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Tech newsletter: Inside the NYPD’s ‘Orwellian’ surveillance network

Here is a look at tech and politics news from the last week.

On Jun 8, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

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Landmark ruling from Supreme Court limits the scope of cybercrime law

The controversial law had long been criticized for being overly-broad.

On Jun 3, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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Security researchers stop disclosing vulnerabilities after FBI raid on fellow researcher

The chilling effect in action.

On Jun 1, 2016 by Dissent Doe

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FBI raids dental software researcher who discovered private patient data on public server

Justin Shafer reported a flaw in a company's system. Then the FBI came knocking.

On May 27, 2016 by Dissent Doe

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Former St. Louis Cardinals employee could get 5 years in prison for hacking rival team’s database

The government charged Chris Correa under a controversially broad computer-hacking law.

On Jan 8, 2016 by Kevin Collier

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The federal crime nobody talks about in ‘Making a Murderer’

Making a... hacker?

On Jan 6, 2016 by Andrew Couts

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‘Aaron’s Law’ is back to fix the ‘worst law in technology’

Will Congress finally update U.S. hacking law?

On Apr 22, 2015 by Kevin Collier

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Desktop wallpaper prank earns Florida middle schooler felony charges

The picture was of two men kissing.

On Apr 13, 2015 by JC Sevcik

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Revenge-porn kingpin Hunter Moore faces 2 to 7 years in prison

Is Anyone Up's founder will stay behind bars for several years.

On Feb 19, 2015 by Kevin Collier

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Security researcher publishes 10 million passwords despite fear of FBI

This is the state of cybersecurity research now.

On Feb 10, 2015 by Selena Larson

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Obama reveals new cybersecurity plan

You can't please everybody, but is Obama trying to please anybody at all?

On Jan 14, 2015 by Kevin Collier

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Celebrating Aaron Swartz at the Internet Archive hackathon

They came, they hacked, they remembered their fallen friend.

On Nov 11, 2014 by Kate Conger

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Aaron Swartz Day hackathon aims to right legal wrongs

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is still a problem.

On Nov 7, 2014 by Kate Conger

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Startup founder hacked an investor’s voicemail because #SiliconValley

How did he think this was a good idea?

On Oct 29, 2014 by Dell Cameron

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Hacker Jeremy Hammond reportedly in solitary confinement

It wouldn't be the first time that a nonviolent hacker's been put in solitary.

On Oct 23, 2014 by Kevin Collier