A hacker that claimed to be a part of the group Anonymous published a text file on the Internet Thursday in an apparent retaliation for the arrest of ex-Anonymous spokesman Barrett Brown. Talking Points Memo reports that the document (which you can find here) contains the authentic names, credit card data and other information about a random series of 13 government employees.
Sites like the Pirate Bay and uTorrent haven't enticed hundreds of millions of people to download endless amounts of free media content without making a few enemies. Those BitTorrent giants - and others like them - have built their businesses by outwitting the seemingly hapless MPAA and RIAA. The increased acceptance of illegally downloading media has affected the bottom line of the movie and music industry over the past decade, and that isn't good news for torrent fans.
A federal judge is allowing the most criticized piece of Arizona's tough immigration law to proceed, ushering in a new era of immigration enforcement in the state.
Federal prosecutors have closed a probe into America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff -- Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz. -- on abuse of power with no charges filed.
Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins Publishers will have to issue reimbursements ranging from 25 cents to $1.32 per book to customers who paid inflated e-book prices between April 1 and May 21, 2010.
Republican National Convention Pays Tribute To Wisconsin Sikh Victims With Prayer; Many Dub Effort As Hollow
In a first of its kind, a Sikh American delivered the invocation at the Republican National Convention (RNC) Wednesday night, CNN reported.
A federal judge is poised to nullify restrictions on third-party voter registration in Florida, saying guidelines imposed by a new law are unnecessarily strict.
Fox News revealed the name of a SEAL Team 6 member who had written a book about the killing of Osama bin Laden. "No Easy Day" was written under the pseudonym Mark Owen to protect the retired SEAL and his family.
Following reports that ZeekRewards.com and Zeekler.com were shuttered by the SEC after being declared a Ponzi scheme, over 13,000 users and Zeek affiliates have flocked to an online petition to defend the company from charges against its founder Paul Burks and his company Rex Venture Group.
Three websites accused of copyright infringement for allowing the illegal download of Android apps have been taken down. Applanet.net, Appbucket.net and Snappzmarket.com have all been seized by the FBI.
ZeekRewards and Zeekler have been shut down, but the consequences and fallout is far from over.
Deutsche Bank, Barclays, JPMorgan Chase, RBS, HSBC, UBS and Citigroup have all received subpoenas, related to the joint New York-Connecticut investigation of possible manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor)
A group of former Special Forces and intelligences operatives is set to unveil advertisements attacking President Obama -- the second campaign assault issued by former elite military operatives over the past month.
A Pennsylvania judge has declined to suspend a Pennsylvania voter identification law that the White House has scrutinized for potentially disenfranchising voters.
Shares of Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), the No. 1 search engine, set a record high of $672.85 on Tuesday, not quite eight years to the day of its initial public offering in which co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin pledged to “make money without doing evil.”
Who Is Benjamin Lawsky? Little-Known Regulator Who Savaged Standard Chartered Stokes His - And Andrew Cuomo's - Political Dreams
When Benjamin Lawsky formally accused U.K.'s Standard Chartered bank of money laundering and a cover-up linked to Iranian financial institutions, the head of New York's newly formed Department of Financial Services was hardly described in glowing terms in the press. He was termed a rogue, an egomaniac and worse by unnamed scorned colleagues in New York and Washington. But in describing his ambitions, what these reports failed to take into account was the depth of his and Governor Andrew C...
Among the charges: Pfizer's China subsidiary was accused of offering a program where doctors could claim cell phones and other goodies based on how many prescriptions they doled out of the company's products.
The Milton Hershey School has decided to allow an HIV-positive student to attend, after the Pennsylvania school initially rejected the teen’s application because of his illness.
PokerStars, the largest online poker card room in the world, has agreed to a $731 million settlement in their money-laundering case with the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement reportedly includes reimbursement for some customers whose funds were frozen when the company was seized and shut down by the U.S. Attorney's Office in 2011.
Support for same-sex marriage is poised to become an official part of the Democratic Party's platform, according to a report in the Washington Post.
HBO’s gangster drama, “Boardwalk Empire,” is returning on Sunday, Sept. 16. To celebrate it’s impending premiere date, a new teaser trailer has been leaked. Just over a minute long, the short video gives “Boardwalk Empire” fans a warning of what’s to come.
Florida Republicans conspired to dampen voter turnout among African Americans, according to a former top party official currently battling criminal fraud charges.
In its latest effort to scrutinize a wave of new voting laws, the Justice Department is asking Pennsylania for more information about a law requiring voters to present valid photo identification.
The Department of Justice is investigating whether Pennsylvania's new voter identification law discriminates against minorities, according to a letter released on Monday.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner appeared on a CNBC-sponsored conference Wednesday morning toeing the government's party that the New York Fed is not to blame for helping keep the evolving LIBOR rate-fixing scandal under wraps, even though they knew it was going on since at least 2007.
No surprise: shares of the biggest search engine providers rose again in June while the weaker ones fell, market researcher comScore Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR) said.
A Texas voter identification law currently being argued in court could rob minorities of their right to vote, Attorney General Eric Holder told the National Associated for the Advancement of Colored People on Tuesday.
Aubrey Lee Price, Georgia Money Man, Dead Or Alive? FBI Searches For Man Charged With Allegedly Embezzling Millions
The manhunt is on for Aubrey Lee Price, the Georgia money manager who disappeared after telling acquaintances that he had lost a large amount of money through trading activities and that he planned to kill himself.
It now falls to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to send the contempt citation to a grand jury, an unlikely outcome. Here's what might happen instead.
Barclays Plc (NYSE: BCS) agreed Wednesday to pay $453 million in fines to settle claims made by U.S. and UK. bank regulators and law enforcement agencies for the bank's alleged involvement in a scheme to manipulate two global benchmark interest rates.