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BTjunkie 'voluntarily' shuts down

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Popular BitTorrent site closes in wake of demise of Megaupload, QuickSilverScreen and othersOne of the most popular BitTorrent sites, BTjunkie, has been "voluntarily" shut down in the wake of last month's closure of Megaupload.The operators of BTjunkie, which launched in 2005, said in a message on the site: "This is...
BTjunkie 'voluntarily' shuts down

Japan charges Olympus executives

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Tokyo prosecutors charge Japanese camera-maker Olympus and three former executives in connection with a $1.7bn accounting scandal....
Japan charges Olympus executives

Kim Dotcom judge rules mansion raid was illegal

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New Zealand police 'exceeded authority' when storming home of Megaupload founder, who US wants to extraditeAttempts to extradite internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom to the US have suffered a further setback with a ruling in the New Zealand high court that a raid on his Auckland mansion was illegal.Justice Helen Winkelmann...
Kim Dotcom judge rules mansion raid was illegal

Boston admits it: Cell phone photography is not a crime

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When Massachusetts charged Simon Glik with using a cell phone to film an arrest, prosecutors probably didn't realize they'd set a key First Amendment precedent -- and cost taxpayers $170,000. [Read more]...
Boston admits it: Cell phone photography is not a crime

Leaked: Police Plan to Raid The Pirate Bay

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In the spring of 2006 a team of 65 Swedish police personnel entered a datacenter in Stockholm. The officers were tasked with shutting down the largest threat to the entertainment industry at the time – The Pirate Bay’s servers. The raid eventually led to the conviction of four people connected...
Leaked: Police Plan to Raid The Pirate Bay

Twitter fights government subpoena demanding Occupy Wall Street protester info

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Twitter has asked a New York state judge to throw out a court order requiring it to turn over three months worth of messages posted by an Occupy Wall Street protester being prosecuted for disorderly conduct. In a motion (PDF) filed on Monday in New York City Criminal Court,...
Twitter fights government subpoena demanding Occupy Wall Street protester info

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
UK Supreme Court: yes, extradite Julian Assange to Sweden

Megaupload co-founder granted bail, New Zealand judge rules he's not a flight risk

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After being denied twice, Megupload co-founder Kim Dotcom has been granted bail by a New Zealand judge, who ruled he isn't in fact a flight risk. To date, the court's rationale for keeping Dotcom behind bars has been that he might flee to his native Germany in a bid...
Megaupload co-founder granted bail, New Zealand judge rules he's not a flight risk

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

Breivik says he trained for Norwegian massacre using Modern Warfare

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Anders Behring Breivik, the 33-year-old Norwegian ultranationalist who has admitted to killing 69 people in a shooting rampage and eight more in a bomb blast last July, said during his trial today that he prepared for the attacks by playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. As reported by The...
Breivik says he trained for Norwegian massacre using Modern Warfare

It’s Official: US Demands Extradition of Megaupload Suspects

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Last Friday, US prosecutors filed an extradition request against four New Zealand-based suspects who were allegedly part of the so-called “Mega Conspiracy.” Kim Dotcom is wanted in the United States alongside other key Megaupload employees on racketeering, copyright infringement and money laundering charges. In the battle to extradite the defendants,...
It’s Official: US Demands Extradition of Megaupload Suspects

New York City Subpoenas Twitter For Occupy Wall Street Protester Data

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U.S. activists who thought Twitter was a secure way to organize during demonstrations may have another thing coming. The New York District Attorney's Office has begun sending subpoenas to Twitter seeking data on protestors arrested during the Occupy Wall Street protests last year. Late last week, activist Jeffrey Rae received...
New York City Subpoenas Twitter For Occupy Wall Street Protester Data

Report: HP's South Korean offices raided over alleged price fixing

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Korea Times is a publication that isn't shy of the odd bold statement and today it's claiming that HP's South Korean offices were raided on suspicion of price-fixing deals made with IBM and Oracle. The country's Fair Trade Commission seized documents, computer records and questioned employees over alleged price-rigging...
Report: HP's South Korean offices raided over alleged price fixing

Rebekah Brooks Charged in Hacking Case

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Prosecutors in the U.K. charged the former head of News Corp.’s British newspaper unit, Rebekah Brooks, with conspiring to obstruct justice, marking the first charges filed in a wide-ranging criminal investigation into wrongdoing at the U.S. media company’s British tabloids. Ms. Brooks, who served as editor of the News of...
Rebekah Brooks Charged in Hacking Case

Student Fined For Providing Free Film And TV Subtitles; Yet Another Business Opportunity Thrown Away By Copyright Industries

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Mike recently reminded us that for some people, bizarrely, stopping "piracy" is more important than making money. Here's another example, this time from Norway: A student who ran a site which enabled the download of a million movie and TV show subtitle files has been found guilty of copyright infringement...
Student Fined For Providing Free Film And TV Subtitles; Yet Another Business Opportunity Thrown Away By Copyright Industries

Kim Dotcom: I'll extradite myself to US if they give my money back

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Megaupload founder fighting extradition from New Zealand says he is determined to beat American authorities at their 'foul game'From a semi-rural suburb north of Auckland, Kim Dotcom is mounting an increasingly belligerent counter-offensive against US authorities' efforts to prosecute him over his now defunct Megaupload file storage site.In an interview...
Kim Dotcom: I'll extradite myself to US if they give my money back

Judge: Twitter must release account data of arrested user

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Twitter must hand over to prosecutors information from user's account in Occupy Wall Street protest arrest case. [Read more]...
Judge: Twitter must release account data of arrested user

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
Code isn't property under the definition of National Stolen Property Act, US court rules
Social media judge says tweets are for cops
Twitter raises stakes in 'who owns your tweets' fight

U.S. Shuts Gambling Site Bodog, Indicts Operators

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U.S. prosecutors have shut down the sports betting site Bodog and indicted four Canadians for illegal gambling that generated more than $100 million in winnings....
U.S. Shuts Gambling Site Bodog, Indicts Operators

Eight to Be Charged With Phone-Hacking Offenses

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British prosecutors plan to charge a private investigator and seven former journalists at News Corp.’s News of the World tabloid — including Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, two of the now-closed paper’s former editors — with phone-hacking related offenses. Alison Levitt, principal legal adviser to the U.K. Director of Public...
Eight to Be Charged With Phone-Hacking Offenses

Three Arrested Over Olympus Scandal

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Tokyo prosecutors arrested three former Olympus officials, including ex-chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, over their alleged role in the company's loss-hiding scandal....
Three Arrested Over Olympus Scandal

Megaupload Founder Offers Deal to the US

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has offered to do a deal with U.S. prosecutors, who are seeking his extradition from New Zealand to the U.S....
Megaupload Founder Offers Deal to the US

Court narrows prosecutors' use of anti-hacking law

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Appeals court rejects government's interpretation of a nearly 30-year-old act, ruling it was intended to prosecute computer hacking, not misappropriation of trade secrets. [Read more]...
Court narrows prosecutors' use of anti-hacking law

US Files Papers for Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom's Extradition

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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......
US Files Papers for Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom's Extradition

Justice Dept. won't appeal computer fraud dismissal

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Appellate court ruled in April that prosecutors were too broadly interpreting a decades-old anti-hacking law to prosecute a man charged with misappropriating trade secrets. [Read more]...
Justice Dept. won't appeal computer fraud dismissal

Publishers must show more vigilance to online sectarian hate messages

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New Scottish law which takes a hard line on sectarian abuse could result in an English publisher ending up in courtNewspapers, websites and internet service providers will have to be much more vigilant about sectarian hate messages now a new law has come into force in Scotland.The vigilance that publishers...
Publishers must show more vigilance to online sectarian hate messages
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