Uber says it is cooperating with DOJ in bribery probe

Uber’s controversial year continues as a preliminary investigation by the Justice Department has been launched against the ride-sharing app for possible violations of bribery laws.

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US Charges 2 Russian Intel Agents, 2 Hackers in Yahoo Case


The Justice Department has announced charges against four individuals, including two officers of Russia’s FSB, for carrying out a massive cyberbreach that affected about 500 million Yahoo account holders. A federal grand jury in Northern California charged the defendants — the FSB officials and two Russian cybercriminals — with using stolen data to gain illegal access to the accounts of Russian journalists, Russian and U.S. government officials, and private sector employees of financial, transportation and other companies.

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German Justice Minister says his country must do more to fight fake news

Germany’s Justice Minister Heiko Maas insisted that German judges and state prosecutors ought to lay down the law on fake news spread via social media networks (like Facebook), and that it needed to happen immediately.

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Civil rights groups urge Facebook for transparency over its censorship policy

More than 70 advocacy groups, including the ACLU and the Center for Media Justice, have signed a letter addressed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging transparency over his company’s content removal policy.

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Justice Department gets access to iPhone linked to Brooklyn drug case

The Justice Department said Friday it has withdrawn a request that sought a court order forcing Apple to assist in opening a locked iPhone 5s linked to a drug case in New York.

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EFF Sues DoJ Over Secret Data Decryption Requests


The EFF has filed suit against the Justice Department seeking to learn whether the federal government secretly ordered technology companies to decrypt the private communications of their customers. Such orders could place millions of customers in harm’s way, the complaint says. The suit seeks the release of records originally requested last fall under the Freedom of Information Act. The EFF asked for records on applications made to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court regarding requests for technical assistance.

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Microsoft Sues DoJ Over Spying Gag Orders


Microsoft on Thursday filed suit against the U.S. Department of Justice challenging the gag orders that accompany requests to access customers’ private emails and other data. The orders prevent the company from notifying affected customers about the government’s demands. The case is the fourth public lawsuit it has filed against the Justice Department in three years, including a lawsuit challenging a search warrant for a customer’s emails in Ireland. The orders violate customers’ privacy rights, the company has maintained.

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Microsoft sues DOJ for right to tell customers about data searches

Article Image On Thursday Microsoft opened a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, arguing that the government can’t prevent it from telling customers when federal agencies have searched through their data — or at least, not as frequently.

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Microsoft sues US government, asks court to declare secrecy orders unconstitutional

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Microsoft filed suit today against the Department of Justice over the latter’s use of gag orders and surveillance demands. The company asked the District Court to declare a key piece of surveillance legislation unconstitutional on the grounds that it infringed on the First and Fourth Amendments.

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Brooklyn case takes front seat in Apple encryption fight

The Justice Department said Friday it will continue trying to force Apple to reveal an iPhone’s data in a New York drug case, putting the Brooklyn case at the center of a fight over whether a 227-year-old law gives officials wide authority to force a technology company to help in criminal probes.

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DOJ will continue to push Apple to unlock iPhone 5s at center of Brooklyn drug case

Article Image The U.S. Justice Department plans to continue seeking legal action against Apple, in an effort to force the company to create a way to unlock an iPhone that is said to be a crucial part of a drug investigation.

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FBI reportedly briefs senators on San Bernardino iPhone hack

Article Image The Justice Department has shared, or plans to share, details of its San Bernardino iPhone data extraction technique with high ranking U.S. senators, including Senate Intelligence Committee leaders working on a contentious cybersecurity bill, a report said Wednesday.

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Feds Crack iPhone, Warn Apple to Keep One Eye Open


After a bitter legal battle over encryption and privacy rights, the Department of Justice on Monday announced it would back out of its case against Apple because the FBI was able to crack the code of the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters. The department had asked a federal magistrate judge in California to force Apple to help the FBI crack open the encrypted smartphone by writing new code that would allow it to gather additional evidence in the December terrorist attack that left 14 dead and dozens wounded.

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FBI breaks into San Bernardino gunman's iPhone without Apple's help, ending court case

The U.S. Justice Department announced Monday it has successfully accessed data stored on the iPhone that belonged to the San Bernardino gunman without Apple’s help, ending the court case against the tech company.

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DOJ confirms successful iPhone data extraction, withdraws encryption case against Apple

Article Image The Department of Justice on Monday filed to withdraw a legal action compelling Apple’s assistance in unlocking an iPhone linked to last year’s San Bernardino shootings, saying it successfully gained access to, and extracted data from, the target device.

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In new San Bernardino filing, Apple calls the government's arguments 'misleading'

Apple’s kerfuffle with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department appears far from over.

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WhatsApp Case May Be New Encryption Battleground


A new front may have opened up between the Department of Justice and Silicon Valley in the ongoing legal battle over government access to encrypted data, this time involving WhatsApp, the electronic messaging and voice system owned by Facebook. DoJ officials reportedly have been debating how to proceed in a criminal case in which a court-ordered wiretap has been hindered by WhatsApp encryption. The case comes at a tense time, as the ongoing legal battle between the DoJ and Apple has roiled the technology industry.

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Justice Department asserts it could demand source code, signing key from Apple

Article Image In the confrontation over the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, the U.S. Justice Department believes it could potentially demand that Apple hand over iOS source code and a signing key, according to a court filing.

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DoJ, Apple Butt Heads in Latest Encryption Go-Round


The legal battle between Apple and the Department of Justice over access to encrypted iPhone data got a little more personal last week after lawyers for Apple blasted a government filing that accused the company of collaborating with the Chinese government. The DOJ’s filing was nothing more than a smear campaign designed to paint a false picture of Apple’s lack of cooperation in the investigation as well as its relationship with the Chinese government, based on flimsy sources, Apple attorney Bruce Sewell argued.

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US appeals ruling on accessing data in New York iPhone case

Calling a New York judge’s ruling “an unprecedented limitation” on judicial authority, the Justice Department asked a Brooklyn federal court on Monday to reverse a decision that said Apple Inc. wasn’t required to pry open a locked iPhone.

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