The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that law enforcement officials do need a warrant...
FBI agents arrested a Mexican tycoon named Jose Susumo Azano Matsura at his Coronado, Calif....
Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on Congress to require companies to more quickly alert...
A Rye private investigator who has received $23,000 from the state since 2006 to do computer forensic investigations for indigent defendants pleaded guilty recently to misrepresenting some of her investigative certifications on her company’s website.
Apparently for the first time, state laws are being wielded against heavy Bitcoin traders. Florida prosecutors have charged three men, saying that their use of a site called localbitcoins.com violates laws against unlicensed money transmitters.
The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), Europe's largest hacker association, and the International League for Human Rights (ILMR) are suing the German government for allegedly helping foreign intelligence agencies spy on German citizens.
Recently, it was announced by the United States Department of Justice that the creator of the notorious SpyEye banking malware, Aleksandr Andreevich Panin (also known as Gribodemon or Harderman), had pleaded guilty before a federal court to charges related to creating and distributing SpyEye. Trend Micro was a key part of this investigation and has been working with the FBI on this case for quite some time.
Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, aka "Gribodemon" and "Harderman," has pled guilty to charges accusing him of being the primary developer and distributor of the SpyEye banking trojan, according to the FBI. SpyEye, a derivative of Zeus was, before his arrest in July 2013, the world's foremost banking malware, having infected a reputed 1.4 million computers.
In President Obama’s speech recently outlining surveillance reforms, the president promised he would allow corporations like Google, Apple and Microsoft to be more transparent with their customers about NSA spying. Now, we have learned what that means.
The vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, a trade group promoting the adoption of the digital currency, has been charged by U.S. prosecutors with conspiring to commit money laundering by helping to funnel cash to illicit online drugs bazaar Silk Road.
An American man who was arrested in the United Arab Emirates for a parody video that was posted online has been released from prison and was due to arrive in Minnesota. Shezanne Cassim, of Woodbury, Minn., was in custody in the UAE for nine months in connection with the video, which satirized youth culture in Dubai. He was arrested in April and had been held at a maximum security prison in Abu Dhabi since June.
Opposing court rulings on the National Security Agency's massive phone record surveillance — one threatening the program and the other supporting it — are stirring fast legal footwork as both cases start to wind their way through federal appeals courts and possibly to the Supreme Court.
President Obama is preparing a package of intelligence reforms that will probably put a public advocate for the first time in the secret court that approves surveillance practices and remove a controversial telephone records database from direct government control, aides said.
While we’re all wiping the champagne-induced sleep from our eyes, inevitably we have to sober up for 2014. The new year will mark new beginnings for all of us, but it will also mark the continuation (and perhaps conclusion) of a number of high-profile tech legal cases. A few cases could lead to profound changes in the tech landscape in years to come.
A federal judge made headlines recently by declaring that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is likely unconstitutional. But even he realized his won't be the last word on the issue.
In a stunning decision, a DC-based federal judge has ruled that the National Security Agency spying revealed this summer violates the constitution. The opinion published by US District Judge Richard Leon is in response to a lawsuit filed by Larry Klayman, a longtime conservative activist. Klayman was fast on the draw, filing his lawsuit on June 6, one day after widespread NSA surveillance was revealed in June.
A Las Vegas court convicted a cyber criminal under RICO (Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act) law, in what may well turn out to be a landmark case.
The Canadian government recently put forward a new set of cyber laws designed to prevent online bullying. The proposed legislation immediately drew howls of outrage from all corners, accusing the government of simply reviving its previous failed attempt at introducing draconian state snooping in a new disguise. So, what's really going on with Bill C-13?
David Ray Camez is the first cybercrime defendant in the country to go to trial on federal racketeering charges, instead of computer or credit card fraud statutes. The key question facing the jurors isn’t whether Camez was a crook — he’s already serving a state prison term for forgery. It’s whether the website he did business on was an organized criminal enterprise comparable, as a legal matter, to the Mafia or a Los Angeles street gang.
The U.S. government believes that some scary people are using bitcoin. But here’s another scary prospect: If the government goes overboard with a hard-line approach on bitcoin and other emerging digital currencies, it may merely push them overseas, where they will surely flourish outside of its control.
A Chicago computer hacker tied to the group known as Anonymous has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for cyber attacks on various government agencies and businesses, including a global intelligence company.
It's called "revenge porn," and it's legal in every state but California and New Jersey. A person shares a sexually explicit photo or video with a partner, only to see those images pop up online months or even years later — typically after a bad breakup. The images are often tied to the person's name, address and phone number.
A 19-year-old computer science student pleaded guilty to hacking the computers of Miss Teen USA and other women and secretly photographing them with their own webcams. Jared James Abrahams answered a series of questions from U.S. District Judge James Selna, including an explanation of the crimes that were committed.
A federal judge declined to order jail time for the mother of a writer and activist with ties to the hacking collective Anonymous, after she pleaded guilty to helping her son hide laptops from federal agents.
Following its involvement in taking the UK to the European Court over GCHQ's mass surveillance program, Privacy International has now raised formal complaints with the OECD against the telecoms companies that have co-operated with GCHQ.
On Tuesday, the original Wisconsin Republican author of the Patriot Act, Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), introduced a major change to the October 2011 law. It would ban the bulk collection of metadata. Now, the USA FREEDOM Act has been introduced. With 70 bi-partisan co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and a dozen in the Senate, it might actually have a chance of passage.
An appellate court has finally supplied an answer to an open question left dangling by the Supreme Court in 2012: Do law enforcement agencies need a probable-cause warrant to affix a GPS tracker to a target’s vehicle? The Third Circuit Court of Appeals gave a resounding yes to that question today in a 2 to 1 decision.
Five years after Congress authorized warrantless electronic spying, the Obama administration has never divulged to a single defendant that they were the target of this type of phone or email surveillance — despite lawmakers’ claims the snooping has stopped terrorist plots and resulted in arrests.
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