Jobert Abma, the 25-year-old cofounder of a hot startup called HackerOne, has been breaking into computers since he was 13.
And he's been been getting into hacking scrapes with his cofounder and best friend Michiel Prins for almost as long.
Growing up in the Netherlands, Abma gave Prins an unusual graduation present: the user name and password to a local TV station that did a regular news broadcast about the school. The duo then took control of the TV station and ran their own broadcast on live TV instead. "The TV station was not amused," Abma tells Business Insider.
Three years ago many popular torrent sites added an option to donate via Bitcoin. The Pirate Bay was one of the first to jump on board, a development which caused concern among copyright holders.
The RIAA even informed the U.S. trade representative about this looming threat. The music industry group warned that Bitcoin could make it harder to crack down on pirate sites.
The Italian data protection authority has ordered Facebook to provide an Italian user with all of their data, including the personal information, photos, and posts of a separate fake account set up in that person's name by somebody else.
In addition, the US social network must provide details of how the personal data was used, including who it was sent to or might have obtained knowledge about it.
Facebook refused to comment on the Italian order, instead sending us a standard boilerplate response.
Europe’s police agency Europol has been given enhanced cyber powers to track down terrorists and other criminals.
The new governance rules were approved by the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee on Thursday by a massive majority. MEPs claimed that the new powers come with strong data protection safeguards and democratic oversight.