Feds: We Don't Want a Warrant to Track Your Car With GPS

The government is claiming that authorities should be allowed to fasten GPS tracking devices to any vehicle—and then monitor its movements—without any form of warrant. » 3/19/13 4:41am 3/19/13 4:41am

Buckyballs Magnets Have Been Banned by the Feds (Updated)

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has just banned the sale of Buckyballs, those magic magnets that can be shaped any which way, because the balls are a serious health hazard for children. It's the first stop-sale order by the CPSC in 11 years. » 7/25/12 4:20pm 7/25/12 4:20pm

Feds Seized Hip-Hop Site for a Year, Waiting for Proof of Infringement

Federal authorities who seized a popular hip-hop music site based on assertions from the Recording Industry Association of America that it was linking to four "pre-release" music tracks gave it back more than a year later without filing civil or criminal charges because of apparent recording industry delays in… » 5/04/12 8:59am 5/04/12 8:59am

FileSonic Just Killed Itself By Disabling File Sharing

In what looks like a preventive measure in reaction to the Megaupload shutdown, FileSonic has disabled all file sharing capabilities and is now nothing more than a personal storage solution. It looks like the Feds' tactic of going after the big fish in Megaupload is beginning to scare other file sharing sites into… » 1/22/12 6:06pm 1/22/12 6:06pm

$356 Million Later, the Justice Department's Wireless Network Still…

After 9/11, three federal law enforcement agencies planned a massive project to replace a mishmash of aging and obsolete radios used by thousands of federal agents. A decade and $356 million later, the program has made "minimal progress" and the Department of Homeland Security, one of the project's key partners, wants… » 1/20/12 10:00am 1/20/12 10:00am

The Government Is Taking a Closer Look at Google Eating Motorola

When ginormous companies try to buy gigantic companies, there's always cries about monopolies, anti-trustiness and all those nasty words. So it's really no surprise that the Department of Justice is now making a "second request" for more information about Google swallowing Motorola. » 9/28/11 6:14pm 9/28/11 6:14pm

Feds Raid 'Suicide Kit' Lady's Suicide Lair

Selling plastic bags on the internet just might earn you a visit from the FBI. That's what happened on Wednesday to 91-year-old Sharlotte Hydorn from California, who sells "suicide kits" through the mail for $60. From The San Diego Union-Tribune: » 5/27/11 2:20pm 5/27/11 2:20pm

Intel and Department of Transportation Avoid Vista Like the Plague

Confirming what everyone pretty much already knew—that Vista upgrades are going to be slow coming—Intel CEO Paul Otellini told attendees at the Bank of America Technology conference that he knew "of no organization doing an upgrade before SP1," adding that "Intel isn't upgrading either (until SP1)." » 3/06/07 8:45pm 3/06/07 8:45pm

Man Sues Microsoft for Failing to Keep His Porn Stash Secure

A Connecticut man who was jailed on illegal gun possession is now suing Microsoft, HP, and Circuit City claiming all three companies failed to keep his computer safe from the Feds, who uncovered his porn collection after seizing and cracking into his password-protected PC. Michael Alan Crooker is seeking $200,000 in… » 3/05/07 5:46pm 3/05/07 5:46pm