Apple Fires Back at DOJ with New Terms for E-Book Sales

Apple is not happy with the Department of Justice and friends. On Friday afternoon, just a few hours after the DOJ and 33 state attorneys general proposed a series of remedies for Apple's anticompetitive behavior over e-book pricing, the company struck back with some proposals of its own. » 8/02/13 3:50pm 8/02/13 3:50pm

DOJ Wants to Force Apple to Let You Buy E-Books Directly from Amazon

After a U.S. District Court judged found Apple guilty of colluding with book publishers to fix the prices of e-books last month, it was unclear what the actual consequences would be for the iPad-maker. Well with little pomp or circumstance, the Department of Justice has just cleared that up, and it's not good for… » 8/02/13 11:52am 8/02/13 11:52am

Department of Justice Launches HP-Autonomy Fraud Probe

HP has announced that the Department of Justice has opened a fraud investigation relating to Autonomy—the company that HP bought for $11 billion then ended up costing a further $9 billion. » 12/28/12 6:00am 12/28/12 6:00am

AT&T Is Filing Against the DOJ to Keep the T-Mobile Acquisition Alive

Well surprise... no surprise? AT&T has officially filed in court to counter the Department of Justice's suit to stop the AT&T-T-Mobile merger. Their contention is that the government just doesn't understand what real competition is. » 9/10/11 2:20pm 9/10/11 2:20pm

Feds Accidentally Shut Down 84,000 Websites over Wrongful Kiddie Porn…

"Operation Protect Our Children" sounded great! The Department of Justice and Homeland Security's tag-team beatdown was supposed to seize ten criminal sites this past weekend. Instead, it shuttered 84,000 innocent domains. And replaced them with a banner labeling them as child porn traffickers. Whoops! » 2/16/11 2:20pm 2/16/11 2:20pm

US Targets Apple In iAd Antitrust Probe

Word comes from the Financial Times today that US regulators are planning an antitrust investigation into Apple's iAd mobile advertising platform. At issue: the iAd terms and conditions that allow Apple to shut out Google entirely from its potent ecosystem. » 6/10/10 1:00pm 6/10/10 1:00pm

Department of Justice Scoping Out AT&T and Verizon's Anti-Competitive…

Think the ginormous bloodsuckers at AT&T, Verizon and other big telecoms are abusing their enormous power? So does someone at the Department of Justice. They've officially begun an initial review into their potential anti-competitive practices, though it's still super early in the process, so don't expect much out of… » 7/06/09 6:29pm 7/06/09 6:29pm

RIAA and BSA's Favorite Lawyers Taking Top Department of Justice Posts

RIAA-fan Biden's influence in the Obama administration may be larger than anticipated, at least when it comes to file sharing: His good pals with RIAA and BSA connections keep getting Department of Justice's seats. » 2/05/09 10:10am 2/05/09 10:10am

The Government Doesn't Need Telcos' Help To Spy On Your Cellphones,…

The Federal Government has used the cell tracking 'Triggerfish' gadget for years now, and sometimes with great success. That's because its an effective, invasive piece of hardware: by posing as a cell tower Triggerfish is able to quickly glean valuable identifying data from phones. Like phone taps, this had previously… » 11/17/08 7:16am 11/17/08 7:16am

Proposed Legislation Would Put "Attempted" Pirates in Brig for 1-10 Years

On the same day it announced the 50th conviction stemming from its massive piracy sweep, Operation Fastlink—of a member of the Apocalypse Crew (best known for dropping albums pre-street date)—the Department of Justice proposed new legislation—dubbed the Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2007—that would punish… » 5/15/07 3:14pm 5/15/07 3:14pm