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Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Connection to Stratfor Hack  23 January 2015  Print E-mail
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Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government Barrett Brown, who became a cause célèbre after he was charged with crimes related to the 2011 Stratfor hack, will not go free as his supporters hoped. He was sentenced today in Texas to five years and three months in prison.
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Why I Hope Congress Never Watches Blackhat  20 January 2015  Print E-mail
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Government What a strange time. Last week I was literally walking the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of Michael Mann’s Blackhat, a crime thriller that I had the good fortune to work on as a “hacker adviser” (my actual screen credit). Today, all I’m thinking is, please, God, don’t let anybody in Congress see the film.
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N.S.A. Breached North Korean Networks Before Sony Attack, Officials Say  19 January 2015  Print E-mail
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Government The trail that led American officials to blame North Korea for the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment in November winds back to 2010, when the National Security Agency scrambled to break into the computer systems of a country considered one of the most impenetrable targets on earth.
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Exclusive: White House says net neutrality legislation not needed  16 January 2015  Print E-mail
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Government The White House on Thursday said legislation was not necessary to settle so-called "net neutrality" rules because the Federal Communications Commission had the authority to write them.
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NSA official: Support of backdoored Dual_EC_DRBG was “regrettable”  15 January 2015  Print E-mail
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Government It was a mistake for the National Security Agency to support a critical cryptographic function after researchers presented evidence that it contained a fatal flaw that could be exploited by US intelligence agents, the agency's research director said.
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