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FBI Worked With Lithuania in Silk Road 2.0 Operation

Following last week’s raid of Silk Road 2.0, The Daily Dot reports that the illicit market’s servers were hosted in Lithuania, according to a local news report. The Lrytas site (page in Lithuanian) reports that Lithuania’s law enforcement agencies assisted the FBI in the operation, which saw a Bureau agent undercover on the second incarnation Read More

New California Bill Limits Student Social Media Surveillance

A new bill signed by California Governor Jerry Brown makes it mandatory for schools that collect and monitor their students’ social media posts to discard the information. This has to be done within one year of the student turning 18 or leaving the school. In addition, schools are required to notify parents that they are Read More

Thailand ISP Says Government Ordered Facebook Block

A statement released on behalf of an ISP in Thailand confirms that the government was behind the Facebook outage last month in response to the growing unrest and military coup in the country. Telenor, a Norwegian telecom that runs the Thai operator DTAC released a statement to the Next Web stating that the government requested Read More

Iran Summons Zuckerberg to Court

A judge in Iran has ordered that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appear before an Iranian court to address privacy concerns over Facebook and WhatsApp. While there’s little chance of Zuckerberg actually going, it further highlights Iran’s uneasiness with social media. The report from AP adds that no extradition treaty exists between the US and Iran Read More