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- Journalists criticize Brazil's indictment of Glenn Greenwald.
- Huawei CFO's extradition hearings: a case of fraud, say prosecutors.
- Ubisoft sues alleged DDoS operators.
- Data extraction now a commodity technology?
Glenn Greenwald's Brazilian indictment.
Brazil’s indictment of Glenn Greenwald continues to attract negative reactions in the press, which see it as a threat to journalists everywhere, as in effect amounting to a criminalization of their interactions with their sources. A New York Times editorial published Tuesday is a fair representative of general media opinion.
Update on the extradition of Huawei's CFO.
Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearings continue in Vancouver. The US wants her sent south to face charges of fraud and sanctions violation. The sanctions in question involve strictures against trading with Iran. Reuters reports that the defense maintains that the charges amount to a "double criminality" unknown in Canadian law, but the Canadian prosecutors who are arguing the US case (and doing so vigorously), say no: it's bank fraud that lies at the heart of the matter.
As the BBC has it, Huawei publicly describes Ms Meng as the company's indispensable woman without whom the hardware giant's plans for global market penetration will come to nothing.
Ubisoft sues alleged booters.
Online game company Ubisoft, whose products include popular titles like Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, and Just Dance, has filed suit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California against five individuals the company alleges are not only posting false notices about website takedowns that never happened, but are also ruining game play through distributed denial-of-service attacks. Naked Security lists the defendants as "Dennis Kruk (based in Germany), Maximilian Kuehl (Germany), Kelvin Uttih (Nigeria), an individual identified as B.R. (the Netherlands), and an individual identified only by their email address: firstname.lastname@example.org." Why would someone want to do that? Cheating, mostly.
Breaking encryption gets commodified?
Not all agencies have been as hard-over as the FBI with respect to getting manufacturers to provide means of access to encrypted data. The reason may not be far to seek: there's a growing range of commodity breaking tools available, and even local law enforcement organizations have taken notice and become customers, as a One Zero post points out.