expectation' of privacy

Google on Gmail: 'No legitimate expectation' of privacy

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Gmail users have no "legitimate expectation" their emails are private, Google Inc. said in a California court filing seeking a class-action lawsuit's dismissal.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.
By United Press International
Obama nominates Comey to head FBI

Obama nominates Comey to head FBI

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama nominated James Comey as FBI director Friday, saying Comey will strike a balance between national security and civil liberties.

Obama set to nominate Comey to head FBI

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama plans to nominate a former prosecutor and Bush administration official as FBI director, a White House official told Politico.

Mueller: FBI has 'limited' use of drones

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged Wednesday the agency has "limited use" of drones for surveillance inside the United States.
Proposed bills would limit NSA' s surveillance programs

Proposed bills would limit NSA' s surveillance programs

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Senators critical of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs are introducing legislation to curtail collection of data.
FBI director defends electronic surveillance

FBI director defends electronic surveillance

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- FBI Director Robert Mueller defended government monitoring Thursday, telling a U.S. House committee what has been done is legal and constitutional.
Snowden says U.S. has been hacking heavily worldwide for years

Snowden says U.S. has been hacking heavily worldwide for years

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Ex-CIA analyst Edward Snowden says the U.S. government has been hacking to gain information from hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide for years.

ACLU sues Obama administration officials in NSA phone surveillance case

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- A civil liberties watchdog Tuesday sued a clutch of Obama administration officials in federal court in New York, challenging its phone surveillance enterprises.

Oregon man claims FBI present at his torture in UAE

PORTLAND, Ore., May 31 (UPI) -- A former Oregon businessman is suing the U.S. government and two FBI agents he says had him tortured in the Middle East after he refused to become an informant.
Obama selects former Bush Justice Dept. official to head FBI

Obama selects former Bush Justice Dept. official to head FBI

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- President Obama intends to nominate James Comey, a deputy attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, to lead the FBI, The New York Times reported.

2 FBI agents killed in Virginia Beach training exercise

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 20 (UPI) -- Two FBI agents from an elite hostage rescue unit in Northern Virginia were killed Friday during a training exercise in Virginia Beach, the FBI said Sunday.

FBI's Mueller: No Russian response to Tamerlan queries

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- FBI Director Robert Mueller told a U.S. Senate panel Thursday a 2011 investigation determined Tamerlan Tsarnaev posed no terrorist threat.

Intelligence eyed in Boston bombings

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers want to know what information law enforcement officials had about the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, a congressman said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
By United Press International

Envelope with ricin intercepted at U.S. Capitol's mail facility

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- An envelope sent to Sen. Roger Wicker Tuesday tested positive for the poison ricin at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington, sources told CNN.
Obama: Boston Marathon bombers will be held accountable

Obama: Boston Marathon bombers will be held accountable

BOSTON, April 15 (UPI) -- President Obama promised those responsible for the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon Monday would feel the "full weight of justice."

Hackers got celeb info from free website

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- At least four public figures' private information was hacked from a website created to let U.S. consumers see their credit scores, credit agency officials said.

Hackers reveal celebrities' private data

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- Hackers posted Social Security numbers and other personal data of at least 14 U.S. celebrities and other public figures on a website, police said Monday.

FBI's Mueller in Libya on Benghazi probe

TRIPOLI, Libya, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The FBI director met in Libya with top security officials on the investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks on a U.S. consulate, sources told The Tripoli Post.
Report: Petraeus will testify on Benghazi

Report: Petraeus will testify on Benghazi

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify Thursday before a Senate panel about the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a senator said.
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