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Kim Dotcom: Joe Biden behind shutdown

posted onJuly 3, 2012
by l33tdawg

Kim Dotcom says the shutdown of his Megaupload filesharing service was ordered by the White House after Hollywood studio executives met with US Vice President Joe Biden.

The meetings are revealed in publicly released White House logs which show some of the most powerful figures in Hollywood met with studio bosses about six months before the January raids which led to the arrest of Dotcom and three of his Megaupload colleagues.

Mobile Privacy Standards to Be Discussed at Government Meetings

posted onJuly 2, 2012
by l33tdawg

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is set to host the first of several meetings seeking input for its effort to develop new codes of conduct for handling private consumer date on the Internet and mobile networks.

The meeting, scheduled for July 12 at the U.S. Department of Commerce building in Washington D.C., is open to all and will focus primarily on mobile application privacy.

Expert claims Julian Assange will be arrested regardless of Ecuador asylum decision

posted onJune 21, 2012
by l33tdawg

Police will arrest Julian Assange even if he is granted asylum with one legal expert claiming his only way out of the country is becoming Ecuador's representative to the UN.

The WikiLeaks founder has spent the past two nights holed up in the South American country’s London embassy, in an attempt to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over alleged sex crimes. He will discover later today if Ecuador plans to grant him asylum.

No plans to extradite LulzSec defendant to the US, claims lawyer

posted onJune 18, 2012
by l33tdawg

The US government does not plan to request the extradition of alleged LulzSec member Ryan Cleary, the British man's attorney has said. 

"We understand that the US prosecutor has stated that should Mr. Cleary be dealt with by the UK courts in respect of these charges then the US will not seek Mr. Cleary's extradition," according to a statement attributed to Karen Todner, managing director of Kaim Todner Solicitors.

US firms deploy hacking 'strike back' technology

posted onJune 18, 2012
by l33tdawg

A growing number of US companies are adopting "active defence" or "strike-back technology" to retaliate against sophisticated hacking attacks.

Reprisals range from modest steps to distract and delay a hacker to more controversial measures that in some cases, could violate laws US or international laws, security experts say. Some companies have reportedly gone to the extent of hiring contractors to hack an assailant's systems.

U.S. indicts Brit Ryan Cleary for Fox, PBS hacks

posted onJune 14, 2012
by l33tdawg

The British man that allegedly hacked into the Fox reality TV show "The X-Factor" and the "PBS News Hour," along with music companies and government security agencies, was indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury on conspiracy and hacking charges today, according to the Associated Press.