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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 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


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


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


Report: Grand Jury Hearing Evidence That Ryan Zinke Lied to Federal Investigators

Former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke—who used to be one of the nation’s top environmental officials until he resigned last year amid a slew of ethics scandals and investigations—has apparently failed to leave his troubles behind with his backwards ranger hat.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Casinos, Environment, Conservation, Native Americans, Department Of Justice, Interior Department, Doj, Interior, Ryan Zinke, Trump Administration


Feds Say Ex-Air Force Officer Helped Iranians Catfish American Spies on Facebook

Monica Elfriede Witt, a former counterintelligence officer with the U.S. Air Force, has been charged with giving the Iranian government classified information in an indictment unsealed today. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) says that information provided by Witt aided Iranian hackers in a phishing campaign…Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Science, Privacy, Iran, Department Of Justice, Spies, Phishing, New Cold War, Witt, U S Air Force, U S Department of Justice DOJ, Monica Elfriede Witt, Monica Witt, Cyberintelligence


Full Text of Bezos Statement Accusing National Enquirer of Blackmail

Or at least that’s what the top people at the National Enquirer thought. AMI, the owner of the National Enquirer, led by David Pecker, recently entered into an immunity deal with the Department of Justice related to their role in the so-called “Catch and Kill” process on behalf of President Trump and his election campaign.
Tags: Science, Department Of Justice, National Enquirer, Trump, David Pecker


President Trump's Government Shutdown Is Breaking Federal Websites

Dozens of federal government websites are not working correctly due to the ongoing government shutdown, BuzzFeed News reported on Friday, including ones for the Seventh Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals and some NASA and Department of Justice webpages. According to BuzzFeed, these sites and others appear to be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Nasa, Cybersecurity, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Federal Government, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Seventh Circuit of the U S Court of Appeals


The U.S. Government Has Amassed Terabytes of Internal WikiLeaks Data

Late last year, the U.S. government accidentally revealed that a sealed complaint had been filed against Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Shortly before this was made public, the FBI reconfirmed its investigation of WikiLeaks was ongoing, and the Wall Street Journal reported that the Department of Justice was…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fbi, Julian Assange, Department Of Justice, Wikileaks, Wall Street Journal


The Feds Are Now Looking Into Who Sent Millions of Fake Net Neutrality Comments to the FCC

Federal investigators are looking into whether the mass submission of millions of fraudulent letters on net neutrality to the Federal Communications Commission’s digital comment system was a crime as part of a Department of Justice investigation, BuzzFeed News reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, Isps, Department Of Justice, BuzzFeed News, Ajit Pai, Open Internet Rules, Net Neutrality Comments


ACLU Wants Release of Secret Court Order Demanding Facebook Build Surveillance Backdoor

The American Civil Liberties Union wants to know how and why, exactly, a joint federal-state task force tracking the MS-13 gang tried to order social giant Facebook to build a backdoor into its Messenger app for surveillance purposes, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Messenger, Science, Technology, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Encryption, Law Enforcement, Department Of Justice, Doj, American Civil Liberties Union, Ms 13


DOJ Unseals Indictments of Eight People Allegedly Behind 3ve, Methbot Ad Scams

The Department of Justice has unsealed indictments against eight persons allegedly behind two separate massive digital advertising scams, 3ve and the charmingly named Methbot, the Verge reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Security, Science, Technology, Crime, Cybersecurity, Scams, Hacking, Hackers, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Methbot, Methbot And 3ve Sittin In A Tree C R I M I N G, 3ve


Indoor Vaping Bans, Trump's New AG, and the Home Button: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s been one hell of a week. From the 2018 midterms—in which races in Florida, Arizona, and Georgia are still being contested—to raging wildfires in California that are wiping entire communities off the map and continuing to rage, the news cycle has verged on impossible for any one person to process in its entirety.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Energy, Elections, Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Net Neutrality, Fitness, Gross, Climate Change, California, Audio, Dna, Georgia, History


Supreme Court says these young climate activists can sue the federal government

The young people have prevailed.  After a back-and-forth battle with the Trump administration, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday that a group of 21 11- to 22-year-old climate change activists can sue the government for harming their futures with a national energy system that produces dangerous amounts of greenhouse gases. SEE ALSO: Why the Trump administration is terrified of these children The highest court in the U.S. had previously halted the trial after the Donald Trump administration&ap...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Oregon, Trust, United States, Npr, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump, U S Supreme Court, Juliana, Kelsey Juliana


Why the Trump administration is terrified of these children

Twenty-one children, adolescents, and young adults — all between the ages of 11 and 21 — were set to face off against the United States in an Oregon courthouse on Oct. 29.  But instead, the highest court in the land has temporarily halted the unprecedented climate trial after the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court — in a 38-page request — to put things on hold.  The young plaintiffs, some still in grammar school, are suing the U.S. government for supporting a national energy system tha...
Tags: New York, Science, Justice, Supreme Court, Obama, Oregon, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, United States, United Nations, Columbia University, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Arctic Ocean


'These Are Not Hoax Devices': FBI Warns More Explosives Could Be in Mail After Making Arrest

The Department of Justice confirmed one person has been taken into custody Friday morning.
Tags: Science, Fbi, Department Of Justice


'These Are Not Hoax Devices': FBI Warns More Explosives Could Be in Mail

The Department of Justice confirmed one person has been taken into custody Friday morning.
Tags: Science, Fbi, Department Of Justice



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