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Roman Catholic Seminary Caught in Porn Scandal
Sep 30, 2004 2:26 PM PDTOn the heels of an investigation into an Austria-based seminary and the discovery of a substantial collection of pornography, a Roman Catholic Bishop has submitted his resignation to Pope John Paul II.
Judge Strikes Down Portion of Patriot Act
Sep 30, 2004 9:01 AM PDTWarning that “democracy abhors undue secrecy,” a federal judge struck down a Patriot Act provision today that he referred to as “an all-encompassing prophylactic rule.”
Australian Child Porn Sweep Claims Hundreds of Suspects
Sep 29, 2004 12:43 PM PDTA raid of more than 400 homes in Australia has rendered what police officials are calling the largest collection of child pornography ever seized by Australian Federal Police.
Suspect in Natel King Murder Released, Still Faces Trial
Sep 29, 2004 10:34 AM PDTThe assistant photographer accused of lying to police during the murder investigation of Canadian porn actress Taylor Summers, also known as Natel King, is close to being released from prison, her attorney announced this week.
Conservatives Decry Induce Act
Sep 27, 2004 4:13 PM PDTThe nation’s oldest conservative group came out against the Induce Act recently with a series of humerous advertisements poking fun at the legislation and any Republicans who might support it.
Concerns Over E-voting
Sep 26, 2004 10:00 AM PDTDespite an increasing level of trust in technology and a willingness to participate in e-commerce on the Internet, many Americans are hesitant to embrace what is still seen as "vulnerable" technology in the voting booth.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Makes Cyber Leap
Sep 23, 2004 1:30 PM PDTOften criticized for its outdated procedures and questionable oversight of the patent application process, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office made strides recently to move its system into the electronic age as part of its "21st Century Strategic Plan."
Former Screw Publisher’s Plea Motion Denied
Sep 23, 2004 10:39 AM PDTFormer Screw magazine publisher Al Goldstein suffered a legal setback recently when a motion to vacate his guilty plea in a harassment case was denied. Goldstein pled guilty to three counts of aggravated harassment and one count of stalking last year while on more than a dozen medications.
IBill's Motion Against First Data Denied
Sep 22, 2004 2:33 PM PDTAs beleaguered payment processor iBill continues to process payments amid looming uncertainty, Judge Orin Kitzes of the New York State Unified Supreme Court issued a motion denying its request for a preliminary injunction against credit card processor First Data Merchant Services Corp.
Porn Mogul Sentenced to Federal Prison
Sep 20, 2004 10:16 AM PDTThe owner of 27 adult-oriented businesses was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison last week and ordered to forfeit $8.1 million in property after he pleaded guilty to racketeering, obscenity and fraud charges, according to a statement released by the Department of Justice.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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Visa Cracks Down on ‘Shell’ Billing Firms
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