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Hackers exploit 'guest user' account of software that allows remote operation

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Hackers took over computers running equipment at a New Jersey company earlier this year, exploiting gaps in popular software used worldwide to remotely operate elevators, medical equipment, access checkpoints and operations, an FBI document shows. Read full article >>...
Hackers exploit 'guest user' account of software that allows remote operation

Yet Another (Yes Another) Error In Megaupload Case: Search Warrants Ruled Illegal

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Early on, we pointed out that the legal theories behind the shutting down of Megaupload and the arrest of its founders were highly questionable. And since then, we've seen that it wasn't just the legal theories that were problematic, but nearly everything about the case, including a bunch of procedural...
Yet Another (Yes Another) Error In Megaupload Case: Search Warrants Ruled Illegal

Nick Grossman's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Hello Techdirt! It's an honor to be here. Here are my favorite posts from this week. Most of these fall under the general theme of "be careful what you wish for"... If There Needs To Be An Investigation, It Should Be About Why The FBI Was Reading Certain Emails While...
Nick Grossman's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
Silicon Valley voices opposition to China cyber-espionage provision

Let's Be Real: Snapchat Is Totally Used For Sexting

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When we first heard about Snapchat, the photo-sharing app that lets you set how long the recipient can view a picture for, we immediately thought that it must be used for sexting. Sexting is the practice of sending nude or revealing photos of one's self to others. Here's how it...
Let's Be Real: Snapchat Is Totally Used For Sexting

HP Confirms DOJ Is Investigating Alleged Fraud in Autonomy Deal

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Hewlett-Packard said today that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating its acquisition of Autonomy, for which it is trying to write down about $5 billion in expenses due to alleged “serious accounting improprieties.” The investigation confirmation came as part of HP’s annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. But this...
HP Confirms DOJ Is Investigating Alleged Fraud in Autonomy Deal

Report: CACI provides 'neutered' iPads to US government

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Government contractor and security firm CACI International has modified thousands of iPads so that they meet US government security requirements, according to CACI CEO Dan Allen. The Arlington, VA company secures the devices by physically altering the hardware, rather than through software modifications. Federal iPad users include President Barack Obama,...
Report: CACI provides 'neutered' iPads to US government

New Jersey mayor, son, arrested on charges they nuked recall website

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FBI The mayor of a small New Jersey hamlet has been arrested, along with his son, on federal charges that they shut down a website advocating the mayor's recall after breaking into the online accounts of political foes. According to federal officials, Felix Roque, mayor of West New York,...
New Jersey mayor, son, arrested on charges they nuked recall website

Did FBI Counterterrorism Agent Reveal That Feds Now Record All Phone Calls?

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It's long been assumed (or hinted at very strongly by a variety of evidence) that the feds have been making and collecting copies of pretty much every digital communication available. A whistleblower from AT&T more or less revealed the details on that. The NSA's ability to collect all this data...
Did FBI Counterterrorism Agent Reveal That Feds Now Record All Phone Calls?

Feds say they can read your email

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Documents obtained by the ACLU reveal that government policy on email snooping is confusing. FORTUNE -- Newly released documents show that the FBI and some U.S. Attorney's offices have created justifications to support their contention that they don't need a warrant to read citizens' private emails. The American Civil Liberties...
Feds say they can read your email

Google Transparency Report now includes the FBI's National Security Letters

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Google's Transparency Report has sometimes supplied an unsettling level of detail as to what companies and governments want to know. Americans won't feel much more comfortable now that Google has added the FBI's National Security Letters to the mix. The investigative branch wants the numbers vague for secrecy's sake,...
Google Transparency Report now includes the FBI's National Security Letters
Car Sourcing: BMW Teams with Local Motors

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

Publisher BlueToad says it was source of data in Anonymous 'FBI hack' #thecircuit

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BlueToad publisher says its was source of 'FBI hack' data: A publishing chief executive from the company BlueToad has said that the data posted by hackers claiming to have taken data used to identify Apple devices from the FBI matches data from his company's servers. Read full article >>...
Publisher BlueToad says it was source of data in Anonymous 'FBI hack' #thecircuit

FBI collected details of 'Going Dark' surveillance woes

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Internal Homeland Security report says agents had problems extracting customer data from companies including Comcast, MetroPCS, and T-Mobile. In an odd twist, Homeland Security demanded the report's return after it released it publicly. [Read more]...
FBI collected details of 'Going Dark' surveillance woes

Hacker Group Claims It Stole 12 Million iPhone And iPad Personal IDs From The FBI (AAPL)

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The hacker group AntiSec claims to have stolen about 12 million Apple UDIDs from an FBI database.  UDIDs are codes assigned to every Apple iOS device (iPhones, iPads, and iPods) that help the company track how you use your gadget. A few months ago, Apple blocked third-party developers from accessing...
Hacker Group Claims It Stole 12 Million iPhone And iPad Personal IDs From The FBI (AAPL)

How the FBI Proves Agile Works for Government Agencies

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The Sentinel case management system finally moves the law enforcement bureau off J. Edgar Hoover-era paper files....
How the FBI Proves Agile Works for Government Agencies
Leaked Apple device IDs likely stolen from digital publishing company, not FBI

Google's Vic Gundotra Owns This Gun -- And He Knows How To Use It

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A warning to anybody who would mess with Vic Gundotra, the exec in charge of Google's social network. He sleeps with a gun in a safe by his bed, and has been trained how to use it by a member of the local SWAT team. We know this because...
Google's Vic Gundotra Owns This Gun -- And He Knows How To Use It

Where Kim Dotcom and Mega have the edge on Dropbox and Box.net

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As a world (in)famous technologist with the literal last name “Dotcom,” Kim Dotcom is a man whose swag is matched only by the damages sought against him by the U.S. government. His filesharing site Megaupload was long the ire of record companies and movie studios, who say it was a...
Where Kim Dotcom and Mega have the edge on Dropbox and Box.net

Here's Everything We Know About The Alleged Fraud At Microsoft's PR Agency

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A senior member of Bite Communications' finance team is suspected of embezzling nearly $3 million from the company, its corporate parent disclosed today in a delayed annual report. San Francisco-based Bite's clients include Microsoft, Nokia, Sony and Mozilla The executive was not named. "I feel like we had a relative...
Here's Everything We Know About The Alleged Fraud At Microsoft's PR Agency
Steve Jobs details drug use, phone hacking, and more in Department of Defense docs

Google Shares How Often The FBI Sends National Security Letters For User Information

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How do you talk about requests for user information that legally, you can’t talk about. In the case of National Security Letters that Google receives from the US Federal Bureau Of Investigation, a start is to at least talk generally about the number of requests received. In a blog post...
Google Shares How Often The FBI Sends National Security Letters For User Information
Hector Xavier Monsegur: LulzSec leader, FBI informant, and cyberpunk antihero

Report: NSA, FBI collecting content from Google, Facebook, other services

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The U.S. National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have access to servers at Google, Facebook and other major Internet services, collecting audio, video, e-mail and other content for surveillance, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.The surveillance is taking place under a classified program called PRISM, which was...
Report: NSA, FBI collecting content from Google, Facebook, other services
Hacked Bitcoin exchange BitFloor back online, founder promises to repay stolen funds

Week in tech: Windows 8 on the desktop, child porn honeypots, and Oracle v. Google

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Windows 8 on the desktop—an awkward hybrid: With its two distinct interfaces, what is Windows 8 like as a desktop operating system? Our 8,000-word answer: better than feared, worse than hoped. Get ready for some Metro in your desktop. "The hidden side of your soul": How the FBI uses...
Week in tech: Windows 8 on the desktop, child porn honeypots, and Oracle v. Google

Released Video From Silva Beating Shows His Last Moments; Video Of Actual Beating Still Missing

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A pair of the cell phone recordings of the David Silva beating have been released by attorney Daniel Rodriguez. 23ABC News received the videos first, both of which capture the final moments of Silva's life. Unfortunately for those seeking more clarity as to the actions of the nine responding...
Released Video From Silva Beating Shows His Last Moments; Video Of Actual Beating Still Missing

FBI 'Stops' Yet Another Of Its Own Terrorist Threats

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Well, there they go again. We've talked a bunch about how the FBI has gotten really good at stopping its own terrorist plots and they've gone and done it again. Right here in the San Francisco Bay Area, the FBI has gleefully announced how they've stopped an attempt to bomb...
FBI 'Stops' Yet Another Of Its Own Terrorist Threats

DVDs and Blu-rays will now carry two unskippable government warnings

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You know those FBI warning messages that appear at the beginning of DVDs and Blu-ray discs? They're getting an upgrade—and they're multiplying....
DVDs and Blu-rays will now carry two unskippable government warnings
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