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Photo App 500px Gets the Boot for Showing Booty

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Photo-sharing app 500px, a favorite of the professional and “prosumer” photo-snapping crowd, has been removed from Apple’s App Store for nude photos that were in apparent violation of the company’s no-pornography policy. Apple said in a statement that it had received “customer complaints about possible child pornography” and that it...
Photo App 500px Gets the Boot for Showing Booty

Bitcoin eyed as feds crack down on online money laundering

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The takedown of Liberty Reserve, which authorities described as a multibillion-dollar online money-laundering operation, raises the question whether Bitcoin could evolve into an alternative for cybercriminals. The U.S. attorney's office in New York last week unsealed an indictment against the operators of Liberty Reserve, which provided the financial infrastructure...
Bitcoin eyed as feds crack down on online money laundering
First, they gave us targeted ads. Now, data scientists think they can change the world

Anonymous launches #OpPedoChat, targets pedophiles

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The hacktivists are back, targeting the users of forums and sites where illegal images of underage children are posted and shared. In a YouTube video posted on 8 July, a voice-to-speech program reads out a statement claiming that Anonymous "aims to diminish if not eradicate this plague from the...
Anonymous launches #OpPedoChat, targets pedophiles

Police Shut Down ‘Russian Rapidshare’

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Established in 1998, Agava is one of Russia’s top 5 web hosting companies employing around 300 people. Last night, police investigators arrived at a datacenter where Agava has some of its operations. The investigators had a self-awarded warrant which allowed them to conduct a search in order to retrieve evidence...
Police Shut Down ‘Russian Rapidshare’

Theresa May defends email surveillance plans

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Home secretary says extension of powers for security services to monitor web communications is vital to catch criminalsThe home secretary has defended government plans to extend the powers of the security services to monitor the public's email, telephone calls and social media communications against growing criticism, insisting they are vital...
Theresa May defends email surveillance plans
Reddit leaders deflect censorship criticism and defend hands-off policies

Richard Clarke, US Security Wonk, Suggests Customs Should Check All International Net Traffic

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Richard Clarke was a major feature in US security for a decade, serving as a member of the National Security Council and special adviser for cybersecurity to President George W. Bush. He has written a column for the New York Times that details just how serious the threat of cyber...
Richard Clarke, US Security Wonk, Suggests Customs Should Check All International Net Traffic
Russia's internet-filtering law goes into effect, clears the way for nationwide surveillance

Russia Uses New Internet Censorship Bill To Silence Prominent Reporters Who Criticized The Government

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Last summer, Russia passed an internet blacklist bill which required ISPs to censor certain sites. At the time, of course, Russian officials insisted it would be used to "protect the children" from "harmful information," including child porn, suicide instructions, and pro-drug propaganda. They insisted it would not go beyond that....
Russia Uses New Internet Censorship Bill To Silence Prominent Reporters Who Criticized The Government

How To Solve The Racist-Teens-On-Twitter Problem

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If the social media shaming of racist teens over the past few weeks has revealed anything conclusive, it's this: There's a large amount of hate speech floating around on Twitter.  One reason could be that Twitter actually doesn't have a hate speech clause in its Terms of Service. Twitter lists...
How To Solve The Racist-Teens-On-Twitter Problem

Feature: "The hidden side of your soul": How the FBI uses the Web as a child porn honeypot

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The e-mail arrived in James Charles Cafferty's inbox on July 14, 2011. Unlike most unsolicited e-mail on the Internet, the message did not pitch mortgages, get rich quick scams, or penis pills. Instead, it provided a link to an under-the-radar child pornography website and the password needed to access...
Feature: "The hidden side of your soul": How the FBI uses the Web as a child porn honeypot

Controversial content and free expression on the web: a refresher

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Two and a half years ago, we outlined our approach to removing content from Google products and services. Our process hasn’t changed since then, but our recent decision to stop censoring search on Google.cn has raised new questions about when we remove content, and how we respond to censorship demands...
Controversial content and free expression on the web: a refresher

Defendant Ordered to Decrypt Laptop May Have Forgotten Password

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Photo: Some girl named Jen/Flickr A Colorado woman ordered to decrypt her laptop so prosecutors may use the files against her in a criminal case might have forgotten the password, the defendant’s attorney said Monday. The authorities seized the Toshiba laptop from defendant Ramona Fricosu in 2010 with a...
Defendant Ordered to Decrypt Laptop May Have Forgotten Password
No-Fun Google Bans Porn from Glass

SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

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Russian-language sites are protesting a bill submitted to the lower house of Russian parliament this week. The bill would create a national registry of blacklisted sites that contained child pornography, extremist ideas, and suicide- or drug-related content. Many of the bill's opponents say Duma Bill 89417-6 (titled "On protection of children...
SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

A Few Words On Reddit, Gawker, and Anonymity

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Perhaps you've heard of neither Gawker nor Reddit. That would make you (a) isolated from internet culture and (b) quite arguably lucky. But if you've heard of either of them, then you've probably heard about the internet-drama swirling around them in the last week. Here's the bullet: Reddit is a...
A Few Words On Reddit, Gawker, and Anonymity
The self-sacrificing teams who keep child porn off the web
Microsoft gives PhotoDNA matching software to police to help find child pornography

Man's sex legal, cell phone pics of sex illegal

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The age of consent in Illinois is 17. However, photographing the act of sex with a 17-year-old is illegal. So a man's conviction for child pornography is upheld by Illinois' Supreme Court. [Read more]...
Man's sex legal, cell phone pics of sex illegal

Google Should Pay This Dude's Therapy Bill

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Google recommends you seek therapy. (level343.com) Today's "Tech Confessional" in BuzzFeed's FWD tech blog is the stuff of nightmares. Reyhan Harmanci talked with a one-time Google contract worker who told of what sounds like a truly horrifying  year dealing with the very worst of the Internet. The unnamed techie basically...
Google Should Pay This Dude's Therapy Bill

Booting Up: Now Elon Musk Wants to Build a Futuristic Rapid Transit System, Go Figure

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“What else can we do with my money?” (Photo via flickr.com/jurvetson) After a steady stream of complaints about hacking and spam, BT (a.k.a. British Telecom) is moving its six million customers off Yahoo! email. [Telegraph] “What we have concluded is that illegal enterprises — commercial child pornography, human trafficking, drug...
Booting Up: Now Elon Musk Wants to Build a Futuristic Rapid Transit System, Go Figure

Student who abused Fabrice Muamba on Twitter 'should not have been jailed'

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Thomas Hammarberg, the European commissioner for human rights, calls Liam Stacey's 56 day sentence excessiveThe Swansea student given 56 days in prison for posting racially offensive comments on Twitter should not have been jailed, according to Europe's most senior human rights official.In an interview the day before he left office,...
Student who abused Fabrice Muamba on Twitter 'should not have been jailed'

Google Is Banning Porn Apps for Google Glass

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Taking a much stricter stance than it ever has with the Android app store, Google is going to be banning porn apps from Google Glass. The first app's head to roll will be Tits & Glass, the Google Glass porn app that was announced last week. Where are we...
Google Is Banning Porn Apps for Google Glass

Canadians Respond To Internet Spying Bill By 'Revealing All' To Politician Backing It

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We recently wrote about a new effort in Canada around "lawful access" (a nice way of saying internet spying by government). The really ridiculous part was that the Public Safety Minister pushing the bill, Vic Toews pulled out the ridiculous logical fallacy that anyone against the bill was "for child...
Canadians Respond To Internet Spying Bill By 'Revealing All' To Politician Backing It

Week in tech: Windows 8 on the desktop, child porn honeypots, and Oracle v. Google

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Windows 8 on the desktop—an awkward hybrid: With its two distinct interfaces, what is Windows 8 like as a desktop operating system? Our 8,000-word answer: better than feared, worse than hoped. Get ready for some Metro in your desktop. "The hidden side of your soul": How the FBI uses...
Week in tech: Windows 8 on the desktop, child porn honeypots, and Oracle v. Google

European Commission Looks To Backdoor In ACTA By Pushing For Same Results Through 'Voluntarism'

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This year saw two huge victories for digital activism: against SOPA in the US, and against ACTA in the EU. The big question is now: what will be the next moves of those behind SOPA and ACTA as they seek to regain the initiative? For SOPA, we've had a clue...
European Commission Looks To Backdoor In ACTA By Pushing For Same Results Through 'Voluntarism'

Why did MPAA exec join Internet Society?

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Paul Brigner campaigned for SOPA, but now he says he's 'adjusted' his thinking. Is he a mole? No, he's just woken up to realityLate in March, I started to get a steady stream of emails from concerned readers: did you see that the Internet Society has appointed the former chief...
Why did MPAA exec join Internet Society?

Larry Sanger Tells FBI Wikipedia Distributes "Child Pornography"

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Taco Cowboy writes with news that Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia, has reported to the FBI what he says is child pornography on Wikipedia, including links (redacted in the letter just linked) to entries about pedophilia and the genre of manga known as lolicon. The Register has up an...
Larry Sanger Tells FBI Wikipedia Distributes "Child Pornography"

Ransomware threatens victims with police reports for child pornography

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Cybercriminals are using a new piece of malware to extort money from their victims by encrypting their files and threatening to alert authorities about child pornography being stored on their computers, according to security researchers from antivirus firm Sophos....
Ransomware threatens victims with police reports for child pornography
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