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NYTimes Columnist Stirs Up A Controversy That Will Only Drive Human Trafficking Further Underground

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You may recall a couple years ago that a bunch of politicians, led by state Attorneys General, went on a huge grandstanding campaign against Craigslist, because some people were using Craigslist for prostitution -- including some human trafficking. As we noted at the time (repeatedly), Craigslist was incredibly cooperative with...
NYTimes Columnist Stirs Up A Controversy That Will Only Drive Human Trafficking Further Underground

Law Enforcement Officials Freak Out About Possibility Of Having To Get Warrants To Read Your Email

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We recently noted that Senator Leahy had attached his mostly good ECPA (Electronic Communications Privacy Act) reform bill to another bill reforming the VPPA (Video Privacy Protection Act). The ECPA reform would update a decades-old law that law enforcement has interpreted to more or less mean they don't need a...
Law Enforcement Officials Freak Out About Possibility Of Having To Get Warrants To Read Your Email
Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Cambodia
Police chiefs group says arming domestic spy drones with weapons would be bad

Online Sex Trade Is Flourishing Despite Efforts to Curb It

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Law enforcement officials said the online sex trade has, in some ways, made sex trafficking and solicitation easier, while giving the police new insight into a historically hidden, underground culture....
Online Sex Trade Is Flourishing Despite Efforts to Curb It
Gov't didn't shut down cell networks in Boston--but it could have

Taser's on-officer cameras catch you in the act, right to remain silent imperative

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Taser International has released an update to its on-officer system, the AXON Flex. The new rig provides law enforcement officials with body-mounted cameras that capture video evidence "from the officer's perspective." These recording devices can be affixed to the hat, collar, shoulder or on specially designed Oakley shades and...
Taser's on-officer cameras catch you in the act, right to remain silent imperative

WikiLeaks eyes offshore base of operations

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Investors and supporters of the whistle-blowing WikiLeaks website are reportedly attempting to move the organization's servers offshore in an effort to avoid prosecution from US law enforcement officials. read more...
WikiLeaks eyes offshore base of operations

New U.S. Cyber-Security Law May Hinder Lenovo's Sales Growth

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The funding bill President Barack Obama signed this week didn’t just prevent a government shutdown. It also included a provision requiring that U.S. government technology purchases first go through a cyber-espionage review process–a move that could potentially impact the sales of Chinese tech companies like Lenovo, which relies on sales...
New U.S. Cyber-Security Law May Hinder Lenovo's Sales Growth
iOS hacker Chronic corrects XRY passcode cracking claims for iPhone and iPad

Online ring for trading in stolen credit card data busted

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Law enforcement agencies in the U.S., Vietnam and the U.K. have disbanded a ring that allegedly sold online credit card details since 2007. The ring, which sold the credit card information through two websites, is said to have caused over $200 million in fraudulent charges on credit cards issued...
Online ring for trading in stolen credit card data busted

Here’s What A Facebook Response To A User Data Subpoena Looks Like

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Last year, Facebook got a little more transparent explaining what kind of data it would provide to law enforcement officials when they made formal subpoenas for user profiles. Now, we can have a look at exactly what that Facebook account report looks like, perhaps for the first time. The document...
Here’s What A Facebook Response To A User Data Subpoena Looks Like
Arizona legislature passes Internet censorship bill to make trolling illegal

Report: Megaupload founder released on bail

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A judge in New Zealand has released Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom on bail Wednesday, ruling that the executive had no assets that could help him flee the country. Dotcom, who ran the file sharing Web site Megaupload has been in custody since Jan. 20, the Associated Press reported, and had...
Report: Megaupload founder released on bail

US government reportedly prepping plan to expand spy agency access to 'suspicious' financial records

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The US government is said to be preparing a new Treasury Department plan that would give all US spy agencies access to suspicious activity reports from banks, Reuters reports. The Treasury already operates a Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) that the FBI has access to, but other agencies must file...
US government reportedly prepping plan to expand spy agency access to 'suspicious' financial records

App Store app publishing company comes forward as source of leaked Apple device UDIDs

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Following the leak of millions of UDIDs for Apple’s iOS devices, a publishing company called BlueToad has come forward to NBC News as the source of the leaks. Anonymous, the group who obtained approximately 12 million Apple UDIDs of iOS device customers, initially pinpointed that the data came from an...
App Store app publishing company comes forward as source of leaked Apple device UDIDs

Cops don't need a warrant to see your e-mail--but they might soon

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A new bill introduced today in the US House of Representatives seeks to require warrants before police can trawl through your e-mail or track your cell phone, reports CNET. The legislation is backed by several technology companies, including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter. But given the government's history with privacy...
Cops don't need a warrant to see your e-mail--but they might soon

10 Arrested in Breakup of Botnet Crime Ring

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Law enforcement officials were helped by Facebook, whose users were among those targeted by the software employed by cybercriminals in the last few years....
10 Arrested in Breakup of Botnet Crime Ring

Google's $500M Penalty A Windfall For Rhode Island

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Law enforcement officials said Rhode Island will receive the bulk of the $500 million that Google forfeited as a result of allowing illicit online advertisements by so-called rogue Internet pharmacies into its system....
Google's $500M Penalty A Windfall For Rhode Island

Danish Police Admit That Data Retention Hasn't Helped At All

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There's been a big push around the globe to ramp up data retention rules, which require various online services to keep all sorts of data on their users for a long time, just in case it's possible that law enforcement officials might need that data at some later date. That...
Danish Police Admit That Data Retention Hasn't Helped At All

Apple device IDs leaked by AntiSec came from publishing app company Blue Toad's stolen database

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The data stolen from a computer somewhere and released by Anonymous AntiSec last week came from publishing company Blue Toad, reports NBC News. Blue Toad CEO Paul DeHart contacted NBC to tell them that it had compared the data to the records on its own servers and that they had...
Apple device IDs leaked by AntiSec came from publishing app company Blue Toad's stolen database
Kim Dotcom vows to keep America out of next version of Megaupload

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

Is this SOPA the sequel?

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The Texas congressman who sponsored SOPA now wants to give law enforcement power to seize personal Internet data without a warrant. FORTUNE -- After failing (at least for the time being) in his effort to circumvent both the U.S. Constitution and the basic workings of the Internet with Stop Online...
Is this SOPA the sequel?

Retaliation Fears Spur Anonymity in Internet Case

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U.S. law-enforcement officials say they are increasingly concerned about cyber-retaliation against agents and prosecutors after they say people linked to the hacker collective Anonymous targeted the private life of a government official investigating WikiLeaks....
Retaliation Fears Spur Anonymity in Internet Case

More Details Emerge On Questionable UK Seizure Of Music Blog

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Yesterday we wrote about the bizarre seizure of a music blog, RnBXclusive.com, by UK law enforcement officials. Many people doubted that it was real, given the insanity of the splash page that SOCA -- the UK's Serious Organized Crime Agency -- had put up on the site. However, SOCA has...
More Details Emerge On Questionable UK Seizure Of Music Blog
Apple will reportedly unlock your iPhone for police, but there's a wait list
New Zealand cops feared Kim Dotcom's belly of mass destruction

Symantec source code held by hackers in $50,000 extortion attempt, may have been released into the wild

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The source code for Symantec's pcAnywhere and Norton AntiVirus products has been at the center of a weeks-long stand-off between the company, law-enforcement officials, and a hacker group threatening to sell the code to the highest bidder. An email exchange posted to Pastebin details negotiations between a Symantec employee...
Symantec source code held by hackers in $50,000 extortion attempt, may have been released into the wild
"Hallucinating" a face, new software could have ID'd Boston bomber
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