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Prosecutor poses as accused killer's ex-girlfriend on Facebook, fired

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An Ohio prosecutor believes that he must break two witnesses' alibis in a murder case. He goes on Facebook, pretends to be the accused's ex-girlfriend and tries to contact the witnesses. His bosses aren't impressed. [Read more]...
Prosecutor poses as accused killer's ex-girlfriend on Facebook, fired

Swedish Prosecutor Claims Registrar Of .se Domains An 'Accomplice' In Infringement Because Of Pirate Bay Domain

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The concepts of secondary liability seem to go right out the window (along with basic rationality) when it comes to certain people freaking out about copyright infringement. The latest is that Swedish prosecutors are apparently threatening the registrar that manages the .se domain with some form of charges because the...
Swedish Prosecutor Claims Registrar Of .se Domains An 'Accomplice' In Infringement Because Of Pirate Bay Domain

LAPD Joins Feds In Skirting Fourth Amendment With Cell Phone Tracking Devices

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About this time last year, details emerged on a new cell phone tracking device being used by the FBI to triangulate suspects' locations via their cell phone signals. One of these, the StingRay, mimics mobile phone towers, allowing the feds to triangulate someone's position using signal strength. It had been...
LAPD Joins Feds In Skirting Fourth Amendment With Cell Phone Tracking Devices

Peter Sunde, The Pirate Bay Spokesperson, Details Why His Conviction Was A Farce

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Last week, I noticed that former Pirate Bay spokesperson Peter Sunde had posted the letter that he sent to the Swedish Administration as part of his plea to be pardoned. It was written in Swedish, and I wasn't comfortable that the Google translation was accurate enough. Thankfully, however, Rick Falkvinge...
Peter Sunde, The Pirate Bay Spokesperson, Details Why His Conviction Was A Farce

FTC Hires High-Profile Lawyer to Help Lead Google Probe

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The Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday it has enlisted a seasoned litigator to help lead its antitrust investigation into whether Google Inc. has abused its dominance in Web-search advertising, a move that could provide a big boost to the agency’s legal team if it ultimately decides to bring a case...
FTC Hires High-Profile Lawyer to Help Lead Google Probe

Swedish domain admin comes out against Piratebay.se seizure

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Swedish top-level domain administrator .SE has to its surprise become directly involved in the local Prosecution Authority's court case to seize thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se, but it hopes to explain to the court that forcing domain names off the Internet does not help.The Swedish Prosecution Authority battle with The Pirate...
Swedish domain admin comes out against Piratebay.se seizure

Huge Russian BitTorrent Site Has Domain Suspended

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In the Western world, sites such as The Pirate Bay and isoHunt get plenty of publicity, largely due to their size and prominence. Of course, there are other sites elsewhere that attract relatively little attention in English speaking countries and around Europe, despite being very large indeed. One such giant...
Huge Russian BitTorrent Site Has Domain Suspended

Pirate Bay Founder Officially Arrested For Tax Hack, Denies Accusations

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Following his arrest less than two weeks earlier, last Monday Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm was deported from Cambodia. Given that his visa had expired and that no extradition agreement exists between Cambodia and Sweden, Gottfrid should have had a choice of where to go. But instead he was taken...
Pirate Bay Founder Officially Arrested For Tax Hack, Denies Accusations

Former Olympus chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa comes down from the mount, into police custody

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If you've been following the latest camera industry accounting scandal, then you're probably well aware that all is not well at Olympus. The Japanese company took its latest blow today when former chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa was arrested in Tokyo on suspicion of having falsified financial statements. The Tokyo prosecutor's...
Former Olympus chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa comes down from the mount, into police custody

Now 16,000 People Are Asking President Obama To Fire Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor

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People are outraged over the death of Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old Reddit cofounder, at his own hands on Friday, a few months before he was scheduled to go to trial for the alleged theft of scholarly articles at the MIT campus. And they're trying to do something about it. A petition...
Now 16,000 People Are Asking President Obama To Fire Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor

NY judge compels Twitter to reveal user's data

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On Monday, a New York criminal court judge denied Twitter’s motion (PDF) to stop a court order that requires the company to produce information about one of its users, an Occupy Wall Street protestor. The move appears to open the door to Twitter’s release of the data in question, lest...
NY judge compels Twitter to reveal user's data

Pirate Bay Founder Held In Solitary Confinement - Write Him a Letter Today

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During the dying days of August, Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested by Cambodian police in Phnom Penh, the city he made his home several years ago. From his comfortable apartment above the Cadillac Bar on the riverfront, Gottfrid was taken into custody. The immediately recognizable Swede is best...
Pirate Bay Founder Held In Solitary Confinement - Write Him a Letter Today

The Pirate Bay, A Year After The Verdict

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Millions of BitTorrent users all around the world followed the Pirate Bay trial with great interest last year. Many had hoped that the court would decide that operating a BitTorrent tracker was no offense and that the defendants would walk free. The ten day trial started off with a small...
The Pirate Bay, A Year After The Verdict

Pirate Bay Founder Arrested Again On Suspicion Of New Hacking & Fraud Offenses

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As reported in detail last month, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm is currently being detained in Sweden, locked up for 23 hours a day in solitary confinement. He is being held under suspicion of hacking into Logica, an IT company closely connected to Sweden’s tax authorities. Every second week there...
Pirate Bay Founder Arrested Again On Suspicion Of New Hacking & Fraud Offenses

The Pirate Bay Moves to .SX as Prosecutor Files Motion to Seize Domains

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Swedish prosecutor Fredrik Ingblad has filed a motion at the District Court of Stockholm, requesting for the seizure of thepiratebay.se, piratebay.se and the new thepiratebay.is domains. The move comes just a few days after the infamous BitTorrent site switched to the Iceland-based domain, following suspicions that the Swedish authorities would...
The Pirate Bay Moves to .SX as Prosecutor Files Motion to Seize Domains

Twitter cases 'threat to freedom of speech'

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Freedom of speech will be under threat if too many people are taken to court over offensive messages published on social media, the country's top prosecutor has said....
Twitter cases 'threat to freedom of speech'
Web host confirms The Pirate Bay is under investigation

IBM Exec Husband of Aaron Swartz Prosecutor Takes to Twitter to Defend His Wife

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(Screencap: Twitter) In the wake of the suicide of hacker hero Aaron Swartz, his friends and family released a statement placing the onus for his death on "a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach." U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz was responsible for prosecuting Mr. Swartz, and a petition immediately...
IBM Exec Husband of Aaron Swartz Prosecutor Takes to Twitter to Defend His Wife

Portugal: File Sharing For Personal Use Is Legal And IP Addresses Are Not People

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In a move that should remind you of Spain's ruling that personal file-sharing was legal, before America's entertainment industry helpfully wrote the Spanish people a new law (wait...what!!?!?), file-sharing for personal use has been declared legal in Portugal. How could something so monumental happen, you wonder? Well, funny story: the...
Portugal: File Sharing For Personal Use Is Legal And IP Addresses Are Not People

Key Galleon Witness Gets Probation

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Rajiv Goel, who a prosecutor said helped "more than any other cooperator" in the government's case against Galleon's Raj Rajaratnam, avoided a prison sentence....
Key Galleon Witness Gets Probation

Pirate Bay Founder Denies Hacking Charges in Court

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Early April, prosecutor Henry Olin of the International Public Prosecution Office in Stockholm announced that Gottfrid Svartholm had been charged with several hacking related offenses including serious fraud, attempted aggravated fraud, and aiding attempted aggravated fraud. The charges relate to the hacking of Logica, a Swedish IT company working with...
Pirate Bay Founder Denies Hacking Charges in Court

The Pirate Bay's 'Lawsuit' Against Anti-Piracy Group More About Exposing Double Standards In Enforcement

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We stayed away from the story that made the rounds last week, concerning the claims that The Pirate Bay was going to file a lawsuit against Finnish anti-piracy agency CIAPC for setting up a site that parodies The Pirate Bay, using a copy of TPB's stylesheet. Knowing how TPB operates,...
The Pirate Bay's 'Lawsuit' Against Anti-Piracy Group More About Exposing Double Standards In Enforcement

Pirate Bay Founder Could Be Prosecuted For Hacking "Within a Month"

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In late August 2012, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm was deported from Cambodia to Sweden. It was presumed that Gottfrid had been taken to serve the year in prison he was handed for his involvement in The Pirate Bay, but quickly it become clear the authorities also had other things...
Pirate Bay Founder Could Be Prosecuted For Hacking "Within a Month"

Google close to deal with US regulators over patents dispute

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Europe's antitrust chief is to meet Google chairman Eric Schmidt as European Commission ponders similar actionGoogle is this week expected to escape the biggest anti-trust investigation for more than a decade by agreeing with US regulators to tweak the way it displays searches.It is also reported to be ready to...
Google close to deal with US regulators over patents dispute
Greek police Photoshop away bruises in mug shots, prompting public outcry

Retired Federal Judge Criticizes Carmen Ortiz's Handling Of Aaron Swartz Case

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While US Attorney Carmen Ortiz continues to stand by her actions in regards to the Aaron Swartz case (and other cases where she's being accused of being over-aggressive in prosecuting people), more and more criticism is coming to light, including from some influential voices who understand first hand the sorts...
Retired Federal Judge Criticizes Carmen Ortiz's Handling Of Aaron Swartz Case

Pirate Bay Founder Remains Locked Up Without Charges

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Following his arrest late last month, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm was deported from Cambodia to Sweden. Initially it was assumed that Gottfrid was sent to Sweden because of the outstanding one year prison sentence in the Pirate Bay case. However, once he touched down at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, the...
Pirate Bay Founder Remains Locked Up Without Charges

The most outrageous thing about the Texas judge who slept with the prosecutor in a death-penalty case. - By Dahlia Lithwick - Slate Magazine

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The most outrageous thing about the Texas judge who slept with the prosecutor in a death-penalty case. - By Dahlia Lithwick - Slate Magazine
Cops nab crook who allegedly stole $60k worth of computers from Steve Jobs's house

Torrents.ru Fights Back After Domain Seizure

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On February 18, 2010, RU-Center, Russia’s largest domain name registrar and web-hosting provider, pulled the plug on the Torrents.ru domain name, suspending it with immediate effect and leaving 4 million users and 1 million torrents homeless. A representative from RU-Center confirmed that the domain was blocked on the orders of...
Torrents.ru Fights Back After Domain Seizure
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