Justice Department


FBI to form digital currency unit, Justice Dept taps new crypto czar

The US Justice Department has tapped a seasoned computer crimes prosecutor to lead its new national cryptocurrency enforcement team and announced that the FBI is launching a unit f...

Platform News: Google

Top Apple executives likely to be deposed in US fight with Google

The Justice Department wants to depose some of Apple’s top executives as it prepares for a trial to determine if Alphabet’s Google broke antitrust law in how it runs it...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

How Big Tech is faring against US lawsuits and probes

Big Tech platforms Google and Facebook were hit with a series of antitrust lawsuits by the US federal government and states on charges they are operating monopolies and abusing the...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

US Justice Department says Google depositions should be in person

An attorney for the US Justice Department has said that he wanted depositions planned for August in an antitrust lawsuit against Google to be live rather than on Zoom.

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Google closes deal to buy Fitbit as US Justice Dept probe continues

Search and advertising giant Google has closed its deal to purchase gym tracking company Fitbit, the companies said, even as the US Justice Department said that it was continuing i...

Platform News: SolarWinds

US Justice Department says its emails were breached by SolarWinds hackers

The US Department of Justice has said its email systems were obtained by the hackers who broke into software company SolarWinds, another sign of the gravity of the breach which has...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google antitrust case to turn on how search engine grew dominant

The US government’s antitrust case against Google appears strong, but could face an uphill battle from a business-friendly judiciary that may question whether a free search e...

Platform News: Google movements

US state attorneys general likely to bring antitrust lawsuits against Google

A group of state attorneys general led by Texas are likely to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google and are working on potential litigation for later this year, a person familia...

FBI Wray

FBI head helped Facebook defend encryption he’s now fighting

Prior to becoming FBI director, Christopher Wray argued on behalf of Facebook in defense of encrypted communications as the company was being pressured by the US Justice Department...

Senator Hawley

US senator urges criminal probe of Amazon.com ‘predatory data practices’

GOP Senator Josh Hawley has urged the Justice Department to open a criminal probe of Amazon.com Inc, saying the online retailer was building a monopoly using “predatory data ...