Latest Federal Bureau of Investigation Stories

Warrants Used In Megaupload Raid Deemed Illegal
2012-06-28 14:45:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A New Zealand judge has ruled the search warrants used to raid the mansion of Megaupload´s Kim Dotcom were illegal. This ruling is quite a crushing blow to the FBI, who has set Mr. Dotcom up to be something of a poster child for the consequences of piracy. Mr. Dotcom, a native German, was arrested with 4 cohorts in January as a part of an FBI investigation of Megaupload.com.  Mr. Dotcom and crew had culled together a...

Fighting Back, Megaupload Moves To Have Charges Dropped
2012-05-31 10:49:31

Before it was shut down in January, Megaupload was one of the world´s most popular websites, a cloud storage service with millions of users storing data, either for free or by paying for premium service. However the storage site had its servers seized after being accused of copyright theft and internet piracy. Megaupload has moved to have the case thrown out in the United States and tens of millions of dollars of assets unfrozen, reports John Ribeiro of IDG News Service. The FBI...

2012-05-28 23:01:07

With SOPA and PIPA defeated, CISPA is just around the corner for discussion. And now, the FBI is asking that providers like Gmail and Yahoo! provide a backdoor to make surveillance of internet denizens more accessible. Undisclosed Location, South America (PRWEB) May 28, 2012 As copyright protections and privacy issues wreck into each other in the US lawmaking assembly, the FBI is requesting that the CALEA, (the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act of 1994,) be altered to...

2012-05-23 17:06:03

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Google is using a Domain Name System hack to let people who are infected with the DNSChanger malware know when their Internet connection is going to go dead. Google designed the hack to let those people know their Internet connections will stop working on July 9, which is when temporary servers set up by the FBI to help DNSChanger victims will be disconnected. "The warning will be at the top of the search results page for regular searches and image...

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