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December 28, 2014, 11:05 AM

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Jack Kim / Reuters:
North Korea blames U.S. for Internet outages, calls Obama a ‘monkey’  —  (Reuters) - North Korea called U.S. President Barack Obama a “monkey” as it blamed Washington Saturday for Internet outages that it has experienced amid a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of the film studio Sony Pictures.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
North Korean Internet experienced a 5+ hour outage after its only wireless carrier went down  —  Internet Crashes in North Korea as 3G Networks Fail  —  Three days after an apparent denial-of-service attack halted its Internet connections, North Korea suffered another Internet outage …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
William Turton / The Daily Dot:
Meet Lizard Squad, the group whose DDoS attack crippled Xbox Live and PlayStation Network  —  Meet Lizard Squad, the hackers who ruined Christmas for gamers worldwide  —  Vinnie Omari was still a bit drunk when he initiated what could be the biggest distributed denial-of-service attack in history.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Tor network flooded with new relays by Lizard Squad, group allegedly behind Xbox Live and PSN attacks  —  Hackers allegedly behind Xbox and PlayStation network shutdown set sights on Tor  —  The group that allegedly took down Microsoft and Sony's gaming networks now says it's set its sights on a new target.
Mike Fahey / Kotaku:
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
The Open Bay helps launch 372 ‘copies’ of The Pirate Bay in a week, becomes GitHub's most popular project  —  isoHunt, the group now best known for launching The Old Pirate Bay, has shared an update a week after debuting The Open Bay.  The Pirate Bay, the most popular file sharing website on the planet …
More: TorrentFreak and HackedThanks:@epro
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Comcast-TWC merger looks less likely amid growing opposition, concern over state of US broadband  —  As Comcast merger enters final phase, deal may be on thin ice  —  Credit: André P. Meyer-Vitali/Flickr CC  —  Credit: André P. Meyer-Vitali/Flickr CC
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Warrant for raid on Kim Dotcom legal, New Zealand Supreme Court rules  —  New Zealand's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday (PDF) that warrants granted by the Court of Aukland in 2012 to search Kim Dotcom were legal.  Warrants to search Dotcom compatriots Finn Batato, Mathias Ortmann, and Bram van der Kolk were also upheld.
Michelle Moghtader / Reuters:
Iran to expand Internet “smart filtering” to censor content without banning entire websites  —  Iran expands ‘smart’ Internet censorship  —  (Reuters) - Iran is to expand what it calls “smart filtering” of the Internet, a policy of censoring undesirable content on websites without banning …

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