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Mega Upload founder Kim Dotcom headed back to the High Court this week to retrieve his New Zealand assets, which were ceased during his arrest in January 2012.
If the NSA really did have Heartbleed "for years" as was claimed recently by Bloomberg news, they wouldn't need to go after Lavabit. They wouldn't even want to.
Appeals court doesn't examine constitutional issues raised by Lavabit and finds against them for legal errors.
Mt. Gox founder Mark Karpeles is "unwilling" to travel in order to attend a US bankruptcy hearing.
It's likely to be the worst vulnerability ever on the Internet. ZDNet's editors have been looking at the problem from all sides, including how to protect yourself and your users. This is our worldwide roundup special issue. Everything you need to know is in here.
If also passed by the House and signed by the Pres, this bill would give researchers, watchdogs, and data miners more standardized data on US spending to mine and analyze.
Dropbox experiences some more growing pains, but this time the hubbub concerns privacy and PR versus performance issues.
Facebook's seasonal transparency report is expanding beyond just offering a glimpse at the number of government requests for account information.
Dropbox takes a page from Salesforce.com's playbook while also welcoming a few new C-level execs to the team.
The former Secretary of State concluded that innovation is at the core of solving not only technology and marketing problems, but also "human problems that can only be addressed by habits of the heart."
Government breaches as reported by a GAO analysis show substantial growth in incidents of concern.
ZDNetGovWeek: Brazil proposed Internet governance rules, Israel builds its own cloud, and Dutch drones watch civilians
It's not just the US using observational technology to keep an eye on potential troublemakers. The Dutch have approved the use of drones to film civilians. A Harris poll suggests online commerce has felt the blow of the NSA revelations. Plus Google hit for Street View violations in Italy. A lot of gov going on worldwide. Click in to read.
A team of researchers has discovered that RSA's "Extended Random" TLS extension decreases encryption cracking times by a factor of up to 65,000 times.
Here is a piece of news from the FCC that has a better chance at making everyone happy, not to mention connected.
ZDNetGovWeek: Obama proposes a sort-of end to NSA phone records, AWS gets DoD deal, and Jimmy Carter vs. NSA
It's an odd week when government tech news mentions both President Obama and ripped-from-the-seventies President Carter. But that's life in these United States. We also have a wide range of less silly government news from around the world, all worth reading. So dig in.