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RIAA claims Pirate Bay and others breach human rights

You know what the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and its contemporaries like the MPAA are fed up with? Their human rights being infringed upon. No, not because organisations like theirs are clamping down on freedom of expression by restricting access to information, but because those dastardly pirate sites are …

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US government still pushing for restrictive copyright bill

Remember SOPA, PIPA and ACTA? Those copyright enforcing, internet freedom restricting bills were set to be pushed through by governments around the world just a few short years ago, but the internet rose up like an angry swarm and swatted them aside. Unfortunately, the clear distaste the world has for these …

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Google drops US lobby group over climate change lies

Google has announced that it is distancing itself from a US based lobby group known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which the search giant claims has lied about climate change in order to further its own agenda in politics. ALEC describes itself as a group that hopes to: …

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Despite hacks, UK and China cosy up on digital security

Even though evidence is mounting of regular attacks on US, European and UK businesses and government offices, Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has been meeting with representatives of China’s liberation army to encourage communication between the two countries on digital security. The most recent hacking scandal to make headlines saw …

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US firm accuses China of more hacking

Another US firm has stepped forward to condemn China’s military for its digital attacks on US companies. This time CrowdStrike, a technology security firm is accusing China’s unit 61486 of the People’s Liberation Army of attacking networks of companies and organisations in the US and other Western nations for the past …

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US Department of Justice indefinite data retention denied

The United States’ Department of Justice (DOJ) recently tried to extend its right to hold on to harvested metadata on US and foreign nationals from five years, to forever, citing reasons such as defending against government lawsuits and requiring evidence gathered by its snooping schemes. However, to the surprise of …

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US snooping continues expansion with NZ FACTA compliance

Despite all the negative attention that the privacy destroying revelations surrounding the NSA’s PRISM scheme has brought to the US and the huge fallout because of that in the US technology sector, the government is continuing to extend its tentacles around the world and is getting local governments to force …

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US’ TPP trade agreement is stalling

It was back in November that we first started to hear details of the SOPA like, US trade agreement known as the Trans Pacific Patnership, that would impose big limits of personal privacy, see worldwide draconian crackdowns on software and media piracy and potentially stop life saving drugs from being …

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NSA’s PRISM surveillance may extend to New Zealand too

While companies like Lavabit have fearless leaders that are willing to shutdown their long term businesses to protect their customers, governments seem less and less willing to do the right thing for their people. According to a few New Zealand journalists, the Dotcom spying case involved not only the country’s …

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China points cyber finger at US

Unit 61398

While we might often hear stories of how the US is being targeted by Chinese hackers, the communist country has now pointed its finger at the US, suggesting most of the attacks against its nation come from the Western one. According to China’s defence ministry, last year nearly 150,000 attacks …

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US refutes Dotcom entrapment claims


Kim Dotcom has been very vocal about his opinions of the US government and the way it treated him during his investigation, arrest and the shuttering of his file locker website, Megaupload – often suggesting that he was used to entrap himself through cooperation. US authorities are of course keen …

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UK and US walk out on new UN telecoms treaty

Net Freedom

The British and United States governments have refused to sign a new UN treaty that they believed would give governments too much control over the internet. While this sounds like a very liberal stance to take, ultimately they want more of a open governing structure, where free enterprise also has …

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US involved in Pirate Bay founder arrest?

Ron Kirk

Considering it took place in Cambodia, based off of a Swedish search warrant, it would be surprising if US authorities had anything to do with the arrest of Pirate Bay founder, Gottfrid Svartholm. However one visitor to the country on a particular day, throws up a few red flags. Ron Kirk, …

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US Marines aim to cut electricity bill by 50%

War can be murder, sure, but that doesn’t mean that you should kill the environment and/or your bank balance while laying your enemies to waste. KitGuru gets all thrifty in the light of a new revelation from Lockheed Martin. We’ve all been to outdoor concerts where the music etc is …

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Import ban on Motorola Android devices takes effect

The ruling by the International Trade Commission two months ago against a number of products in Motorola’s Android range takes effect today, blocking them from being imported into the United States.  In total, eighteen of their products are effected by the ban including the Motorola Atrix, Defy, Droid X2, and Xoom. Motorola …

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KitGuru Gaming – Weekly Round Up

For those tech readers who don’t always get time to check out our game related content at Kitguru gaming – here is a round up of content published in the last week. “The Actual U.S. Navy Needs Video Game Hackers!” Ever think the word “hacker” would look good on your …

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