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Ex-Tribune staffer accused of conspiring in Anonymous hack

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A former Tribune Company employee could face as much as 25 years of jail time over federal charges accusing him of conspiring with members of the hacker group Anonymous to hack into a Tribune website. Matthew Keys, who according to his LinkedIn and Twitter profiles is deputy social media...
Ex-Tribune staffer accused of conspiring in Anonymous hack

iPhone 5: the rumor roundup

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We're on the cusp of Apple's sixth iPhone launch, and there's very different expectations than there were last year. The 2011 rumor cycle left more than a few people burned: the later-than-usual October launch and repeated claims of a heavily-remade design led some to a disappointment when the iPhone...
iPhone 5: the rumor roundup

GOP Platform May Include Internet Freedom Language... But Also Wants Crackdown On Internet Porn

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We've discussed the push to get both major political parties in the US to adopt language around internet freedom in their official platforms. With the RNC Convention happening, there's been some news that they are, in fact, putting in some internet freedom language, but the specifics do matter. The Daily...
GOP Platform May Include Internet Freedom Language... But Also Wants Crackdown On Internet Porn

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars Directors Cut brings point-and-poke adventure to Android

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If you're not familiar with the point-and-click classic Broken Sword, then you owe it to yourself to snatch up the Directors Cut of Shadow of the Templars. Originally released in 1996, this title is considered by many to be the pinnacle of genre, one that has fallen out of...
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars Directors Cut brings point-and-poke adventure to Android

Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

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When Apple negotiated its e-book contracts with the five publishers with which it would ultimately launch iBooks, the company demanded a Most Favored Nation provision that prohibited e-books from being sold at any other retailer for a lower price. That provision today is central to the U.S. Department of Justice’s...
Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's
Facebook Says Blocking Viral 'Reasons My Son Is Crying' Tumblr Was a 'Mistake'

Megaupload's Planted Evidence Allegations are Baseless, U.S. Says

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Last week Megaupload filed a motion claiming the U.S. Government deliberately misled the court. The authorities withheld information that showed how key evidence was “planted,” Megaupload’s lawyers argued, referring to a crucial part of the indictment that was also mentioned in some search warrants. When the U.S. Government applied for...
Megaupload's Planted Evidence Allegations are Baseless, U.S. Says
LulzSec hacker pleads guilty in Sony PSN security breach case

NZ court allows Kim Dotcom to take out $4.8 million in loans for legal bills

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On Wednesday, the New Zealand High Court ruled that Kim Dotcom, the founder of Megaupload, will be allowed to take out a $4.8 million loan to pay the corporation’s legal bills and rent on Dotcom's mansion. Dotcom holds NZ$10 million (US$8 million) in local government bonds—which were required of him...
NZ court allows Kim Dotcom to take out $4.8 million in loans for legal bills

Court Says BitTorrent Users Connected To The Same Swarm Are Not Involved In Any 'Conspiracy'

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Almost exactly a year ago, we saw yet another trick come out of the copyright troll's bag. To justify the increasingly failed attempts to sue a ton of people in a single lawsuit, there was a claim that all of the people connected to a single BitTorrent swarm represented a...
Court Says BitTorrent Users Connected To The Same Swarm Are Not Involved In Any 'Conspiracy'

Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

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Apple has published a new update to its Labor and Human Rights page that claims a new high of 99% compliance with China’s maximum 60-hour work week throughout its supply chain. Apple’s December update noted that it was tracking 1 million workers. In line with Chinese labor laws, Apple requires that workers...
Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

AU Optronics executive sentenced for LCD price-fixing

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A former executive with AU Optronics was sentenced Monday to serve two years in prison and pay a US$50,000 fine for participating in a worldwide LCD screen price-fixing conspiracy, the U.S. Department of Justice said.Shiu Lung Leung, former senior manager of AU Optronics' desktop display business group, was sentenced...
AU Optronics executive sentenced for LCD price-fixing

Former News Corp. Executives to be Charged in Bribery Probe

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LONDON — British prosecutors said they will charge two former top executives of News Corp’s U.K. newspaper unit and others with crimes as part of a bribery probe, expanding their criminal prosecution to include journalists at the company’s tabloid The Sun. Prosecutors said they will charge Rebekah Brooks, former editor...
Former News Corp. Executives to be Charged in Bribery Probe
Megaupload takedown a "death sentence without trial," says Kim Dotcom

Hacker behind AT&T iPad info breach gets 41-month sentence

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One of the hackers behind a 2010 leak of 114,000 email addresses tied to AT&T iPad owners has been sentenced to 41 months in prison, reports say. Andrew Auernheimer was found guilty of conspiracy and identity fraud in November, and like co-defendant Daniel Spitler, has been ordered to pay AT&T...
Hacker behind AT&T iPad info breach gets 41-month sentence

How The Megaupload Shutdown Has Put 'Cloud Computing' Business Plans At Risk

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As you recall, last month's SOPA/PIPA protests were followed the very next day by the US government shutting down Megaupload. While there have been plenty of discussions about the wider implications of the January 18th anti-SOPA/PIPA protests, there's been less analysis about the wider impact of the Megaupload case. Lawyer...
How The Megaupload Shutdown Has Put 'Cloud Computing' Business Plans At Risk

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse announced as Kickstarter project

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The long-awaited fifth title in the critically acclaimed adventure series will be self-published by developer Revolution - with the help of crowd fundingFans of traditional 2D adventure games can rejoice - after a long wait, Revolution Software has finally announced the fifth title in its legendary Broken Sword series. Subtitled...
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse announced as Kickstarter project
Was Einstein's first wife a co-author of paper on relativity?

Ex-Madoff Aide Pleads Guilty to Charges

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The son of a longtime trader for convicted Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty to conspiracy and other criminal charges, but denied any involvement in the decades-long fraud....
Ex-Madoff Aide Pleads Guilty to Charges
Second suspected LulzSec member indicted for role in Sony Pictures hack
Analyst charged with insider trading and fraud after leaking Apple sales data

Apple calls DOJ settlement with publishers unlawful, says trial is necessary

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Back in April, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with three of the publishers involved in the DOJ’s ebook price fixing antitrust suit against Apple. Hachette, HarperCollings, and Simon & Schuster were part of the settlement, which would allow Amazon to return to its previous wholesale model and...
Apple calls DOJ settlement with publishers unlawful, says trial is necessary

It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

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The Justice Department has at last filed an anti-trust complaint in New York against Apple and five publishers over an alleged price fixing conspiracy. The decision to sue comes after weeks of media leaks that suggested the government was trying to pressure the parties into a settlement. The issue turns...
It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices
Rumor Roundup: Sexting Gets TechCrunch All Hot and Bothered

GndCB sez "SPLC lies": The Unlikeliest Conspiracy-Monger: Colorado Public TV

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GndCB sez "SPLC lies": The Unlikeliest Conspiracy-Monger: Colorado Public TV

Hedge fund manager sentenced in Dell insider trading case

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A former portfolio manager at the now defunct Diamondback Capital Management has been sentenced to 54 months in prison for crimes related to a multimillion dollar insider trading scheme involving computer maker Dell and hardware maker Nvidia.Todd Newman was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District...
Hedge fund manager sentenced in Dell insider trading case

Dotcom Given Green Light to Sue Kiwi Spies, But Evidence to be Withheld

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In June 2012 the police search and seizure raids against Kim Dotcom and other alleged members of the so-called ‘Mega Conspiracy’ were deemed to have been carried out illegally. Two months later in August it came to light that a Kiwi spy agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau, had been...
Dotcom Given Green Light to Sue Kiwi Spies, But Evidence to be Withheld

Illinois Supreme Court nixes latest porn trolling scheme

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The Illinois Supreme Court has rejected a pornography vendor's efforts to unmask thousands of non-Illinois Internet users who allegedly accessed the vendor's website without permission. The order came after a coalition of ISPs objected to the subpoenas. The decision is another sign of the growing judicial resistance to pornographic trolling....
Illinois Supreme Court nixes latest porn trolling scheme

First Glimpses Of J.J. Abrams' Undercovers And NBC's The Event [J.J. Abrams]

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Watch Martha Jones' sister kick a whole lot of ass in our first clip from J.J. Abrams' new spy show Undercovers. It looks frankly amazing. And there's also a tense clip from NBC's new 24-esque conspiracy show The Event. More »...
First Glimpses Of J.J. Abrams' Undercovers And NBC's The Event [J.J. Abrams]
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