Stop beating your head against the paywall

aikido/iStockphoto Stop beating your head against the paywall I don’t remember exactly where I was when I encountered my first paywall, but I remember how I felt. The year was 1999, digitized journal archives were new, and the world was shaping up to be a boundless c...

This tool can help you envision your career

cofotoisme/iStockphoto This tool can help you envision your career With commencement season just around the corner, it’s a good time for Ph.D. students to remember that you too will enter the workforce. To help you figure out your next step, a new interactive infogr...

Turing’s reviled Shkreli indicted for securities fraud over “Ponzi-like” scheme [Updated]

In a seven-count indictment unsealed Thursday, Martin Shkreli, the embattled CEO and founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals, has been charged by the FBI with securities fraud, securities fraud conspiracy, and wire fraud conspiracy for allegedly orchestrating three interwoven schemes. In what...

Turing’s reviled Shkreli indicted for securities fraud over “Ponzi-like” scheme [Updated]

In a seven-count indictment unsealed Thursday, Martin Shkreli, the embattled CEO and founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals, has been charged by the FBI with securities fraud, securities fraud conspiracy, and wire fraud conspiracy for allegedly orchestrating three interwoven schemes. In what...

Chicago doubles down on $300 million lawsuit against red light camera firm

Redflex Holdings Limited (RHL), the embattled Australian red light camera company, has now been brought into an ongoing massive corruption-related lawsuit involving the city of Chicago. Earlier this year, the city of Chicago had previously sued Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. (RTSI), RHL’s...

Chicago doubles down on $300 million lawsuit against red light camera firm

Redflex Holdings Limited (RHL), the embattled Australian red light camera company, has now been brought into an ongoing massive corruption-related lawsuit involving the city of Chicago. Earlier this year, the city of Chicago had previously sued Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. (RTSI), RHL’s...

Rightscorp wins landmark ruling, Cox hit with $25M verdict in copyright case

A Virginia federal jury watching a high-profile copyright case reached a verdict (PDF) today, ordering Cox Communications to pay $25 million to BMG Rights Management for turning a blind eye to music piracy. The company’s behavior amounted to a willfully infringed copyright in the ...

Serial hacker, doxxer, and swatter sentenced to two years in prison

A 22-year-old hacker has been handed a two-year prison sentence for his role in doxing and swatting politicians, celebrities, prosecutors, the first lady, and security journalist Brian Krebs. While cooperating with the FBI after his 2012 arrest on unrelated charges, Mir Islam doxed and ...

Google ends spat with Mississippi AG over his MPAA-tinged investigation

Google has ended its legal conflict with a Mississippi state official who opened a wide-ranging investigation into the search giant’s business practices. A dismissal agreement (PDF) filed yesterday in court states that Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and Google will “e...

Google ends spat with Mississippi AG over his MPAA-tinged investigation

Google has ended its legal conflict with a Mississippi state official who opened a wide-ranging investigation into the search giant’s business practices. A dismissal agreement (PDF) filed yesterday in court states that Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and Google will “e...
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