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Microsoft Tracks Down Rogue Employee By Snooping Blogger’s Hotmail

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A new court filing details the extraordinary lengths Microsoft is willing to go in order to protect its intellectual property: Accessing a blogger’s private Hotmail and chat data.

On Wednesday, it was first reported that Alex Kibkalo, a former Microsoft employee, is facing federal criminal charges over allegations that he stole trade secrets while working for the company

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The NFL Is Quietly Suing M.I.A and Her Middle Finger for $16.6 Million

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The National Football League has ramped up its lawsuit against musician M.I.A., seeking $16.6 million in damages after she flashed her middle finger at the camera during the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show.

M.I.A. took to her Twitter account where she linked to the Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news

She also posted a picture of the complaint, in which she said the NFL proposed to take a percentage of M.I.A.’s income in addition to the other damages.

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Google Ordered to Remove ‘Innocence of Muslims’ From YouTube

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An appeals court ordered Google to remove all copies of the infamous “Innocence of Muslims” from YouTube, a shoddy anti-Islamic video that spurred widespread protests in 2012. The court opinion was issued on Wednesday.

The ruling, which issues a temporary takedown, comes after an actress who briefly appeared in the video — Cindy Lee Garcia — filed a copyright complaint, arguing she had signed up for a different video. In a 2-1 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Garcia and…

U.S. Accuses Snowden Background Check Firm of Fraud

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The security firm that conducts 45% of all background checks for potential U.S. government employees may have falsified hundreds of thousands of background checks over a four-year period

The Justice Department is accusing U.S. Investigations Services (USIS) of using computer software to “flush” or “dump” 665,000 background checks, submitting them as complete when the company actually had not conducted a thorough review of the candidates, according to a complaint filed on Wednesday….

Why It’s So Difficult to Climb Amazon’s Corporate Ladder

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Inside the Internet juggernaut Amazon.com, there’s near-constant pressure to perform. In dozens of interviews ranging over two years for my book, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, employees often sounded exhilarated as they boasted that they have never before exerted a more direct influence on products and customers. Just as frequently, they sounded frustrated and overwhelmed, beset by what they described as an adversarial culture and a grinding pace of work.

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8 Alleged Silk Road Drug Dealers Arrested Worldwide

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The arrest of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind behind Silk Road, the world’s largest online drug marketplace, was only the beginning. Over the last few days, authorities have busted eight others accused of selling drugs on Silk Road, including a couple behind one of the site’s top drug dealers.

Steven Lloyd Sadler and Jenna M. White, from Bellevue, Wash., were arrested last week, but their arrest was first reported by the Bellevue Reporter on Monday.

The Silk Road Online Drug Marketplace by the Numbers

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The FBI shut down the online drug marketplace Silk Road on Wednesday morning, just a few hours after agents arrested the site’s alleged administrator, Ross Ulbricht.

Until then, Silk Road had relatively quietly become what the FBI itself refers to as “the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the Internet.” In less than three years, since January 2011, Silk Road had become something like an eBay — except it trafficked in drugs and other illegal goods.

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Are Baby Apps Deceptive?

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Attorneys for an advocacy group, who wants to end marketing targeted at children, have filed federal complaints against two developers of baby apps. The charge: their educational claims are “deceptive.”

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) is a Boston-based organization that advocates “limiting commercial access to children” and “ending the exploitive practice of child-targeted marketing.” Through its attorneys at Georgetown Law’s Institute for Public Representation, the CCFC…

Are Baby Apps Deceptive?

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Attorneys for an advocacy group, who wants to end marketing targeted at children, have filed federal complaints against two developers of baby apps. The charge: their educational claims are “deceptive.”

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) is a Boston-based organization that advocates “limiting commercial access to children” and “ending the exploitive practice of child-targeted marketing.” Through its attorneys at Georgetown Law’s Institute for Public Representation, the CCFC…

Microsoft Asks Google to Take Down Microsoft.com

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Corporations are too busy these days to sniff out copyright infringements. Many rely on automated systems to generate Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown requestsMicrosoft, for example, uses LeakID, which resulted in a delightful faux pas: It tried to censor itself.

The offending links listed in the complaint direct to the official Microsoft.com, encompassing various French-language product and technical support pages. So the company was right to be suspicious: They have…