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Megaupload’s Entrapment Claim Is ‘Baseless,’ Feds Say

Megaupload’s Entrapment Claim Is ‘Baseless,’ Feds SayMegaupload’s contention that the authorities entrapped the now-shuttered file-sharing service is “baseless,” the government said in a new court filing.
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Prosecutor Dismisses Charges Against Aaron Swartz

Prosecutor Dismisses Charges Against Aaron SwartzMonday morning the government filed one last motion in United States of America v. Aaron Swartz. “Pursuant to FRCP [Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure] 48(a), the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Carmen M.  read more »

The FBI Needs Hackers, Not Backdoors

The FBI Needs Hackers, Not BackdoorsThe FBI’s been warning that its surveillance capabilities are “going dark,” because internet communications technologies are getting too difficult to intercept with current law enforcement tools.  read more »

Cybersleuths Uncover 5-Year Spy Operation Targeting Governments, Others

Cybersleuths Uncover 5-Year Spy Operation Targeting Governments, OthersAn advanced and well-orchestrated computer spy operation that targeted diplomats and governments for at least five years has been uncovered by security researchers in Russia.  read more »

Aaron Swartz, Coder and Activist, Dead at 26

Aaron Swartz, Coder and Activist, Dead at 26We often say, upon the passing of a friend or loved one, that the world is a poorer place for the loss.  read more »

Judge Halts California Internet Sex-Offender Law

Judge Halts California Internet Sex-Offender LawA federal judge late Friday blocked enforcement of a California voter-approved measure that would have dramatically curtailed the online, First Amendment rights of registered sex offenders.  read more »

Student Appeals Suspension for Refusing to Wear RFID Tracker

Student Appeals Suspension for Refusing to Wear RFID TrackerA Texas high school student on Friday asked a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court’s order upholding her school suspension for refusing to wear around her neck an RFID-chip student ID she claims is the “Mark of the ...
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Obama OKs Netflix-to-Facebook Sharing as E-Mail Privacy Reform Falters

Obama OKs Netflix-to-Facebook Sharing as E-Mail Privacy Reform FaltersPresident Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday granting the public the right to automatically display on their Facebook feeds what they're watching on Netflix. It's great news for those wanting to flood their Facebook feeds with whatever time-suck they're watching.  read more »

The Next Big Security Issue: The Internet of Things

 The Internet of ThingsInternet of Things has been a magic meme, the theme we’ve been hearing all week at CES, the oft-heralded prediction that may have finally arrived in 2013. But … with great opportunity comes great responsibility.  read more »