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Too legit to quit? MegaUpload was headed for billion dollar IPO before Feds shut it down

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Apparently MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom is under the impression that when companies go public it means they are a legitimate business (see Enron, Groupon, etc). Pirate news site TorrentFreak reports that before it was shut down by U.S. authorities, MegaUpload was preparing for a billion dollar IPO, and had contacted...
Too legit to quit? MegaUpload was headed for billion dollar IPO before Feds shut it down

RIAA Behind US Government’s Failed Domain Name Seizure

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By late 2010, the U.S. Government’s Operation in Our Sites was in full swing. Domain names, considered property under the same forfeiture laws used to seize material items connected to criminal activity, were being swept up left and right in the name of protecting American jobs. Among them was DaJaz1.com,...
RIAA Behind US Government’s Failed Domain Name Seizure

Censorship: OK to fight copyright infringement but not sex abuse?

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Even child prostitution, it seems, isn’t a good enough reason to force internet service providers to monitor the content they publish. Citing conflicts with the Communications Decency Act, as well as various constitutional conflicts (including the First Amendment), a federal judge recently issued a preliminary injunction barring the state of...
Censorship: OK to fight copyright infringement but not sex abuse?

MPAA Says Letting Anyone Access Data On Megaupload Servers Would Represent Infringement

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As you may recall, the MPAA is among those who have said that Carpathia, the hosting company Megaupload used, must retain the data on its servers -- even though the Justice Department has said it's done with it and Carpathia was free to delete the evidence. Others, of course have...
MPAA Says Letting Anyone Access Data On Megaupload Servers Would Represent Infringement

Before Being Busted, Megaupload Was Considering a Big IPO

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(Source: Megaupload Mega song via Youtube) Look, Megaupload wasn’t just a shady means for Kim Dotcom to acquire luxury cars, okay? Mr. Dotcom took a break from laying down tracks on his rap album to inform TorrentFreak that before the feds crashed the party, the company was planning a multi-billion-dollar IPO....
Before Being Busted, Megaupload Was Considering a Big IPO

U.S. seeks extradition of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom

www.computerworld.com
U.S. prosecutors have filed papers seeking the extradition of Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload and three colleagues, who are charged in the U.S. with allegedly running a criminal enterprise responsible for online piracy of numerous types of copyrighted works....
U.S. seeks extradition of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom

Multimillion-pound cyberfraud gang jailed for selling identity theft kits

www.guardian.co.uk
Confidential Access's 'platinum' products cost £5,500 and came complete with instructions on how to defraud companiesMembers of a gang who provided fake identities and documents to thousands of customers have been jailed following a two-and-a-half-year investigation into their multimillion-pound operation.The criminal enterprise, known as Confidential Access (CA), operated from Alicante,...
Multimillion-pound cyberfraud gang jailed for selling identity theft kits

EFF wants to help Megaupload users get files back from Feds

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Worried your legal files stored on Megaupload are about to be deleted? The non-profit Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has offered to help with retrieving legitimate content and returning it to Megaupload users. For those who haven’t been paying attention, here’s a quick recap: Megaupload was a cloud-based storage company that...
EFF wants to help Megaupload users get files back from Feds

The Catholic Church is a Criminal Enterprise - Matt Taibbi - Taibblog - True/Slant

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The Catholic Church is a Criminal Enterprise - Matt Taibbi - Taibblog - True/Slant

Undercover Feds on Social Networking Sites Raise Questions

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The next time someone tries to “friend” you on Facebook, it may turn out to be an undercover fed looking to examine your private messages and photos, or surveil your friends and family. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has obtained an internal Justice Department document that describes what law enforcement...
Undercover Feds on Social Networking Sites Raise Questions

The Largest Cloud in the World is Owned By A Criminal Network

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The biggest cloud network in the world is owned by the mob. While you may think that Google, Amazon and Microsoft are the world's largest cloud providers it's really the Conflicker worm that has helped criminal networks spawn a botnet of mass proportions. Sponsor How does Conflicker meets the definitions...
The Largest Cloud in the World is Owned By A Criminal Network

BREAKING: Micron's CEO Steve Appleton Has Died In A Plane Crash (MU)

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Micron's chief executive Steven Appleton died in private plane crash in Boise, Idaho, CNBC reported. Appleton was injured in a plane crash in 2004. Micron's stock is currently halted. Here's a copy of the company's press release: We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Appleton, Micron (Nasdaq:MU) Chairman...
BREAKING: Micron's CEO Steve Appleton Has Died In A Plane Crash (MU)

TJX Hacker Gets 20 Years in Prison

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BOSTON — Convicted TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for leading a gang of cyberthieves who stole more than 90 million credit and debit card numbers from TJX and other retailers. The sentence for the largest computer-crime case ever prosecuted is the...
TJX Hacker Gets 20 Years in Prison
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