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2015-01-23 14:55:05

President Obama has proposed legislation to bolster cybersecurity and increase prosecution of crimes perpetrated via computers. The changes are now so broad that it legally makes something as simple as sharing a password illegal, and you would face prison time of up to 20 years. (Yikes! tell your roommate to stop mooching off your Netflix account!)

Judge Throws Out Craigslist Copyright Claims Against Padmapper
2013-05-01 14:04:47

On Tuesday, a federal judge dismissed Craigslist's copyright claims that three companies had violated its terms of service. In his findings, the judge made it clear that the company's terms of use didn't actually prohibit the three defendants from using the website's data.

2013-04-10 23:03:15

Activists seek to promote reforms to protect innovators and Internet. Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) April 10, 2013 Today, on the day that Aaron Swartz's

Reuters Journalist Answers Charges Of Aiding Hackers
2013-03-21 12:44:05

In a fitting move for a social media editor, accused Reuters journalist Matthew Keys turned to social media to deny the allegations that he turned over a username and password for the networks of his former employers at The Tribune Co.

2011-01-28 15:05:00

DENVER, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AtHomeNet, Inc. (www.AtHomeNet.com) has been ordered by a Federal Court, enforcing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, to cease and desist from using unlawfully obtained confidential information.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.