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Justice department watchdog launches inquiry into seizure of Democrats’ data – live

Congress members’ phone records targeted by Trump DoJ Schumer calls for Barr and Sessions to testify before SenateTrump DoJ secretly seized House Democrats’ data in crackdown on leaks 8.26pm BST The Justice Department’s internal watchdog announced Friday that it was launching an investigation after the New York Times last night that the department under Donald Trump had subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of Democratic members of the House intelligence committee, Adam Schiff and Er...
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Trump DoJ secretly seized House Democrats’ data in crackdown on leaks

At least two House members including Adam Schiff targeted in 2018, say officials familiar with the investigationThe US Justice Department under Donald Trump seized data from the accounts of at least two members of the House of Representatives intelligence committee in 2018 as part of an aggressive crackdown on leaks related to the Russia investigation and other national security matters, according to a committee official and two people familiar with the investigation. Related: Continue read...
Tags: Apple, Technology, Russia, World news, US news, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, Data Protection, Donald Trump, Trump, Adam Schiff, US Justice Department


The government leak that changed everything

On Saturday, the US Justice Department announced that it would no longer seize reporters' records as part of leak investigations. The announcement came after President Joe Biden told CNN that the practice was "wrong, it's simply, simply wrong. I will not let that happen." The shift in policy came as a surprise, since such seizures had happened under both Republican and Democratic administrations -- including while Biden was vice president.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Cnn, Stories, Biden, US Justice Department


This shocking 1971 government leak changed everything

On Saturday, the US Justice Department announced that it would no longer seize reporters' records as part of leak investigations. The announcement came after President Joe Biden told CNN that the practice was "wrong, it's simply, simply wrong. I will not let that happen." The shift in policy came as a surprise, since such seizures had happened under both Republican and Democratic administrations -- including while Biden was vice president.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Cnn, Stories, Biden, US Justice Department


This government leak changed everything in 1971

On Saturday, the US Justice Department announced that it would no longer seize reporters' records as part of leak investigations. The announcement came after President Joe Biden told CNN that the practice was "wrong, it's simply, simply wrong. I will not let that happen." The shift in policy came as a surprise, since such seizures had happened under both Republican and Democratic administrations -- including while Biden was vice president.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Cnn, Stories, Biden, US Justice Department


Opinion: The government leak that changed everything

On Saturday, the US Justice Department announced that it would no longer seize reporters' records as part of leak investigations. The announcement came after President Joe Biden told CNN that the practice was "wrong, it's simply, simply wrong. I will not let that happen." The shift in policy came as a surprise, since such seizures had happened under both Republican and Democratic administrations -- including while Biden was vice president.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Cnn, Stories, Biden, US Justice Department


Opinion: The shocking government leak that changed everything in 1971

On Saturday, the US Justice Department announced that it would no longer seize reporters' records as part of leak investigations. The announcement came after President Joe Biden told CNN that the practice was "wrong, it's simply, simply wrong. I will not let that happen." The shift in policy came as a surprise, since such seizures had happened under both Republican and Democratic administrations -- including while Biden was vice president.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Cnn, Stories, Biden, US Justice Department


This shocking 1971 leak changed everything

On Saturday, the US Justice Department announced that it would no longer seize reporters' records as part of leak investigations. The announcement came after President Joe Biden told CNN that the practice was "wrong, it's simply, simply wrong. I will not let that happen." The shift in policy came as a surprise, since such seizures had happened under both Republican and Democratic administrations -- including while Biden was vice president.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Cnn, Stories, Biden, US Justice Department


OAN correspondent who is covering the Arizona election audit has been aiding the effort since at least December, documents show

A reporter with One America News Network works at a campaign rally with President Donald Trump on September 25, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Christina Bobb, a correspondent for the far-right news network OAN, has been both covering the Arizona election audit and fundraising for the effort. Bobb was aiding AZ Senate Republicans with the effort as early as December, according to new documents. The controversial recount is winding down, with reports that auditors...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Gop, Alaska, Arizona, Wisconsin, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani


Bitcoin's reputation as a government-free zone is in question after the US snatches $2.3 million from hackers

The DOJ said it had recovered much of the bitcoin ransom paid by Colonial. Michael Santiago/Getty Images The FBI's recovery of ransom bitcoin from a hacker wallet has raised questions about security. Bitcoin fans have long said the crypto is a government-free zone, unfettered by state scrutiny. But the US move has thrown that idea into doubt, analysts said, and sent bitcoin tumbling. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Bitcoin's fans have long ...
Tags: US, Trends, Fbi, Bitcoin, Doj, Justice Department, Societe Generale, Moya, US Justice Department, Anthony Scaramucci, Skybridge, OANDA, Harry Robertson, Colonial Pipeline, Edward Moya, Susannah Streeter


DoJ reclaims millions paid to hackers after attack that hobbled US pipeline

Operation to recover cryptocurrency from Russia-based hacking group is first undertaken by new ransomware taskforceThe US Justice Department has recovered the majority of a multimillion-dollar ransom payment to hackers after a cyberattack that caused the operator of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline to halt its operations last month, officials said Monday.The operation to recover the cryptocurrency from the Russia-based hacker group is the first undertaken by a specialized ransomware taskforce ...
Tags: Technology, Russia, US, World news, US news, Hacking, Biden, US Justice Department


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...
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DuckDuckGo presses the case for true ‘one-click’ search competition on Android

When antitrust accusations close in on Google the tech giant loves to fire back a riposte that competition is just “one click away“. It’s a disingenuous retort from an online advertising behemoth whose power and profits stem from its expertise in capturing markets by manipulating and monopolizing Internet users’ attention. Indeed, the entire brand is arguably a dark pattern. Behold the child-like colors! The friendly babble of syllables! The tempting freebies! The tall talk of missions and moons...
Tags: Google, Android, Europe, US, Tech, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Search Engines, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Competition, Commission, Antitrust, Search Engine, Mobile Device


Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is under investigation by the Justice Department and the IRS, report says

Chaopeng Zhang is the founder and CEO of crypto exchange Binance. Binance Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, is under investigation by the US Justice Department and the IRS, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The agencies haven't accused Binance of any wrongdoing, the report said. Officials who investigate money laundering and tax offenses have sought information from individuals with insight into Binance's business. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Singapore, US, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Bitcoin, Investigation, Cryptocurrencies, Doj, Justice Department, Irs, Cayman Islands, US Justice Department, Carla Mozee, Jessica Jung, IRS Bloomberg


Arizona election auditors 'indefinitely defer' voter canvassing following DOJ letter expressing concerns about voter intimidation

Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas, Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. AP Photo/Matt York, Pool Arizona election auditors say the Senate decided to "indefinitely defer" voter canvassing weeks ago. The Justice Department raised concerns earlier this week about Maricopa County's election audit. Republican Sen. Karen Fann responded to the letter Fr...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Arizona, Bennet, Doj, Justice Department, Phoenix, State, Arizona Republic, Maricopa County Arizona, US Justice Department, Maricopa County


A GOP-backed auditing group in Maricopa County is burrowing through ballots in search of bamboo fibers and Chinese paper to prove a far-fetched theory votes were flown in from Asia

Contractors working for Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate, examine and recount ballots from the 2020 general election at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 1, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Maricopa County ballot recount comes after two election audits found no evidence of widespread fraud. Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images Workers at the Maricopa County recount are investigating an absurd theory that 40,000 Biden ballots were smuggled in from Asia. They intend to check the...
Tags: Asia, Post, Florida, Politics, News, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, Cbs, Biden, Election, State, PHOENIX Arizona


Meet Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova, the Republican power couple caught up in the FBI's Rudy Giuliani investigation

Rudolph Giuliani, Joseph diGenova, and Victoria Toensing, attorneys for then-President Donald Trump, conduct a news conference. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Image Victoria Toensing was served a search warrant alongside Rudy Giuliani last week. She and her husband and law partner, Joseph diGenova, have been close to Giuliani for decades. They were instrumental in the Ukraine scandal that led to former president Donald Trump's first impeachment. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Media, Law, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, New York City, US, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden


Justice Department releases new videos it says shows the assault of officer Brian Sicknick during Capitol riot

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C on January 6, 2021. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images New video from the US Capitol attack shows the alleged assault of officer Brian Sicknick. Prosecutors say Sicknick, who died one day after the riot, was sprayed with a chemical irritant. A medical examiner ruled Sicknick died of natural causes, but said the siege "played a role in his condition." See more stories...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Nbc News, Trends, Washington Dc, Npr, Dc, The Washington Post, Justice Department, Trump, Afp, Chapman, Capitol, Morgantown West Virginia, US Justice Department, Metropolitan Police Department


DOJ may look into these cases as they probe Minneapolis policing

The US Justice Department announced Wednesday it is launching a federal civil probe into policing practices in Minneapolis.
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The FBI Just Snuck Into Computers All Over the Country to Stop a Hacking Campaign

In what may be a first-of-its-kind operation, the FBI recently accessed private servers across the United States, ostensibly to delete malware that had previously been installed by foreign hackers. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Malware, Ransomware, Fbi, Cybercrime, United States, Hacking, Security Breaches, US Networks, Crimes, Cyberwarfare, Cyberattacks, US Justice Department, Microsoft Exchange Server Data Breach


Prosecutors say Oath Keepers likely stored January 6 weapons at suburban Virginia hotel

Jessica Marie Watkins (2nd from L) and Donovan Ray Crowl (Center), both from Ohio, march down the east front steps of the U.S. Capitol with the Oath Keepers militia group among supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. Both have since been indicted by federal authorities for their roles in the siege on the U.S. Capitol. Picture taken January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo Prosecutors say alleged Oath Keepers stored weapons in a "quick reaction f...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Virginia, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Ohio, Hilton Garden Inn, Capitol, Arlington Virginia, U S Capitol, US Justice Department, Mehta, Harrelson, Oath Keepers, Meggs


Texan's alleged Amazon bombing effort fizzles: Militia man wanted to take out 'about 70 per cent of the internet'

Someone hasn't heard of redundancy The US Justice Department on Friday announced the arrest of Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, for allegedly planning to blow up a single Amazon data center in Ashburn, Virginia, which he thought would knock out around 70 per cent of the internet.…
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Ani-Gamers Podcast #156 – Molcar, the Ultimate Lifeform

Pui Pui! This episode Evan and David review the recently completed series of stop-motion anime shorts Pui Pui Molcar, which has been a huge success in Japan. Plus, in the news and queue segments the hosts discuss the shutdown of the PSN store for PSP, Vita, and PS3; the US Justice Department’s antitrust investigation of the Sony Crunchyroll buyout; Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia ; and Vlad Love . Topics include: the possible return of antitrust regulation, the origin of...
Tags: Japan, David, Sony, Anime, Fate, Evan, Vlad, US Justice Department, Evan David, Babylonia, Evan Minto, Scott Gratton, Patrick Sutton, Shin-Ei Animation, Anime News Network David, Evan David Ani


Ani-Gamers Podcast #151 – Reading Indie Manga with Glaeolia 2

Pui Pui! This episode Evan and David review the recently completed series of stop-motion anime shorts Pui Pui Molcar, which has been a huge success in Japan. Plus, in the news and queue segments the hosts discuss the shutdown of the PSN store for PSP, Vita, and PS3; the US Justice Department’s antitrust investigation of the Sony Crunchyroll buyout; Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia ; and Vlad Love . Topics include: the possible return of antitrust regulation, the origin of...
Tags: Japan, David, Sony, Anime, Fate, Evan, Vlad, US Justice Department, Evan David, Babylonia, Evan Minto, Scott Gratton, Patrick Sutton, Shin-Ei Animation, Anime News Network David, Evan David Ani


Ani-Gamers Podcast #157 – Have the Kids Heard of Azumanga Daioh?! with Wah

Pui Pui! This episode Evan and David review the recently completed series of stop-motion anime shorts Pui Pui Molcar, which has been a huge success in Japan. Plus, in the news and queue segments the hosts discuss the shutdown of the PSN store for PSP, Vita, and PS3; the US Justice Department’s antitrust investigation of the Sony Crunchyroll buyout; Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia ; and Vlad Love . Topics include: the possible return of antitrust regulation, the origin of...
Tags: Japan, David, Sony, Anime, Fate, Evan, Vlad, US Justice Department, Evan David, Babylonia, Azumanga Daioh, Evan Minto, Scott Gratton, Wah, Patrick Sutton, Shin-Ei Animation


How American guns help Mexican cartels overwhelm Mexico's police and military

Suspects stand behind seized guns at a press conference in Tijuana, Mexico, March 24, 2010. AP Photo/Guillermo Arias About 70% of guns used in crimes in Mexico that are seized and traced originated in the US. Weapons sent illegally from the US to Mexico and used by criminal groups are overwhelming Mexican security forces. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ciudad Juarez, MEXICO - Almost 50 years after Mexico's first law to restrict the use of firearms was implemented in a...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Guns, Congress, Mexico, US, International, Trends, United States, Mexico City, Arizona, Gun Sales, Vegas, El Paso, Firearms, FELIX


Emma Coronel, wife of El Chapo, arrested on drug trafficking charges

The joint US-Mexican citizen has also been charged with conspiring to help arrange her husbands escape from prison in 2015Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, has been arrested in Virginia on drug trafficking charges, the US Justice Department said.In a statement released on Monday, the justice department said that Coronel, 31 – who is a joint US-Mexican citizen – was arrested at Dulles International Airport and was scheduled to mak...
Tags: Mexico, Virginia, Americas, US, US news, Drugs trade, El Chapo, Sinaloa, Joaquín 'el Chapo' Guzmán, Joaquin, Dulles International Airport, US Justice Department, Coronel, Emma Coronel


The three biggest decisions facing Merrick Garland

If all goes as planned at this week's Senate confirmation hearing and Judge Merrick Garland takes the reins as attorney general at the US Justice Department, he will face a daunting thicket of quandaries that present thorny issues of law, accountability and politics, writes Elie Honig.
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The feds arrested a man they say called the White House multiple times threatening to kill Biden

President Joe Biden. AP Photo/Susan Walsh A man in North Carolina has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill President Joe Biden. David Kyle Reeves made the threats between January 28 and February 1, the criminal complaint says.  "I am going to f-----g kill you all ... I am going to chop your heads off," Reeves allegedly said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A man in North Carolina was charged with threatening President Joe Biden, a federal criminal compl...
Tags: Politics, Law, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Secret Service, Biden, North Carolina, Threats, Capitol Police, Trump, Reeves, US Justice Department, Susan Walsh, Sarah Al Arshani, Joe Biden David Kyle Reeves


Chamath Palihapitiya-backed Clover Health continues to slide after responding to critical short-seller report, a day after falling 12%

Brian Ach/Getty Images for TechCrunch Shares of Clover Health continued to slide on Friday after falling 12% in the previous session following a report from short-seller Hindenburg Research.  The Medicare insurer said the Justice Department made a "request for information". Clover said investor Chamath Palihapitiya was aware of the DOJ's inquiry.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Clover Health shares on Friday fell as much as 7% after suffering a 12% decline in the ...
Tags: Trends, Insurance, Markets, Healthcare, Medicare, Stocks, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Clover, Clover Health, Chamath Palihapitiya, SPAC, Medicare Advantage, Social Capital, US Justice Department