Online storage isn’t protected by the Fourth Amendment

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Content stored online simply do not have the same Fourth Amendment protections as physical data.

A judge in New York, a couple months ago, ruled that US search warrants applied to digital information even if they were stored overseas. The decision came about as part of an effort to dig up a Microsoft user’s account information stored on a server in Dublin, Ireland.

 

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World’s Largest Source of Spam Email Shut Down By Microsoft and U.S. Marshals

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The scale of the shut down is unprecedented.

The world’s most prolific source of spam emails has been shut down in a series of coordinated raids by Microsoft and US federal authorities.  The Rustock botnet, an international network of virus-infected computers, had for years generated billions of emails per day, promoting unlicensed online pharmacies and cut-price impotence pills.

Google Crash Affects Millions of Internet Users Worldwide

Google Crash Affects Millions of Internet Users Worldwide

The Google search engine was down for up to an hour  

Google suffered a temporary fault yesterday which left tens of thousands of internet users without access to the web search engine.  The technical problem brought down the company’s homepage and had a knock effect on Google-owned sites such as YouTube and some websites using Google ad servers.
 

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