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Judge Rules AT&T and Time Warner Can't See Internal White House Messages About Their Merger Judge Rules AT&T and Time Warner Can't See Internal White House Messages About Their Merger

AT&T, whose quest to merge with Time Warner into some kind of lurching telecommunications/content mega-hybrid has run afoul of the Department of Justice, won’t get to see any internal White House communications that preceded the DOJ’s legal intervention.

Chinese National, Three Others Plead Guilty in Apple Counterfeiting Scheme Chinese National, Three Others Plead Guilty in Apple Counterfeiting Scheme

A Chinese national who was living in the U.S. on a student visa pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of trafficking in counterfeit goods and conspiracy over a plot to sell Chinese-made Apple knockoffs to U.S. customers.

Apple: We Would Never! Apple: We Would Never!

Following news that the Department of Justice has allegedly opened an investigation into Apple’s practice of throttling iPhones with aging batteries, the company is speaking out.

Texas Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Targeting Gay Men for Home Invasions Via Grindr Texas Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Targeting Gay Men for Home Invasions Via Grindr

One of four accused criminals who posed as gay men on Grindr to set up home invasions was sentenced this week to 15 years on hate crime and other charges including kidnapping, carjacking, and use of firearms in the commission of a crime, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported.

Uber Settles Lawsuit Alleging It Obtained Rape Victim in India's Confidential Medical Records Uber Settles Lawsuit Alleging It Obtained Rape Victim in India's Confidential Medical Records

Uber has been accused of a lot of very, very bad things over the course of its existence, including a culture of rampant sexual harassment, spying on competitors and users, and covering up hacks by paying off the hackers. But one of the worst things it’s allegedly done was shadily obtaining the medical records of an…

Martin Shkreli May Have to Give His Wu-Tang Album to the Feds Martin Shkreli May Have to Give His Wu-Tang Album to the Feds

Martin Shkreli, the convicted securities fraudster, insufferable troll, and so-called “Pharma Bro” widely loathed for jacking up the price of anti-parasitic drug Daraprim, bought the Wu-Tang clan’s single-copy album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin in 2015, impressively making himself even more widely loathed. It’s…

Judge Orders Facebook to Redact Info of Anti-Trump Activists Sought by Feds Judge Orders Facebook to Redact Info of Anti-Trump Activists Sought by Feds

A DC judge has ordered the Justice Department to limit the scope of three search warrants targeting Facebook accounts of anti-Trump activists who’ve drawn the federal government’s ire.

Court Severely Restricts DOJ Warrant for Records of 1.3 Million Who Visited Trump Protest Site Court Severely Restricts DOJ Warrant for Records of 1.3 Million Who Visited Trump Protest Site

A Washington, D.C. court sent a stinging rebuke to the Department of Justice this week, telling authorities they could not issue a blanket demand for troves of information on visitors to an anti-Donald Trump website before the election.

Equifax, Which Said Executives Did Not Know of Hack Before Trades, Has Launched a 'Thorough Review' Equifax, Which Said Executives Did Not Know of Hack Before Trades, Has Launched a 'Thorough Review'

Equifax Inc. has insisted that three executives who sold off over a million dollars in shares just days after news of a massive hack of 143 million Americans’ financial data spread internally were not aware of the breach when they made the sales.

FBI Severely Underreported How Many Times It Authorized Informants to Break the Law [Updated] FBI Severely Underreported How Many Times It Authorized Informants to Break the Law [Updated]

This year, the FBI appears to for the first time have overlooked a reporting obligation established by the US Attorney General’s office, and in doing so, the bureau appears to have greatly lowballed the total number of times it authorized confidential informants to engage in criminal activity last year.

Fuckup Congressman Threatens FBI Director Over 'Pee Tape' Dossier Fuckup Congressman Threatens FBI Director Over 'Pee Tape' Dossier

The House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian election hacking has been a bad joke from day one. But now it’s just getting sad.

DOJ Demands Troves of Data About Visitors to Anti-Trump Website DOJ Demands Troves of Data About Visitors to Anti-Trump Website

A web hosting provider has revealed the US Justice Department’s efforts to obtain records about an activist website established to coordinate “mass protests to shut down the inauguration of Donald Trump.”

Trump's White House Was Warned About Michael Flynn's Lies: Yates Trump's White House Was Warned About Michael Flynn's Lies: Yates

In her highly-anticipated appearance before a Senate subcommittee on Monday, former acting attorney general Sally Yates testified that she had warned the White House that disgraced former national security advisor Michael Flynn had made misleading statements about his contact with a Russian official—and that those…

Barrett Brown's Lawyers Still Don't Know Why He Was Abruptly Taken Back to Prison [Update: He's Out] Barrett Brown's Lawyers Still Don't Know Why He Was Abruptly Taken Back to Prison [Update: He's Out]

The re-incarceration of Barrett Brown has drawn considerable attention since it happened on Thursday, with startled friends and supporters openly accusing the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) of retaliation over the award-winning journalist’s often entertaining essays about his life behind bars. [Brown has been…

Justice Department Charges Four People Linked to Russia in Connection to 2014 Yahoo Hack Justice Department Charges Four People Linked to Russia in Connection to 2014 Yahoo Hack

The US Department of Justice announced today the indictment of four people for their alleged roles in the 2014 Yahoo cyberattack that compromised an estimated 500 million accounts.

Feds Accuse AT&T of Weird Baseball Collusion Scheme Feds Accuse AT&T of Weird Baseball Collusion Scheme

The US Justice Department (DOJ) announced on Wednesday it’s suing AT&T, alleging the company used DirecTV in an illegal campaign to block carriage of a television channel owned by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Obama Wants to Give the British Permission to Read American Emails Obama Wants to Give the British Permission to Read American Emails

Last week, US courts gave corporations a major win when it comes to data searches. A federal appeals court ruled that US government can’t force companies to hand over data stored overseas. But a new planned agreement between the UK and the US could change that.

The IRS Is Suing Facebook The IRS Is Suing Facebook

Facebook could be in trouble with the US Internal Revenue Service. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, hoping compel Facebook to turn over information regarding any transfer of global assets to an Irish-based holding company on its 2010 tax return. The IRS is investigating whether Facebook undervalued…

Microsoft Sues DOJ Over 'Unconstitutional' Secret Data Searches  Microsoft Sues DOJ Over 'Unconstitutional' Secret Data Searches 

You might never know if police or FBI agents are reading your emails or files stored in the cloud, because the DOJ frequently issues indefinite gag orders that block companies from telling you. Microsoft argues that this secrecy is unconstitutional—and now it’s suing the government to stop it.

Apple Says the San Bernardino iPhone Case 'Should Never Have Been Brought' Apple Says the San Bernardino iPhone Case 'Should Never Have Been Brought'

The FBI has successfully hacked the iPhone connected to the San Bernardino massacre, the Department of Justice has dropped its case against Apple, so all should be well in the world. Not so: Apple would like the last word.

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