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Judge to Twitter: Hand Over Protestor's Data or Pay Up

Judge to Twitter: Hand Over Protestor's Data or Pay Up | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The ongoing saga over one Occupy Wall Street protestor's Twitter data is about to get even more serious.
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Anonymous protests ACTA ratification in Tokyo

Anonymous protests ACTA ratification in Tokyo | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Japan quietly ratifies controversial treaty.
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Gunman Posts to Facebook During Denver Hostage Standoff

Gunman Posts to Facebook During Denver Hostage Standoff | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
A gunman holding a RadioShack employee hostage posted dire Facebook messages during a standoff with police.
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White House drafting standards to guard U.S. against cyberattack, officials say

White House drafting standards to guard U.S. against cyberattack, officials say | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
A preliminary executive order could begin to accomplish what could not be achieved through Congress.
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Anonymous Taunts FBI On Twitter Over Hacked Apple IDs - AllTwitter

Anonymous Taunts FBI On Twitter Over Hacked Apple IDs - AllTwitter | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
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Hackers Scour FBI Laptop, Find Data On 12 Million iOS Users

Hackers Scour FBI Laptop, Find Data On 12 Million iOS Users | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Hacker group Anonymous claims to have obtained 12 million iOS user IDs from the computer of an FBI agent and has released nearly 1 million of those IDs along with corresponding personal information.
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One Per Cent: Honeytrap reveals mass monitoring of downloaders

One Per Cent: Honeytrap reveals mass monitoring of downloaders | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
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WikiLeaks supporters take down Swedish government sites with DDOS attacks

WikiLeaks supporters take down Swedish government sites with DDOS attacks | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Multiple government and media websites in Sweden were taken down today by coordinated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks at around 10AM local time. The Swedish Armed Forces, ...
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Amnesty International Web site hacked by supporters of Syrian government

Amnesty International Web site hacked by supporters of Syrian government | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Supporters of the Syrian government hack site, posting items that falsely accused rebels of atrocities.
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Brain Hacking: Scientists Extract Personal Secrets With Commercial Hardware | TechCrunch

Brain Hacking: Scientists Extract Personal Secrets With Commercial Hardware | TechCrunch | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Chalk this up to super-creepy: scientists have discovered a way to mind-read personal secrets, such as bank PIN numbers and personal associations, using a cheap headset.
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Free Trade At What Costs? - Analysis Eurasia Review

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Free Trade At What Costs? - Analysis Eurasia Review | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
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The FBI's Billion Dollar Facial Recog System

The FBI's Billion Dollar Facial Recog System | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
It's the eye in the sky, patiently watching, tracking your every move.
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Anonymous hacks Cambodian government in response to The Pirate Bay co-founder’s arrest, leaks over 5k docs

Anonymous hacks Cambodian government in response to The Pirate Bay co-founder’s arrest, leaks over 5k docs | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
At the start of this month, news broke that The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm had been arrested in Cambodia, quickly followed by speculation that millions of dollars were ...
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The FBI pours $1 billion into facial recognition technology project, going nationwide in 2014

The FBI pours $1 billion into facial recognition technology project, going nationwide in 2014 | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a $1 billion budget for its latest venture: using facial recognition technology to fight crime. Dubbed the Next Generation Identification ...
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Indian PM warns of dangers of social media

Indian PM warns of dangers of social media | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Manmohan Singh’s warning came after online threats and text messages sparked a mass exodus of migrants from southern cities.
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India begins issuing summons to Web users accused of “inflammatory” content

India begins issuing summons to Web users accused of “inflammatory” content | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The Indian government's efforts to 'clean up' social media are continuing after officials revealed that they have begun sending legal notices to Twitter users who they believe stirred ...
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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales On British Government Snooping: “Technologically Incompetent” | TechCrunch

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales On British Government Snooping: “Technologically Incompetent” | TechCrunch | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Don't mess with Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia when it comes to Internet freedom, because he will use harsh words to lash out at you.
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Pro-Assad hackers have taken over Al Jazeera’s homepage to protest its coverage

Pro-Assad hackers have taken over Al Jazeera’s homepage to protest its coverage | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Conclusion: Al Jazeera is now back online. As of this moment, the group has yet to comment to TNW on the nature of the hack, total downtime, or any other related issue.

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Democrats Call for Internet Freedom in Party Platform

Democrats Call for Internet Freedom in Party Platform | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The 2012 Democratic Party Platform joined the Republican platform in supporting Internet freedom, but the parties' approches are different.
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Security expert: Iran and North Korea teaming up to fight malware like Duqu, Flame, Stuxnet

Security expert: Iran and North Korea teaming up to fight malware like Duqu, Flame, Stuxnet | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Iran and North Korea have been in bed together for a long time, but recently they threw off the covers for the whole world to see. At least one security expert thinks there is a malware ...
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Why You Should Be Terrified Of A Free Trade Agreement You've Never Heard Of [Infographic]

Why You Should Be Terrified Of A Free Trade Agreement You've Never Heard Of [Infographic] | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the most influential piece of recent legal work you’ve probably never heard of. Can a Free Trade Agreement really threaten Internet freedom, redefine copyright and alter the course of global healthcare?
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Twitter Is Not Backing Down About Protecting Protester’s Tweets - AllTwitter

Twitter Is Not Backing Down About Protecting Protester’s Tweets - AllTwitter | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
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Twitter files appeal in major social media case

Twitter files appeal in major social media case | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
A judge ruled earlier this year that users have no privacy rights in their Twitter accounts.
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