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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

The Pirate Bay copyright crackdown is unsustainable | James Ball

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To block even one high-profile filesharing website would quickly require apparatus as sophisticated as the great firewall of ChinaThe battle against those who violate copyright is escalating: a UK court has ordered the country's internet service providers (ISPs) to block the Pirate Bay website for copyright violations, using technology originally...
The Pirate Bay copyright crackdown is unsustainable | James Ball

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

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

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?

Canada wants warrantless Internet spying, says critics back child pornographers

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Canada's conservative government has re-introduced an Internet surveillance bill that would allow the government to obtain information about Internet subscribers—without a warrant. The legislation would require service providers to provide law enforcement with IP addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other information on demand. The bill would also "require...
Canada wants warrantless Internet spying, says critics back child pornographers

Brazilian Government Ordering Web Hosting Firms To Kill Domain Names They Don't Like

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A lawyer I know passed along a letter from the Brazilian government to Sedo, a company that helps sell domains and also hosts parked domains (on which it puts some advertising), demanding that it take down a domain that it did not like. The text of the email is included...
Brazilian Government Ordering Web Hosting Firms To Kill Domain Names They Don't Like

Google and Twitter may struggle to resist UK censors

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As I reported yesterday, a British parliamentary committee is gunning for Google, Twitter and Facebook, and asking them to filter their services to comply with court orders intended to protect individuals’ privacy. But now the web services are starting to push back. The furore started when Ryan Giggs, a famous...
Google and Twitter may struggle to resist UK censors

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

Microsoft, NetClean Aim To Stop Child Pornography By Bringing PhotoDNA Tech To Law Enforcement

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In a world where we can build all kinds of crazy apps and software, it’s a bit shocking that more hasn’t been done to stop the proliferation of child pornography on the Internet. But Microsoft is trying to do its part with the company’s PhotoDNA technology, which helps find and...
Microsoft, NetClean Aim To Stop Child Pornography By Bringing PhotoDNA Tech To Law Enforcement

Authors Can Sleep Easy Now; Paypal Reverses Its Censorship Decision

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Just last week, we learned PayPal had implemented policies that would limit the types of erotic fiction ebook publishers could sell. This sparked quite the discussion and outrage among those not just interested in protecting erotica, but also interested in preserving the freedom of authors to publish what they want....
Authors Can Sleep Easy Now; Paypal Reverses Its Censorship Decision
Calligo creates an offshore cloud (with a cameo from Nicira)

Reddit, Police Thyself

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Tools cannot judge of their own use. The hammer does not rebel at striking pavement, the brush recoil at distasteful composition. This is true of the internet and its tools as well. What is bittorrent? A way to easily transfer large files between peers. Used by many people in legitimate...
Reddit, Police Thyself

US government: We hear there's child porn on those Megaupload servers, judge!

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Carpathia Hosting, which owns over 600 servers leased by Megaupload before the government shut down the file-sharing site, has a problem: those servers are worth serious money, but no one is paying the bills. Megaupload wants the servers back to help with its defense, but with most of its...
US government: We hear there's child porn on those Megaupload servers, judge!

Reddit tries to crack down on child pornography with new rules banning suggestive subreddits

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Running a massive online community is a tricky business. The administrators who police the site are trying to strike a balance between encouraging users to contribute and keeping unsavoury and illegal behaviour to a minimum. Reddit, a news aggregator and online community which has seen massive growth over the last...
Reddit tries to crack down on child pornography with new rules banning suggestive subreddits

Microsoft gives photo-matching tech to cops to fight child pornography

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Microsoft and NetClean, a software company focused on tools for stopping the spread of child pornography online, have announced that they are partnering to give law enforcement agencies access to Microsoft's PhotoDNA image-matching technology at no cost to help in the investigation of child sex abuse cases. The software...
Microsoft gives photo-matching tech to cops to fight child pornography

Boot up: FBI honeypots, Apple results, internet population doubles, Skype on Nokia and more

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Plus RIM and Nokia and the valley of mobile doom, Microsoft and the consumer, the Oatmeal on the state of the web, and moreA quick burst of 11 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team"The hidden side of your soul": How the FBI uses the...
Boot up: FBI honeypots, Apple results, internet population doubles, Skype on Nokia and more

Danish Police Accidentally Censor Over 8,000 Sites As Child Porn... Including Facebook & Google

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Reminiscent of the mooo.com screwup in the US, where Homeland Security's ICE division "accidentally" seized 84,000 sites and plastered them over with a warning graphic about how they'd been seized by the US government for child porn, the Danish police similarly "accidentally" had 8,000 legitimate sites declared as child porn...
Danish Police Accidentally Censor Over 8,000 Sites As Child Porn... Including Facebook & Google

Canadian Politician: You're Either In Favor Of Letting The Gov't Spy On Your Internet Usage... Or You're For Child Pornography

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Up in Canada, they're pushing for a new "lawful access" bill, which is basically a "government can spy on your internet usage" bill. Michael Geist has a full and complete run down about the new effort and why it's crazy. But, the insane part came out of the introduction when...
Canadian Politician: You're Either In Favor Of Letting The Gov't Spy On Your Internet Usage... Or You're For Child Pornography
Police error adds Google, Facebook, and more to Danish child pornography blacklist
Microsoft gives PhotoDNA matching software to police to help find child pornography

Reddit: “Jailbait is bad, but pics of dead kids are OK”

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In an unexpected watershed moment, one of the last remaining bastions of free speech, Reddit, has banned the posting of “suggestive or sexual content featuring minors.” In one fell swoop Reddit has asserted that it retains moral control over the direction and usage of the site. Around 30 offending subreddits...
Reddit: “Jailbait is bad, but pics of dead kids are OK”
Prosecutors: "pedodave69" was former top FBI agent
PayPal eases 'acceptable use' policy after being met with ebook censorship criticisms

Dutch Economics Minister Says ACTA Is Designed To Shut Down Child Porn Sites... Even Though That's Not True

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If you've been paying attention lately, you've probably heard SOPA/PIPA/ACTA supporters insisting that anyone against those bills is involved in a misinformation campaign. This seems pretty ridiculous, considering the level of misinformation that has been spewed for decades in support of these kinds of laws. But it's reaching a new...
Dutch Economics Minister Says ACTA Is Designed To Shut Down Child Porn Sites... Even Though That's Not True
Tor anonymizing tool stymied FBI child porn inquiry, document reveals
Google’s Wojcicki fires back at “misinformed” Ari Emanuel

Time To Move Beyond ‘Sharing’ And ‘Stealing’ in the Debate over Content

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In the debate over online content, Robert Levine is a rare honest broker. The former Wired journalist doesn’t parrot the fear-mongering of major copyright owners and nor does he embrace the tech utopias of the other side. Speaking at the Copyright Clearance Center’s OnCopyright 2012, Levine dressed-down the rhetorical excesses of...
Time To Move Beyond ‘Sharing’ And ‘Stealing’ in the Debate over Content

New York State Appeals Court Rules That Looking at Child Porn is Now Legal

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(flickr.com/crobj) Deep web crawlers who have ever accidentally clicked on anything labeled "CP" may now breathe a sigh of relief: an appeals court in New York decided today in a vaguely disturbing ruling that simply viewing child pornography is not a crime. According to MSNBC: The decision rests on whether accessing...
New York State Appeals Court Rules That Looking at Child Porn is Now Legal

Is this SOPA the sequel?

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The Texas congressman who sponsored SOPA now wants to give law enforcement power to seize personal Internet data without a warrant. FORTUNE -- After failing (at least for the time being) in his effort to circumvent both the U.S. Constitution and the basic workings of the Internet with Stop Online...
Is this SOPA the sequel?
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