Google's South Korean office raided by police

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Google’s South Korean office has been raided after suspicion that the search giant illegally collected information about its users. The investigation is related to Google’s upcoming street view services and specifically states that the collection...

Police close file on BT's trials

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The City of London Police have said there will be no formal investigation of BT over its secret trials of an ad monitoring system. BT trialled the Phorm system - which monitors web browsing...

Skype encryption stumps German police

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German police are unable to decipher the encryption used in the Internet telephone software Skype to monitor calls by suspected criminals and terrorists, Germany's top police officer said on Thursday. Skype allows users to make...

Police swoop on 'hacker of the year'

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The Swedish hacker who perpetrated the so-called hack of the year has been arrested in a dramatic raid on his apartment, during which he was taken in for questioning and several of his computers confiscated....

Canadian Police Tolerates Piracy For Personal Use

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The Canadian police announced that it will stop targeting people who download copyrighted material for personal use. Their priority will be to focus on organized crime and copyright theft that affects the health and safety...

UK Police Can Now Demand Encryption Keys

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People in the UK who encrypt their data are now obliged by law to give up the encryption keys to law enforcement officials who request it, under part of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act...

German Police Arrest 10 International Phishing Suspects

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Germany's Federal Crime Office has arrested a Russian-Ukrainian-German group of 10 suspects accused of running a Trojan horse phishing attack that has been targeting users' bank accounts. An 18-month police investigation culminated in arrests on...

Beijing Police Launch Virtual Web Patrol

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Starting September 1, police in China's capital will use animated officers to walk, bike or drive across a user's browser viewing 13 of China's top portals every half hour with warnings to stay away from...

Police raid Allofmp3 'voucher' ring

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Police in London have arrested a 25 year-old man accused of selling vouchers for downloads at Allofmp3.com. The British Phonographic Industry said that the man is believed to be an agent for the Russian music...

UK Police Warn Retailers of PS3 Launch Dangers

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Demand for Sony's new console is cooling throughout North America and Japan, but European gamers appear to be eager to land the newest PlayStation (priced at £425 or €599) on March 23. Unlike the past...

Google offers priority reporting to Indian police

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Google's Orkut social networking site has fan clubs of Indian gangsters; Indian police are concerned these could be used to find new recruits. Google has offered Indian police a special tool for priority reporting of...

Police Track Suspected Dealer on MySpace

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MySpace isn't all about age restrictions to keep teens safe from sexual assaults. It turns out drug dealers love MySpace too! Michael Wayne Pilkerton, 20, of Suffolk was charged after police used an informant to...

Police rapped over 'racist' email

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An email showing a man being decapitated has led to disciplinary action for 100 Herfordshire police officers and staff after a "robust" investigation. The American email at the centre of the controversy reportedly showed images...

MS Lochs Down Scots Police Deal

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Central Scotland Police has signed a three-year deal with Microsoft that will see the force standardise on Microsoft Server 2003 and Windows XP (SP2). The deal was struck under the Office of Government Commerce's (OGC)...

Police Hold 18 in Israeli Industrial Spy Probe

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Israeli police are investigating industrial espionage involving leading companies and have detained 18 people, including company executives and private detectives. The probe, started by the Tel Aviv fraud squad began several months ago,...

Polish Police Bust Large Piracy Ring

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Warsaw police today successfully busted a gang of more than 100 hackers who were responsible for selling pirated music, movies and games. The pirates used academic computers and networks around the world to store their...

German police crack down on hacking group

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German police have carried out their biggest ever crackdown on internet piracy in probe against 126 members of an online hackers' forum. The Germans are thought to be part of a wider network of 476...

Police hit in iPlod spam attack

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Cambridgeshire police made to suffer by iPod-related hoax email Cambridgeshire Police is investigating what it describes as "a deliberate attempt" to affect its services, after being inundated with phone calls when its...

Senators ask P2P companies to police themselves

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A group of Washington lawmakers called on Friday for file-swapping companies to help stop distribution of copyrighted materials and pornography on their networks. In a letter sent to the heads of several leading...

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