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Fox News Parent NewsCorp May Face Corruption Investigation

November 22nd, 2012 11:20 admin View Comments

Crime

rtfa-troll writes “The Guardian reports that News Corporation may face FCPA investigations after an ‘official of the British ministry of defence’ was charged ‘for allegedly receiving £100,000 from Murdoch’s tabloid newspapers.’ News Corporation, headed by Rupert Murdock, is loved by most of the readers of Slashdot as the owner of Fox News and as the company which put the overly complicated paywall on the Wall Street Journal. The article states that the charges ‘would be hard for the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission to ignore and would warrant investigation under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act which could lead to risks for “27 TV licences within the Fox network.”

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FBI Says They’re Now Working 24/7 To Investigate Hackers and Network Attacks

October 29th, 2012 10:09 admin View Comments

Security

An anonymous reader writes “The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is finally stepping up its game when it comes to hackers. Maybe it was Anonymous that did it or maybe it was statements from the US Secretary of Defense two weeks ago, but either way, the FBI is now hunting hackers 24/7.” I’m happy that the FBI no longer has an investigation schedule when it comes to online crime, but I have to think that I’m not the only one who assumed they were doing this before.

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Arctic Investigation Underway Into Solar Storm Sat-Nav Disruption

October 11th, 2012 10:02 admin View Comments

Space

another random user writes “Scientists in the Arctic have launched an urgent investigation into how solar storms can disrupt sat-nav. Studies have revealed how space weather can cut the accuracy of GPS by tens of metres. Flares from the Sun interact with the upper atmosphere and can distort the signals from global positioning satellites. The project is under way at a remote observatory on a windswept mountainside in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard in the High Arctic. The site was chosen for its isolation from electronic pollution and for its position in relation to the Earth’s magnetic field which flows from space down towards the far North.”

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Secret Service Investigating Romney Tax Hack Claim

September 6th, 2012 09:05 admin View Comments

Security

A federal investigation has been launched after hackers claimed to have stolen Mitt Romney’s tax returns. The hackers have given Romney until September 28th to pay $1 million in bitcoins or they say they will release the returns. From the article: “The claim was made in a post on the Pastebin site on Sunday that alleged that Romney’s federal tax returns were taken from the offices of PriceWaterhouse Coopers in Frankin, Tenn., on August 25 by someone who snuck into the building and made copies of the document. The message author threatened to release the files publicly on September 28 and said copies of the files had been given to Democratic and Republican leaders in that county. Democrats have made Romney’s refusal to release his tax returns a key point in their criticism that he is not in touch with working class voters.”

Source: Secret Service Investigating Romney Tax Hack Claim

Cables Show US Seeks Assange

August 17th, 2012 08:43 admin View Comments

United States

prakslash writes “The Sydney Morning Herald reports that diplomatic cables they obtained show the U.S. investigation into possible criminal conduct by Julian Assange has been ongoing for more than a year, despite denials by the U.S. State Department and the Australian Foreign Minister. Further, the Australian diplomats expect that the U.S. will seek to extradite Assange to the U.S. on charges including espionage and conspiracy relating to the release of classified information by WikiLeaks.”

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Police Close Climategate Investigation

July 18th, 2012 07:34 admin View Comments

Earth

ananyo writes “The Norfolk Constabulary has closed its investigation into the November 2009 release of private emails between researchers at the Climatic Research Centre at the University of East Anglia in Norwich after failing to identify those responsible. Despite not being able to prosecute any offenders, the police have confirmed that the data breach ‘was the result of a sophisticated and carefully orchestrated attack on the CRU’s data files, carried out remotely via the internet.’ The investigation has also cleared anyone working at or associated with UEA from involvement in the crime. The hacking resulted in the release of more than 1,000 emails and shook the public’s trust in climate science, though independent investigations after the breach cleared the scientists of wrongdoing.”

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The FDA Spied On Its Own Scientists

July 14th, 2012 07:10 admin View Comments

Censorship

retroworks writes “The New York Times has an interesting article about efforts by the Food and Drug Administration to locate a source of ‘leaks’ within the agency. The search became a slippery slope involving trojans, keyloggers, screenshot captures, and an investigation that eventually became an allegory for management overkill. The article describes how the investigation of one employee expanded to five, and how the investigation of five led to other staff (including the interception of correspondence to President Obama). The Agency struggled with the gray area between protecting trade secrets of drug companies (which had applied for FDA approval) and censoring researchers with legitimate questions about the Agency’s approval process.”

Source: The FDA Spied On Its Own Scientists

UK Universities Caught With Weak SSL Security

June 28th, 2012 06:36 admin View Comments

Education

judgecorp writes “UK Universities have been found using weak SSL security implementations on their websites. An investigation by TechWeekEurope found 17 of the top 50 British universities scored C or worse on the SSL Labs tool launched by the Trustworthy Internet Movement earlier this year. which grades SSL security. Contacted by the site, most have put upgrades in place to improve security.”

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Australia Drops Second Google Investigation

May 31st, 2012 05:05 admin View Comments

Australia

joshgnosis writes “The Australian Privacy Commissioner has decided against investigating Google a second time over the collection of Wi-Fi payload data in Google’s Street View cars. Despite a damning FCC report released last month claiming that senior manager within Google were aware that a ‘rogue’ engineer was working on the project on the side, he said a second investigation wouldn’t yield any new results. ‘I have decided not to open another investigation into Google Street View,’ he said in a statement. ‘In reaching this decision, I have considered the FCC’s report and don’t consider that a new investigation would reveal any information that would change our original finding.’”

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Australia Drops Second Google Investigation

May 31st, 2012 05:05 admin View Comments

Australia

joshgnosis writes “The Australian Privacy Commissioner has decided against investigating Google a second time over the collection of Wi-Fi payload data in Google’s Street View cars. Despite a damning FCC report released last month claiming that senior manager within Google were aware that a ‘rogue’ engineer was working on the project on the side, he said a second investigation wouldn’t yield any new results. ‘I have decided not to open another investigation into Google Street View,’ he said in a statement. ‘In reaching this decision, I have considered the FCC’s report and don’t consider that a new investigation would reveal any information that would change our original finding.’”

Source: Australia Drops Second Google Investigation