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The convicts of Silicon Valley, 2023 edition

Silicon Valley can be a place of great power and riches, but the smallest thing can bring it crashing down. From deepfaked phone calls with bankers on the line to mountains of lies that grew out of co

Ex-Uber CSO Joe Sullivan on why he ‘had to get over’ shock of data breach conviction

Before joining Uber as chief security officer in 2015, Joe Sullivan served for two years as a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice, where he specialized in computer hacking

Feds seize Sinbad crypto mixer allegedly used by North Korean hackers

As part of an international law enforcement investigation, the FBI and the Dutch Financial Intelligence and Investigation Service have seized the websites of a crypto mixer that was allegedly used by

More from the US v Google trial: Vertical search, pre-installs and the case of Firefox/Yahoo

We’re nearly two months into the Justice Department’s landmark antitrust case against Google — one of the biggest fights in tech antitrust since the U.S. took Microsoft to trial in the 1

Feds expand Tesla investigation to include vehicle range, personal benefits

Tesla has the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice — again. Tesla has received requests for information, including subpoenas from the DOJ, the automaker disclosed Monday in a U.S. Securities

US DoJ charges two Russians for hacking crypto exchange Mt. Gox

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two Russian nationals for hacking and causing the subsequent collapse of Mt. Gox, one of the largest and most popular crypto exchanges. In an unsealed indict

US sanctions Russian accused of being a ‘central figure’ in major ransomware attacks

The U.S. government has indicted a Russian national for his alleged role in ransomware attacks against U.S. law enforcement and critical infrastructure. U.S. authorities accuse Mikhail Matveev, also k

Lawmakers ask Department of Justice to investigate Warner Bros. Discovery merger

Four Democratic lawmakers have written to the Department of Justice to investigate Warner Bros. Discovery and launch an inquiry into alleged anti-competitive behavior. Democratic representatives Eliza

US sues Google over ‘anticompetitive, exclusionary, and unlawful’ ad tech monopoly

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed suit against Google over alleged antitrust issues, claiming the search giant has monopoly control of the digital ad market. The DOJ is joined by eight states i

DOJ charges founder of crypto exchange Bitzlato for processing $700M of illegal funds

In a press conference on Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it has arrested Anatoly Legkodymov, founder of crypto exchange Bitzlato, for allegedly processing over $700 million of illi

Justice Department in early stages of filing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, says report

The U.S. Department of Justice is in the early stages of drafting an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, according to sources cited by Politico in a report released just ahead of the weekend. While the n

Meta just erased a Proud Boys network stealthily organizing on Facebook and Instagram

It’s been almost four years since the Proud Boys were banned from Facebook, but apparently its members are still trying to claw their way back onto the social network after all this time. Meta d

Twitter’s VP of engineering to depart for Meta amid cybersecurity concerns, Musk takeover

As Twitter navigates a grueling legal battle with Elon Musk and his plans to acquire the company, yet another executive is leaving, according to a report by Insider, which Twitter also confirmed.  Sa

Twitter whistleblower says platform was unable to guard against insider threats on January 6

Among the many damning allegations in the newly released Twitter whistleblower complaint, is the disquieting revelation that Twitter was unable to seal its production environment to guard against any

Ex-security chief accuses Twitter of cybersecurity mismanagement in an explosive whistleblower complaint

Twitter’s former head of security, Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, has accused his former employer of cybersecurity negligence in an explosive whistleblower complaint first obtained by CNN and The Washing

Mark Cuban, Mavericks in hot water over Voyager ‘Ponzi scheme’

Lawsuits from disgruntled investors are beginning to stack up after crypto prices plummeted over the past few months, leaving them with steep losses. Billionaire Mark Cuban is the latest celebrity on

The DOJ is reportedly prepping an antitrust suit against Google over its ad business

The Department of Justice is preparing a second major antitrust suit against Google, according to new reporting by Bloomberg. The DOJ could sue Google “as soon as next month,” according to

Facebook and Instagram are removing posts offering to mail abortion pills

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, some Facebook and Instagram users planning to help distribute legal abortion pills are finding themselves censored. Acco

Ex-Amazon employee convicted over data breach of 100 million CapitalOne customers

Paige Thompson, a former Amazon employee accused of stealing the personal information of 100 million customers by breaching banking giant CapitalOne in 2019, has been found guilty by a Seattle jury on

EV SPAC Faraday Future now has the attention of the DOJ

Amid an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission into inaccurate statements to investors, Faraday Future has received a preliminary request for information from the U.S. Department of J
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