DOJ: Google Allowed to Buy Fare Search Firm
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 11, 2011
After months' of negotiations, the federal government says it will clear Google's purchase of ITA Software, but only if they mind their P's and Q's.
Tags: Google, search, Microsoft, antitrust, DOJ
Critics Warn as DoJ, FCC Clear Comcast-NBC Merger
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 19, 2011
Open Internet provisions, other conditions apply, but critics warn the $30 billion mega-merger will create unhealthy media consolidation.
Tags: FCC, Comcast, NBC, DOJ, mergers and acquisitions
NY Rep. Asks Treasury to Blacklist Wikileaks' Assange
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 13, 2011
New York Republican Pete King asks Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to add Wikileaks founder to list of individuals barred from doing business with U.S. firms.
Tags: security, privacy, DOJ, Wikileaks, Julian Assange
DoJ Leans on Twitter for WikiLeaks Information
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 10, 2011
Probing the mass release of secret government documents, the Justice Department goes to court to wrest information from Twitter about principals in the case, including Julian Assange and the Army private accused of facilitating the leak.
Tags: security, Twitter, DOJ, Wikileaks, Julian Assange
EU Opens Antitrust Probe Into Google Search
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 01, 2010
European antitrust authorities announce a formal inquiry into allegations from Google's competitors that the search giant used its market clout to undermine competition.
Tags: Google, search, EU, antitrust, DOJ
HP Settles E-Rate Fraud Case With Feds for $16M
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published November 11, 2010
Computing giant agrees to pay $16.25 million to settle fraud allegations that included lavishing city officials with gifts such as yacht trips and Super Bowl tickets in exchange for sales contracts under a federal telecom subsidy program.
Tags: telecom, lawsuits, FCC, HP, DOJ
DOJ Settles With Tech Firms Over Hiring Practices
By David Needle | Article Published September 24, 2010
The agreement was reached with six high-profile Silicon Valley tech firms: Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit and Pixar.
Tags: Google, Apple, lawsuits, DOJ, IT hiring trends
HP Settles Kickback Case With DoJ
By David Needle | Article Published August 04, 2010
The computer giant denies it engaged in any illegal conduct in a case stemming from claims of abuse in winning government contracts.
Tags: government IT, government market, Sun, HP, DOJ
DoJ Sues Oracle Alleging Software Contract Fraud
By Larry Barrett | Article Published July 29, 2010
Justice Department claims the company defrauded the federal government on a software contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars over an eight-year span.
Tags: Oracle, software licenses, lawsuits, DOJ, fraud
Does the State Dept. Ignore Security?
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published January 18, 2009
Reports suggest an ongoing pattern of unauthorized access to citizens' personal information.
Tags: security, services, management, media, DOJ
Of Death Spirals And The Free Market
By Chris Nerney | Article Published September 24, 2008
Of Death Spirals And The Free Market
Tags: Google, EU, Yahoo, antitrust, DOJ, online ads, European Union
Arrests Made in Massive Wireless Credit Card Heist
By Naomi Graychase | Article Published August 08, 2008
After a three-year under-cover investigation conducted by the Secret Service, the Department of Justice has filed charges against an international cast of characters allegedly involved in the hacking of nine major U.S. retailers that resulted in the theft and sale of over 40 million credit and debit card numbers.
Tags: wireless, privacy, e-Mail, DOJ, extradition