Legal

Karpeles won't appear in U.S. deposition, cites Treasury subpoena

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Lawyers for Mark Karpeles told a federal judge the Mt. Gox founder must first secure legal counsel to represent him in a Treasury Department subpoena.

Microsoft closes Kelihos botnet case after latest settlement

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A little over a year after Microsoft took legal action against the alleged perpetrators of the powerful and now-defunct Kelihos botnet, a second defendant has settled.

Massachusetts hospital to pay HIPAA fine

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates have agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle potential HIPAA violations.

14 charged in stolen ID tax fraud

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A 14-member gang alleged to have used stolen identities in a tax refund scheme have been charged in five criminal complaints with conspiracy to defraud the United States and other counts of theft of government property.

British hacker refuses medical test in extradition proceedings

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Gary McKinnon has declined a court-requested medical procedure to assess whether he is fit to be extradited to the United States.

Lawsuits in Sutter Health breach to be rolled into one

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Following the theft of a computer at Sutter Health in October that put the personal information of more than 4.2 million patients at risk, 11 class-action lawsuits were filed against the Sacramento, Calif.-based nonprofit.

Anonymous raids law firm over its defense of Marine

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Anonymous stayed busy on Friday with the dump of 300 GB of emails and other communications, lifted from the law firm representing a U.S. Marine who recently escaped jail time for his role in a 2005 massacre.

SOPA could harm security on the internet

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Experts warn the controversial anti-copyright bill, SOPA, would undermine efforts to bolster internet security through the implementation of DNSSEC.

Court tosses claims against Heartland Payment over breach

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After more than two years of litigation, a U.S. District judge has dismissed nine of the 10 causes of action brought forth as part of a class-action lawsuit by nine banks.

Facebook to alter privacy practices following FTC ruling

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The Federal Trade Commission has come down hard on Facebook over allegations of "unfair and deceptive" privacy promises, and the social networking behemoth has responded by admitting to its mistakes and appointing two new privacy heads.

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