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In Ironic Twist, Founder of Cyber Fraud Prevention Startup Gets Arrested on Fraud Charges

That headline sounds like the set-up to a joke, I know, but 2020 has proven time and time again that you can’t make this shit up anymore. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cybersecurity, Department Of Justice, Doj, Securities And Exchange Commission, Cyber Fraud, Ns8, What A Twist, Cyber Fraud Prevention Startup


Prisons Fear Escape By Drone, Presumably Because They've Never Seen a Drone

The Department of Justice released a chilling audit yesterday detailing the imminent threat of drones to prison security. What could these robotic sky criminals of the future look like? Bellies large enough to hold a convicted murderer, chainsaw launchers, invisibility cloaks that allow them to soar at top speed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Department Of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Very Real Futures, The Lifting Of An Adult Out Of A Prison


Fake N95 face masks were being sold on this ISIS-linked website — and it shows how terror groups are using COVID-19 as a propaganda tool

The now-defunct website that has links to ISIS sympathizers. Department of Justice The US Justice Department shut down an ISIS-affiliated scam that attempted to sell fake personal protective equipment (PPE) through a website and Facebook accounts.When a US-based customer contacted the website to purchase masks for first-responders, a Syrian national living in Turkey responded by saying he could easily provide up to 100,000 N95 masks.Based on the website, the masks were manufactured in Turke...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Isis, Science, News, Islamic State, Iraq, US, International, Trends, Turkey, Syria, Terrorism, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Terrorist


U.S. Agencies Sued for Records of Unmarked Agents Who Rounded Up Portland Protesters

A watchdog group investigating the deployment of federal police against protesters in Portland and other cities announced a lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department and other agencies on Friday, accusing government officials of unlawfully withholding public records under the Freedom of Information Act.Read more...
Tags: Science, Portland, Department Of Justice, Department Of Homeland Security, U S Justice Department, George Floyd Protests, U S Agencies Sued for Records


U.S. Agencies Sued for Records on Unmarked Agents Who Rounded Up Portland Protesters

A watchdog group investigating the deployment of federal police against protesters in Portland and other cities announced a lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department and other agencies on Friday, accusing government officials of unlawfully withholding public records under the Freedom of Information Act.Read more...
Tags: Science, Portland, Department Of Justice, Department Of Homeland Security, U S Justice Department, George Floyd Protests, U S Agencies Sued for Records


Senators Seek to Rein In Federal Anti-Protest Forces

Ten Democratic senators are urging lawmakers with power over federal spending to explicitly prohibit Justice and Homeland Security Department officials from engaging with street protesters—as both are currently in Portland and other major cities, to sometimes injurious effect, in response to Black Lives Matter…Read more...
Tags: Science, Justice, Portland, Department Of Justice, Department Of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Department, George Floyd, Portland Protests, Federal Anti Protest Forces


Feds Charge Seventh eBay Exec Over Obsessive Plot to Cyberstalk Critical Bloggers

Another former eBay exec, Philip Cooke, has been charged in federal court for allegedly participating in an amazingly dipshit plot to cyberstalk a couple that criticized the e-commerce site in a newsletter. That brings the total number of former eBay workers facing charges to seven—and the number of former cops in…Read more...
Tags: Ecommerce, Science, Crime, Ebay, Department Of Justice, Cyberstalking, Doj, The Perfect Crime, Devin Wenig, James Baugh, Philip Cooke


The ‘Face Mask Exemption’ Cards With a Federal Seal on Them Are a Total Fraud

Some people in the U.S. are throwing fits over having to wear face masks in public, despite the fact that we have more coronavirus cases than any other country in the world. Now, some people are going beyond selfish whining and committing straight-up fraud in order to get out of a wearing face masks in public. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fraud, Department Of Justice, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Report: Facebook Helped the FBI Exploit Vulnerability in a Secure Linux Distro for Child Predator Sting

Facebook security personnel and engineers helped the FBI track down a notorious child predator by helping a third-party company develop an exploit in a security-focused version of the Linux operating system, Tails, per a Wednesday report by Vice. But they did so quietly and without notifying the developers of Tails…Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Social Media, Surveillance, Fbi, Hacking, Hackers, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, CSAM


Feds Charge Executive of Pinprick Blood Testing Firm With Fraud Over Coronavirus Scheme

The Department of Justice has brought charges against the president of a Silicon Valley-based pharmaceutical firm, Arrayit, alleging a scheme to profiteer off the coronavirus pandemic with a shoddy covid-19 test it tried to bundle with an expensive, unrelated allergen finger stick test. The DOJ said the charges are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Pandemic, Pricks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Arrayit, Mark Schena


Feds Explore How to Hinder Google's Search Dominance in Latest Antitrust Probe: Report

State regulators and Justice Department officials are purportedly investigating ways to limit Google’s authority in the online search market as part of an antitrust probe.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Europe, Science, Search Engines, Search, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Duckduckgo, US Justice Department, Antitrust Laws


Senators Demand FTC, DOJ Scrutinize Potential Merger of Uber and Grubhub

Four U.S. senators are pressuring the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice to “closely monitor the negotiations” between Uber and food delivery giant Grubhub Seamless to merge their parasitic services into one market-dominating giant.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Politics, Science, Technology, Mergers, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Uber Eats, GrubHub, GrubHub Seamless, Uber Grubhub Merger


DOJ Kills One of the Best Ways to Settle Legal Cases Against Polluters

For the past 30 years, in civil settlements, polluting companies in the United States could be compelled to fund environmentally beneficial projects in order to offset the damage they caused. As part of a 2018 settlement, for example, an Arkansas paper mill agreed to put $1.8 million into projects that curb air…Read more...
Tags: Science, United States, Pollution, Arkansas, Department Of Justice, Doj, Environmental Law, Settle Legal Cases Against Polluters


Looks Like Huawei Might Be Screwed This Time [Update: Huawei Responded]

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it was unsealing a superseding indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei, charging the company and several of its affiliates under a law traditionally used to take down sprawling criminal syndicates that operated under multiple layers of secrecy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Espionage, Department Of Justice, Sanctions, Huawei, Racketeering, Trade War, Corporate Espionage, US China Trade War, Trade Theft


Looks Like Huawei Might Be Screwed This Time

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it was unsealing a superseding indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei, charging the company and several of its affiliates under a law traditionally used to take down sprawling criminal syndicates that operated under multiple layers of secrecy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Espionage, Department Of Justice, Sanctions, Huawei, Racketeering, Trade War, Corporate Espionage, US China Trade War, Trade Theft


Reports: Judge to Rule in Favor of Dreaded T-Mobile and Sprint Merger

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero is set to allow the $26.5 billion T-Mobile and Sprint merger to go forward, clearing the path to merge the nation’s third and fourth-largest wireless carriers into a single behemoth that would rival Verizon and A&T, reports indicated on Monday night.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Science, Technology, Fcc, Telecommunications, Sprint, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, Mergers, Att, Courts, Department Of Justice, Doj, T Mobile, Victor Marrero


DOJ Says FBI Cracked Lev Parnas's iPhone 11 in Two Months Even as It Demands Apple Backdoor

The U.S. Department of Justice claimed in a letter to a federal judge this week that it took almost two months for the FBI to break into an iPhone 11 owned by Lev Parnas, a former associate of Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who has been sucked into the sprawling impeachment mess facing the White House, …Read more...
Tags: Ios, Politics, Science, Technology, Privacy, White House, Ukraine, Cybersecurity, Encryption, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Rudy Giuliani, U S Department of Justice, Impeachment


Feds Break Up Illegal Streaming Network That Dwarfs Netflix's and Hulu's Libraries

Two of the minds behind the nation’s largest pirate streaming services, iStreamItAll and Jetflicks, have pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement charges, federal officials said Friday. Now we all can rest easier knowing there are a few less bad actors getting one over on multi-billion-dollar giants like…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Legislation, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Department Of Justice, Hulu, Streaming Services, Pirating, Jetflicks


Feds Break Up Illegal Streaming Network That Dwarfs Netflix and Hulu Libraries

Two of the minds behind the nation’s largest pirate streaming services, iStreamItAll and Jetflicks, have pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement charges, federal officials said Friday. Now we all can rest easier knowing there are a few less bad actors getting one over on multi-billion-dollar giants like…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Legislation, Amazon Prime, Department Of Justice, Hulu, Streaming Services, Pirating, Jetflicks, Hulu Libraries


DOJ Antitrust Chief Says He'll Throw Out Movie Distribution Rules That Helped Kill the Studio System

The Department of Justice is working to rescind the Paramount consent decrees, a set of 1940s legal rules limiting studios’ power over theaters that helped usher in the end of the notorious old Hollywood system, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Technology, Movies, Cinema, Theaters, Antitrust, Streaming, Department Of Justice, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Paramount, Justice Department, Makan Delrahim


SpaceX Rockets Were Endangered by Forged Inspection Reports: DOJ

REUTERSAn engineer responsible for inspecting space-vehicle parts that were sold to SpaceX and Department of Defense aerospace contractors has been charged with falsifying inspection reports, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.James Smalley, 41, worked as a quality assurance engineer at the Rochester, New York-based PMI Industries, where he allegedly falsified signatures on at least 38 documents involving parts used by Elon Musk’s SpaceX to build the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy series o...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, America, Department Of Defense, Nasa, Rochester, Department Of Justice, Doj, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, U S District Court, United States Air Force, Rochester New York, Smalley, Spacex Rockets


Qatar Finalizing Plans for Spy Plane Project in South Carolina

GettyThe Qatari military is finalizing plans to invest in South Carolina as part of its efforts to develop and produce surveillance aircraft, according to company documents and two sources with knowledge of the project’s timeline.The project, led by Qatari-owned firm Barzan Aeronautical, has been in the planning stages for the last several years. Qatari officials have visited South Carolina, where the firm is registered, to meet with state and local officials to promote the idea of investment an...
Tags: Science, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Berlin, Qatar, United States, United Arab Emirates, Qatar Investment Authority, Graham, State Department, Department Of Justice, Boeing, Justice Department, Doha, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham


Nasa says manufacturers' fraud caused two rocket launch failures

Nasa was sold faulty rocket parts that caused two satellite launch missions to fail, causing more than $700 million in losses and years of lost work, an investigation by the US space agency concluded. Nasa's Taurus XL rocket was intended to deliver satellites studying the Earth's climate during missions in 2009 and 2011 but its clamshell-like nose structure failed to open and plummeted into the ocean on both occasions.  The cause of the failures left engineers puzzled for almost two deca...
Tags: Science, Washington, US, Nasa, Department Of Justice, Sapa, Orbiting Carbon Observatory, Norsk Hydro, Norsk Hydro ASA, Sapa Profiles, Sapa Profiles Inc, Jim Norman director, Nasa the Department of Defense, Hydro Extrusion Portland Inc


Feds File Criminal Charges Against Opioid Distributor, Two Executives in First-of-Its-Kind Case

Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against drug distributor Rochester Drug Cooperative (RDC) and two of its former executives, operations manager William Pietruszewski and CEO Laurence F. Doud III, in what the Washington Post reported is the first time the feds have targeted legal painkiller wholesalers…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Washington Post, Law Enforcement, Courts, Department Of Justice, Doj, Opioids, Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Opioid Crisis, Rochester Drug Cooperative, Rochester Drug Cooperative RDC, William Pietruszewski, Laurence F Doud III


DOJ Charges UK Firm With Conspiracy, Fraud Over Opioid Withdrawal Drug Suboxone Film

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday indicted British firm Indivior Plc, the manufacturer of the opioid craving and withdrawal drug Suboxone Film, with misleading doctors and government health programs into thinking the drug was safer and less addictive than it really is, Bloomberg reported. According to the U.S. Justice…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Crime, Medicine, Drugs, Bloomberg, Courts, Pharmaceuticals, Department Of Justice, Doj, U S Justice, Indivior PLC, Indivior, Opioids, Opioid Crisis


The DOJ Antitrust Division Just Warned the Academy About Blocking Netflix From the Oscars

The Department of Justice has warned the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Dawn Hudson, that any attempts to prevent Netflix and other streaming video companies from receiving eligibility to be considered for an Academy Award may earn it antitrust attention, Variety reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Netflix, Streaming, Oscars, Department Of Justice, Academy Awards, Doj, Cord Cutting, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Variety


DOJ Arrests Chief of OneCoin, Says It Was Multi-Billion-Dollar Pyramid Scheme

Authorities on Friday announced the arrest of one of the founders of Bulgarian cryptocurrency business OneCoin, saying it was nothing more than a pyramid scheme designed to defraud users. While crypto scams are disturbingly common, according to a Department of Justice press release, prosecutors allege that this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Cybersecurity, Scams, Crypto, Courts, Department Of Justice, Doj, Blockchain, Pyramid Schemes, Onecoin


T-Mobile Admits It Spent $195,000 at Trump Hotel in DC While Feds Weighed Sprint Merger

T-Mobile is trying to merge with competitor Sprint in a hotly contested, $26 billion mega-deal that could be blocked by the Federal Communications Commission or the Department of Justice’s anti-trust division. T-Mobile has also spent $195,000 at a DC hotel operated by President Donald Trump, who has refused to divest…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Sprint, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, Wireless, Antitrust, Dc, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, T Mobile, Trump hotel, Hmmm, T Mobilesprint Merger


U.S. EPA denies being soft on polluters as Democrats question enforcement

Susan Bodine, assistant administrator of the EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), testified at a House energy committee panel, where Democratic lawmakers pressed her on significant drops in inspections, penalty collections and referrals of cases to the Department of Justice. The EPA's annual report https://bit.ly/2Sn0z6h released earlier this month showed it leveled $69 million in civil penalties against polluters and conducted 10,612 site inspections in the 2018 fiscal ...
Tags: Science, House, Epa, Department Of Justice, Democratic, Susan Bodine


EPA denies being soft on polluters as Democrats question enforcement

Susan Bodine, assistant administrator of the EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, testified at a House energy committee panel, where Democratic lawmakers pressed her on significant drops in inspections, penalty collections and referrals of cases to the Department of Justice. The EPA's annual report https://bit.ly/2Sn0z6h released earlier this month showed it leveled $69 million in civil penalties against polluters and conducted 10,612 site inspections in the 2018 fiscal year, t...
Tags: Science, House, Epa, Department Of Justice, Democratic, Susan Bodine



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