Law & order
A Florida man will go to prison for defrauding student aid accounts, while his two fellow-conspirators have been given probation and community sentences.
The group's techniques should serve as a reminder that it's not just the information stored on our computers that we need to keep secure.
Is that a gun, or are you just upgrading the printer? What if your iPhone has a bug in the lock that locks the lock screen? Will Chrome's continuing support for XP make us safer, or merely lazier?
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The fifth grader from Montreal pleaded guilty to DDoS, website defacement and accessing databases by exploiting security holes. He wasn't politically motivated, his lawyer said, and swapped his ill-gotten information for video games.
UK police thought they'd uncovered the 3D printing of gun parts - what they actually found were parts for printers. Embarrassing as this might be, their sensitivity is perhaps understandable - with 3D printers on sale for around £1,000 it could prove to be a stealthy and affordable means for criminals to acquire lethal weapons.
A US government contractor was given an order that allowed it to seize his hard drive without warning, largely because the ex-employee started a new software company whose site said "We like hacking things and we don’t want to stop."
The New York Mets fan reportedly is being held in connection with tweeted threats that include sneaking into the clubhouse and putting bombs in everyone's cleats. If this is the work of a fan, who needs enemies?
Slapping a tracker on a car without having established probable cause goes against the Fourth Amendment, the US Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Rob Forsyth takes a look at the efforts of the Australian and New Zealand governments in tackling cyber security awareness, and highlights the work needed by global providers of security products to create a united front, unhindered by national barriers.
It’s tricky sometimes to get your job done while sticking to all those pesky rules around confidentiality and data protection. Being escorted out of the building for security negligence is not something you recover from very easily, so don't try any of these at work...
It might have been an innocent mistake, but when an intruder attempted to access the email account of an Indian conservationist, fears went up that poachers were after the location data for one of a dwindling number of endangered tigers, the parts for which bring huge profits on the wildlife black market.
On Monday, Snapchat admitted in a blog post that it will, and already has, handed photos over to US law enforcement agencies, with the possibility of images being seen before Snapchat recipients.
The founder of the encrypted email service says he himself, along with all Lavabit users, was stranded by the abrupt closure: “I'm in the same boat as them. I used my Lavabit email account for 10 years. It was my only email account”.
Federal money earmarked to thwart terrorist attacks in the US is instead getting funneled into increasingly pervasive surveillance of individuals, largely without thought for privacy or data retention guidelines.
Who's "Paunch"? What happens when you arrest him? How do you win $100k from Microsoft? Could there really be a backdoor in Adobe's code?
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A German administrative court ruled that the way Facebook processes personal data of people visiting fan pages is not the responsibility of German companies. The ruling may let fan page owners off the hook, but it leaves wider issues around privacy issues up in the air, such as the basic question of whether Facebook itself is or is not violating privacy with its data collection practices.
He's got her name, plus three of her friends' names, tattooed on his chest. He wears a t-shirt, in public, printed with her face. And on Wednesday he was arrested again after tagging her photo on Facebook with the word "slut".
Eight more people have been arrested in the wake of the shutdown of Silk Road, the online, illegal-drug bazaar, and the seizure of its alleged mastermind.