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More Charges, More Details Revealed In Megaupload Case
2012-02-19 05:31:27

The U.S. Department of Justice revealed new information about Megaupload.com on Friday, one day after a revised indictment in a Virginia courtroom revealed that the file-sharing website and its founder, Kim Dotcom, would be facing additional charges for copyright infringement and wire fraud. According to Bloomberg reporter Karen Gullo, Dotcom was hit with three new copyright-related counts and five additional counts of wire fraud related to "allegedly running an illegal enterprise for five...

2012-02-08 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice announces a new resource--the National Girls Institute website--to better meet the needs of at-risk and delinquent girls, their families and the agencies and organizations that serve them. The institute is supported by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) through a grant from the Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). "We have a responsibility to educate...

Popular BitTorrent Site Shuts Down
2012-02-07 05:28:07

In the wake of the forced shutdown of the popular BitTorrent website MegaUpload and the aggressive prosecution of its founders some two weeks ago, another site BTJunkie has closed its digital doors amid fears of similar reprisals from federal prosecutors. In a statement to users on its website, BTJunkie explained that the move was quasi-voluntary. “This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not come easy, but we´ve decided to voluntarily shut down. We´ve...

2012-02-03 09:21:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs: AAG Robinson Speaks at Center for Court Innovation Conference - In her remarks at the International Conference of Community Courts in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, January 31, Laurie Robinson, Office of Justice Program's Assistant Attorney General, spoke about engaging the community, reducing crime and ensuring fairness, which are "cardinal...

2012-01-24 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) today applauded a decision by the Arizona legislature to launch an investigation to get to the bottom of Operation Fast & Furious, the failed Department of Justice plan that allowed weapons into the hands of Mexican drug cartels and brought about the death of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. "The state of Arizona's decision to launch a probe into this botched program is clearly warranted and...

Anonymous To Attempt Facebook Shutdown On Saturday
2012-01-24 05:22:51

A video posted to YouTube on Monday suggests that the hacking collective known as Anonymous is recruiting computer users to assist with an attempt to shut down Facebook on Saturday, January 28. "While it is true that Facebook has at least 60,000 servers, it is still possible to bring it down," an unidentified voice says in the video, according to CNET's Chris Matyszczyk. "An online war has begun between Anonymous, the people, and the government of the United States," the narrator said...

Did You Help Attack The FBI & Justice Department Websites?
2012-01-23 05:24:19

Some unsuspecting computer users may have been unwittingly recruited to help the hacking collective known as Anonymous in their Thursday attacks against U.S. government and entertainment industry websites, security experts have reported. The hackers launched a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) on January 19, targeting the websites of the FBI, the Department of Justice, Universal Music, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and the Motion Picture Association of...

Authorities Investigate Justice Department Website Hacking
2012-01-21 05:30:27

Federal authorities are investigating a potential cyberattack on the Justice Department website late Thursday evening -- attacks believed to have been in retaliation for the shutting down of file-sharing website Megaupload.com, according to various media reports. USA Today writers Kevin Johnson and Byron Acohido said that the Justice Department homepage was back online Friday, and that federal law enforcement said that they believed that the FBI-maintained website was targeted due to the...

2012-01-12 11:45:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said today's release of a memo by the Department of Justice backing President Obama's "recess appointments" is legally flawed and is nothing more than a "smokescreen" to provide cover for his unconstitutional actions. "It should comes as no surprise that the President Obama's Justice Department produced a memo that is designed to justify the unconstitutional...

2011-12-30 08:00:00

BJA's Officer Safety Program Saves Lives WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of recent violent attacks against law enforcement professionals, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that since January 1, 2011 nearly 30 law enforcement and corrections officers were saved by protective vests. Of these saves, 16 officers were wearing life-saving vests purchased, in part, with funds awarded through the DOJ's Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program....