This wild investigation looks into Vince Ramos, who wanted Phantom Secure to be "the Uber of privacy-focused, luxury-branded phones," but then the FBI started investigating him, writes Joseph Cox.
Andy Greenberg tells the story of Sandworm, a Kremlin-backed hacking group responsible for some of the most devastating cyber attacks in history.
The FBI has been ordering Sabre, a huge company sitting on much of the world's travel booking information, to do "real-time" surveillance of suspects. The surveillance tool was previously unknown until this exclusive story revealed what's been happening in secret for years.
Kashmir Hill lifts the lid on Clearview, a facial recognition company that has scoured the web for billions of face images to help cops catch criminals. Funded by Peter Thiel, Clearview was seen as a real threat to privacy, even if it'd proven useful for police.