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California Cops Fight Abortion Digital Privacy Bill AB 793

A coalition of law enforcement groups and prosecutors are holding up a California bill with bipartisan support meant to protect people seeking reproductive and gender affirming health care and fighting to weaken its provisions. The FTC Just Prescribed a Can of Whoop Ass on Health DataThe bill, AB 793, would prohibit so-called “reverse demands,” requests to tech companies such as geofence or keyword search warrants, which typically pull in data about masses of people who may not even be suspected of a crime. Law…

Montenegro Court Says Terra Founder Do Kwon Should Remain in Jail

Do Kwon has pleaded not guilty to charges he faked passports and tried to leave Montenegro. He’s facing even more serious charges in both the U.S. and South Korea.Photo: Risto Bozovic (AP)It turns out that Do Kwon, the man whose Terra stablecoin led to a $40 billion loss in the crypto industry, won’t get out of jail for a few hundred thousand dollars. On Wednesday, a Montenegrin court nixed an earlier deal to give Kwon bail, meaning the man will have to remain in jail while awaiting trial over allegations he tried to skip

Failed Terra Founder Do Kwon, Who Avoided Police for Months, Gets Bail

Do Kwon was arrested two months ago for allegedly trying to fly to Dubai with a forged passport. He was allowed a limited release on bail set at $436,000.Photo: Risto Bozovic (AP)Former Terraform Labs CEO Do Kwon, alongside his compatriot and former chief financial officer Han Chong-joon have been on the run from international police for months. They were arrested in Montenegro for allegedly holding two fake passports. None of that was enough to stop the Montenegrin court from offering the pair release on bail for around

Cash App Founder’s Accused Killer Will Plead Not Guilty, Lawyer Says

Nima Momeni, the suspect accused of stabbing Cash App founder Bob Lee to death on April 4, will plead not guilty to murder, according to multiple reports. Momeni’s lawyer, Paula Canny, told journalists outside the San Francisco state court on Tuesday that, in the defense’s view, a premeditated murder charge isn’t supported by the evidence, according to Bloomberg News and the San Francisco Chronicle.The FTC Just Prescribed a Can of Whoop Ass on Health DataMomeni appeared briefly in court on Tuesday, but for now, his next…

SBF Cut Off From His Favorite Toys Under New Proposed Bail Conditions

Former CEO of failed crypto exchange FTX Sam Bankman-Fried was already ordered to live every millennial’s nightmare and move back in with his parents. Now, prosecutors have laid out how SBF is being grounded, curtailing his ability to access the internet or even play any online video games.Is This the End of Apple’s Lightning Cable?Bankman-Fried, who commonly goes by “SBF online, is awaiting trial regarding 12 fraud, conspiracy, and campaign finance charges regarding his time heading the now-bankrupt FTX. According to

The U.S. government is now using AirTags to spy on packages

Apple raised some eyebrows late last year when the company revealed that it actively works with law enforcement officials in cases involving the misuse of its object tracker. The admission came after a litany of cases where AirTag trackers were exploited for stalking and theft. Apple even got slapped with a lawsuit for the whole drama. But it appears that other government agencies have also grown a taste for deploying AirTag trackers to assist with their investigations. According to Forbes, the Drug Enforcement…

Exploding USB drive injures journalist in terror attack

We sometimes hear how inserting a mysterious USB drive into a computer carries the risk of infecting the machine with harmful software. But for one journalist in Ecuador, the consequences were even more alarming. When Lenin Artieda received a package containing a USB drive earlier this week, the journalist felt that connecting it to his computer was worth the risk, after all, it might have contained the details of a good story. But when he did so, the diminutive device exploded. Artieda, who also works as a…

Ferrari customers targeted in ransom-related cyberattack

Ferrari has been targeted by a hacker who is threatening to release data linked to its customers unless the automaker hands over a ransom payment. Ferrari said it’s refusing to pay up. In a statement posted online on Monday, the company said it had been “recently contacted by a threat actor” who is demanding payment to prevent the release of customer details that include names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers. Customers’ payment details, bank account numbers, and details of Ferrari cars owned or…

Judge Says Sam Bankman-Fried’s Proposed Bail Rules Too Cushy

A federal judge doesn’t think proposed changes to Sam Bankman-Fried’s bail conditions will be enough to address the disgraced FTX founder’s messy online behavior while awaiting trial, according to a Friday Reuters report.Per the outlet, Judge Lewis Kaplan said he had continuing concerns about Bankman-Fried’s access to technology and communication devices as the former crypto golden boy is out on bond and residing at his parent’s multi-million dollar California home. Recently suggested, additional tech restrictions

Ericsson Fined $206M for Violating Justice Dept Bribery Deal

Photo: Mark Schiefelbein (AP)Swedish multinational tech giant Ericsson pled guilty this week to bribery and agreed to pay the Department of Justice $206 million dollars. Federal prosecutors accused Ericsson of engaging in a long-running international corruption scheme that involved bribing government officials, falsifying records, and failing to put in place proper account controls. Ericsson had a chance to have those charges dropped under a deferred prosecution agreement but ultimately blew it byfailing to provide