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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
FBI vs. Apple is over. At least round one, anyways. The government has confirmed that it was able to get the data off the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook without Apple, and it is dropping the lawsuit compelling Apple to write security-weakening malware.
The Department of Justice just responded to Apple in the ongoing court battle over what Apple must do to help the FBI unlock an iPhone—and the response is a 43-page document with an argument that can be summarized as “Apple is being a baby.”
Apple is still fighting with the government over whether it should create a special software to help the DOJ unlock an iPhone connected to the suspect in the San Bernardino shooting. But government officials and Apple execs agree about one key point: It’s not about one phone. This is about the future of security.
Privacy took a blow last week when the NSA got permission to keep operating a massive dragnet. Here’s some better news: As of today, federal agents should have a harder time using Stingrays to spy on cell phones.
On the heels of rioting over police violence in Baltimore, the Justice Department announced today that the Obama administration will be giving local police departments $20 million in grants to buy body cameras for their officers.
Hurray for the internet, the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal is dead. Right? We dodged a megacorporation-sized bullet, but the internet is just as broken today as it was yesterday.
The rules for how the Department of Justice tracks down criminals in the digital age are woefully arcane, but the DoJ's recent proposed changes to update those rules go way too far, using vague terms to grant sweeping remote search powers that would take a torrential horse piss on the Fourth Amendment.
The only thing that sucks more than spam are the greedy people who send it to you. That's why the Department of Justice charging three spam kingpins responsible for one of the largest data breaches in history is so exciting. Finally, Feds are taking down the spam kingpins—or at least trying.
The FBI is known to have flown unmanned aerial vehicles since at least 2005 and, like any other federal agency, it's supposed to conduct a privacy impact assessment prior to such activity. But according to Muckrock, the Beaurau can't track them down, and nor can the Justice Department office that's supposed to collate…
Stopping the merger of two of the most disliked mega-corporations in America would be a great thing. Here's how it could happen.