This article first appeared on New York magazine.
New York’s Computer Crime and Investigative Reporting Project (CCIRP) has published the first-ever detailed account of how the FBI uses computer spy tools to spy on and collect intelligence on its target.
The new book, The FBI: Inside Its World of Spyware, reveals how the bureau has used spyware for years to collect and monitor data from millions of people and to use the technology to break into their computers.
“This book is an incredible read,” says Matthew Green, the executive director of CCIRP.
“The FBI has used its spyware extensively, and has gone as far as using spyware to break the computers of journalists and whistleblowers.”
The book, written by Mark Mazzetti, was based on interviews with over a dozen former FBI employees.
It covers the FBI from the time it was created in 1924 to 2011, and covers its many tools, including computer hacking tools, malware, and surveillance cameras.
It’s the first book to examine how the spyware was developed, and how it was used, from the inception of the bureau to its modern day.
In The FBI, Mazzett outlines the many ways the FBI has abused spyware, including by using it to hack into computers of targets it didn’t know were in the US.
CCIR, which is funded by the US Department of Homeland Security, describes how it collected the spy tools.
Mazzotti explains the FBI used the spy software to monitor and spy on its targets, even though they were not US citizens.
For example, if someone was in New York City and a police officer in Los Angeles wanted to access his or her computer, the FBI would spy on that person’s computer and then use that information to build up a profile of that person.
It then used the data collected to identify and target people in other US cities.
“They used spy software in the name of national security, even to collect information on a political opponent,” Mazzetta says.
“It wasn’t a tool that was intended for domestic law enforcement purposes.
It was intended to gather information on people who were not part of a crime.”
The FBI has also used spy technology to hack other computers that it knew were in countries other than the US, and then used that information for targeted domestic surveillance.
One example of this was when the bureau used a spyware program to infiltrate the internal systems of American tech companies, which were using the same software to help them evade legal scrutiny in the United States.
“What you’re seeing is a massive amount of spying by the FBI on its own targets,” says Mazzeti.
“That’s not something that’s done by the National Security Agency.”
The spyware has been used for years The FBI first developed spyware in the late 1920s, when the agency was a fledgling intelligence agency.
It has been using the technology ever since.
The first version of the spy was created by a US Army officer named George T. Cushman, who was working for the US Navy in 1917 when he came up with the idea of using spy software on enemy troops.
Coshman then gave it to his boss, Army Lt.
Gen. Albert A. Cohan, who made it available to the Army as a weapon to use against the Germans.
The program was called the “Lucky Bug,” and it was designed to give the soldier the ability to track his enemies and determine if they were still in the war.
In the 1940s, the program was adapted for use against Soviet and Chinese spies.
After the war, Cohan modified the spy program to include an anti-bombs program.
“Cohan made the spy the first computer virus,” says Cazzett.
“We were all thinking of what the heck we were doing with this stuff.”
When the government bought the spy system, it made the software available to all the agencies that had used it.
One of the first agencies to use spyware against targets was the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which had its headquarters in the Navy Yard in Washington, DC.
“A spyware attack was an idea that came from the intelligence community and was developed by the OSS,” says Steve Hall, the assistant director of the OSP.
“There was no intelligence agency that was doing it.
There was a general sense of paranoia about the Russians and the Chinese and all of that stuff.”
The OSS and the FBI have developed a number of spyware programs, some of which have become the tools that are used by the bureau.
In addition to the spy programs that are the subject of this book, the agency also has a variety of other tools that the FBI makes available to law enforcement agencies around the country.
“In the early days of the computer, there was no way to use them to analyze a target,” says Hall.
“When the computers got smaller, the tools became more powerful, and the tools were more capable.”
“This is the tool we use