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Hacker Gary McKinnon turns into a search expert  28 July 2014 
Source: BBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker who was the subject of a 10-year legal battle over US extradition, has reinvented himself as a search expert. Mr McKinnon launched Small SEO, a site where he charges 40 an hour to help businesses get mentioned in search results.
 
The Barnaby Jack Few Knew: Celebrated Hacker Saw Spotlight as 'Necessary Evil'  25 July 2014 
Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When celebrated computer hacker Barnaby Jack died suddenly a year ago at the age of 35, headlines around the world touted the Steve Jobs-style pizazz he brought to cyber-security conferences and his show-stopping stunts such as breaking into ATMs and pacemakers. In hacker circles, he was known as the life of the party.
 
Homeland Security gets into software security  24 July 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
No, I am not making this up. At OSCon, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), best known to you as the people checking up on you between the airport parking lot and your flight, quietly announced that they're now offering a service for checking out your open-source code for security holes and bugs: the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP).
 
Google recruits top PS3 hacker for Project Zero  17 July 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Google has hired a prolific hacker by the name of George Hotz to join the Project Zero team. Hotz is well-known for hacking Sony's PlayStation 3 and Apple's iPhone. The 24-year-old also known as geohot hacked into the PlayStation 3 in order to install alternate operating system software, with the intention of playing pirated games.
 
EFF lies about NetNeutrality  16 July 2014 
Source: Errata Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This tweet is lie. Congress can't "kill Net Neutrality" because Net Neutrality doesn't currently exist. Net Neutrality proponents don't want to maintain the status quo, but radically change the Internet, converting it from the private network it is now into a public utility, regulated by the government.
 
Russia demands United States releases accused hacker immediately  15 July 2014 
Source: The Star MY - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it had issued an official protest to the United States demanding immediate release of a Russian citizen detained last week on hacking charges.
 
Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys  08 July 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A computer science student accused of hacking offences has been jailed for six months for failing to hand over his encryption passwords, which he had been urged to do in "the interests of national security".
 
"Internet's Own Boy" pays tribute to hacker who cut his life short  27 June 2014 
Source: Denver Post - Posted by Alex   
A moving memorial to Internet whiz kid Aaron Swartz, "The Internet's Own Boy" may be the most emotionally devastating movie ever made about hacking and freedom of information. Documentarian Brian Knappenberger creates a spellbinding portrait of Swartz's life and political convictions
 
NoW hacker Glenn Mulcaire 'breached witness protection'  27 June 2014 
Source: BBC - Posted by Alex   
News of the World hacker Glenn Mulcaire may now face prosecution for obtaining the identities of people under witness protection, Panorama has learned. He had discovered the new identities of four notorious offenders, including one of toddler James Bulger's killers, by hacking phones, the Met Police said.
 
Nowhere to hide: The reign of cyber criminals is coming to an end  18 June 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
During the 1920s and 1930s, a part of the U.S. public rooted for gun-toting, mythologized bank robbers like Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger, and Pretty Boy Floyd. But the fantasies were often tempered by reports of guards, police, and innocent bystanders injured and killed in the frequent shoot-outs.
 
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