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NEWS ALERT: Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

Ross Ulbricht, the mastermind behind Silk Road, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday afternoon.

20 N.J. students charged in 'sexting' investigation

Twenty New Jersey high school and middle school students are facing invasion of privacy charges following a "sexting" scandal.

Websites redirect Congressional users to protest page, groups call for end of surveillance

A protest led by Fight for the Future gained steam as 14,000 websites included code that would redirect Congressional users to a protest page; while a coalition penned a letter to Senate leaders urged the rejection of a pair of FISA bills.

Man charged with creating counterfeit coupons, selling them on Silk Road

The Louisiana man was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit trademark counterfeiting.

Chrome extension creates map of Facebook users' precise locations

Aran Khanna, a Harvard College student, created a Google Chrome extension to highlight the location data Facebook's Messenger app collects about users.

IRS attack may have originated in Russia

An IRS breach may have been instigated by attackers in Russia, a U.S. Congressman said.

North Dakota, Nevada amend data breach notification laws

North Dakota and Nevada have amended their breach notification laws as well as clarified specified what counts as personal information.

Vulnerability in Cordova Android platform allows for app behavior modification

A vulnerability in the Android platform of Cordova could allow attackers to modify apps' behavior by clicking a URL.

Music streaming service Gaana offline after hacker exposes user database flaw

The website for the Indian streaming service was still down as of Thursday afternoon EST, but Gaana says that the vulnerability is patched.

Megaupload sites seized by DOJ now distributing malware

Megaupload domains that were seized by the U.S. Department of Justice three years ago are now being used to distribute malware.

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