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The Washington Post has reported that a network called \"Black Asphalt\" is used by police officers as a (possibly illegal) aid in seizing drugs and cash during roadside stops. The site was created by a counterterrorism firm called Desert Snow, and has been tapped by as many as 25,000 police officer

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Light just reached one of the darker corners of the web: the FBI has seized Silk Road, a site infamous for hosting anonymized, Bitcoin-based drug and gun sales. The move follows a sting operation that also led to the arrest of site founder Ross Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts) for alleged hacki

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It's been a little more than a year since the US government began seizing domains of music blogs, torrent meta-trackers and sports streaming sites. The copyright infringement investigation, led by US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) authorities, quickly raised eyebrows among many free

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MIT's brainiacs aren't exactly new to the world of partying, and now scientists at the MIT Media Lab have invented a way to \"reversibly silence brain cells using pulses of yellow light.\" The presumably rave-inspired pulsing design offers up the prospect of \"controlling the haywire neuron activity th

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Talk about a royal buzzkill. It seems like several demonstrators at CeBIT are having their parties cut way short by German officials, as local customs and police offers have \"confiscated products from the stand of at least one exhibitor on suspicion the devices infringed on MPEG audio patents.\" Cur

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