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Submission + - Cisco jails ex-executive and whistleblower (vancouversun.com)

FriendlyLurker writes: The British Columbia Supreme Court uncovered what it says is an "egregious abuse of process" by U.S. law enforcement in collusion with Cisco in order to put ex-Cisco executive Peter Alfred-Adekeye behind bars in Canada. Adekeye had recently filed a whistle-blower suit against his former employer in civil court that could compel Cisco to pay millions in damages for allegedly "forcing customers to buy a maintenance contract to cover future software-bug fixes, patches and updates for its operating system and applications.".

Submission + - DOD Workers not investigated for Child Porn (yahoo.com)

FriendlyLurker writes: A recent Freedom of Information request identified 264 Department Of Defense employees or contractors who had purchased child pornography online. Surprisingly, the Pentagon's Defense Criminal Investigative Service did not investigate 212 of the individuals identified, including some with the highest available security clearance.
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Submission + - Vigilante group tracks 250 million IP's per day (forbes.com)

FriendlyLurker writes: Project Vigilant claims to track over 250 million IP addresses per day, cross referencing them with social media profiles at Facebook, LinkedIn and others before handing the information off to federal agencies under the motto "Attributing Actions to Actors". Forbes' technology writer Andy Greenberg recently revealed that Adrian Lamo was working as a volunteer analyst for Project Vigilante at the time he turned over the chat logs for military whistleblower Bradley Manning — raising doubts over how Lamo came in possession of the logs in the first place.

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