FBI came close to deploying spyware for domestic surveillance.
The FBI came very close to using highly controversial commercial spyware to aid in its domestic criminal investigations. New documents acquired via FOIA include a number of internal FBI PowerPoint presentations, created throughout 2020 and 2021, that discuss how the bureau could deploy the hacking tools. Among these, the bureau’s Criminal Investigative Division produced a 25-page memorandum that included “recommendations” for how NSO’s products could be used “under certain specific conditions,” as well as proposed guidelines for district attorneys offices across the country on how to approach the process of criminal discovery for cases involving the tool. Read more
A new report claims the global OSINT market size In 2022 is $4.2B and is expected to grow to $6B by 2028.
Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is the collection and analysis of information that is gathered from public, or open, sources. OSINT is primarily used in national security, law enforcement, and business intelligence functions. The global market for OSINT is estimated at $4.2B million in the year 2022 and is projected to reach a revised size of $6B by 2028. This latest report researches the industry structure, revenue, and gross margin, major players, market shares, and additional information. Read more