Security researcher detained by FBI shows no signs of slowing down

Fortune

It will take more than getting detained by the FBI and banned from flying on a major airliner to stop security researcher Chris Roberts from speaking out on the pervasive security threats that can be found in our ever-connected world of computers, devices and networks—both corporate and those found in the home.

Roberts, made headlines this week during the annual RSA conference on cyber security when, on board a United Airlines flight from Denver to Syracuse, he cracked a joke via Twitter that implied that hacking into an aircraft’s engine monitoring system is an easy feat. That joke did not sit well with United Airlines and the FBI.

The FBI got a hold of Roberts, the founder and CTO of the security intelligence firm One World Labs, when he landed in Syracuse, interrogated him on his Twitter comments and confiscated the computer equipment he was carrying.

“I’ve got nothing back,”…

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