Responsibility Deflected, the CLOUD Act Passes

“People deserve the right to a better process.” Those are the words of Jim McGovern, representative for Massachusetts and member of the House of Representatives Committee on Rules, when, after 8:00 PM EST on Wednesday, he and his colleagues were handed a 2,232-page bill to…

Alphabay Spokesperson ‘Trappy’ Pleaded Guilty to Fraud

The Alphabay staff member “Trappy” aka Ronald L. Wheeler III pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit access device fraud. Federal authorities called his guilty plea a win against criminal activity on the darknet. Wheeler, under the name “Trappy” or “Trappy_AB,” started…

Advocating for Change: How Lucy Parsons Labs Defends Transparency in Chicago

Here at the Electronic Frontier Alliance, we’re lucky to have incredible member organizations engaging in advocacy on our issues across the U.S. One of those groups in Chicago, Lucy Parsons Labs (LPL), has done incredible work taking on a range of civil liberties issues. They’re a…

Real-life ‘Mr. Robot’ says Anonymous is harmless now

… key member of the hacking group known as Anonymous and a founder of … , Great Britain and Ireland. Today, Anonymous still goes by the motto … anarchists in Guy Fawkes masks. “Anonymous is irrelevant,” Monsegur told The … ” creator Sam Esmail has…

PlayPen Member with 5,500 Downloads Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

On January 18, United States District Judge Brian J. Davis sentenced a member of the darknet child abuse forum known as PlayPen to six years in prison. The defendant, a 42-year-old Jacksonville man named Jason Barnes, was found guilty following a September bench trial. During…

Man Hacked To Death In Mangaluru, BJP Demands NIA Probe

Mangaluru:  A 32-year old man, said to be a “Hindu activist”, was hacked to death by a four member gang who intercepted him while he was riding a bike at nearby Katipalla on Wednesday, police said. The deceased has been identified as Deepak, an executive…

Arecont Vision® Welcomes Allied Telesis to Technology Partner Program

AV MegaLab adds Allied Telesis Arecont Vision’s MegaLab and Tech Partner Program add new member Allied Telesis, provider of secure, feature-rich, and scalable data exchange solutions. The focus of Allied Telesis fits naturally with the Arecont Vision cybersecurity leadership of megapixel camera technology.” — Jeff…