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U.S. Immigration and Customs Agency switching 17,600 employees from BlackBerry to iPhone

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Reuters reported today that the U.S. Immigration and Customer Enforcement agency is ending its contract with RIM and purchasing $2.1 million worth of iPhones for its 17,600 employees: The agency said it has relied on RIM for eight years but that RIM’s technology “can no longer meet the mobile technology...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Agency switching 17,600 employees from BlackBerry to iPhone

US agencies seize 686 websites accused of selling fake drugs

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Two U.S. agencies have seized 686 websites accused of selling counterfeit and illegal medicines as part of an international crackdown on online sales of fake drugs. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations division, along with the U.S. Department of Justice, seized the websites in the past...
US agencies seize 686 websites accused of selling fake drugs

How Homeland Security agents reeled in a Chinese software pirate

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In June of 2011, Xiang Li sat in a hotel room in Saipan, trying to close a deal with US businessmen. The 35-year-old entrepreneur from Chengdu, China had brought along some samples of his wares—a collection of software on DVDs ready for resale; sample packaging materials and associated designs;...
How Homeland Security agents reeled in a Chinese software pirate

Warrant Reveals Homeland Security Seized Mt. Gox's Dwolla Account for 'Unlicensed Money Transmitting'

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Mr. Karpeles (Photo: Twitter) Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security shut down Bitcoin trading platform Mt. Gox's ability to accept or send transfers using Dwolla, a mobile payment service. A representative from Dwolla told Betabeat that the DHS had sent them a "seizure warrant" for the account, but declined to...
Warrant Reveals Homeland Security Seized Mt. Gox's Dwolla Account for 'Unlicensed Money Transmitting'

ICE Launches Project Cyber Monday 3, Knocking Sellers of Counterfeit Goods Offline

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Website seized! (ICE) Anyone searching for cheap, counterfeit sports memorabilia, media, clothing and jewelry today may be disappointed. In conjunction with other law enforcement agencies around the world, U.S. authorities have taken down 132 domain names as part of their Project Cyber Monday. This marks the third year for the project,...
ICE Launches Project Cyber Monday 3, Knocking Sellers of Counterfeit Goods Offline

Feds reveal the search warrant used to seize Mt. Gox account

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Zach Copley The Department of Homeland Security is investigating Mt. Gox, the largest Bitcoin exchange, for violating laws on US money exchange and money transfers—and it's grabbing the exchange's money in the process. DHS officials refused to comment on the investigation, which is ongoing, but they did provide a...
Feds reveal the search warrant used to seize Mt. Gox account

Verizon offers glimpse of its 2011 security investigations

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The Verizon 2011 Investigative Response Caseload Review is intended to serve as a preview to the caseloads and findings from security breaches that Verizon investigated itself last year....
Verizon offers glimpse of its 2011 security investigations

Joint US and European sting takes down 132 websites selling counterfeit goods

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If you were hoping to sell counterfeit goods this holiday season, your efforts may have been stymied, if you were one of the 132 websites that were taken down today. Combined efforts by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) group, the Homeland Security Investigations unit, Europol, along with resources from the...
Joint US and European sting takes down 132 websites selling counterfeit goods

TVShack Staff in U.S. Worked With Feds To Nail Richard O'Dwyer

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On many filesharing-type sites there is great camaraderie and friendship to be found between site operators and their staff. Because of this, some believe that security only exists to protect against outsiders. It’s a dangerous assumption. The ongoing extradition battle of former TVShack admin Richard O’Dwyer has made big headlines...
TVShack Staff in U.S. Worked With Feds To Nail Richard O'Dwyer
US government unveils new piracy warnings for DVDs and Blu-rays

iPhone Becomes Mobile Device Of Choice For U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement

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The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, part of the Department of Homeland Security, recently revealed that it will be adopting iOS devices from a variety of service providers for its 17,676 users. It’s a win for Apple in terms of landing a sizeable government client, but also a...
iPhone Becomes Mobile Device Of Choice For U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement

IMAGiNE Piracy Group Founder Jailed For 23 Months

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In 2011 the notorious IMAGiNE movie piracy release group was dismantled by U.S. authorities after releasing large numbers of movies onto the Internet, many of them still playing in theaters. Since then, slowly but surely IMAGiNE members have been charged with criminal copyright infringement and given sentences ranging from 23...
IMAGiNE Piracy Group Founder Jailed For 23 Months

Feds Arrest Streaming Site Operator for Copyright Infringement

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Earlier today we reported that leading up to the Super Bowl this weekend, several sports streaming sites had their domain names seized by the Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s ICE unit. At the time there was no official announcement from the authorities, but ICE has now confirmed that this,...
Feds Arrest Streaming Site Operator for Copyright Infringement

US, European agencies seize 132 domain names for selling counterfeit merchandise

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U.S. and European agencies have seized 132 domain names that were allegedly used to sell counterfeit merchandise online. The operation on Monday was a joint effort by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), law enforcement agencies from Belgium, Denmark, France, Romania and the U.K., and...
US, European agencies seize 132 domain names for selling counterfeit merchandise
ICE & FBI Hatch Ingenious Plan To Make DVD Piracy Warnings Longer

Say hello to the new anti-piracy DVD warning ads

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I stream most of my flicks these days, so I haven’t had to sit through the good ol’ FBI ANTI-PIRACY WARNING in some time, but you might have. If you are the sort of person who buys DVDs, you will soon be treated to a new set of warnings, up from...
Say hello to the new anti-piracy DVD warning ads
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