2012.01.20

News Headlines - 20 January 2012

▽7 Charged as F.B.I. Closes a Top File-Sharing Site - New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/technology/7-charged-as-fbi-closes-a-top-file-sharing-site.html
In what the U.S. authorities have called one of the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought, the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have seized the Web site Megaupload and charged seven people connected with it with running an international enterprise based on Internet piracy.

▽Anonymous attacks FBI website over Megaupload raids - Telegraph.co.uk
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9027246/Anonymous-attacks-FBI-website-over-Megaupload-raids.html
American government and entertainment industry websites have been crippled after the “hacktivist” group Anonymous launched a series of cyber attacks in retaliation for the closure of Megaupload.com.

▽How News Group hid the phone-hacking scandal - The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jan/19/news-group-phone-hacking-scandal?newsfeed=true
A high court judge said the Murdoch-owned company behind the News of the World had made "an admission of sorts" that it engaged in a deliberate cover-up of evidence relating to phone hacking, on the day that the publisher paid an estimated seven figures in damages to settle 37 phone-hacking claims brought by public figures ranging from Jude Law to John Prescott.

▽Government moves to prevent 'benefit tourism' - The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jan/20/government-moves-prevent-benefit-tourism
The government wants to prevent "benefit tourism" in which migrants come to Britain to claim benefits, says the employment minister, Chris Grayling. But he said that the vast majority of immigrants claiming benefits in Britain were entitled to do so.

▽Security tight after two bombs explode in Londonderry - BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-16645604
Police in Londonderry believe dissident republicans were responsible for two bomb attacks on Thursday night.


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