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Facebook: our algorithms can see off sexual predators

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Leading social network argues that it prefers quiet use of sophisticated algorithms over public deterrentsFacebook has developed sophisticated algorithms to monitor its users and detect inappropriate and predatory behaviour, bolstering its latest raft of initiatives to improve the safety of its users.Having launched an education campaign, an improved reporting procedure...
Facebook: our algorithms can see off sexual predators

How Much Did The FBI Snoop On Email Messages To Uncover The Petreaus Situation?

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As you're probably aware since it's "the big story" right now, General David Petreaus stepped down last week after an FBI investigation turned up an affair he'd been having. It seems that every few hours more news "breaks" on the story, and it keeps getting more involved, with a growing...
How Much Did The FBI Snoop On Email Messages To Uncover The Petreaus Situation?

Why the Apple, FBI and AntiSec UDID debacle won't go away

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The publishing of 1 million anonymized Apple UDID's allegedly found on an FBI agent's computer brought AntiSec's actions front and center. With denials from Apple and the FBI, you might think it's over. Not so fast. [Read more]...
Why the Apple, FBI and AntiSec UDID debacle won't go away

"Police raided me" says leaker who tried selling next-gen Xbox dev kit

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Leaking information and materials regarding upcoming consoles is serious business. Just ask SuperDaE, the anonymous source whose parceling of information and attempted sale of his supposed Microsoft "Durango" development kit has purportedly earned him a visit from police and an FBI agent. The mysteriously well-informed source posted on Twitter...
"Police raided me" says leaker who tried selling next-gen Xbox dev kit

Apple denies giving iOS device identifier list to FBI

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Apple denies giving a list of iOS unique device identifiers (UDIDs) to the FBI, according to a statement issued on Wednesday. The statement follows previous claims from an Anonymous-offshoot group named AntiSec that a list of 12 million UDIDs were found on an FBI agent's laptop, though the FBI itself...
Apple denies giving iOS device identifier list to FBI

Here's how to check if your Apple device UDID has been compromised by the AntiSec leak

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If you’re worried that you might own one of the 1 million Apple devices that have had their UDIDs leaked by AntiSec, reportedly from a breach of an FBI agent’s laptop, our rockstar tech team has put together a tool to help you check. AntiSec claimed on Tuesday that it...
Here's how to check if your Apple device UDID has been compromised by the AntiSec leak

Law & Disorder wrap up: PC-stabbing pedophiles and ditching software patents

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As we wait for a verdict in the Oracle v. Google patent phase, ponder these top 10 stories from Law & Disorder. FBI comes looking for child porn, so man stabs his computer If you're going to thrust a samurai sword into your computer, aim well. Prosecutors: "pedodave69" was former...
Law & Disorder wrap up: PC-stabbing pedophiles and ditching software patents

Anonymous didn't hack FBI laptop, says hacked web publisher

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File which revealed a million unique device identifiers (UDIDs) came from web publisher Blue Toad, not FBI laptop, reveals company chiefThe hacking group Anonymous lied when it claimed to have hacked into an FBI agent's laptop and extracted a file with millions of personal details about Apple users. The file...
Anonymous didn't hack FBI laptop, says hacked web publisher

EXCLUSIVE: The real source of Apple device IDs leaked by Anonymous last week

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By Kerry Sanders and Bob Sullivan, NBC NewsNBC's Kerry SandersA small Florida publishing company says the million-record database of Apple gadget identifiers released last week by the hacker group Anonymous was stolen from its servers two weeks ago.  The admission, delivered by the company’s CEO exclusively to NBC News, contradicts...
EXCLUSIVE: The real source of Apple device IDs leaked by Anonymous last week

Blue Toad Publishing Claims To Be The Source Of The AntiSec Apple ID Leak

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Those 1 million Apple IDs that AntiSec hackers leaked last week? A digital publishing company called Blue Toad has told NBC News the IDs were stolen from its servers two weeks ago. When the Anonymous group leaked the files, it claimed to have accessed them from the computer of an...
Blue Toad Publishing Claims To Be The Source Of The AntiSec Apple ID Leak

Hackers Scour FBI Laptop, Find Data About 12 Million iOS Users

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Hacker group Anonymous claims to have obtained 12 million iOS user IDs from the computer of an FBI agent and has released nearly 1 million of those IDs along with corresponding personal information. The claim, if it is true, raises important questions. For instance, what was an FBI agent doing...
Hackers Scour FBI Laptop, Find Data About 12 Million iOS Users

Hackers leak 1M iOS device IDs supposedly taken from FBI agent's laptop

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Hackers from AntiSec on Tuesday claims to have leaked 1,000,001 iPhone and iPad identifiers the group allegedly obtained from a hacked FBI laptop holding over 12 million such Apple device IDs and corresponding personal information....
Hackers leak 1M iOS device IDs supposedly taken from FBI agent's laptop

Another Case Of Prosecutorial Bullying Against A 'Hacker'

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As the tragic death of Aaron Swartz resides fresh in our memories, there has been a renewed interest by the public in the way prosecutors use the threat of more jail time as a carrot to secure plea bargains. The way the system is set up allows for an...
Another Case Of Prosecutorial Bullying Against A 'Hacker'

The Real Cyberforensics Used To Snoop On Petraeus (And You)

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Anonymous, throwaway Google accounts aren't so anonymous, it turns out. Neither is a James Bond-like "digital dropbox." Here's a look into the forensics the FBI used to discover David Petraeus's affair and how it could be used to investigate any email account, anywhere. In an increasingly weird and tangled...
The Real Cyberforensics Used To Snoop On Petraeus (And You)

AntiSec claims the FBI has 12 million Apple device IDs

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A group identifying itself as members of the AntiSec movement claims to have posted over a million Apple device identifiers they say were stolen from the computer of an FBI agent in March. AntiSec is the name that members of Anonymous and LulzSec gave to a joint effort against government...
AntiSec claims the FBI has 12 million Apple device IDs

Ex-FBI agent tells hackers to 'step up' against cyberattacks

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Former bureau official says hackers working for corporations have a duty to defend all the U.S. networks. [Read more]...
Ex-FBI agent tells hackers to 'step up' against cyberattacks

Feds Can Search, Seize P2P Files Without Warrant

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The authorities do not need court warrants to view and download files trading on peer-to-peer networks, a federal appeals court says. Wednesday’s 3-0 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concerned a Nevada man convicted of possessing child pornography as part of an FBI investigation. Defendant Charles Borowy...
Feds Can Search, Seize P2P Files Without Warrant
Anonymous stole millions of Apple's UDIDs -- but not from the FBI

Leaked Apple device IDs not stolen from FBI, but Florida app maker

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Hacker collective Anonymous may not have been truthful about the source of the Apple device identifiers it posted on the web last week. (Shocking, right?) The group claimed the 1 million unique device identifiers (UDIDs) tied to Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods it made public were taken from an FBI...
Leaked Apple device IDs not stolen from FBI, but Florida app maker
Leaked Apple device IDs likely stolen from digital publishing company, not FBI

Antisec hacks the FBI, downloads database of 12 million iTunes accounts

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iTunes users beware: Antisec, a hacker movement connected to LulzSec and Anonymous, claims it has hacked into the laptop of FBI agent Christopher K. Stangl, obtaining the unique device identifiers (UDIDs) of 12 million iTunes users. The group released 1,000,001 of these UDIDs so far, including what appears to be the...
Antisec hacks the FBI, downloads database of 12 million iTunes accounts

Anonymous spokesman's YouTube meltdown led to arrest

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If anybody was surprised at the arrest in Dallas last week of Barrett Brown, self-described sometime spokesman for the hacktivist group Anonymous, it should not have been Brown himself. He practically invited it. A three-part, 43-plus minute rant posted on YouTube on Sept. 11 and 12 included a threat...
Anonymous spokesman's YouTube meltdown led to arrest

Anonymous Associate Barrett Brown Indicted on Federal Charges

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Barrett Brown (video still) Writer and journalist Barrett Brown has been charged by the U.S. attorney with conspiracy to reveal private information about a government employee, Internet threats and retaliation against a federal investigator. Mr. Brown, who has sometimes been referred to as a spokesman for Anonymous, was arrested on...
Anonymous Associate Barrett Brown Indicted on Federal Charges

Spy Stories From The Murdoch Empire: News Corp Fights With Itself In Grand Game Of Espionage

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Back in 2008, News Corp (owners of satellite providers DirecTV) was sued by DISH Networks for allegedly hacking their competitors satellite smartcards and flooding the market with them. News Corp (sort of) lost that lawsuit. Following News Corp's more recent high-profile hacking scandal related to News Of The World, more...
Spy Stories From The Murdoch Empire: News Corp Fights With Itself In Grand Game Of Espionage

This spying bill is against privacy and democracy. And it won't work | Henry Porter

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Should the Communications Data Bill become law, it will be an intervention too far from the surveillance stateA nice coincidence last Tuesday. As the joint select committee of peers and MPs met to hear evidence on the draft Communications Data Bill, which will give police and intelligence services the power...
This spying bill is against privacy and democracy. And it won't work | Henry Porter
One million Apple device IDs reportedly dumped after alleged FBI breach

Hackers Stole Apple IDs From A Company In Florida, Not From The FBI

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ORLANDO, Fla., Sept 10 (Reuters) - A Florida company said on Monday that its files - not an FBI agent's laptop - were hacked by a renegade group that released Apple product identification data it claimed to have obtained through a breach of the nation's top law enforcement agency. "We...
Hackers Stole Apple IDs From A Company In Florida, Not From The FBI
Facebook stress tests its employees, not just its servers

After a year of warnings, Apple will no longer accept any apps that use UDIDs as of May 1st

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Apple has finally placed a deadline on its rejection of apps that use UDIDs. As of May 1st, Apple will no longer accept new apps that use the Universal Device Identifier. Here’s the notice: Starting May 1, the App Store will no longer accept new apps or app updates that...
After a year of warnings, Apple will no longer accept any apps that use UDIDs as of May 1st

Hackers Get Personal Info On 12-Million Apple Users... From An FBI Laptop

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Much of the debate over cybersecurity legislation like CISPA and the Cybersecurity Act focused on getting more private companies to "share data" with federal government agencies, including the FBI and the NSA. As we've pointed out time and time again, beyond the basic privacy rules that the bills tended to...
Hackers Get Personal Info On 12-Million Apple Users... From An FBI Laptop
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