CardSystems Solutions, Inc. said Friday that the FBI told them to refrain from releasing any informing regarding a security breach which potentially exposed over 40 million cardholders to fraud. CardSystems said they first discovered the breach on May 22 and were surprised by MasterCard's decision to inform its customers in light of the FBI's recommendation. [...]

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MasterCard announced late Friday that a security lapse at CardSystems Solutions , a third-party processing company in Tuscon, Arizona, has potentially exposed more than 40 million cards to fraud, and that it has notified banks of the problem. Some 13.9 of the cards affected carry the MasterCard brand. In a statement, Mastercard said that "vulnerabilities [...]

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Texas Governor Rick Perry Friday signed into law legislation which creates a new life-without-parole sentencing option in state capital murder cases. Previously, Texas juries have only had the option of sentencing offenders to death or life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years. The widely supported bill , which goes into effect [...]

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A UN panel has expressed "great concern" at the increase in unsentenced detainees in Canadian prisons following recent federal sentencing reform . There are currently in Canada more incarcerated persons awaiting trial or sentencing than there are persons actually serving a sentence. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention visited 13 detention centers across the [...]

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The lower chamber of the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature approved a ban of the morning-after pill on state college campuses Thursday, sending the bill to the state Senate. The proposed legislation would ban University of Wisconsin System health centers from advertising, prescribing, or dispensing emergency contraception to its more than 161,000 students on 26 campuses. The [...]

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