Monthly Archives: January 2014

Crime Terrorism News January 31, 2014

Byte Out of History: $10 Million Hack, 1994-Style A Russian’s hacking of a U.S. bank in 1994 may have been the first online bank robbery.

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Crime Terrorism News January 30, 2014

Russia hacked hundreds of Western, Asian companies: security firm (Reuters) – A U.S. cybersecurity firm says it has gathered evidence that the Russian government spied on hundreds of American, European and… Computer users warned about upsurge in cyber crime COMPUTER … Continue reading

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Crime Terrorism News January 29, 2014

Defendant Monitored Under NSA Warrantless Wiretapping Law Files Challenge to Law’s Constitutionality ACLU Joins Federal Defenders’ Office in Arguing that 2008 FISA Amendments Act Violates Fourth Amendment January 29, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666; media@aclu.org DENVER – In the … Continue reading

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Crime Terrorism News January 27, 2014

Google, Facebook, and Other Tech Firms Will Be Allowed to Release Info About NSA Requests FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media@aclu.org NEW YORK – The government has partially lifted a gag on Google and other technology companies, allowing them to publish … Continue reading

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Crime Terrorism News January 25, 2014

Russian teen charged with possessing weapon of mass destruction, Pennsylvania authorities say A teenage Russian national was arrested late Friday on charges of possessing a weapon of mass destruction, police in Altoona, Pa. said. Blair County Prison confirmed to Fox … Continue reading

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Crime Terrorism News January 24, 2014

Federal Privacy Board Recommends Ending NSA Phone Records Programs, Calls it “Illegal” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media@aclu.org WASHINGTON – The government’s Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has concluded that the NSA’s mass domestic phone spying is illegal, ineffective, and … Continue reading

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Crime Terrorism News January 22, 2014

ACLU-NJ Statement on Pocket Veto of Drone Bill FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org NEWARK – On Jan. 21, a bill that regulates the use of drones by law enforcement expired without Gov. Chris Christie’s signature. The bill was passed … Continue reading

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Crime Terrorism News January 20, 2014

Sochi Olympic Games: Urgent Search for ‘Black Widow’ Suicide Bomber, May Be Already in Sochi Police in Sochi have launched an urgent search for a possible female suicide bomber who may have already made it past the ring of security … Continue reading

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Crime Terrorism News January 17, 2014

ACLU Comment on President’s NSA Speech FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media@aclu.org WASHINGTON – President Obama today announced changes to some aspects of the NSA’s surveillance programs and left others in place. Anthony D. Romero, the executive director of the American … Continue reading

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Crime Terrorism News January 15, 2014

ACLU Comment Ahead of President’s Friday NSA Speech FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media@aclu.org NEW YORK – President Obama is not planning to change the core of the NSA’s bulk surveillance programs, according to a report today in The New York … Continue reading

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