The judge who ordered blocks to Pirate Bay sites is alleged to have 1) a history of handing down verdicts that violate free speech and 2) been making some cash on the side by teaching alongside the plaintiff in an anti-piracy course.
The Bitcoin exchange Bitcoinica took its servers offline after they discovered $90,000 USD worth of bitcoins was stolen from its systems. This is the second time this year Bitcoinica have been targeted.
The FBI, investigating bomb threats, seized the server of a group, known as May First/People Link (MF/PL), that offers encrypted data services to people fighting oppressive regimes. Four days later, they returned it. What is going on?
File-sharing site The Pirate Bay has denounced an Anonymous DDoS campaign that took down Virgin Media, calling it an "ugly" method that's no better than the UK court order for ISPs to block users from getting to The Pirate Bay.