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FBI arrests 16 in ‘Anonymous’ hacker crackdown

WASHINGTON — US authorities Tuesday arrested 16 people for cyber crimes including 14 over an online attack on the PayPal website claimed by the hacking group “Anonymous,” the Department of Justice (DoJ) said. The US indictment against the 14 hackers alleges the denial of service (DDoS) attacks on PayPal were…

Death of hacking whistleblower probed

The death of Sean Hoare, a former News of the World journalist and whistleblower on the escalating phone-hacking scandal, was “not suspicious” and involved no third party, police said a post-mortem showed Tuesday. The post-mortem carried out on 47-year-old Hoare, who was found dead at his home on Monday, revealed…

Pot-smoking diabetic woman receives $125,000 settlement after police abuse

A woman arrested for smoking pot on the Lower East Side last year actually came out of the ordeal not with a ticket, but instead with a $125,000 settlement check from the New York Police Department, the New York Post reported. The woman, Jaime Rutkowski, is diabetic. While police held…

MPs to grill Murdochs, Brooks over phone hacking

Rupert Murdoch, his son James and former aide Rebekah Brooks faced an extraordinary showdown with MPs on Tuesday over the phone hacking crisis that has rocked Britain and threatens the media mogul’s empire. Until recently the three most powerful figures in the British media, they will answer questions from a…

Wall Street Journal attacks critics of Rupert Murdoch

NEW YORK — The News Corp.-owned Wall Street Journal blasted critics Monday for double standards and insisted that the phone-tapping scandal in Britain should not tarnish all of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. The powerful Journal, the flagship of Murdoch’s US print operations, also warned that pressure to investigate News Corp.…

PM calls emergency parliament session over hacking

Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday bowed to opposition pressure and called an emergency session of parliament as the spiralling phone-hacking scandal claimed the scalp of Britain’s top police chief. As Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper empire, protested her innocence after her arrrest, Cameron defended…

Taliban video shows police execution: Pakistan officials

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani police said Monday that the Taliban had released a video showing policemen being executed by firing squad after being captured in the northwest. A senior police official told AFP the video was filmed on June 1, when Taliban besieged a police checkpost in Upper Dir, about…

Child, 5, killed in Thai temple shooting: police

A five-year-old girl and a local government official were shot dead and 11 people were injured in southern Thailand when gunmen burst into a Buddhist temple during an annual fair, police said Monday. Police said a group of assailants opened fire inside the temple in Surat Thani province on Sunday,…

Afghan MP, top Karzai aide feared killed: police official

KABUL (Reuters) – Gunmen killed a top advisor to Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a member of the country’s parliament in a residential district of Kabul on Sunday, just days after the president’s brother was gunned down at home, officials said. The spokesman for Kabul’s police chief said two or…

Prime Minister under fire after top U.K. cop resigns amid phone hacking scandal

Update: Cameron said to have met with Murdoch executives 26 times in 15 months Prime Minister David Cameron faced fresh questions on Monday over the phone-hacking scandal convulsing the establishment after Britain’s top police officer quit over his ties to Rupert Murdoch’s empire. Scotland Yard chief Paul Stephenson resigned on…

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