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Twitter Would Like to Be More Transparent, If They Could

Twitter Would Like to Be More Transparent, If They Could

By Josh Wolford July 31, 2014

Twitter has just released their fifth-ever transparency report, and it shows that requests for user data, content removal, and copyright takedowns are all on the rise. But the main focus of Twitter’s announcement isn’t really the report itself – instead, …

Price Fixing, Razor Blades, and Steve Jobs’ Bad Idea Price Fixing, Razor Blades, and Steve Jobs’ Bad Idea

Shaylin Clark reported here on the Department of Justice suit against Apple, and five major publishing houses over price-fixing allegations. Three of the five publishing houses have agreed to settle out of court. Clark summed up the basics of the …

How Google’s Drug Money Has Been Divided Up How Google’s Drug Money Has Been Divided Up

Yesterday, we reported that the $500 million Google forfeited last year as the result of a settlement with the Justice Department in relation to ads for Canadian pharmacies, would be divided up among the law enforcement agencies involved in the …

Google's Drug Money About To Get Divided Up Google's Drug Money About To Get Divided Up

Last August, the United States Department of Justice announced that Google would forfeit $500 million for allowing Canadian pharmacies to place ads through AdWords, targeting consumers in the U.S. This was deemed “unlawful importation of controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs …

Facebook Not Suing Over Employee Password Scandal Facebook Not Suing Over Employee Password Scandal

When Facebook came out on the side of employees and job seekers who did not want to reveal their passwords to prying employers, people cheered. The company that is increasingly seen as in control of far more personal info than …

AT&T Responds To DOJ Lawsuit, Denies Wrongdoing AT&T Responds To DOJ Lawsuit, Denies Wrongdoing

Earlier this afternoon we brought you news that the U.S. Department of Justice had filed a lawsuit against AT&T. The complaint alleges that AT&T has overbilled for IP Relay calls. The calls, which are designed to allow hearing- and speech-impaired …

Pool-mageddon Gets A 60 Day Stay Of Execution Pool-mageddon Gets A 60 Day Stay Of Execution

The completely outrageous act by the Department of Justice that people have labeled “PoolMageddon”, has been issued a 60 day stay of executive . The American with Disabilities move would have forced hunders of thousands of pools “to supply a …

DOJ Regulations Keeping Trial Lawyers Rich? DOJ Regulations Keeping Trial Lawyers Rich?
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Eric Holder is one of the leaders of President Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) and he has been issuing “guidelines” that businesses must follow to comply with a multitude of the nation’s civil rights laws. Holder has been proactive about …

DoJ Approves Google's Motorola Mobility Acquisition DoJ Approves Google's Motorola Mobility Acquisition
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Earlier, we reported that Google had won approval from the European Commission for its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Now, the United States Department of Justice has granted its approval as well. Now things should start getting interesting. The …

DOJ vs. Anonymous: Who’s Tricking Who? DOJ vs. Anonymous: Who’s Tricking Who?
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With Anonymous’ #OpMegaUpload in full swing, it’s time to ask ourselves an important question: Who actually has the upper hand in this “battle” – the U.S. Government or Anonymous? You’re probably aware that the DOJ delivered a blow on Thursday …

Department of Justice Site Down, Anonymous Takes Credit Department of Justice Site Down, Anonymous Takes Credit
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More analysis of the Department of Justice vs. Anonymous – Who’s Tricking Who? UPDATE 3: Down go the RIAA and the MPAA’s sites as well. The DOJ’s website (www.justice.gov) is currently down, and Anonymous (or at least some arm of …

AT&T/T-Mobile Deal: DEAD AT&T/T-Mobile Deal: DEAD
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As if its DOA status wasn’t already apparent to anybody who’s paid attention to the issue in the past month or so, the prospective merger between AT&T and T-Mobile has gone the way of the dinosaur. AT&T toe-tagged the deal …

DoJ Pushes To Delay Or Dismiss AT&T, T-Mobile Trial DoJ Pushes To Delay Or Dismiss AT&T, T-Mobile Trial
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Let’s play a game: Pretend you’re AT&T. Your subscribers think you’re the pits and everybody’s making it next-to-impossible for you to acquire your competitor, T-Mobile. In short, it doesn’t seem like anybody really likes you these days. What can you …

eBay Craigslist Dispute Turns Into Criminal DoJ Investigation eBay Craigslist Dispute Turns Into Criminal DoJ Investigation

Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly investigating claims that eBay employees took confidential info from Craigslist to use in a service that would compete with it. Reuters reports that it has obviated a copy of a grand jury …

Sprint Files Its Own Suit to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Sprint Files Its Own Suit to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger
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Sprint announced today that it has filed a suit to block the proposed AT&T, T-Mobile USA merger. The suit was filed in federal court in the District of Columbia. “Sprint opposes AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile,” said Susan Z. Haller, …

AT&T Hopes to Settle with DoJ Before Going to Court AT&T Hopes to Settle with DoJ Before Going to Court
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On Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department announced that it had filed an antitrust lawsuit to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. “The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile would result in tens of millions of consumers all across the United …

T-Mobile USA CEO Talks DOJ Suit in Email to Employees T-Mobile USA CEO Talks DOJ Suit in Email to Employees

As previously reported, the U.S. Department of Justice has moved to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. They have filed an antitrust suit with this cause. T-Mobile USA CEO and President Philipp Humm reportedly sent out an email to …