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WikiLeaks’ Assange charged under the Espionage Act in a ‘major test case’ for press freedom

Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, has been charged with more than a dozen additional charges by U.S. federal prosecutors, including under the controversial Espionage Act — a case that will likely test the rights of freedom of speech and expression under the First Amendment. Assange, 47, was arrested at the Ecuadorean embassy in London in April after the U.S. government charged him with conspiracy to hack a government computer used by then army officer Chelsea Mannin...
Tags: Security, Politics, London, Sweden, Media, Obama, Snowden, Iraq, Tech, Bloomberg, Afghanistan, United States, United Kingdom, Edward Snowden, Army, Julian Assange

Daily News Roundup: T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Inches Closer to Approval

T-Mobile and Sprint have been talking about getting together and making 5G babies since April of last year, and with a preliminary nod from the FCC, it looks like the pair might be getting closer to approval for the merger. FCC chairman Ajit Pai gave his approval for the merger after T-Mobile made significant promises for the growth of 5G in a post-merger world. He claims this will create a “unique opportunity to speed up the deployment of 5G throughout the United States and bring much faster m...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Facebook, Fcc, US, America, Bloomberg, Pandora, United States, Sprint, Facebook Messenger, Usps, Google Glass, Sony, Department Of Justice, Gizmodo

Justin Bieber’s deodorant deal, and Apple’s Cannes Lions honor: Tuesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. What people are talking about today Justin Bieber already launched a perfume and a fashion label. What’s left? His own deodorant. The singer is partnering with Unilever’s Schmidt’s Naturals brand on a deodorant called “Here + Now,” as Ad Age’s Jack Neff writes. There’s no word on what it might smell like, leavin...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, China, Advertising, Unilever, Brooke Shields, Justin Bieber, Federal Communications Commission, Tencent, Ikea, Kate Moss, Leonardo Dicaprio, Fox News, Calvin Klein, Chrissy Teigen, Department Of Justice

WhatsApp exploit let attackers install government-grade spyware on phones

WhatsApp just fixed a vulnerability that allowed malicious actors to remotely install spyware on affected phones, and an unknown number reportedly did so with a commercial-grade snooping package usually sold to nation-states. The vulnerability (documented here) was discovered by the Facebook-owned WhatsApp in early May, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. It apparently leveraged a bug in the audio call feature of the app to allow the caller to allow the installation of spyware on the device ...
Tags: Security, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Israel, Tech, Hack, Whatsapp, Pegasus, Department Of Justice, Financial Times, NSO, NSO Group

Facebook’s Troubles on NH Today WGIR-AM: [05/06/2019]

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Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Nbc, Congress, Sem, Harvard, Horse racing, Department Of Justice, Jack, Exeter, Craig, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Craig Peterson, Cambridge Analytica

The Feds Are Dropping Child Porn Cases Instead of Revealing Their Surveillance Systems

SonicSpike shares a report from Reason: The Department of Justice has been dismissing child pornography cases in order to not reveal information about the software programs used as the basis for the charges. An array of cases suggest serious problems with the tech tools used by federal authorities. But the private entities who developed these tools won't submit them for independent inspection or hand over hardly any information about how they work, their error rates, or other critical informatio...
Tags: Tech, Department Of Justice, Tim Cushing, JACK GILLUM, Gillum

The Oscars won’t change their rules to exclude streaming

It looks like movies produced by Netflix and other streaming services will be able to compete for next year’s Academy Awards without any changes to eligibility. After the Netflix Original film “Roma” was nominated for Best Picture at this year’s ceremony and ultimately took home the awards for Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography, the Academy’s Board of Directors was mulling possible rule changes. The crux of the debate seems to be Netflix’s theatrical strategy. T...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Department Of Justice, Academy Awards, Academy, Roma, Steven Spielberg, Los Angeles County, John Bailey

Ex-GE engineer charged with stealing trade secrets for China

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former General Electric engineer and his business partner in China stole the company’s trade secrets from a New York plant for the Chinese government. The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that 56-year-old Xiaoqing Zheng and 47-year-old Zhaoxi Zhang, of Liaoning Province, China, have been indicted on charges […]
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, News, Ge, China, Ap, Nation, Department Of Justice, General Electric, Albany, Liaoning province China, Xiaoqing Zheng, Zhaoxi Zhang

Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty, ending his legal case

Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins has pleaded guilty to two counts of creating and selling a powerful banking malware, ending a long and protracted battle with U.S. prosecutors. Hutchins, a British national who goes by the online handle MalwareTech, was arrested in August 2017 as he was due to fly back to the U.K. following the Def Con security conference in Las Vegas. Prosecutors charged Hutchins with his involvement with creating the Kronos banking malware, dating back to 2014. He was late...
Tags: Security, North Korea, Tech, Banking, Malware, Ransomware, Spyware, Cybercrime, Las Vegas, Department Of Justice, Social Engineering, National Security Agency, Justice Department, Kronos, Marcia Hofmann, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Russian hacked ‘at least one’ Florida county prior to 2016 election

Russian operatives successfully targeted and hacked “at least one” Florida county government in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to new findings by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The report, published Thursday by the Justice Department, said the county was targeted by the Russian intelligence service, known as the GRU. The hackers sent spearphishing emails to more than 120 email accounts used by county officials responsible for administering the election, the rep...
Tags: Security, Florida, Technology, Government, Nsa, Tech, Hack, Fbi, Cybercrime, United States, Homeland Security, Gru, Department Of Justice, Phishing, Justice Department, Presidential Election

Mueller report sheds new light on how the Russians hacked the DNC and the Clinton campaign

The Mueller report contains new information about how the Russian government hacked documents and emails from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee . At one point, the Russians used servers located in the U.S. to carry out the massive data exfiltration effort, the report confirms. Much of the information was previously learned from the indictment of Viktor Borisovich Netyksho, the Russian officer in charge of Unit 26165. Netyksho is believed to be sti...
Tags: TC, Crime, Government, Russia, Dnc, Tech, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Arizona, State Department, Gru, Department Of Justice, Wikileaks, Justice Department, Email Hacking, U.s. Government

Read the Mueller report here

The Mueller report has been published. It was posted at 11am ET, a month after Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his findings to the Justice Department examining Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Per remarks by U.S. attorney general William Barr speaking this morning, there are three major components to the report: How the Russian troll farm, the so-called Internet Research Agency, used social media and disinformation to sow uncertainty and doubt among American...
Tags: Government, Tech, Hillary Clinton, United States, Gru, Department Of Justice, Lawyers, Justice Department, Presidential Election, Trump, Internet Research Agency, Democratic National Committee, Mueller, Robert Mueller, William Barr

US Government Admits It Doesn't Know If Assange Cracked Password For Manning

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The U.S. government does not have any evidence that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange succeeded in cracking a password for whistleblower Chelsea Manning, according to a newly unsealed affidavit written by an FBI agent. Last week, Assange was escorted out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and arrested for breaching bail in connection to allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden. The day of Assange's arrest, the U.S. government unsealed an i...
Tags: London, Sweden, US, Tech, Fbi, Washington Dc, Motherboard, Julian Assange, Department Of Justice, Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning, Assange, Manning, Megan Brown, Mark Zaid, Manning Bradley

PE-backed EverWatch buys Northwood

EverWatch, a portfolio company of Enlightenment Capital, has acquired Northwood Global Solutions, a provider of technology solutions specializing in cloud architecture and migration, cybersecurity, analytics and big data systems architecture to the intelligence community. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Chevy Chase, Maryland – April 10, 2019: EverWatch, a provider of advanced solutions in defense, intelligence, and deployed mission support to our country’s most critical national...
Tags: Trends, Tech, Washington Dc, M&a, Intelligence Community, Department Of Justice, Aurora CO, Northwood, Chevy Chase Maryland, PE, ADG, Ashburn Va, Enlightenment Capital, Aerospace Defense Government ADG, About Enlightenment Capital Enlightenment Capital, Columbia Md

Daily Crunch: The lonely death of Google+

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. RIP Google+ This is the end for Google+, Google’s failed social network that once tried to take on Facebook and Twitter. As scheduled, the company has now started deleting user accounts and their data. If you’re feeling nostalgic, we’ve got a recap of some of our coverage over the years. 2. Andreessen ...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, China, Singapore, Tech, Snapchat, Netflix, Andreessen Horowitz, Department Of Justice, Doj, Academy, Forbes, Google Google, China Apple, Daily Crunch

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

New book looks inside Apple’s legal fight with the FBI

A new biography of Apple chief executive Tim Cook out this month describes the moment — and the deliberations — after the FBI issued an unprecedented legal order demanding Apple undermines the security of its flagship product. The new book, Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level by Leander Kahney, offers a first-hand view from former staff about how Apple battled against the order, which Cook said would be “too dangerous” to comply with. Three years ago following the San Bernardin...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Security, Facebook, Cook, Privacy, California, Tech, Spokesperson, Encryption, Fbi, Tim Cook, Department Of Justice, Cupertino, Justice Department

Non Sequiturs: 03.31.19

* Even Jonathan Adler, no fan of Obamacare, can't support the Justice Department's shift of position in the ongoing Affordable Care Act litigation out of Texas. [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason] * John Lauro continues to protect the reputation of his client Wendi Adelson, ex-wife of murdered law professor Dan Markel. [2paragraphs] * Meanwhile, another player in the Dan Markel case -- David Oscar Markus, counsel to Charlie Adelson -- argues that Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney Gene...
Tags: Texas, Technology, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Obamacare, Congress, Religion, Court, Affordable Care Act, Marco Rubio, Department Of Justice, First Amendment, Justice Department, Legal Technology, Constitutional Law

DEA says AT&T still provides access to billions of phone records

A program that allows drug agents to obtain a pool of billions of call records from AT&T is “still active,” according to a watchdog report. The report, published Thursday by the Justice Department inspector general, confirmed the program — named in the report only as Project C — continues to provide access to “billions” of domestic and international call records to Drug Enforcement Administration agents. The program allows agents to pull information about the callers and when and where a call wa...
Tags: Security, Privacy, Government, Nsa, Tech, Spokesperson, Edward Snowden, National Security, DEA, Department Of Justice, National Security Agency, Justice Department, Mass Surveillance, AT T, Drug Enforcement Administration, AT amp

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes used a deep baritone voice at almost all times, but former insiders say it was faked

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, is the subject of a new HBO documentary called "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley." The coverage of Holmes — including the HBO documentary, a nonfiction book, and a podcast series — offer a fascinating look at Holmes, who successfully convinced investors that Theranos had working technology and accurate results, when it did not.  Of special note is the mystery around Holmes' baritone speaking voice, which Theranos i...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Steve Jobs, Trends, SEC, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Abc News, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, State, Holmes, John Carreyrou, Henry Draper, Harry Kissinger Holmes

The mysterious story of former Theranos president Sunny Balwani, who was in a relationship with Elizabeth Holmes and now faces criminal charges

Throughout the saga of Theranos, the now-shuttered blood testing company that came under fire in 2015 over the accuracy of its blood tests, one of the company's key executives stayed away from the spotlight.  Wall Street Journal investigative reporter and author of "Bad Blood" John Carreyrou found that Theranos president Sunny Balwani was in a romantic relationship with Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes during the time he was at the company. Balwani and Holmes confirmed their relation...
Tags: Google, Spacex, Hbo, Microsoft, Stanford, US, Trends, Beijing, SEC, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Rupert Murdoch, Lotus, Alex Gibney, Abc News, Doj

'Very, very severe headwinds’: The threat to bust up Big Tech is giving some experts painful flashbacks to the financial crisis — and one has stopped buying those stocks entirely

As calls to regulate or break up US tech giants increase, Wall Street sees a resemblance to past situations in which massive companies faced years of scrutiny and difficulty. Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said recently that Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple should be split up to increase competition. Some experts now say the companies are in for an extended rough period. One money manager explained to Business Insider why he stopped buying those four stocks entirely. W...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, North Korea, Wall Street, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Warren, Department Of Justice, Stifel Nicolaus, Kim Jong, Antonelli, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Facebook Google Amazon

Spotify's antitrust complaint against Apple is a neat parable about Big Tech's monopoly

Spotify has asked the EU Commission to intervene in its business relationship with Apple, citing the fact that Apple takes a 30% vig on all customer revenues from people who join the service or buy songs through an Iphone app, while Apple's own competing Itunes store does not have to pay this commission. That means that while Apple and Spotify pay the same wholesale rates for the music they sell, Spotify has to give 30% of its revenues to Apple, while either earning 30% less on each of its ...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Spotify, Post, Music, News, Elizabeth Warren, US, Eu, Reagan, Competition, EK, Antitrust, Warren, Streaming, Department Of Justice

Amazon reportedly nixes its price parity requirement for third-party sellers in the U.S.

Amazon will stop forbidding third-party merchants who list on its e-commerce platform in the United States from selling the same products on other sites for lower prices, reports Axios. The company’s decision to end its price parity provision comes three months after Sen. Richard Blumenthal urged the Department of Justice to open an antitrust investigation into Amazon’s policies and a few days after Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced she would make breaking up A...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Politics, Legal, Germany, Tech, European Union, United States, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Sen Elizabeth Warren, MFN, Blumenthal, Amazon Google

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

Huawei to sue US for banning federal agencies from using its products

Huawei is preparing to sue the US government for banning federal agencies from using its technology, according to a new report. The Chinese firm is expected to file a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the US of acting unconstitutionally, The New York Times claims, citing two people familiar with the matter. The US government has blocked the use of Huawei technology within federal agencies over concerns that the company’s close relation with the Chinese government could allow its technology to be used...
Tags: Technology, News, Mexico, China, US, Iran, Canada, New York Times, Vancouver, Department Of Justice, Huawei, Eastern District of Texas, Canada Border Services Agency, Ren Zhengfei, Zhang Yesui, Meng Wanzhou

TikTok To Pay Record $5.7 Million FTC Fine For Alleged Violations of Children's Privacy Law

The company behind TikTok, the popular short-form video app that incorporated last year, has agreed to pay $5.7 million to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it illegally collected personal info from children. "According to the FTC, it's the largest civil penalty ever obtained by the agency in a children's privacy case," reports Variety. From the report: The FTC's complaint, filed by the Department of Justice on behalf of the commission, alleges that violated ...
Tags: Tech, Department Of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Coppa, Joe Simons, Tiktok

FTC ruling sees (TikTok) fined $5.7M for violating children’s privacy law, app updated with age gate

A significant FTC ruling issued today will see video app TikTok fined $5.7 million for violating U.S. children’s privacy laws, and will impact how the app works for kids under the age of 13. In an app update being released today, all users will need to verify their age, and the under 13-year-olds will then be directed to a separate, more restricted in-app experience that protects their personal information and prevents them from publishing videos to TikTok . In a bit of bad timing for the popu...
Tags: Apps, Tech, United States, Commission, Department Of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Rohit Chopra, Facebook Instagram Snapchat,, Snapchat Instagram YouTube, Bytedance, Joe Simons, Children s Advertising Review Unit CARU, Tiktok, Rebecca Kelly Slaughter

Huawei president Ren Zhengfei: We won't spy on US even if Chinese law requires us to, what backdoors?

In his first American television interview, Huawei Technologies president and founder Ren Zhengfei says that even if the Chinese government mandates it by law, the company would not help China spy on the U.S. In the image above, Zhengfei (right) is seen with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the company's London office. There is a close relationship between Huawei and the state, as required by law. In recent months, intelligence officials in the United States have raised concerns over Huawei's ...
Tags: Security, Post, Business, Technology, London, News, Privacy, China, US, Iran, Spying, Surveillance, Fbi, Beijing, Canada, United States

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