'Bitcoin Maven' Jailed for Multi-Million Dollar Bitcoin-for-Cash Money Laundering Operation

Bitcoin has lost most of its (likely inflated) value in the last few months, but it still has plenty of value for law enforcement agencies looking for financial crimes to punish. The latest cryptocurrency criminal to get the book thrown at them is “Bitcoin Maven,” a 50-year-old woman who ran a bitcoin-for-cash…

The DOJ, FBI, SEC, and FTC Are All Now Investigating Facebook's Role in Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The federal investigation into Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal—in which prior versions of Facebook’s advertising API allowed the shady election data firm to partner with an app to harvest data on at least 87 million users without their consent—has expanded to include a multi-agency inquiry into the…

Working for Amazon, a Net Neutrality Mess, and 'Unlimited' Plans: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Amazon is one of the biggest companies in the world, is owned by the richest human on earth, and is creating tons of jobs with every new Fulfillment Center that it opens. But as we found out this week, the company’s brutally efficient supply chain often puts warehouse workers in a tough spot, pushing them “Voluntary…

Sure Seems Like Trump's DOJ Has No Interest In Blocking the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

T-Mobile and Sprint agreed to a merger earlier this year that would create a single, massive telecom company and would shrink the already-limited US marketplace for mobile carriers... and it looks like President Trump’s Department of Justice is just fine with that. The government’s top antitrust official hinted Friday…

AT&T CEO Says New $15 Streaming Service Is Great Reason for Court to Approve Its Unstoppable Empire

The Justice Department’s antitrust case opposing the merger of media giants Time Warner and AT&T is in its final stages. And on Thursday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took the witness stand to argue that the deal couldn’t hurt competition because the company will launch a new skinny bundle for just $15-per-month!

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…