In Lawsuit, U.S. May Have to Prove Why It Needs Phone Records Collection Program

A judge challenges the government to prove that investigators have used it to fend off imminent terrorist attacks.
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Silk Road Bust Raises Profile of So-Called “Dark Web”

That it exists is interesting. What you find on it isn’t.
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N.Y., S.F. Officials to Meet With Apple, Samsung and Others Over Rising Smartphone Theft

The elected officials will press Microsoft, Samsung, Google and Apple to implement a “kill switch” that could render stolen smartphones permanently inoperable.
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Group in N.Y. Arrested in Alleged Cyber Crime Thefts

Prosecutors filed charges on Thursday against a group of eight people who allegedly helped steal $45 million in a matter of hours through thousands of coordinated transactions at automated teller machines around the globe.

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Cybercriminals Sniff Out Vulnerable Firms

With cybercriminals a greater threat to small businesses than ever before, more entrepreneurs like Lloyd Keilson are left asking themselves who is to blame for hacking attacks that drain their business accounts.

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Arrests Made in Massive Online Sting Operation

Federal authorities have arrested 24 people in the U.S. and a dozen other countries in what they say is the largest-ever undercover operation targeting the global online trade of stolen credit-card numbers.

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Carriers Band to Fight Cellphone Theft

The nation’s major wireless providers have agreed to a deal with the U.S. government to build a central database of stolen cellphones — part of a broad effort to tame an explosion of thefts nationwide.

Facebook Loses “The Godfather” Exclusive to Google’s Game Network

Is Facebook losing some of its game? Kabam has chosen to exclusively launch its new big social title on Google instead of Facebook.
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Software Finds Place in Posse

Law-enforcement and intelligence agencies are increasingly relying on information from the Web and electronic records to help solve crimes and evaluate threats, producing a stream of new business for companies that can help them crunch the data.

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Rajaratnam Gets 11 Years in Insider-Trading Case

Raj Rajaratnam, the face of the biggest trading scandal in a generation, was sentenced to 11 years in prison, one of the longest-ever terms handed down for an insider case.

Real Estate Site Trulia Acquires Movity

Video Condolences to the Hudson Family