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9:00am

Wed March 7, 2012
The Two-Way

Anonymous Picks Up The Pieces After Betrayal From One Of Its Own

Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 9:55 am

A young man with wearing a military uniform and mask usually associated with the group anonymous marches with Occupy Wall Street protesters in this November.
Don Emmert AFP/Getty Images

2:54pm

Tue March 6, 2012
Law

To Solve Hacking Case, Feds Get Hacker Of Their Own

The LulzSec icon on Twitter.
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Federal prosecutors have charged five men with responsibility for some of the biggest computer hacks in the past few years. The FBI says the hackers penetrated the computer systems of businesses like Fox Broadcasting and Sony Pictures, stole confidential information and splashed it all over the Internet.

But what's most unusual about the case is how investigators cracked it — with the help of an insider who became a secret government informant.

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1:54pm

Tue March 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Mine Safety Agency Reports Failures Before Deadly Explosion

Originally published on Tue March 6, 2012 5:19 pm

Mine helmets and painted crosses sat at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine on April 5, as a memorial to the 29 miners killed there one year earlier.
Jeff Gentner AP

The latest federal review of the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion again blames Massey Energy for the deaths of 29 coal miners and says Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) failures did not directly contribute to the blast.

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10:40am

Tue March 6, 2012
The Two-Way

FBI Offers $1 Million For Information Leading To Safe Return Of Retired Agent

Robert Levinson in an FBI array.
FBI

The FBI is offering a $1 million reward for information leading directly to the safe return of one of its retired agents.

Robert Levinson disappeared five years ago this week on Kish Island, Iran. He worked at the FBI for 22 years before he retired, taking as a private detective. It was that job that sent him to Iran in March 2007, where he went missing.

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9:03am

Tue March 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Alleged Leader Of Hacker Group Lulzsec Pleads Guilty

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A man alleged by the government to be the leader of the hacker collective Lulzsec has pleaded guilty to undertaking cyber attacks against companies such as Paypal, eBay and MasterCard.

Reuters reports:

"Hector Xavier Monsegur, known as 'Sabu,' was charged with 12 criminal counts of conspiracy to engage in computer hacking and other crimes in court papers in Manhattan federal court.

"The charges were filed via a criminal information, which means the suspect has likely been cooperating with the government."

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