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Former Nortel execs acquitted of fraud

A Canadian court on Monday acquitted three top executives of former high-flying telecom company Nortel accused of defrauding the now-defunct firm, citing a lack of evidence.

Jan 14, 2013
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Swartz' suicide fuels debate over computer crime

(AP)—Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz, who was found dead in his New York apartment Friday, struggled for years against a legal system that he felt had not caught up to the information age. Federal ...

Jan 14, 2013
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Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz dies at 26

A co-founder of Reddit and activist who fought to make online content free to the public has been found dead, authorities confirmed Saturday, prompting an outpouring of grief from prominent voices on the intersection of free ...

Jan 13, 2013
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Judge allows evidence against man in GPS case

(AP)—A federal judge is allowing prosecutors to use evidence in a drug conspiracy conviction that had been overturned because police used a global positioning system without a warrant.

Dec 20, 2012
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UK police say they won't charge hacker

(AP)—British authorities opted Friday not to charge a computer hacker who waged a decade-long struggle to avoid trial in the U.S. for breaking into military computers.

Dec 14, 2012
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Dutch gov't: suspects must decrypt computers

The Dutch government says it is planning to make it a crime for a suspect in a child sex abuse or terrorism case to refuse to help decrypt a computer when ordered to do so by prosecutors.

Nov 28, 2012
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