Feds say third guilty plea entered in computer hacking case
Federal prosecutors have obtained a third guilty plea involving an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers.
Silicon Valley firms ink settlement in non-poaching case (Update)
Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe have inked a $415 million settlement over charges they colluded not to poach one another's employees, according to court documents.
Study examines racial bias in death-penalty decisions
A Latino defendant convicted of murder who is poor is more likely to be sentenced to death by white jurors, a new study shows.
Court sides with US in cell-tracking records case (Update)
The Justice Department does not have to turn over information on cases involving warrantless cellphone tracking if the cases ended without a defendant's conviction, a divided U.S. appeals court ruled Friday in upholding privacy ...
13 plead guilty to attacking Paypal servers (Update)
Thirteen people have pleaded guilty to helping briefly disable online payment service provider Paypal as part of a protest that authorities say was organized by the hacking group Anonymous.
Estonia to extradite cyber crime suspects to US (Update)
Estonia on Thursday said it would extradite three citizens to the United States over an alleged multi-million dollar cyber scam that targeted such websites as iTunes and Netflix and the US tax service.
'Causal overdetermination' provides middle ground for courts
A disagreement among state courts on the subject of drunk-driving homicide can be resolved by requiring the prosecution to prove in these cases not that the driver's intoxication caused the fatal accident, but merely that ...
3Qs: The lasting impact of historic Gideon ruling
Monday marks the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, a landmark case in U.S. Supreme Court history, in which the court unanimously declared that indigent criminal defendants have a constitutional right ...
US top court rejects appeal in $220,000 piracy case
The US Supreme Court refused Monday to take up the case of a woman ordered to pay a $220,000 fine for illegally downloading music off the internet.
Anonymous hackers jailed over PayPal attack
Two computer hackers were jailed by a London court on Thursday for a series of cyber-attacks by the hacking group Anonymous that cost the US online payments giant PayPal millions of dollars.
Feds dismiss charges against Swartz, cite suicide
Federal prosecutors in Boston have dismissed charges against Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz, who was found dead in his New York apartment last week. ...
Penguin joins settlement in US e-books lawsuit
Penguin Group has agreed to join three other publishers in a settlement of a US government lawsuit alleging an e-book price-fixing conspiracy with Apple, officials said Tuesday.
Loser-pays-all rule in criminal cases could work for wealthy defendants
Adopting a loser-pays-all rule for criminal litigation would likely be feasible only if the rule applied to defendants who are wealthy, says a study from a University of Illinois law professor.
Difficult-to-read font reduces political polarity, study finds
(Phys.org)—Liberals and conservatives who are polarized on certain politically charged subjects become more moderate when reading political arguments in a difficult-to-read font, researchers report in a ...