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A father is so fed up with his son's video game obsession that he decides to take radical action.
CNET has learned that the FBI has formed a Domestic Communications Assistance Center, which is tasked with developing new electronic surveillance technologies, including intercepting Internet, wireless, and VoIP communications.
How did the feds acquire all those MegaUpload conversations? There are hints that the FBI managed to place government-issued spyware on the defendants' computers.
She is also charged with allegedly paying a hitman--via PayPal--using stolen credit cards. The alleged victim was unharmed--at least physically.
CNET learns that the agency will reveal it is "increasingly unable" to conduct some types of electronic surveillance because of Web-based e-mail, social networking sites, and P2P technology.
The Obama administration wants to force Internet e-mail and other communications companies to build in encryption backdoors for government surveillance, The New York Times reports.
Upset over antipiracy crackdowns against file-sharing sites, users of the Web image board launched DDoS attacks against movie and recording industry sites.
Documents obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request by CNET News show the FBI has used a secret form of spyware to get the goods on suspects.