Law & Order
A federal judge in Iowa has ordered the suppression of child pornography evidence derived from an invalid warrant. The warrant was issued as part of a controversial government-sanctioned operation to hack Tor users. Out of nearly 200 such cases nationwide that involve the Tor-hidden child porn site known as "Playpen," US District Judge Robert Pratt is just the third to make such a ruling.
In July, Polish law enforcement officers arrested Artem Vaulin, the alleged founder of KickassTorrents, who’s been held in a local prison since.
Polish authorities acted on a criminal complaint from the U.S. Government, which accused him of criminal copyright infringement and money laundering.
A security researcher will be jailed for 20 days after hacking two websites belonging to the Florida state elections department.
David Levin, 31, of Estero, Florida was indicted on three hacking-related charges, pleaded guilty after turning himself in, in early May.
Marcel Lehel Lazar, a 44-year-old Romanian, was sentenced to 52 months in prison for hacking high-profile figures including former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.
Using his nickname Guccifer, he was credited with uncovering the existence of a private email server for former secretary of state and now Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Other victims included former Secretary of State Colin Powell and celebrities such as Robert Redford, Steve Martin and Nicole Kidman.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Fahey handed down a summary judgment dismissing claims that Monster and its CEO Noel Lee were duped out of a 5 percent share of the Beats by Dre brand, a move orchestrated through Beats' "sham" sale to HTC, the Associated Press reports.