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Federal agents charged over alleged Silk Road Bitcoin theft

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Two federal agents have been charged with stealing digital currency during the FBI's take-down of the Silk Road marketplace.

Man escapes from jail after sending fake bail email

Inmate escapes from jail after sending fake bail email

An imprisoned fraudster cooked up a bogus set of bail instructions and emailed it to prison officials who then let him walk out. He granted himself a 3-day furlough, then turned himself back in.

NSA faces security scare, this time physical: 1 killed, 2 injured in HQ incident

Security breaches at the US National Security Agency typically get a lot of publicity.

This one is no exception, but it's not a network intrusion or a data leak...

Safari users win right to sue Google over secret cookies

UK Safari users win right to sue Google over secretly leaving cookies

The landmark case could determine if Google can be held accountable in the UK. Safari users have formed a group to seek damages.

Leave Facebook if you value your privacy, says EU

EU says leave Facebook if you value your privacy

A lawyer for the European Commission told an EU judge he should leave Facebook if he wants to stop the US snooping on him.

RadioShack to auction off customer data, violating own privacy policy

RadioShack prepares to sell customer data in violation of its own privacy policy

Despite it's privacy policy, bankrupt RadioShack is putting customer names, addresses, email addresses and other data up for auction.

Plenty Of Fish hooked by Canada's anti-spam laws, faces 48k penalty

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Canada's strict anti-spam laws have come down hard on another offender, with the operators of dating website Plenty Of Fish paying a $48,000 penalty for failing to provide proper unsubscribe options in emails sent to its users.

Entire Oakland Police license plate reader data set handed to journalist

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The entire LPR dataset of the Oakland Police Department (OPD) included more than 4.6 million reads of over 1.1 million unique plates captured in just over 3 years.

India strikes down controversial "Section 66A" social media policing law

India strikes down controversial "Section 66A" social media policing law

India's Supreme Court has repealed a controversial law that allowed police to arrest people over objectionable content posted on social networks and other websites.

Grade-hacking case brings 16 more felony charges for private tutor suspect

Grade-hacking case brings 16 more felony charges for private tutor suspect

Timothy Lance Lai, the suspect accused of breaking into an Orange County high school in order to fix students' grades, could now face more than 16 years in jail.

Top Silk Road drug dealer sentenced to 5 years

Top Silk Road drug dealer sentenced to 5 years

Steven Sadler, a major drug dealer operating through the Silk Road underground market has been sentenced to five years in jail for his crimes.

Alleged StubHub cyberscalper will be extradited to the US

Vadim Polyakov, allegedly part of a cyberscalping ring that stole millions from StubHub users, has lost his battle against extradition from Spain.

Convicted identity thief caught after posting selfie on Twitter

Convicted identity thief caught after posting selfies on Twitter

Selfie-posting tax fraud fugitive Lance Ealy has been apprehended by US Marshals after four months on the run.

NYPD cop arrested for hacking into FBI, traffic databases

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The NYPD cop installed a hidden camera and hacked into databases containing personal information about victims of traffic accidents so he could pose, among other things, as an attorney who could help them with legal claims.

Dark Web's 'Evolution' market vanishes along with $12 million

Dark Web's 'Evolution' market vanishes along with $12 million

The owners of the drugs/guns/malware market 'Evolution' have vanished with about $12 million in Bitcoin.

Frat banned for exploiting female students on Facebook

Secret Facebook page with incriminating photos gets US frat banned

Penn State's Kappa Delta Rho chapter was banned over a group featuring photos of drug deals, hazing rituals, and nude, unconscious women.

Ransomware - should you pay?

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The big question, usually left unanswered in technical discussions of ransomware, is, "Should you pay?"

We help you make up your mind.

A third of Americans have changed online and phone behaviours post-Snowden

A third of Americans have changed online and phone behaviours post-Snowden

Edward Snowden has been heard, and his words are having at least some effect. True, a minority have changed to better protect their privacy, but the more people know, the more likely they are to change.

Silk Road lieutenant Peter Nash pleads guilty

Silk Road lieutenant Peter Nash pleads guilty

Australian Peter Nash, who worked as the main moderator of the online drugs bazaar, pleaded guilty to money laundering and drug trafficking.

Full rules for protecting net neutrality released by FCC

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The commission will decide what's acceptable on a case-by-case basis. Let the legal battles begin!