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Russia prosecutes reputed U.S. spy-ring turncoat

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s domestic intelligence agency said on Tuesday that it had established the guilt of a man local media have identified as the spymaster who betrayed a ring of agents operating in the United States last year. Prime Minister Vladimir Putinand other officials have suggested a turncoat’s betrayal led to the…

Sony working with police on PlayStation hack

TOKYO (AFP) – Sony said it was working with investigators after hackers stole data from users of its PlayStation Network, and told customers it would restore services only when it was confident it was secure. The PlayStation Network and Qriocity streaming music service were turned off on April 20 in…

Master credit card thief claims US government authorized his crimes

A year ago, Albert Gonzalez confessed to having led an operation that stole more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers by hacking into computers at TJ Maxx and other retailers and was sentenced to twenty years in prison. Now he wants his conviction overturned on the grounds that…

House GOP votes to overturn net neutrality

By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives voted on Friday to reject Internet “neutrality” rules that were adopted last year to keep big Internet service providers from blocking certain traffic House Republicans, in a 240-179 vote, pushed through a measure disapproving the Federal Communications Commission’s rules. Tech…

Gov’t shutdown imperils Statue of Liberty, other sites

WASHINGTON — The Statue of Liberty is likely to turn away huddled masses yearning for access, suffering the same fate as the Grand Canyon and other US national parks if a US budget impasse is not resolved by Friday, officials said. The shutdown would affect site operated by the National…

‘Anonymous’ takes down UK Copyright Service website

The decentralized community of hacktivists known as “Anonymous” knocked the website of the UK Copyright Service offline on Thursday. The copyright protection agency, known internationally as Copyright Witness, was targeted by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack as part of an online campaign named “Operation Payback.” DDoS attacks flood…

Telecoms want ‘to put Netflix out of business entirely,’ Sen. Franken tells SXSW

AT&T ‘moving in a direction consumers don’t want to go,’ Netflix tells Raw Story Appearing in a recent panel discussion at the South by Southwest music, film and technology festival in Austin, Texas, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) warned that net neutrality, or the treatment of all data on a network…

Where the winds blow: Experts ponder fallout risks

PARIS – Experts monitoring weather patterns for any fallout from Japan’s stricken nuclear plant said Tuesday the winds had so far been favourable but they were less confident about the outlook later this week. The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said winds on Saturday and Monday — when two blasts occurred…

US cities take aim at junk mail

WASHINGTON – Five US cities launched initiatives Tuesday to let residents refuse junk mail, hoping to support the environment and cut expenses by stopping waste at its source. Americans receive some 100 billion pieces of advertising mail a year, according to the US Postal Service. Catalog Choice, a non-profit group,…

U.S. Marshals, St. Louis cop shot attempting to serve arrest warrant

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Two deputy U.S. Marshals and a St. Louis police officer were shot and wounded and the suspect in their shooting killed on Tuesday morning at a home in St. Louis, officials said. One of the marshals was in critical condition, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.…

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