Law and Order
The US Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has removed access to nearly a decade's worth of electronic documents from four US appeals courts and one bankruptcy court.
The removal is part of an upgrade to a new computer system for the database known as Public Access to Court Electronic Records, or PACER.
City Of London Police Turn Down Torrentfreak's FOIA Request Because It Would Take Too Long To Fulfill
The City of London Police (notably, not the London Metropolitan Police and you will rue the day you ever make that mistake) have been both a law unto themselves and the UK's foremost copyright cops… which would make them a copyright law unto themselves… or something. Name another law enforcement agency that has single-handedly done more to pursue the Pirate Bays of the world.
A plane carrying Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley has been forced to divert and land ahead of schedule after a hacker group used Twitter to claim it had explosives on board.
The hacker group, known as Lizard Squad, had taken to Twitter to gloat about a successful denial of service-style attack on the Sony PlayStation Network over the weekend. The group taunted Sony, gamers and the FBI with a number of claims including that they were attacking Sony for their corporate greed, and that the hacker group was somehow associated with terrorist organisations.
Google appears to be redesigning Glass to make the wearable computer look less nerdy and more like ordinary eyeglasses.
With the company's computerized eyeglasses, users can take photos and video, view maps and weather reports and read news stories with a tiny see-through display screen that sits above the user's right eye.
A Craigslist-like website that facilitates weapons sales between buyers and sellers cannot be liable for the actions of its users, including the murder of a woman by a handgun advertised on the site, a federal appeals court ruled.
The case decided Tuesday by the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals concerns a woman murdered in 2011 with a .40-caliber handgun that a Seattle man advertised on Armslist for $400. A Canadian man bought the weapon.