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Justice Department requested data on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple

The Department of Justice sent a broad request in February 2018 to Apple as part of its investigation that collected data on members of Congress, staffers and their families. The department demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple, the company said Friday evening.
Tags: Apple, Congress, Cnn, Department Of Justice, Justice Department


Opinion: Will Trump be held accountable -- this time?

It looks like former President Donald Trump was willing to go even further than we knew in his war against leaks. According to the New York Times, prosecutors in the Justice Department obtained, via subpoena from Apple, information from the accounts of at least two members of the House Intelligence Committee--Representatives Adam Schiff of California and Eric Swalwell of California-- and also looked into the metadata of their aides and family members (including at least one minor).
Tags: Apple, News, California, New York Times, Stories, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell


Top stories this PM: 60 million wasted doses; a new Trump probe; Biden's gift to Boris

Good evening. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:60 million doses down the drain. The FDA said Johnson & Johnson must throw out that many COVID-19 vaccine doses because of possible contamination. They were made at a Baltimore factory that's been closed for two months after workers accidentally mixed up ingredients.Probing "a gross abuse of power." The deputy attorney general asked the Justice Departm...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Texas, News, Mexico, Senate, White House, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Boris Johnson, Fda, Bmw, Biden, Nissan


The probe follows a bombshell revelation that prosecutors in Trump's Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data on House Democrats

• Trump's DOJ used its power to target sitting members of Congress • Swalwell says Trump weaponized Justice Department against enemies
Tags: Apple, News, House, Stories, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Trump s Justice Department, Congress • Swalwell


Trump Justice Department Subpoenaed Apple for Data From House Intelligence Committee Democrats

Prosecutors in the Trump administration Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of House Intelligence Committee Democrats -- including Chairman Adam Schiff -- along with their staff and family members as part of a leak investigation, an Intelligence Committee official and a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. From a report: Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, another Democrat on the committee, told CNN's Don Lemon on Thursday evening that he was notified that h...
Tags: Apple, California, Russia, Tech, Cnn, Fbi, New York Times, Don Lemon, House Intelligence Committee, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump, Adam Schiff, Schiff, Intelligence Committee, Eric Swalwell


Michael Cohen says DOJ acted like 'mafia' under the 'corrupt arm of the Trump administration' after the revelation it secretly obtained data from Democratic lawmakers

Michael Cohen pauses while speaking with members of the media after leaving the Manhattan district attorney’s office on March 19, 2021 in New York City. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Michael Cohen told Insider the Justice Department was corrupted by former President Donald Trump. The ex-president's former personal attorney was reacting to news the department spied on lawmakers. The department had subpoenaed Apple for data on Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, among others. See mor...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Law, Russia, Trends, Surveillance, New York Times, Manhattan, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Charles Davis, Justice Department, Trump, Democratic, Cohen


The request for a probe follows the bombshell revelation that prosecutors in Trump's Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data on House Democrats

• Trump's DOJ used its power to target sitting members of Congress • Swalwell says Trump weaponized Justice Department against enemies
Tags: Apple, News, House, Stories, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Trump s Justice Department, Congress • Swalwell


Trump Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from House Intelligence Committee Democrats, sources say

By Manu Raju, Evan Perez, Katie Bo Williams and Paul LeBlanc | CNN Prosecutors in the Trump administration Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of House Intelligence Committee Democrats — including Chairman Adam Schiff — along with their staff and family members as part of a leak investigation, an Intelligence Committee official and a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, another Democrat on the committee, told CNN’s Don Le...
Tags: Apple, Florida, UK, California, Washington Post, Senate, Russia, Sport, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Tennessee, House, New York Times, New Jersey, Marco Rubio


10 Things in Politics: Manchin is the VIP for Biden's agenda

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Progressives are peeved at Joe Manchin while West Virginia basks in Biden's loveBiden is said to have ordered a scathing private rebuke of the UK before the G7Bill Gates' farmland reportedly grows potatoes for McDonald's friesOne thing to watch for: President Joe Biden will attend the first day of th...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Florida, UK, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, US, America, West Virginia, Trends


Trump's Justice Department targeted Democrats in Congress in search for source of leaks related to the Russia investigation, New York Times reports

Rep. Adam Schiff chairs the House intelligence committee. Saul Loeb/Getty Images Trump's Justice Department seized records from Apple that belonged to Democrats in Congress. Members of the House Intel Committee, including Rep. Adam Schiff, were targeted, along with their families and staffers. The DOJ was looking for the source of leaks regarding the Russia investigation. See more stories on Insider's business page. While searching for the source of leaked intelligence regarding th...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Congress, California, Russia, Trends, Cnn, House, New York Times, The Times, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Times, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Doj


Trump DOJ subpoenaed Apple for data from House Intelligence Committee Democrats, sources say

• CNN lawyer describes gag order and secretive process where Justice Department sought reporter's email records
Tags: Apple, News, Cnn, Stories, Justice Department, Trump DOJ, House Intelligence Committee Democrats


Schiff reacts to DOJ subpoena: Shocked ... but not surprised

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) reacts to reports that prosecutors in the Trump administration Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of House Intelligence Committee Democrats, including Schiff himself, according to the New York Times.
Tags: Apple, News, Stories, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Schiff, Adam Schiff D CA, House Intelligence Committee Democrats


Trump Administration Subpoenaed Apple for Data on Two House Intelligence Committee Democrats

When investigating leaks of classified information during the early days of the Trump Administration, the United States Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for metadata from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, reports The New York Times. Apple was also required to provide data from their aides and family members, with the DoJ requesting the records of at least a dozen people tied to the committee in 2017 and early 2018, including a minor. One of the Dem...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Biden, House Intelligence Committee, Justice Department, Adam Schiff, New York Times Apple, The New York Times This


Trump Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from House Intelligence Committee Democrats, sources say

Prosecutors in the Trump administration Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of House Intelligence Committee Democrats -- including Chairman Adam Schiff -- along with their staff and family members as part of a leak investigation, an Intelligence Committee official and a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN.
Tags: Apple, Cnn, Justice Department, Trump, Adam Schiff, Intelligence Committee, Trump Justice Department, House Intelligence Committee Democrats


Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Seized Records of Democrats

The Justice Department seized records from Apple for metadata of House Intelligence Committee members, their aides and family members.
Tags: Apple, House Intelligence Committee, Justice Department


Man Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Bomb Amazon Data Center

A Texas man who had boasted that he was at the United States Capitol when swarms of Trump supporters stormed the building on Jan. 6 pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges of plotting to blow up an Amazon data center in Virginia, prosecutors said. The New York Times reports: The man, Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, of Wichita Falls, Texas, had been arrested in April after he went to pick up what he believed were bombs made of C-4 plastic explosives and detonation cords from an explosives supplier in Fort...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Virginia, Tech, New York Times, Fort Worth, Justice Department, Trump, United States Capitol, Wichita Falls Texas, Pendley, Northern District of Texas, Prerak Shah, Seth Aaron Pendley, Bomb Amazon Data Center, Hal R Ray Jr


Maryland and Montana are restricting police access to DNA databases

Maryland and Montana have become the first U.S. states to pass laws that make it tougher for law enforcement to access DNA databases. The new laws, which aim to safeguard the genetic privacy of millions of Americans, focus on consumer DNA databases, such as 23andMe, Ancestry, GEDmatch and FamilyTreeDNA, all of which let people upload their genetic information and use it to connect with distant relatives and trace their family tree. While popular — 23andMe has more than three million users, and ...
Tags: Maryland, Montana, Oregon, Tech, New York Times, Eff, University Of Maryland, Justice Department, Ancestry, Lynch, Golden State Killer, Joseph James Deangelo, Natalie Ram, Electronic Frontier Foundation Jennifer Lynch


US Recovers Millions in Cryptocurrency Paid To Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Hackers

US investigators have recovered millions of dollars in cryptocurrency paid in ransom to hackers whose attack prompted the shutdown of the key East Coast pipeline last month, CNN reported Monday, citing people briefed on the matter. From the report: The Justice Department on Monday is expected to announce details of the operation led by the FBI with the cooperation of the Colonial Pipeline operator, the people briefed on the matter said. The ransom recovery is a rare outcome for a company that ha...
Tags: US, Tech, Cnn, Fbi, East Coast, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Russia US, Colonial Pipeline Co, Joseph Blount


America's FBI Withdraws Demand for IP Addresses of Readers of a Newspaper's Story During a 35-Minute Window

UPDATE: America's Federal Bureau of Investigation has now "withdrawn a subpoena demanding records from USA TODAY that would identify readers of a February story about a southern Florida shootout that killed two agents and wounded three others," the newspaper reported today. Friday USA Today had reported that it's "fighting a subpoena from the FBI demanding records that would identify readers of a February story" about a Southern Florida shooting that killed two of the investigative agency's a...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Maryland, Washington, America, Tech, Fbi, Usa Today, Gannett, Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Slashdot, Wadsworth, Southern Florida, Maribel Perez Wadsworth, Gannett USA Today


FBI Demands IP Addresses for Readers of a Newspaper's Story During a 35-Minute Window

The newspaper USA Today reports that it's "fighting a subpoena from the FBI demanding records that would identify readers of a February story" about a Southern Florida shooting that killed two of the investigative agency's agents and wounded three others. Long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 shares their report: In a motion filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C. asking a judge to quash the subpoena, Gannett, USA TODAY's parent company, said the effort is not only unconstitutional bu...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Maryland, Washington, Tech, Fbi, Usa Today, Gannett, Justice Department, Slashdot, Wadsworth, Southern Florida, Maribel Perez Wadsworth, Gannett USA Today


The US Justice Department under Trump fought to get emails belonging to 4 New York Times reporters

The New York Times Building is seen in New York City on February 4, 2021. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images The US Justice Department under Trump sought the email records of four New York Times reporters. The effort continued with the Biden administration, and was subject to a gag order. The bid reflected the Trump administration's effort to discover the reporters' sources. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's administration kept moving forwa...
Tags: Google, Politics, Washington Post, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, The Times, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump, Daniel


How Far Can We Go Before the Constitutional Bargain Is Undermined?

The Quebec Government’s An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec (Bill 96), has generated considerable controversy over whether a province is able to make significant constitutional changes to its status and the use of the French and English languages unilaterally. It also raises the question of whether, if enacted and the constitution is amended, it will undermine the very architecture of the 1867 constitutional “deal” that united the original four members of confede...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Court, Canada, New Brunswick, House, House Of Commons, Cambridge, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Victoria, Bill, Parliament, Oklahoma


10 things in tech: Bezos' last day, new Nintendo Switch, Tesla tunnel

Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.A quick note: there will not be a newsletter on Memorial Day - Monday, May 31. Enjoy your long weekend; we'll see you on Tuesday.Now, let's get started.1. Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO on July 5. Bezos said the date was "sentimental" because it was when Amazon was incorporated in 1994. More on his departure - and what's next. 2. Elo...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hollywood, Softbank, America, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Connecticut, Nintendo, Las Vegas, Jeff Bezos, Republican, Electric, Justice Department


Trump Justice Dept. Tried To Use Grand Jury To Identify Nunes Critic on Twitter

The Justice Department under President Trump secretly obtained a grand-jury subpoena last year in an attempt to identify the person behind a Twitter account dedicated to mocking Representative Devin Nunes of California, according to a newly unsealed court document. From a report: But Twitter fought the subpoena, as well as an associated gag order barring the company from talking about it publicly. Twitter executives raised skepticism about whether the Justice Department might be abusing federal ...
Tags: Twitter, California, Tech, Biden, Justice Department, Trump, Devin Nunes, Nunes, Trump Justice Dept


Binance Faces Probe By US Money-Laundering and Tax Sleuths

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Binance Holdings Ltd. is under investigation by the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service, ensnaring the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchange in U.S. efforts to root out illicit activity that's thrived in the red-hot but mostly unregulated market. As part of the inquiry, officials who probe money laundering and tax offenses have sought information from individuals with insight into Binance's business, according to people with knowl...
Tags: Singapore, Office, Tech, Bloomberg, Cftc, Seattle, Justice Department, Irs, Cayman Islands, U S, U S Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Chainalysis Inc, Jessica Jung, Binance, Changpeng Zhao, Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service


'Ghost Gun' Loophole Leads US Justice Dept to Propose New Definition of 'Firearm'

America's Justice Department proposed a new rule Friday to update the definition of "firearm" for the first time since 1968, in an effort to close the so-called "ghost gun" loophole. UPI reports: Attorney General Merrick Garland said the modernized definition would require retailers to perform background checks on customers before selling some ready-made kits that allow people to build their own guns. Such guns are known as "ghost guns" because they don't have serial numbers and can't be trace...
Tags: America, Tech, Justice Department, UPI, Garland, Merrick Garland, US Justice Dept


Ransomware Cyberattack Forces Major US Pipeline Company to Halt Operations

"Colonial Pipeline, which accounts for 45% of the East Coast's fuel, said it has shut down its operations due to a cyberattack," reports ZDNet. "The attack highlights how ransomware and other cyberattacks are increasingly a threat to real-world infrastructure. "The company delivers refined petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, home heating oil, and fuel for the U.S. Military." UPDATE: Saturday the company confirmed that the attack involved ransomware. The Associated Press ...
Tags: Washington, White House, Alabama, Tech, Atlanta, Associated Press, East Coast, National Security Agency, Justice Department, University of Notre Dame, Charlotte North Carolina, Zdnet, Alpharetta Georgia, Mendoza College of Business, Chapple, Mike Chapple


Cyberattack Forces Major US Pipeline Company to Halt Operations

"Colonial Pipeline, which accounts for 45% of the East Coast's fuel, said it has shut down its operations due to a cyberattack," reports ZDNet. "The attack highlights how ransomware and other cyberattacks are increasingly a threat to real-world infrastructure. "The company delivers refined petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, home heating oil, and fuel for the U.S. Military." The Associated Press reports: Colonial Pipeline said the attack took place Friday and also affecte...
Tags: Washington, White House, Alabama, Tech, Atlanta, East Coast, National Security Agency, Justice Department, University of Notre Dame, Charlotte North Carolina, Zdnet, Alpharetta Georgia, Mendoza College of Business, Chapple, Mike Chapple, Colonial Pipeline


Europe charges Apple with antitrust breach, citing Spotify App Store complaint

The European Commission has announced that it’s issued formal antitrust charges against Apple, saying today that its preliminary view is Apple’s app store rules distort competition in the market for music streaming services by raising the costs of competing music streaming app developers. The Commission begun investigating competition concerns related to iOS App Store (and also Apple Pay) last summer. “The Commission takes issue with the mandatory use of Apple’s own in-app purchase mechanism imp...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Ipad, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Lawsuit, UK, Supreme Court, Senate, US, Tech


Katie Haun on saying yes to Coinbase and where a16z’s crypto fund is largely placing its bets now

Coinbase, the newly public cryptocurrency exchange, has had it share of ups and downs. Still, the nearly nine-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit got a lot right ahead of its highly successful direct listing this week, including, seemingly, inviting in former federal prosecutor Katie Haun to join its board in 2017. At the time, Haun had already spent 11 years working for the Justice Department, handling cases relating to violent murders and organized crime and, later, the fast-growing world of ...
Tags: TC, Silk Road, San Francisco, Tech, Bitcoin, Venture Capital, Nba, Andreessen Horowitz, Ross Ulbricht, Justice Department, Coinbase, Btc, Chris Dixon, NFT, Armstrong, Mount Gox



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