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The State Department announced its $10 million bounty for details on Conti members at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas in August and promoted the reward on casino chips with QR codes. (Photo by AJ Vicens/CyberScoop)

State Department bounty program for cybercriminal tips has ‘born fruit,’ top FBI official says

A top FBI cyber official says the program encourages people with intimate knowledge of cybercrime to report details to the U.S. government.
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The government’s annual transparency report disclosing the warrantless data searches began in the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s 2013 disclosures of the government spying on Americans. Snowden is pictured here at a November 2019 event in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Horacio Villalobos Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Spy report: 3.4M warrantless searches of US data under FISA last year

The 3.4 million searches the ODNI disclosed Friday represent a significant increase from last year.
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