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Submission + - Feds Shut Down File-Sharing Website Megaupload (

Subratik writes: Today, "Federal prosecutors in Virginia have shut down one of the world's largest file-sharing sites,, and charged its founder and others with violating piracy laws."

The indictment given to Megaupload cites over $500 million in lost revenue from stolen intellectual-property.

Even though SOPA has drawn insurmountable criticism from both citizens and the White House, it would seem as if the US needs less of a reason everyday to not need it passed anyway.


Submission + - Feds: Hackers not to blame for llinois Water Pump (

Subratik writes: Feds "said in a Tuesday statement that detailed analysis by DHS and the FBI found no evidence of a cyber intrusion or any malicious activity."

But hasn't a hacker already come forward with an 'official' Pastebin post?

It seems we will have to choose between whether we trust the government or trust the internet folk.

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