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Anonymous to launch file sharing service

Hacktivists affiliated with the “Anonymous” movement are planning to launch a file sharing service to replace MegaUpload.com, a similar website the U.S. government recently shut down. The group hopes to have the new site, Anonyupload.com, up and working by Wednesday. In an effort to thwart U.S. law enforcement, the group…

NinjaVideo co-founder gets 14 months in prison for copyright infringement

The co-founder of a website that allowed users to watch streaming videos of TV shows, movies, and documentaries has been sentenced to 14 months in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday. Twenty-four-year old Matthew David Howard Smith, also known by the online alias Dead1ne, plead guilty to criminal…

‘Anonymous’ allegedly crashes Justice.gov after FBI shuts down MegaUpload

Hacktivists affiliated with the “Anonymous” movement took credit for crashing the websites of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Universal Music Group on Thursday after the FBI shut down one of the most popular file sharing websites, MegaUpload.com. “The DOJ web server hosting justice.gov is experiencing a significant increase…

BP expected to agree on $20-25 billion oil spill deal with DoJ

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil giant BP will likely agree to pay the U.S. Department of Justice $20-$25 billion next month to settle all civil and criminal charges around the Deepwater Horizon rig blast and Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a leading industry analyst predicted on Thursday. Martijn Rats, head of…

AT&T drops $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile USA

(Reuters) – AT&T said it had agreed with Deutsche Telekom to drop its $39 billion bid to buy the German company’s U.S. wireless unit amid increasing regulatory obstacles to the planned deal. AT&T said in a statement on Monday that it will enter a roaming agreement with Deutsche Telekom. AT&T’s…

Justice Department faces lawsuit over medical marijuana crackdown

Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the country’s largest medical marijuana advocacy organization, filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday challenging the U.S. Department of Justice’s attempt to close down medical marijuana dispensaries in California. “Although the Obama Administration is entitled to enforce federal marijuana laws, the Tenth Amendment forbids it…

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