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Ashcroft wins Internet wiretap system

Saturday, September 04, 2004 (14:28:56)
U.S. regulators last month ruled tentatively in favor of an FBI and Justice Department proposal that would compel Internet broadband and VoIP providers to open their networks up to easy surveillance by law enforcement agencies.

At issue is the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), a federal law that mandates surveillance backdoors in U.S. telephone networks, allowing the FBI to start listening in on a target's phone calls within minutes of receiving court approval. Last March, the Department of Justice, the FBI and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration jointly petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a ruling that cable modem companies and other broadband providers are also covered by the law.

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PivX Solutions Announces Computer Forensics Partnership Agreement

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 (16:30:10)
PivX Solutions, Inc. has announced a partner agreement to expand the company's nationwide computer forensic services by partnering with SuperGeeks, a computer consulting company in Hawaii.

Last Call for DIGEV 2004 Web Conference Registrations

Monday, August 30, 2004 (07:53:32)
Last chance to register for DIGEV 2004, the 1st International Digital Evidence Web Conference. The one-day event takes place online on the 2nd of September (this Thursday), but even if you can't make the date all presentations will be archived for future viewing.

They've secured a world-leading speaker line-up...I guess it's easier to secure such a distinguished line-up when you're asking the speakers to only take 60 minutes out of their schedule, not 5 days!!!

http://www.digev2004.com

Defense loses motion in CP case

Friday, August 27, 2004 (18:14:20)
Montrose County District Court Judge Dennis Friedrich denied a motion Wednesday from defense attorneys to dismiss 19 misdemeanor child exploitation counts against Park Avenue Dance Works co-operator John Ward.

At Wednesday's hearing, David Penrod, a forensic examiner for Computer Forensic Labs in Englewood, testified for the defense regarding his examination of computer hard drives and related equipment seized from Ward's home.

Penrod said a massive number of files seemed to have been accessed on Ward's computer when he wasn't home...

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Dozens of spammers, scammers arrested

Thursday, August 26, 2004 (18:00:30)
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft today will announce the arrests of dozens of people nationwide charged with flooding e-mail inboxes with spam and perpetrating computer fraud and other cyber crimes.

Many of the cases have their origin in Pittsburgh, where investigators at the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance have been quietly studying and tracking computer crimes since its creation was announced in 2002 by U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan.

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