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Call yourself a hacker? Your computer could be seized  24 October 2013 
Source: The Guardian - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Describing yourself as a "hacker" – in the sense of someone who messes around with computer code – could lead to your computer being seized without warning.
 
By David Taylor Young Scot locked up for his part in the world’s biggest hacking scandal  21 October 2013 
Source: Daily Record UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
JAKE Davis says he only hacked the CIA because there was nothing else to do on Shetland. The 20-year-old insists he has no regrets over his actions.
 
Hacker is a jerk in 'Fifth Estate'  18 October 2013 
Source: Star Tribune - Posted by Anthony Pell   
When a democratically elected government erects walls of secrecy around its operations, is breaching those ramparts espionage, or higher patriotism? When spy agencies have unprecedented surveillance power, should activists hold those institutions to account?
 
Google to Pay for Free Software Patches  16 October 2013 
Source: tom's guide - Posted by Alex   
Google doesn't own open-source applications such as OpenSSH, Linux and Chromium, but it will gladly pay you money to make them more secure.
 
Backdoor found in D-Link router firmware code  14 October 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A backdoor found in firmware used in several D-Link routers could allow an attacker to change a device's settings, a serious security problem that could be used for surveillance.
 
Google offers “leet” cash prizes for updates to Linux and other OS software  11 October 2013 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Google is offering rewards as high as $3,133.70 for software updates that improve the security of OpenSSL, OpenSSH, BIND, and several other open-source packages that are critical to the stability of the Internet.
 
'Sextortion' victim Miss Teen USA knows suspect from high school  27 September 2013 
Source: CNN Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The college student accused of hijacking the webcam of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and other young women is a former high school classmate of the pageant winner.
 
So, Linus Torvalds: Did US spooks demand a backdoor in Linux? 'Yes'  23 September 2013 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Linux supremo Linus Torvalds has jokingly admitted US spooks approached him to put a backdoor in his open-source operating system.
 
Argentina arrests teen hacker who netted $50,000 a month  16 September 2013 
Source: BBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Police in Argentina have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of heading a gang of hackers who targeted international money transfer and gambling websites. Dubbed "the superhacker", the teenager was making $50,000 (£31,500) a month, working from his bedroom in Buenos Aires, police say.
 
Google rejects music industry request to remove Pirate Bay homepage  11 September 2013 
Source: RT - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Pirate Bay has long been a thorn in the side of copyright holders, but when Britain’s record industry trade association asked Google to remove the notorious file-sharing site from its homepage, the search engine refused to comply.
 
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