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John McAfee’s Last Stand

John McAfee’s Last StandOn November 12, 2012, Belizean police announced that they were seeking John McAfee for questioning in connection with the murder of his neighbor. Six months earlier, I began an in-depth investigation into McAfee’s life.  read more »

Congress Defeats E-Mail Privacy Legislation — Again

Congress Defeats E-Mail Privacy Legislation — AgainThe Senate late Thursday forwarded legislation to President Barack Obama granting the public the right to automatically display on their Facebook feeds what they're watching on Netflix.  read more »

Net Neutrality, Data-Cap Legislation Lands in Senate

Net Neutrality, Data-Cap Legislation Lands in SenateA proposal forbidding internet service providers from turning the data-cap meter off to grant a so-called internet fast lane to preferential online services was introduced Thursday in the Senate. The bill by Sen.  read more »

Lawmaker Inching Toward Regulation of Violent Videogames?

Lawmaker Inching Toward Regulation of Violent Videogames?Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia) has taken Congress' first step in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre toward possibly regulating access to violent videogames.  read more »

Introducing the ‘State Secrets’ Drinking Game

Introducing the ‘State Secrets’ Drinking GameWe reported Friday of a three-hour hearing in San Francisco federal court in which the Justice Department repeatedly invoked the state secrets privilege and demanded U.S.  read more »

TSA Wants to Know if Airport Body Scanners Are Nuking You

TSA Wants to Know if Airport Body Scanners Are Nuking YouThe Transportation Security Administration is deciding to determine, once and for all, whether the so-called "nude" body scanners being deployed at airports nationwide are nuking passengers at unacceptable radiation levels.  read more »

Judge OKs Warrantless Cell-Site Data in Landmark Privacy Case

Judge OKs Warrantless Cell-Site Data in Landmark Privacy CaseFederal prosecutors may introduce cell-site data obtained without a warrant in the retrial of a District of Columbia drug dealer who was the subject of one of the Supreme Court's biggest electronic privacy decisions in decades.  read more »

Cosmo the God Hijacks Twitter Account of Hateful ‘Church’

Cosmo the God Hijacks Twitter Account of Hateful ‘Church’The 15-year-old hacker known as Cosmo the God was behind the takeover of a Westboro Baptist Church member’s Twitter feed, a source with direct knowledge of the attack confirmed to Wired on Monday.  read more »

Scarlett Johansson Hacker Gets 10 Years

Scarlett Johansson Hacker Gets 10 YearsA Florida man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in connection to hacking the e-mail accounts of actress Scarlett Johansson and dozens of other celebrities.  read more »