Lasers are becoming more ubiquitous in our daily life, which is great for strong proponents of laser tag (who tend to be 11 years old) but not so much for pilots. In fact, people shooting lasers at airplanes and helicopters has gotten so bad, the FBI has created a special task force to deal with it.
Time to start looking over your shoulder a little bit more often, since the FBI has released a flyer warning employees of coffee shops and Internet cafes to be on the lookout for "suspicious" activities, including not showing random people your computer screen, surfing DIY websites and paying for things with money.
It was only a matter of time before the FBI tracked LulzSec members down for wreaking havoc on the Internet over this past spring. With three new alleged critical arrests, it's almost safe to say the FBI got the last "lulz."
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's newly-revamped online "Vault" gives the public easy access to formerly-secret documents that detail everything from counter-terrorism investigations to rundowns on prominent individuals and potentially "subversive" national organizations. It's a fascinating resource. For example, we were able to discover that the U.S. government spent actual time and money investigating the mid-1960s make-believe band, The Monkees. The curiously heavily-redacted Monkees dossier summarizes the pretend bands' television show as "four young men who dress as 'beatnik types' and is geared primarily to the teenage market." During a Monkees performance, a (name-redacted) source reports that an onstage screen flashed subliminal "left wing innovations of a political nature." But the Bureau isn't all about keeping tabs on fake boy bands, assessing threatening letters sent to Colonel Sanders, or probing Carl Sagan's tenuous connections to Central American terrorists. They also launched numerous investigations into crazy supernatural stuff! The Vault's features previously secret FBI documents looking into phenomenon usually reserved for Hollywood-style escapism. Here's a look at some of the most fascinating real life X-Files.
While Barack Obama takes the oath of office today, the FBI, Secret Service and other federal agencies have rolled out the heavy machinery to protect him and millions of onlookers. Besides formidable machine guns, missiles, secret spy gear and...