All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘DOJ’

Twitter Would Like to Be More Transparent, If They Could

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, Twitter takes a lot of care to express their unhappiness with the US government, specifically the Department of Justice and …

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Comcast/Time Warner Merger Now Being Reviewed by Multiple States As Well

When the largest company in any arena announces plans to purchase the second-largest company in the same arena, you can hear whatever crumb of competition that currently exists slowly falling from the market. It sounds like the faint cries of men, women, and children, pleading for Google Fiber to save them. It’s really a sad sound. Total bummer. This clearly …

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren Wants Reddit’s Help In Crafting New Bill

Reddit is something of an unstoppable force on the Internet. The site has attracted the attention of those big and small, and even the President dropped by for an AMA. It’s an incredibly influential site, and one lawmaker wants to leverage that power in crafting a new bill. The Hill reports that Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, the sponsor behind …

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Justice Dept. To Investigate Cable Companies

You know that whole net neutrality thing that people have been talking about for a couple of years now? Well the Justice Department is finally opening their eyes to the major cable companies dirty dealings and are investigating them for their practices in “throttling” or a hard data cap.The Wall Street Journal reports that the Justice Department has spoken with …

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Anonymous Leaks Bureau Of Justice Database

Aside from a few international operations and participating in the NATO protests currently happening in Chicago, Anonymous has been pretty quiet. That all changed today as Anonymous has leaked the database for the Bureau of Justice. The 1.7 GB file contains what Anonymous calls “shiny things such as internal emails and the entire database dump.” They claimed that the Bureau …

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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 suit: The government is seeking to nullify the agreements between Apple and the five publishers that instituted an agency model …

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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 large investigation, as DoJ attorney Peter Neronha (pictured) would hold a press conference in Providence. The Justice Department announced that …

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Google’s Drug Money About To Get Divided Up Among Law Enforcement

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 into the U.S.” DoJ attorney Peter Neronha (pictured) will hold a press conference in Providence today to announce how the …

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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 anyone else, ever, had struck a blow for privacy. “Facebook takes your privacy seriously. We’ll take action to protect the …

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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 persons to make and receive telephone calls by relaying typed messages over the internet. The FCC currently reimburses IP Relay …

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Poolmageddon 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 lift that is suitable for transporting disabled patrons from their wheelchairs into the water. This means that if a resort …

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Poolmageddon: Trial Lawyers Might Get $45 Million Back from Obama Administration

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 the issue ever since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established in 1990. The Examiner provided a good example …

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