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LulzSec Leaks Hundreds of Classified Arizona Police Documents

http://gizmodo.com

Lashing out against the "racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona," LulzSec has released their newest data dump: "hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement."

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New Apple Technology Stops iPhones From Filming Live Events

http://www.disinfo.com

Fans at concerts and sports games may soon be stopped from using their iPhones to film the action —as a result of new technology being considered by Apple, The Times of London reported Thursday.

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Americans face piracy website blocking

http://www.bbc.co.uk

Websites that link to pirated music and movies or sell counterfeit goods could soon be blocked in America.

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Mozilla resists US gov't request to nuke "MafiaaFire" add-on

http://arstechnica.com

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has asked Mozilla to remove a simple Firefox extension that redirects visitors from one domain name to another. Why? Because the MafiaaFire Redirector (no, the name isn't subtle) makes it easy for Web surfers to bypass the government's domain name seizures. Mozilla, the foundation that oversees Firefox development, has resisted the request.

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Compute: AT&T's new data-usage cap changes game

http://www.scrippsnews.com

AT&T has fired a salvo in the Internet wars with its confirmation this weekend that it will start charging extra for bandwidth hogs in May.

DSL customers who download more than 150GB of data in a given month will be charged $10 for each extra 50GB used. Users of its "U-verse" fiber product will be charged if they exceed 250GB in a given month.

http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/60335

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U.S. Government Shuts Down 84,000 Websites, ‘By Mistake’

http://torrentfreak.com

The US Government has yet again shuttered several domain names this week. The Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s ICE office proudly announced that they had seized domains related to counterfeit goods and child pornography. What they failed to mention, however, is that one of the targeted domains belongs to a free DNS provider, and that 84,000 websites were wrongfully accused of links to child pornography crimes.

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DHS Seizes Spanish Soccer Website for Some Reason

http://news.antiwar.com

In a continuation of the Department of Homeland Security’s mass seizure of domain names related to “counterfeit goods,” many of which turned out to have been seized in error and without any apparent legal recourse, the DHS has now seized RojaDirecta.org, a popular Spanish soccer website.

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PirateBox Free Anonymous File Sharing

http://lifehacker.com

Inspired by the history of Pirate radio and a desire for freedom of information, David Darts created the PirateBox. PirateBox is a self-contained file sharing device that blankets the area around it with an anonymous and secure file sharing network. Build one and set up a free and anonymous wireless network wherever you go.

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Dating site creates profiles from public records

http://www.itnews.com.au

Online dating company Gotham Dating Partners has announced plans to create profiles for non-registered individuals based on publicly available information on social networking sites.

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DNS Provider Mistakenly Caught in WikiLeaks Saga Now Supports Them

http://www.wired.com

A DNS provider that suffered backlash last week after it was wrongly identified as supplying and then dropping DNS service to WikiLeaks has decided to support the secret-spilling site, offering DNS service to two domains distributing WikiLeaks content.

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