The saga surrounding secure email provider Lavabit and its legal fight against the US government continues with a reply brief filed last Friday by the former, arguing that both the government’s pen-trap order and Stored Communications Act warrant are invalid.
Man-In-the-Middle BGP route hijacking attacks are becoming regular occurrences, but it’s still impossible to tell who is behind them, and what their ultimate goal is, warns Jim Cowie, co-founder and CTO of Internet intelligence company Renesys.
Ross William Ulbricht, the alleged 29-year-old founder of black market drug website Silk Road, has been denied bail by US District Judge Kevin Fox in the Southern District of New York, and will be detained until his trial starts.
A new batch of declassified documents released by the Obama administration include one ruling made by the then chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, with which she authorized the NSA to massively collect e-mail metadata and data regarding other Internet communications under the provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
Jeremy Hammond (aka "Anarchaos"), the Anonymous hacker that earlier this year pleaded guilty to conspiracy and hacking charges regarding the much publicized breach of Strategic Forecasting (“Stratfor”), has been sentenced to spend 10 years in jail.
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