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  • News: Megaupload bail decision reserved

    Kim Dotcom and the other Megaupload defendants may have to wait until Wednesday to find out if they can be released on bail.

  • News: Thorsten Heins takes over as CEO at Research In Motion

    Research In Motion's co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have quit after a tumultuous period at the company, which saw intense competition, and a long services outage at the maker of the BlackBerry.

  • News: Megaupload case raises question of provider knowledge

    How much knowledge does a platform provider need to have of the files being traded on their system before they can be considered culpable?

  • News: Megaupload defendants in court today

    Kim Dotcom, founder of the file sharing site Megaupload, is appearing at North Shore District Court this morning for a bail hearing along with three other men involved in the case.

  • News: SOPA, PIPA Stalled: Meet the OPEN Act

    SOPA and PIPA may have been put on hold -- thanks to possibly the most contentious uproar seen on Capitol Hill and in the tech world ever -- but other legislation was introduced this week to combat online piracy.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Chapter and verse

    One textbook CEO pins all the glory on Steve Jobs, Samsung pins its hopes on an anti-iPhone ad, and one attorney pins the blame for a stolen computer on Apple itself. The remainders for Friday, January 20, 2012 are on pins and needles.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Schoolhouse rock

    One day to go before Apple's education-themed event in New York City, and the Internet is a-buzzing. The part of it not shut down in protest of SOPA and PIPA, that is. Dan Moren and Lex Friedman may be heading to the Guggenheim, but the remainders for Wednesday, January 18, 2012 are off to Conjunction Junction.

  • News: Google kills more services

    Google is continuing to weed out its services and on Friday announced it will shut down Picnik, Google Message Continuity and Needlebase and make changes to some other services.

  • News: Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom arrested in Auckland

    Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload and three other people connected with the site have been arrested in Auckland today as the website was shut down by US federal authorities.

  • News: Beware the fake Megaupload sites

    The people behind Megaupload might be working hard to get the site back up, but so are scammers.

  • News: The Patriot Act and Your Data: Should You Ask Cloud Providers About Protection?

    Does the USA Patriot Act give the U.S. government too much access to data stored on the cloud servers of American providers regardless of where those servers are located? That's the concern among European IT leaders.

  • News: Mozilla touts Firefox impact in SOPA blackout

    Mozilla yesterday extolled the impact of its 12-hour participation in Wednesday's anti-SOPA strike, saying Firefox users and fans generated over a third-of-a-million emails to the U.S. Congress.

  • News: Security roundup: Anonymous attacks DOJ, RIAA sites; Israeli-Palestinian cyberconflict escalates

    Angered by the move by federal authorities to shut down the popular website Megaupload on charges it illegally shared movies, TV shows and e-books, hackers said to be working on behalf of the hactivist group Anonymous late yesterday launched denial-of-service attacks against a number of websites, including that of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

  • Opinion: How MegaUpload Got To Be A Pirate Poster Boy

    MegaUpload, a file sharing site taken down by the FBI Thursday, has had a history of being in the sights of government enforcers around the world. Here are some milestones from the Website's checkered past.

  • News: FBI busts programmer for stealing US Treasury code

    The FBI said it arrested a computer programmer in New York this week and charged him with stealing proprietary software code from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The software known as the Government-Wide Accounting and Reporting Program (GWA) handles all manner of U.S. government financial transactions.

  • News: Ericsson's new CTO won't work from Silicon Valley

    Ericsson veteran Ulf Ewaldsson will replace Hakan Eriksson as chief technology officer of the Swedish mobile equipment company but won't take his place at its Silicon Valley development center.

  • News: NinjaVideo.net founder gets 14 months

    A Virginia judge sentenced Matthew David Howard Smith, a founder of the NinjaVideo.net website, to 14 months in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.

  • News: Samsung suffers defeat in German battle with Apple

    Samsung has suffered a setback in its patent infringement dispute with Apple in Germany, with a court today rejecting one of its claims.

  • News: Congress Puts SOPA, PIPA on Hold

    Rocked by Internet protests, the U.S. Congress is postponing action on the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act.

  • Opinion: MegaUpload Takedown Proves SOPA / PIPA Are Unnecessary

    It has been a huge week when it comes to protecting intellectual property, and defending the freedom of the Internet. Following a massive blackout on Wednesday to oppose pending SOPA legislation, the United States government took down MegaUpload.com – demonstrating why we don’t need SOPA in the first place.



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