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Telecom firm says “No” to FBI surveillance demands

Posted July 19, 2012 In a case that has been cloaked in secrecy, a phone company is fighting an FBI request to access customer records. Read the full story. 

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FBI claims that Tor stymied child abuse investigation

Posted June 14, 2012 A recently published Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request has revealed that in at least one case, the US police’s hunt for online child pornographers has been hindered by Tor. Here’s the article.

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NJ mayor and son arrested for hacking site criticising their administration

Posted May 30, 2012 New Jersey town mayor was arrested on Thursday for allegedly hacking into a site that criticized his administration and intimidating individuals associated with it. You couldn’t make this stuff up… Here ’tis…

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Hidden camera: FBI seizes – and then returns – anonymizing email server [VIDEO]

Posted May 14, 2012 The FBI, investigating bomb threats, seized the server of a group, known as May First/People Link (MF/PL), that offers encrypted data services to people fighting oppressive regimes. Four days later, they returned it. What is going on? Read it. 

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US surgeon booted off cruise ship, accused of sending terrorist tweet

Posted May 9, 2012 US neurosurgeon and low-carbohydrate diet guru Dr. Jack Kruse found himself unceremoniously plucked off a cruise ship and deposited on the shore after a tweet including his name mentioned a bio-terrorist attack against the ship. The story’s on Naked Security. 

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MegaUpload data could be deleted by Thursday

Posted January 31, 2012 According to reports, hosting companies may start deleting MegaUpload users’ content from their servers as soon as Thursday – regardless of whether or not the content is legal. Read the story.

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The FBI vs the FTC: the battle for user privacy in social media

Posted January 30, 2012 An interesting juxtaposition: the FBI’s quest for a social media data mining application vs. the FTC taking Facebook and Google to task over privacy transgressions. Should the agencies settle it via Jello wrestling? Read the full story on Naked Security.

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File sharing sites snapping shut like scared clams in MegaUpload backwash

Posted January 24, 2012 File sharing sites appear to be panicking in reaction the the FBI’s shutdown of the MegaUpload file sharing site. Read the Naked Security piece for what each of them are doing to come into line with U.S. law.

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Stratfor’s back, defiant but blushing over unencrypted subscriber data

Posted January 12, 2012 George Fried,an, CEO of Stratfor, came forth with a public statement explaining what happened in the attacks against his company last December. He admitted fault, took responsibility and accused Anonymous of censorship that doesn’t come openly from governments, but rather from people hiding behind masks. I like Stratfor’s approach to owning […]

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Manila AT&T hackers tied to terrorist attack in Mumbai

The FBI worked with the Philippines National Police to arrest hackers who allegedly attacked US telecom companies to raise money for terrorist organizations. Were those arrested simply pawns in a very dangerous game of chess? Check out the story.

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