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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

Bitcoin eyed as feds crack down on online money laundering

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The takedown of Liberty Reserve, which authorities described as a multibillion-dollar online money-laundering operation, raises the question whether Bitcoin could evolve into an alternative for cybercriminals. The U.S. attorney's office in New York last week unsealed an indictment against the operators of Liberty Reserve, which provided the financial infrastructure...
Bitcoin eyed as feds crack down on online money laundering

Are the Feds Still Tracking Your GPS? One Senator Wants to Know

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The Supreme Court thought it settled the issue in January, but the debate over warrantless GPS searches won't go away.  Now, one U.S. senator is concerned that the Department of Justice hasn't fully scaled back its searches and may be subpoenaing ISPs for the GPS data it can no...
Are the Feds Still Tracking Your GPS? One Senator Wants to Know

Retired judge joins fight against DoJ's "outrageous" Megaupload seizures

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Abraham David Sofaer Abraham David Sofaer Abraham David Sofaer, a former New York federal judge, recently was presenting a paper at the National Academy of Sciences about deterring cyberattacks when he learned the feds had shut down Megaupload, seizing its domain names, in a criminal copyright infringement case. Troubling...
Retired judge joins fight against DoJ's "outrageous" Megaupload seizures

Winklevoss twins on Bitcoin: Time to work with the Feds

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Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who parlayed Facebook cash into a multi-million dollar Bitcoin stake, say making money means working with the Feds. Meanwhile, the Bitcoin Foundation is about to hire its first D.C. lobbyist. [Read more]...
Winklevoss twins on Bitcoin: Time to work with the Feds

Leak reveals mass internet snooping program: feds pull personal data from Google, Apple

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The FBI and the National Security Agency have been pulling photos, emails and other personal information from the servers of nine US internet companies, according to an explosive report in the Washington Post that describes a secret six-year snooping program. Highly confidential slides explaining the program, known as PRISM, say...
Leak reveals mass internet snooping program: feds pull personal data from Google, Apple

Feds Tie Themselves In Legal Knots Arguing For Domain Forfeiture In Rojadirecta Case

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If you don't recall, among the various domains that ICE and the DOJ seized last year were two domains -- rojadirecta.com and rojadirecta.org -- held by a Spanish company, Puerto 80. After extended negotiations to try to get the government to return the domain names, Puerto 80 finally sued the...
Feds Tie Themselves In Legal Knots Arguing For Domain Forfeiture In Rojadirecta Case

Microsoft to cooperate with feds in bribery, kickback probe

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Microsoft today said it would cooperate with federal regulators who are reportedly investigating claims that some of its business partners bribed officials in China, Romania and Italy to close deals....
Microsoft to cooperate with feds in bribery, kickback probe

Court Again Says It's Okay For The Feds To Snoop Through Your Digital Info Without Telling You

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You may recall that in its quixotic attempt to go after Wikileaks, the US government has been snooping through the private communications of a bunch of folks they're trying to connect to the organization, including Icelandic politician Birgitta Jonsdottir and Jacob Appelbaum, who gets detained and harassed every time he...
Court Again Says It's Okay For The Feds To Snoop Through Your Digital Info Without Telling You

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 Yank Another Site -- Even Without SOPA

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Analysis: The Secret Service takes down JotForm and restores it without explanation; perhaps the anti-SOPA hysteria wasn't alarming enough....
Feds Yank Another Site -- Even Without SOPA

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

Congressional Reps Question Feds Over Botched Domain Seizures

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The government's admission that it had (once again) mistakenly seized and censored a website for over a year when it dropped its case against Rojadirecta/Puerto80 has reminded everyone that Dajaz1 was not an isolate case. It was a part of a wider program where DHS (via ICE) and the DOJ...
Congressional Reps Question Feds Over Botched Domain Seizures

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'

Can The Government Really Walk The Line Of Regulating The Internet Without Screwing It Up?

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Recently, when I wrote about new moves by the federal government to gain more regulatory control over the internet, I mentioned our discussion from a couple months ago of a presentation by Lawrence Strickling, the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (a division of the Department of Commerce),...
Can The Government Really Walk The Line Of Regulating The Internet Without Screwing It Up?

Why You Should Be Terrified Of A Free Trade Agreement You've Never Heard Of [Infographic]

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the most influential piece of recent legal work you've probably never heard of. Can a Free Trade Agreement really threaten Internet freedom, redefine copyright and alter the course of global healthcare? You bet. What The TPP Is According to the Office of the United States...
Why You Should Be Terrified Of A Free Trade Agreement You've Never Heard Of [Infographic]

A Look at Steve Jobs' FBI File

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Yes, it's true. The FBI had a file on Steve Jobs. It's not what you might think, though. The FBI performed a "level III" background investigation on Jobs as a potential presidential appointee in 1991. He was described by most witnesses as an "individual of good character and integrity" that...
A Look at Steve Jobs' FBI File

If You Can't Sue The Feds For Spying, Sue Them For Lying About Spying

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There have been numerous attempts by various parties (including, in a few cases, the EFF) to sue the US government concerning various aspects of its warrantless spying on Americans. Pretty much all of these cases end up failing, often for reasons that are suspect. However, it appears that the EFF...
If You Can't Sue The Feds For Spying, Sue Them For Lying About Spying

Feds plan to address e-health record complaints

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As a February deadline approaches for physicians to report on the status of their EHR rollouts, a number of complaints over ease of deployment and reimbursement payments have also come into the federal government, which an official said the agency plans to address....
Feds plan to address e-health record complaints

Feds look to make health data more user-friendly to tech developers

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants health tech developers in Silicon Valley to make greater use of its data to help make advances in the field and aid entrepreneurs in the region....
Feds look to make health data more user-friendly to tech developers

Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

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The states unveiled a deal this week that, if approved, would see consumers collect a refund of 25 cents to $1.32 for each ebook they bought from big publishers. It’s splashy news but the reality is more complicated. Here’s an easy-to-read explanation of the latest twist in the fight over...
Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

Oops: After Seizing & Censoring Rojadirecta For 18 Months, Feds Give Up & Drop Case

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Looks like we've got something of a repeat of the Dajaz1 insanity, in which the US government seizes and censors a website for over a year before giving up and handing the domain back -- though this time it's with Rojadirecta. You may recall the Rojadirecta case, where two domains...
Oops: After Seizing & Censoring Rojadirecta For 18 Months, Feds Give Up & Drop Case
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Feds say users will likely never get Megaupload files back

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Notorious file-sharing service Megaupload was shuttered last year as part of a multinational sting that did nothing to curtail illegal file-sharing and everything to place Megaupload creator Kim Dotcom in the limelight. While the flamboyant founder has vowed that the service will return in one form or another, federal prosecutors say...
Feds say users will likely never get Megaupload files back

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
Why Bitcoin Doesn't Have To Worry About The Fed Shutting It Down -- At Least Not Yet

Feds Realize That Exploiting A Bug In Casino Video Poker Software Is Not Hacking And Not A CFAA Violation

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For years, we've talked about how casinos were able to get away with not paying people who won jackpots from electronic gambling machines, by claiming that their wins were really because of software glitches. That always seemed like a highly questionable practice, but even more questionable was filing criminal charges...
Feds Realize That Exploiting A Bug In Casino Video Poker Software Is Not Hacking And Not A CFAA Violation

AT&T to pay feds $700,000 to settle overcharging dispute

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The Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday it has reached a $700,000 settlement with AT&T over claims that the carrier overcharged wireless data customers. [Read more]...
AT&T to pay feds $700,000 to settle overcharging dispute

CISPA Is A Really Bad Bill, And Here's Why

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The forces behind HR 3523, the dangerous Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act which is going to move forward in Congress at the end of the month, are beginning to get cagey about the growing backlash from the internet community. In an attempt to address some of the key concerns,...
CISPA Is A Really Bad Bill, And Here's Why

The Feds Are All, 'Really, Eric?' With Mr. Schmidt's Mission to North Korea

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“But YOU SEE…” (Screencap) Sometime soon, Google chairman and unfiltered man-about-town Eric Schmidt is due to set out for North Korea in the company of former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson. However, it seems the U.S. State Department is not particularly keen on this trip. In fact, it sounds like America’s...
The Feds Are All, 'Really, Eric?' With Mr. Schmidt's Mission to North Korea
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