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Apple, Samsung Take Steps To Combat Cell Phone Theft But Pressed to Do More

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In their latest products, both Apple and Samsung are taking steps to make stolen phones less useful to those who purloin them. Shutterstock / Innershadows Photography Apple is adding an “activation lock” option in iOS 7 that would prevent thieves from reactivating a stolen phone, while Samsung has partnered with...
Apple, Samsung Take Steps To Combat Cell Phone Theft But Pressed to Do More

Occupy Wall Street protester vows to fight subpoena over Twitter account

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Malcolm Harris's lawyer says order from prosecutors which demands release of three months' worth of tweets is improperA writer and Occupy Wall Street activist whose tweets have become the subject of a subpoena by a New York prosecutor is seeking to quash the order in court.A lawyer for Malcolm Harris,...
Occupy Wall Street protester vows to fight subpoena over Twitter account

Manhattan gets new $4.2M cyber crime lab because "the Internet is the crime scene of the 21st century"

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Although it feels strange that Internet-based crimes are still called cyber crimes, the world’s growing reliance on connected devices for just about everything — from music and payments to maintaining relationships — means that digital security must be taken seriously. This is why Manhattan is getting a brand new $4.2M+ Cyber Crime Lab, the...
Manhattan gets new $4.2M cyber crime lab because "the Internet is the crime scene of the 21st century"

Two-Face: Will Google Become The New Patent Villain?

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Back in August of last year, Google was under attack. Some of their main rivals — namely, Apple and Microsoft — had teamed up to secure the Nortel patents, which Google was also vying for in order to protect Android. Google SVP and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond decided to take...
Two-Face: Will Google Become The New Patent Villain?

State and City Officials to Investigate Anti-Theft Practices of Cellphone Makers Following Summit

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Several state and city law enforcement officials are teaming up to launch an investigation on why smartphone manufacturers including Apple have not done more to combat device thefts, reports the Huffington Post. The investigation will be conducted by attorneys general in six different states along with district attorneys and police...
State and City Officials to Investigate Anti-Theft Practices of Cellphone Makers Following Summit
Government officials call on Google, Samsung, Apple & others to secure smartphones following increasing thefts
Behind the curtain: GigaOM on @ComfortablySmug and web vigilantes

Twitter fights government subpoena demanding Occupy Wall Street protester info

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Twitter has asked a New York state judge to throw out a court order requiring it to turn over three months worth of messages posted by an Occupy Wall Street protester being prosecuted for disorderly conduct. In a motion (PDF) filed on Monday in New York City Criminal Court,...
Twitter fights government subpoena demanding Occupy Wall Street protester info

Twitter sides with Occupy protester in NY court battle over tweet history

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Prosecutor is trying to subpoena three months of tweets, but service argues content belongs to users, not the companyTwitter has moved to quash a court order issued by the New York district attorney which would require it to hand over the tweets of a writer and Occupy Wall Street protester...
Twitter sides with Occupy protester in NY court battle over tweet history

MegaUpload users may gain temporary access to their files

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Users of MegaUpload may have a brief window to retrieve files from the site after the law firm representing the file sharing service says it is negotiating a solution with the US Government. While the primary function of the negotiations is likely to gather evidence so that MegaUpload's lawyers can...
MegaUpload users may gain temporary access to their files
Police reportedly plan to raid The Pirate Bay

N.Y., S.F. Officials to Meet With Apple, Samsung and Others Over Rising Smartphone Theft

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Shutterstock / Innershadows PhotographyWith smartphone crime on the rise, officials in San Francisco and New York have called meetings with the top device makers to see what could be done. The San Francisco District Attorney and New York Attorney General are holding a “smartphone summit” next week to meet with...
N.Y., S.F. Officials to Meet With Apple, Samsung and Others Over Rising Smartphone Theft

New York District Attorney Calls for Summit with Cellphone Makers to Combat Device Theft

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With the theft of Apple products on the rise, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has called for a summit with representatives from the four major smartphone manufacturers, reports the Huffington Post. Next week, Schneiderman plans to meet with officials from Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, where he will present...
New York District Attorney Calls for Summit with Cellphone Makers to Combat Device Theft

Now 16,000 People Are Asking President Obama To Fire Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor

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People are outraged over the death of Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old Reddit cofounder, at his own hands on Friday, a few months before he was scheduled to go to trial for the alleged theft of scholarly articles at the MIT campus. And they're trying to do something about it. A petition...
Now 16,000 People Are Asking President Obama To Fire Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor
Former Hostgator employee arrested, charged with rooting 2,700 servers

Gucci Hacker Gets Prison Time

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Hackers having fun, unlike Sam Yin. Manhattan’s district attorney has slapped Gucci hacker Sam Chihlung Yin with up to 6 years in state prison for hacking the corporate network of Gucci American, Inc. In a press release from the office of Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., the D.A. noted that Mr....
Gucci Hacker Gets Prison Time

Aaron Swartz: husband of prosecutor criticises internet activist's family

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IBM executive married to district attorney tweets anger after family suggests overzealous prosecution contributed to his deathThe husband of the US district attorney involved in the Aaron Swartz prosecution has publicly criticised the activist's family for accusing his wife of complicity in the suicide, amid claims the aggressive litigation was...
Aaron Swartz: husband of prosecutor criticises internet activist's family

WSJ: Apple to produce flagship iPhone for second half 2013 release, cheaper 4″ model still in works

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Apple is believed to be readying production of its next-generation iPhone during the second quarter in preparation for release as early as this summer, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company is also reportedly continuing work on a cheaper 4-inch iPhone that could arrive as soon as the second...
WSJ: Apple to produce flagship iPhone for second half 2013 release, cheaper 4″ model still in works

Greek police is going after three teen Anonymous members

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According to a press release by the Greek police, its Cybercrime division has arrested an eighteen-year-old and identified two other teenagers it accuses of having defaced the Greek Ministry of Justice website. As you may remember, the attack was taken on the name of Anonymous as a protest against against the signing of the controversial...
Greek police is going after three teen Anonymous members

Apple announces 'Activation Lock' theft deterrent feature for iOS 7 ahead of gov't meeting on rising smartphone crime

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Ahead of a meeting with government officials later this month to discuss how Apple could prevent increasing smartphone crimes, Apple today introduced a new feature for called ‘Activation Lock’ that it says will be a “a really powerful theft deterrent” when released later this fall in iOS 7. We...
Apple announces 'Activation Lock' theft deterrent feature for iOS 7 ahead of gov't meeting on rising smartphone crime
Fraud ring allegedly used stolen identities to call premium numbers, racking up $8 million in bills

Occupy protester to face trial in case related to Twitter subpoena

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Malcolm Harris, who has been in a battle with prosecutors over the privacy of his tweets, has plea deal withdrawn by judgeAn Occupy Wall Street protester who has been fighting with prosecutors to keep some of his tweets private looks likely to face trail next week after a judge withdrew...
Occupy protester to face trial in case related to Twitter subpoena

Leaked: Police Plan to Raid The Pirate Bay

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In the spring of 2006 a team of 65 Swedish police personnel entered a datacenter in Stockholm. The officers were tasked with shutting down the largest threat to the entertainment industry at the time – The Pirate Bay’s servers. The raid eventually led to the conviction of four people connected...
Leaked: Police Plan to Raid The Pirate Bay

Buzzkill: As Twitter Trumpets New Transparency Report, Judge Deals Company a Blow

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One step forward, two steps back. I’d call that a fairly accurate summary of Twitter’s crummy Monday. The company issued its first Transparency Report, a summary of all requests the company has received for user information, for government requests to withhold content, as well as any DMCA takedown notices from...
Buzzkill: As Twitter Trumpets New Transparency Report, Judge Deals Company a Blow

MegaUpload Data Safe and Sound for at Least Two More Weeks

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After seizing MegaUpload and freezing its assets last week, U.S. District Attorney Neil MacBride wrote in a letter to the site's lawyers saying "hosting companies may begin deleting the contents of the servers beginning as early as February 2, 2012." That's bad news for people who were using the site...
MegaUpload Data Safe and Sound for at Least Two More Weeks

Violent Flash Mobs Becoming a Problem in Philly

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Flash mobs are usually associated with randomized fun (or pantlessness), but in Philly, they’re basically akin to randomized violence. Last night, Mayor Michael Nutter and District Attorney Seth Williams took to the streets to spread a message to the city’s young, social media-savvy inhabitants: Flash mobs will not be...
Violent Flash Mobs Becoming a Problem in Philly

Rest Assured: Dangerous Toner Thief Finally Convicted and Off the Streets

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Maybe the plot should have gone a little differently. (Photo: Tumblr) Copy machines and office managers across the city can sleep in peace tonight: Today the district attorney’s office announced that 39-year-old Adrian Rodriguez has been convicted for his offenses against society, namely, his theft of $376,000 worth of copy...
Rest Assured: Dangerous Toner Thief Finally Convicted and Off the Streets
Sheriff to reporters: Stop live-tweeting this shootout

Twitter Apparently Not Handing Over Jack Without A Search Warrant

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(Photo: Scott Beale, Laughing Squid) When last we checked in with the legal struggle over Occupy Wall Street and Twitter accounts, it didn't look great for anyone looking to keep their DMs out of court. At issue: The state wants data associated with a protestor charged with disorderly conduct. A...
Twitter Apparently Not Handing Over Jack Without A Search Warrant
San Francisco DA met with Apple's Government Liason regarding mobile device thefts, hints next two iPhones developed under Steve Jobs
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