Tag: the ridiculous

Federal, Policy

Feds drop demand for 1.3 million IP addresses that visited anti-Trump site

August 23, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

The US Department of Justice is backing down on its request to Web hosting service DreamHost to divulge the 1.3 million IP addresses that visited a Trump resistance site. The request was part of the government’s investigation into Inauguration Day […]


Lawyers score big in settlement for Ashley Madison cheating site data breach

July 18, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

The owners of the Ashley Madison cheating-dating website have agreed to pay $11.2 million to settle two dozen data breach lawsuits as a result of a 2015 incident involving as many as 37 million members’ personal identifying information being exposed […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Inmates built computers hidden in ceiling, connected them to prison network

April 13, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Inmates at a medium-security Ohio prison secretly assembled two functioning computers, hid them in the ceiling, and connected them to the Marion Correctional Institution’s network. The hard drives were loaded with pornography, a Windows proxy server, VPN, VOIP and anti-virus […]

Policy, State & Local

Feds nail webcam on utility pole for 10 weeks to spy on suspect

February 11, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

A federal appeals court is upholding the firearms conviction of a Tennessee man whose brother’s rural farm was monitored for 10 weeks straight by a remote-controlled camera the authorities installed on a utility pole 200 yards away—without a warrant. The […]


Judge tosses proposed class action accusing Google of CAPTCHA fraud

February 9, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

A federal judge has dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Google that alleges fraud because the media giant sometimes requires people wanting a free Gmail account to spend seconds filling out a two-word CAPTCHA—the second word of which is not […]