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Search Warrants Against WikiLeaks Staff: Justice Department, Google & US Media Silence Threaten Press Freedom

The United States government served search warrants on Google in March 2012 and demanded that the company hand over data from WikiLeaks staff members for the purpose of an investigation into violations of the Espionage Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a larceny statute and a "conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud the United States" statute.

Legal & Evidence Hurdles Stop Feds in Brown Case

Media Reports Point to End of Criminal Case Multiple media reports beginning with The New York Times, late Wednesday night have indicated that the United States Department of Justice will decline to prosecute former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, 28, in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18 last August. Show More Summary

US Justice Department Bans Local, State Police From Using Federal Civil Forfeiture Program

The United States Department of Justice announced Friday that local and state law enforcement can no longer use federal programs to seize the assets of those believed to have committed a crime without conviction. The Washington PostShow More Summary

D.E.A. Kept Telephone Records on Americans, Justice Department Says

The trove contains calls between the United States and abroad as part of an effort to catch drug traffickers — but data was collected on people not involved in criminal activity.

CPJ welcomes Risen decision, calls on Holder to ensure journalists are not forced to reveal sources

New York, January 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the decision on Monday by the United States Department of Justice to withdraw its subpoena of New York Times reporter James Risen and calls on the Department of Justice to enact guarantees that journalists will not face similar legal...

Senators Investigating How Often The Justice Department Scans Civilian Cell Phones

Ever since the Patriot Act, Americans have been especially nervous about how closely the United States government has been tracking private devices like cell phones. After Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA’s monitoring of private information, the nation reached a boiling point, with many citizens calling for an end to privacy violations. Show More Summary

It’s official: U.S. to reveal that North Korea was behind the massive Sony hack

Officials in the United States Department of Justice will officially reveal on Friday that North Korea was directly responsible for the devastating hack on Sony Pictures, Bloomberg is reporting. “The Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation will reveal evidence they believe links the attack to North Korea, according to a U.S. Show More Summary

Federal Investigation of High Airfares Amidst Declining Fuel Prices Called On by Schumer

last monthTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Charles Schumer — a member of the Senate of the United States representing New York who has been frequently critical of airline fees — is calling for a federal investigation by the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation...Show More Summary

Palestinian American Activist Rasmea Odeh Bonds Out of Jail After Government Fails to Block Release

Palestinian American organizer Rasmea Odeh, who was convicted of immigration fraud by a jury in Detroit in November, was released from a county jail on $50,000 bond this afternoon after the United States Justice Department failed to block her release by trying to challenge the source of the bond money. She returned to her home [...]

How Witnessing Violence Affects a Child, and How to Help

Sixty percent of children in the United States are exposed to violence, crime or abuse on an annual basis, according to a Department of Justice report. When I was attacked last year, my son became one of them.

What Exempting Homeland Security Agencies from New Racial Profiling Rules Means for Millions of Americans

Key security agencies in the United States are expected to be exempted from new Justice Department rules announced by President Barack Obama’s administration to reduce racial profiling by federal law enforcement. The exemptions willShow More Summary

US DOJ fines StealthGenie for selling Android, iOS spyware, demands source code

The United States Department of Justice has fined the CEO of spyware vendor StealthGenie $500,000 and demanded the firm turn over the source code for software designed to remotely monitor calls, texts and other activity on Android and jailbroken iOS devices.

Getting Beyond Ferguson

Recently, the United States Department of Justice announced a groundbreaking undertaking to take on, squarely and directly, one of the most damaging social problems facing the nation. The National Initiative for Building Community Trust...Show More Summary

WSJ: Department of Justice uses fake cell towers on airplanes to capture data from mobile phones

The Wall Street Journal reported today that the United States Department of Justice has been using planes equipped with devices that pose as cellular towers (called “dirtboxes”) to collect data from suspected criminals’ cell phones—and capturing data from innocent bystanders in the process. The devices are capable of capturing data from “tens of thousands” of […]

U.S. Justice Department Accused of Using Fake Cell Towers on Planes to Gather Data From Phones

The United States Justice Department has been using fake communications towers installed in airplanes to acquire cellular phone data for tracking down criminals, reports The Wall Street Journal. The program has reportedly been in place...Show More Summary

Remembering Ben Bradlee

On March 29, 2007, as the Senate Judiciary Committee grilled a former justice department official over the firings of United States attorneys, Walter Pincus poked his head into my office. The Post reporter extended an invitation that was as close to a drop-everything as I’d heard: lunch with him and Ben Bradlee that very day […]

Notes From HPS

David Codrea: The Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are appealing a settlement in the case of Dobyns v United States, a post by retired agent Jay Dobyns on the Clean Up ATF member forum announced Friday. In September, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Francis M. Allegra awarded […]

The Grand Jury investigation of the Michael Brown shooting has been hopelessly corrupted

Cross posted from the Frederick Leatherman Law Blog Thursday, October 23, 2014 Good morning: The Los Angeles Times is reporting this morning that the United States Department of Justice has condemned the selective leaking by “unnamed officials” of information provided to the grand jury investigating the Michael Brown shooting as an attempt to improperly influence [...]

Twitter Inc (TWTR) Allegedly Prohibited From Being Candid By The FBI And DoJ According To J.R. deBart

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) had filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) yesterday. The micro blogging website claimed that it was unable to disclose the number of requests for user information it had received from the security agency in its transparency report. J.R. deBart reported […]

Hackers plead guilty to stealing code for unfinished Xbox games, military software

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Surprise, surprise: the government doesn't take kindly to being hacked. The United States Department of Justice announced today that four members of an international hacking group have been indicted for stealing over $100 million of software and...

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