Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
  1. MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener
    11:06 Deals

    Unreal Prime Day deal gets you a MyQ smart garage opener and a $40 Amazon credit for $17

  2. Amazon Dash Smart Shelf
    15:16 Deals

    I’m obsessed with this Amazon gadget you’ve never heard of – and it&#821…

  3. Roomba Prime Day Deals
    21:34 Deals

    Robot vacuums start at $90 for Prime Day, or get a Roomba for $200

  4. Prime Day Deals 2021
    04:05 Deals

    Amazon Prime Day deals 2021: See hundreds of the best deals right here

  5. Best Sleep Aids
    09:38 Deals

    This sleep system is like nothing you’ve tried before – save up to $425 for Pr…




You’ll never guess the critical resource the FBI needs to successfully fight cyber crimes

May 21st, 2014 at 2:05 PM
FBI Cyber Crime and Marijuana

Weed. Apparently marijuana is the key to a bright, cyber crime-fighting future for the FBI, according to statements made on Monday by FBI Director James B. Comey at the annual White Collar Crime Institute held at the New York City Bar Association in Manhattan.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Congress has authorized the FBI to add 2,000 employees, with many of them to be assigned to cyber crimes, “a growing priority for the agency.” However, it would appear that many “hackers” interested in joining the ranks of the FBI are also marijuana aficionados.

“I have to hire a great work force to compete with those cyber criminals and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview,” Comey said. Without revealing how many of prospective computer prodigies looking to land an FBI gig are also interested in smoking pot in their free time, Comey apparently said that the agency was “grappling with the question right now” of how to amend the FBI’s marijuana policies.

The FBI, according to its own rules and regulations, can’t hire anybody who has smoked pot in the last three years. But Comey advised a person who avoided applying for a job with the agency because of this rule to “go ahead and apply.”

Comey has also praised the work done by the FBI against white-collar crime, revealing that the agency has 1,300 agents working on 10,700 cases nationwide. He added that the number of corporate fraud cases at the FBI jumped 65% since 2008.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.




Popular News