The Supreme Court struck a dramatic blow against Aereo today in a ruling that puts the TV streaming service as it currently exists on its deathbed. In a 6–3 ruling, the court found that Aereo’s service violates the Copyright Act by playing back recordings of broadcasters’ TV shows — even though it legally captures those shows over the air and obtains individual copies for each viewer. Aereo had argued that it was merely providing technology that its subscribers were renting in order to watch TV, posing that the viewers were responsible for playing back those recordings. (more…)
What happens when a computer is infected with the malicious software, and what should you do to protect your files?
Cryptolocker is back in the headlines, thanks to a coordinated effort to take down the computers and criminals that run the notorious “ransomware”. But what is it? And how can you fight it? (more…)
The Justice Department is charging members of the Chinese military with conducting economic cyber-espionage against American companies, U.S. officials familiar with the case said Monday, marking the first time that the United States is leveling such criminal charges against a foreign country. (more…)
IsoHunt, a popular website offering BitTorrents of mostly pirated material, is to shut down following a court settlement. (more…)
There’s a lot of talk around biometric authentication since Apple introduced its newest iPhone, which will let users unlock their device with a fingerprint. Given Apple’s industry-leading position, it’s probably not a far stretch to expect this kind of authentication to take off. Some even argue that Apple’s move is a death knell for authenticators based on what a user knows (like passwords and PIN numbers).
The ACLU collected data on plate scanning through Freedom of Information requests in 38 states. There is no supervision or control over collecting and storing data on drivers not deemed suspicious. (more…)
FBI Director Robert Mueller said today the bureau was surveilling the United States with drones. (more…)
Con air … Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale Jr in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can. Photograph: Moviestore Collection/Rex Features
Frank Abagnale, the man dubbed the world’s greatest conman, has issued a stark warning about the dangers of identity theft and children using Facebook. (more…)
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MADRID — Europol, the European police agency, said Wednesday that it had dismantled one of the most efficient cybercrime organizations to date, led by Russians who had managed to extort millions of euros from online users across more than 30 countries — mostly European — by persuading them to pay spurious police fines for abusive use of the Internet. (more…)