Star Wars: Obiwan Kenobi has been arrested. No, seriously…

Obiwan Kenobi has been arrested. That's Obiwan Kenobi of Roseville, California, not Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi of Tatooine, "A Galaxy Far, Far Away". It seems Mr Kenobi is responsible for a mini-pile up involving four cars last week. The wannabe…

WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange arrested (UPDATED)

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief and public face Julian Assange has been arrested by British police after an Interpol warrant for his capture was issued. However, the arrest does not (overtly at least) relate to any WikiLeaks leaked data, but instead on suspicison…

64 "bloggers" arrested since 2003 – China, Iran and Egypt the worst culprits

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And we think we have it tough. The worst thing that’s ever happened here at Tech Digest HQ is the occasional aggressive email from PR people pointing out the press release said eight megabits not megabytes, plus the odd Viagra spam comment to delete once in a while. We’ve never been banged up for saying iPhone’s better than the N95.

But if you’re blogging in China or Iran, about human rights issues or government corruption, it’s a tougher gig. According to the University of Washington’s latest report on the matter, half of the 64 bloggers…

P2P site, OiNK, shut down by pigs, sorry, police

oink-pig.jpgOink! Oink! One of the largest sources of illegally-downloaded music, OiNK, has been closed down by the pigs, sorry, British and Dutch police. Oink! Ok, I’ll stop now…

Interpol shut it down in the early hours of this morning, after a chap in Middlesbrough was arrested today on counts of conspiracy to defraud and infringement of copywright law, after leaking 60 massive pre-release albums this year to the members-only site. Due to the popularity of the P2P site, us casual…

Aussie arrested for pirating 'The Simpsons Movie'

SimpsonsMovie-piracy.jpgA poor Australian man was made the scapegoat of the entire internet piracy scene on Friday, when police raided his home.

The film’s maker 20th Century Fox teamed up with Aussie piracy experts…