Hacktivist collective Anonymous has targeted People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), claiming the animal rights group’s attempt to bring legal action against online commenters who were critical of the organization’s euthanasia tactics is “unacceptable.”
Federal prosecutors have shut down Liberty Reserve, an alternative payment network that they say was a $6 billion scam “designed to help criminals conduct illegal transactions and launder the proceeds of their crimes.” This is a case anyone with Bitcoins in their virtual wallet is going to want to watch very closely.
Smithfield Foods, whose signature hams helped make it the world’s largest pork producer, is being bought by a Chinese firm in a deal that marks China’s largest takeover of an American consumer brand.
Facebook Inc. plans to bolster efforts to keep hate speech off its pages amid complaints the site allowed content that encouraged violence against women, prompting companies to suspend advertisements.
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