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"The cutting edge of cybercrime"--Lulzsec hackers get up to 32 months in jail

China dissident tried over Skype messages, poem (Reuters)

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Reuters - Chinese prosecutors cited a poem and messages sent on Skype against a dissident who stood trial on Tuesday, his son and his lawyer said, in the latest case highlighting the Communist Party's drive to silence political challengers....
China dissident tried over Skype messages, poem (Reuters)

Decryption disclosure doesn't violate Fifth Amendment, judge rules in child porn case

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A federal judge in Wisconsin has ordered a suspect in a child porn investigation to either provide prosecutors with the passwords to several encrypted storage devices of his that are thought to contain incriminating evidence or to provide them with a decrypted copy of the contents of the drives....
Decryption disclosure doesn't violate Fifth Amendment, judge rules in child porn case

U.S. seeks extradition of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom

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U.S. prosecutors have filed papers seeking the extradition of Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload and three colleagues, who are charged in the U.S. with allegedly running a criminal enterprise responsible for online piracy of numerous types of copyrighted works....
U.S. seeks extradition of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom

Twitter Relunctantly Turns Over Occupy Wall Street Messages

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The social media company gave the messages to a judge but is appealing their provision to prosecutors; the case may have wide effects on law enforcement's access to material placed on the Internet....
Twitter Relunctantly Turns Over Occupy Wall Street Messages
LulzSec hacker pleads guilty in Sony PSN security breach case

Note to self: Encrypt data, memorize password

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Court rules that prosecutors can't force people to decrypt data that could potentially be used against them. [Read more]...
Note to self: Encrypt data, memorize password

China: dissident on trial after Skypeing poem

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Prosecutors in China cited a poem and messages sent on Skype in the trial of dissident Zhu Yufu. The 60-year-old man is charged with "inciting subversion of state power." The poem in question is titled, "It's Time." Zhu's attorney says there's no indication Skype helped police collect evidence. More: Guardian...
China: dissident on trial after Skypeing poem

Kim Dotcom announces Mega, successor to Megaupload

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Encrypted service due for launch in January will replace filesharing site that led to prosecution by US authoritiesKim Dotcom, founder of the banned Megaupload filesharing site, has announced a new version called Mega designed to sidestep the American laws under which he is being prosecuted for £175m worth of alleged...
Kim Dotcom announces Mega, successor to Megaupload

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Releases Statement Regarding Aaron Swartz' Death

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The conduct of the U.S. Attorney's office was "appropriate" in the bringing and handling of the case, says Ortiz. Carmen Ortiz has released a statement regarding the death of Internet activist Aaron Swartz. In it, the U.S. Attorney defends her department's conduct, calling it a "difficult task" to enforce...
U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Releases Statement Regarding Aaron Swartz' Death

Under fire US Attorney breaks her silence to defend prosecution of Aaron Swartz

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Five days after the death of Aaron Swartz, the widely-heralded computer programmer, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, who led the prosecution against him has broken her silence and defended the efforts of authorities on the case against him. Ortiz has been widely criticized for using the case in order to make an example of...
Under fire US Attorney breaks her silence to defend prosecution of Aaron Swartz

Protesters See Tweets Used Against Them

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As they prosecute hundreds of Occupy protesters on lower-level charges, Manhattan prosecutors have turned one of the movement's principal organizing tools—social media such as Twitter—against the defendants....
Protesters See Tweets Used Against Them

Feds reportedly plan to prosecute hackers sponsored by other nations

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US Justice Department officials plan to bring criminal charges against hackers, governments, and companies involved in nation-sponsored computer intrusions on US companies, according to a published report. "I'll give you a prediction," John Carlin, the principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the national security division of the Department of...
Feds reportedly plan to prosecute hackers sponsored by other nations

Experts: No wrist slaps for alleged LulzSec hackers

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Harsh sentencing guidelines have failed to deter hackers, but prosecutors are likely to makes examples of those arrested in the Anonymous-related hacking cases. [Read more]...
Experts: No wrist slaps for alleged LulzSec hackers

Richard O'Dwyer's two-year extradition ordeal ends in New York

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TVShack founder avoids prosecution under copyright laws and says: 'It is a pity the UK government didn't try and resolve this'A British student's two-year fight to avoid extradition to the US ended in less than five minutes on Thursday, when Richard O'Dwyer signed an agreement in a New York court...
Richard O'Dwyer's two-year extradition ordeal ends in New York

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'

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Released On Bail, Perhaps Never To Be Seen Again

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When Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and several others in the organization were arrested in raids a month ago, it was noted by prosecutors that Dotcom’s rather wild lifestyle and propensity for spontaneous international travel, combined with his vast wealth, constituted a serious flight risk. He was denied bail at the...
Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Released On Bail, Perhaps Never To Be Seen Again

Former News Corp. Executives to be Charged in Bribery Probe

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LONDON — British prosecutors said they will charge two former top executives of News Corp’s U.K. newspaper unit and others with crimes as part of a bribery probe, expanding their criminal prosecution to include journalists at the company’s tabloid The Sun. Prosecutors said they will charge Rebekah Brooks, former editor...
Former News Corp. Executives to be Charged in Bribery Probe

Twitter Hands Over Info After Judge Makes It Almost Impossible For It Not To

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Earlier this week, we talked about a ridiculous situation in NY, where Judge Matthew Sciarrino Jr. put Twitter in a nearly impossible position if it wanted to keep fighting for the rights of its users to keep private info private. As you may recall, the government used a non-warrant process...
Twitter Hands Over Info After Judge Makes It Almost Impossible For It Not To

Norwegian Security Service Wants Details Of Citizens' Web Comments Retained For Six Months

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Governments around the world are seeking to monitor more and more of their citizens' online activities -- and it's not just the most obviously repressive regimes doing this. In the US, there is CISPA, while the UK is drawing up the Communications Capability Development Programme. Thomas Steen alerts us to...
Norwegian Security Service Wants Details Of Citizens' Web Comments Retained For Six Months

Feds demand $1B from LCD maker for price-fixing

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After a jury found AU Optronics guilty of colluding with other companies to fix pricing on LCD panels, prosecutors are seeking a fine of $1 billion and 10 years prison time for two former executives. [Read more]...
Feds demand $1B from LCD maker for price-fixing

Keep Megaupload out of our server seizure case, US lawyers say

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When the US government shut down file-sharing site Megaupload, it also grabbed the service's US-based servers, located at Carpathia Hosting and other companies. That inspired legal demands from Kyle Goodwin, an Ohio man who makes his living videotaping high school sports events, and wants his files back. But the...
Keep Megaupload out of our server seizure case, US lawyers say

Kim Dotcom Files Brief In His Trial In The Court Of Public Opinion

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A bunch of folks have been pointing us to the new "whitepaper" released by Kim Dotcom, which lays out two key things: why the lawsuit against him is a complete legal sham and also why it was driven by a corrupt connection between the US government and the MPAA. The...
Kim Dotcom Files Brief In His Trial In The Court Of Public Opinion

140 characters to the clink: Occupy Wall Street protester loses battle to block Twitter subpoena

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In a decision that's sure to be lost on this generation of over-sharers, Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris, arrested this past October during a Brooklyn Bridge demonstration, has just lost a legal battle to block prosecutors' attempts to subpoena three month's worth of his tweets. Chalking the ruling...
140 characters to the clink: Occupy Wall Street protester loses battle to block Twitter subpoena

VIDEO: Lawyers hold social media 'summit'

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Lawyers are due to meet today to discuss new guidance on social media, issued to prosecutors....
VIDEO: Lawyers hold social media 'summit'

Incredible: Google Execs Found Guilty Because Of YouTube Video; Given Six Month Suspended Sentences

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This is just downright ridiculous. We see all sorts of jaw-dropping legal rulings around here, but I still can't fathom how Italian law allowed the following case to be decided in this manner. As you may recall, a couple years ago, Italian prosecutors filed criminal charges against four Google execs....
Incredible: Google Execs Found Guilty Because Of YouTube Video; Given Six Month Suspended Sentences

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 'Buyer' Receives Probation, Court Dismisses Most "Swindling" Charges

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During June 2009 a somewhat surprising story began to emerge. The Pirate Bay would be sold for $7.8 million, turned into a legal site, and the whole deal would be completed within a couple of months. The urgency of the announcement and apparent imminent closure of the deal was a...
Pirate Bay 'Buyer' Receives Probation, Court Dismisses Most "Swindling" Charges

U.S. Attorney breaks silence, defends prosecution of Aaron Swartz

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U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, under fire for the prosecution of Internet entrepreneur and activist Aaron Swartz, on Wednesday issued her first statement responding to the controversy that has followed Swartz's suicide. Ortiz offered "heartfelt sympathy," but said her office's "conduct was appropriate in bringing and handling this case." She noted...
U.S. Attorney breaks silence, defends prosecution of Aaron Swartz

Rep. Zoe Lofgren Plans To Introduce 'Aaron's Law' To Stop Bogus Prosecutions Under The CFAA

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There's been talk for years about fixing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), which has been widely abused by law enforcement/prosecutors to claim that basically any use of a computer that did not fall under the explicitly allowed uses was a form of "computer hacking" -- and potentially a...
Rep. Zoe Lofgren Plans To Introduce 'Aaron's Law' To Stop Bogus Prosecutions Under The CFAA
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