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Top LulzSec hackers arrested, group leader reportedly working for FBI

Senators seek sanctions against countries supporting cyberattacks

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Two U.S. senators will push Congress or President Barack Obama's administration to pursue trade and immigration sanctions against China and other countries that allegedly support cyberattacks on U.S. government agencies and businesses, the lawmakers said Wednesday. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina...
Senators seek sanctions against countries supporting cyberattacks

Boot up: Boston v social media, Apple's tipping point, expunging Google and more

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Plus how Google Now was built, ACLU files complaint over lack of Android updates, Dediu on product builds and innovation, and moreA burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamIt wasn't Sunil Tripathi: the anatomy of a misinformation disaster >> The AtlanticAlexis Madrigal:...
Boot up: Boston v social media, Apple's tipping point, expunging Google and more

Judge Strikes Down Secretive Surveillance Law

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A federal judge this week struck down a controversial set of laws allowing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to seek people’s data without a court’s approval, saying the strict secrecy orders demanded by the laws are not constitutional. Judge Susan Illston, of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...
Judge Strikes Down Secretive Surveillance Law
FBI shuts down 3,000 GPS trackers after privacy ruling

Microsoft, FBI Take Down Hackers Who Stole Over $500 Million From Banks (MSFT)

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BOSTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp and the FBI, aided by authorities in more than 80 countries, have launched a major assault on one of the world's biggest cyber crime rings, believed to have stolen more than $500 million from bank accounts over the past 18 months. Microsoft said its Digital...
Microsoft, FBI Take Down Hackers Who Stole Over $500 Million From Banks (MSFT)

High-Tech Surveillance Comes to Small Towns

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High-tech surveillance tools aren’t just for spies anymore. A new “off the shelf” surveillance industry is drawing interest from small-town law enforcement and less-developed countries, as well as from large Western agencies, documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal show. The documents – attendance sheets from industry conferences – offer...
High-Tech Surveillance Comes to Small Towns

Privacy groups, lawmakers rip into NSA surveillance

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Privacy groups and some lawmakers are in an uproar after news reports this week that the U.S. National Security Agency is conducting broad surveillance of the nation's residents. British newspaper the Guardian reported Thursday that the NSA, with authorization from the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, has been collecting...
Privacy groups, lawmakers rip into NSA surveillance

Today's Scuttlebot: Faces Machines See, and Leaving Google

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar news. Wednesday's selections include efforts to diversify South by Southwest and the Federal Bureau of Investigation getting a warrant for Google to unlock the Android phone of a suspect....
Today's Scuttlebot: Faces Machines See, and Leaving Google

How the DNSChanger malware works

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Monday, 9 July, was supposed to be 'Internet Doomsday' when the US' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was to shut down servers associated with the DNSChanger malware. As a result, computers infected with this threat were to be cut off from the Internet....
How the DNSChanger malware works
FBI warns that Android phones are havens for malware

Microsoft, US feds disrupt Citadel botnet network

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Microsoft and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation have taken aim at a botnet network based on malware called Citadel that is held responsible for stealing people's online banking information and personal identities.The company, however, warned that because of Citadel's size and complexity, it does not expect to fully...
Microsoft, US feds disrupt Citadel botnet network

Steve Jobs FBI file reveals he was being considered for a Bush 1 1991 White House ‘sensitive position’

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Federal Bureau of Investigation has posted on its website a file on Apple’s co-founder and late CEO Steve Jobs. According to Gawker, the 191-page document reveals that Jobs was considered for a “sensitive position” in the Bush I White House back in 1991. It also contains results of an investigation into...
Steve Jobs FBI file reveals he was being considered for a Bush 1 1991 White House ‘sensitive position’

Nude Pic Swapping, "X-Files," And More High Strangeness In The Matthew Keys Case

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The FBI alleges that a hacker case involving Anonymous defacing the Los Angeles Times also involves nude pictures and X-Files-obsessed whistleblower emails. Matthew Keys, a Reuters journalist who the federal government accuses of helping hackers deface a Los Angeles Times article, is at the center of a strange, strange...
Nude Pic Swapping, "X-Files," And More High Strangeness In The Matthew Keys Case

The FBI’s investigation of Steve Jobs has finally cracked open

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today released its file on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, detailing its investigation into the company’s talismanic leader in 1991 and unearthing some interesting facts. The FBI started investigating Jobs because he was being considered for a presidential position in the then President George H.W. Bush’s office. Whilst...
The FBI’s investigation of Steve Jobs has finally cracked open

Boston Suspect in Custody After Historic Manhunt

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WATERTOWN, Mass. — Authorities captured a 19-year-old college student suspected in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings after one of the biggest manhunts in U.S. history paralyzed an entire metropolis. Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents converged on a house in the Boston suburb of Watertown late Friday, and apprehended...
Boston Suspect in Custody After Historic Manhunt

LulzSec Leader 'Sabu' Granted Six-month Sentencing Delay

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Former Lulz Security leader "Sabu," who turned on his colleagues to work with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, is scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 22......
LulzSec Leader 'Sabu' Granted Six-month Sentencing Delay

"1984"-Style National Security Letters Ruled Unconstitutional

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The secretive, gag order-attached National Security Letters routinely sent by the FBI to tech firms and telecom providers have been ruled unconstitutional. The mysterious National Security Letters sent by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to Internet hosting companies, telecommunications providers, and data firms are one of the tech...
"1984"-Style National Security Letters Ruled Unconstitutional

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

FBI asks Internet companies to equip sites for surveillance

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly meeting with Internet companies to promote upcoming legislation that will require surveillance backdoors for web-based services such as social networks, e-mail, messaging and VoIP. The agency has yet to formally announce the push, however unnamed sources have told Cnet that senior FBI officials...
FBI asks Internet companies to equip sites for surveillance

The Steve Jobs 'Reality Distortion Field' Even Makes It Into His FBI File

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The late Apple leader's 1991 FBI file is now part of the public record. When Steve Jobs was up for an appointment to the President's Export Council in 1991, the Federal Bureau of Investigation did what it does for all such appointments and went looking for dirt. They want to...
The Steve Jobs 'Reality Distortion Field' Even Makes It Into His FBI File

Free credit report site appears to be source for celebrity data

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A website that provides U.S. consumers with a free annual credit report appears to have been the source used by hackers to download those of celebrities including BeyoncA(c) and government officials including Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller....
Free credit report site appears to be source for celebrity data

The FBI pours $1 billion into facial recognition technology project, going nationwide in 2014

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a $1 billion budget for its latest venture: using facial recognition technology to fight crime. Dubbed the Next Generation Identification (NGI) project, it has already been approved in some states (the pilot programme started in February), and is expected to go nationwide by...
The FBI pours $1 billion into facial recognition technology project, going nationwide in 2014

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
New FBI unit tasked with making Web and mobile communications easier to spy on

EPIC presses FBI in lawsuit for details on biometric database

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A privacy watchdog has filed a lawsuit contending the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has failed to provide requested technical information about a biometric identification database expected to be the largest in the world.The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, alleges the FBI failed...
EPIC presses FBI in lawsuit for details on biometric database
FBI arrests 24 hackers in $205M credit card fraud scheme

Report: FBI forming new cyber intelligence research unit, focus on digital surveillance

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According to a report filed by technology site CNET, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is forming a new cyber intelligence and research unit dubbed the Domestic Communications Assistance Center (DCAC). The briefing states that the DCAC's purpose will be "to invent technology that will let police more...
Report: FBI forming new cyber intelligence research unit, focus on digital surveillance

Free credit report site appears to be source for celebrity data

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A website that provides U.S. consumers with a free annual credit report appears to have been the source used by hackers to download those of celebrities including Beyonce and government officials including Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller. On Tuesday, a website called "Exposed.su" published Social Security Numbers,...
Free credit report site appears to be source for celebrity data

What The FBI Had On Steve Jobs

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You’ve heard about things going on your permanent record? Steve Jobs had one, too. The Federal Bureau of Investigation just made public its file on the Apple co-founder. The agency assembled the investigation in 1991 because Jobs was being considered for a presidential appointment by George H.W. Bush to the...
What The FBI Had On Steve Jobs
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