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The DOJ sues to block AT&T’s Time Warner deal

On Monday, AT&T confirmed the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to sue in order to block the company’s plans to purchase Time Warner for $85.4 billion. Earlier reports suggested t

Microsoft drops lawsuit after DOJ limits use of gag orders when accessing customer data

Microsoft said it will drop its lawsuit against the Department of Justice over gag orders that prevent companies from telling customers when their personal data has been accessed by investigators. Its

DreamHost ordered to provide data on anti-Trump website with considerable court oversight

On Thursday, a D.C. court ordered DreamHost to comply with the Department of Justice’s request for data related to the anti-Trump protest website — with some meaningful stipulat

DOJ backs down from request for IP addresses that visited Trump protest website

The Department of Justice has dropped its request for the IP addresses of visitors to an anti-Trump inauguration protest website. The news is a win for DreamHost, which went public with the situation

DreamHost is fighting DoJ request for 1.3M IP addresses of visitors to anti-Trump protest site

Web hosting service DreamHost is fighting a Department of Justice demand to scoop up all the IP addresses of visitors to an anti-Trump website. The website in question,, organized par

Crunch Report | Rumors: Amazon’s New Echo Device

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into Uber's use of Greyballing, we get the first look at the rumored Amazon Echo device and Facebook shuts down its VR filmmaking division. A

ZTE pleads guilty to violating Iran sanctions, agrees to $892 million fine

Chinese electronics giant ZTE this week pled guilty to violating US-Iran sanctions. The plea marks the end of a five-year joint investigation by the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Department o

Microsoft heads to court to fight Justice Department gag orders

Microsoft heads to court Monday morning to defend its right to disclose when the government requests data on its users. The case, known as Microsoft v. Department of Justice began in 2016 when Microso

Civil liberties groups ask for ‘moratoriums’ on face recognition tech

Armed with new research, civil rights organizations are urging the Justice Department to investigate law enforcement’s excessive use of face recognition technologies. A coalition of more than 50 civ

ACLU moves to join Microsoft lawsuit against Justice Department

The American Civil Liberties Union wants to help Microsoft challenge government gag orders that prevent it from telling its customers when it receives warrants for their information. Microsoft sued th

Have we seen the last of the All Writs Act in the encryption fight?

A judge today officially put an end to the fight between the Justice Department and Apple over unlocking the iPhone of a New York man convicted of selling drugs. U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie d

Microsoft sues Justice Department for transparency in government data searches

Microsoft sued the Justice Department today, challenging the constitutionality of the gag orders issued by the government that prevent tech companies from informing their customers when their data

Justice Department drops lawsuit against Apple as FBI has now unlocked Farook’s iPhone

The FBI has unlocked <a href="">Farook’s iPhone 5c</a> involved in the San Bernardino shooting using an alternative method that didn’t involve Apple. Gi

U.S. Attorney General defends FBI case against Apple on Stephen Colbert’s show

As the iPhone unlocking case becomes more heated, United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch went on late night television to defend the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s stance.

Apple and the Justice Department enter the ‘open hostilities’ phase of iPhone unlocking case

A 43-page rebuttal from the Justice Department today characterized Apple’s earlier response to an iPhone unlocking request as “corrosive.” Shortly thereafter, an Apple press conferen

Justice Department appeals pro-Apple decision in New York iPhone case

Authorities in New York have taken the first step to appealing a judge's ruling last month that denied a request for information held on an iPhone.

The Tech Industry Takeaway From The Apple E-Book Lawsuit [TCTV]

The United States Department of Justice's <a href="">antitrust lawsuit filed yesterday</a> against Apple