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The US has filed a civil anti-trust suit against search firm Google, saying it was aimed at stopping the company, which dominates the sector, "from unlawfully maintaining monopolies through anti-competitive and exclusionary practices in the search and search advertising markets and to remedy the competitive harms".

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 12 September 2019 10:15

281 'Nigerian scammers' arrested around the world

 Authorities in 10 countries have arrested hundreds of suspects accused of involvement in Business Email Compromise schemes, with stolen funds totalling over US$120 million.

Published in Security

Huawei has been under a lot of pressure in 2019, including reports late last week that Google would not allow its apps and services on the upcoming Mate 30 Pro, with Huawei now issuing a statement regarding US DoJ probes into the company.

Published in Development

Two Chinese citizens have been charged with infiltrating a number of managed service providers and other organisations in the US, with the Department of Justice saying that the intrusions began as far back as 2006.

Published in Security

T-Mobile US and Sprint have been given permission to go ahead with their proposed merger after national security reviews cleared the deal, which is now expected to be finalised in the first half of 2019.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 16:43

Supreme Court declares Microsoft email case moot

Microsoft may finally have to hand over emails stored on a server in Ireland, after the US Supreme Court ended a four-year-old case between the company and the Department of Justice, declaring it was moot due to a new law about access to digital material stored abroad by US technology firms.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Microsoft has filed a motion in the US Supreme Court, agreeing with a contention made by the US Department of Justice on Tuesday that a case, filed by the DoJ to obtain emails stored by one of the company's customers in Ireland, is now moot.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The US Department of Justice has made a fresh bid to obtain emails stored in Ireland by Microsoft, filing a motion to dismiss an existing case in the Supreme Court and issuing a fresh warrant to the company seeking the release of the emails.

Published in Government Tech Policy

In an explosive revelation, the Tor Project, which produces a browser said to be the gold standard for privacy, is being funded by the US Government agency BBG and co-operates with American intelligence agencies, a report claims.

Published in Security

A bill which will enable courts to decide cases in which the US Government seeks access to data stored abroad by American companies is unlikely to pass through Congress in time to resolve a case involving Microsoft.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Government investigators in Washington state have dropped all charges against a man charged with child pornography offences, rather than reveal the technological means they used to locate him.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 09:14

Microsoft prevails over DoJ in Ireland email case

Microsoft has won a major legal victory, with a US court of appeals refusing to hear an appeal from the US Department of Justice into a verdict that said data stored abroad by an American company could not be searched by US authorities.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The United States is working with foreign governments to draft agreements that would allow the latter to serve warrants for email searches and wiretaps on US technology companies doing business in these countries.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Microsoft is suing the US Department of Justice (DoJ) over your right to know if big brother wants access to your records.

Published in Technology Regulation

The FBI now has so much egg on its face as a result of its stoush with Apple over access to an iPhone 5C that it only needs to order in some toast and rashers for its staff to have a good Easter breakfast.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 29 May 2014 16:48

Eagle-i keeps an eye on FireReady app

If the infrastructure behind a mobile game goes down, that's a nuisance rather than a disaster. But if that happens with an app used to deliver emergency warnings and information, it's potentially a matter of life or death.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 18:21

Big data: 'It's time,' says Oracle

Organisations should be implementing big data, not just planning to do so, according to an Oracle executive.

Published in Data

At a dramatic press conference in New York City, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced it has broken open a Costa Rican money laundering operation that had over a million users. Australia was one of 15 countries involved in shutting down the operation.

Published in Security

As expected, the US Department of Justice has commenced legal action against Apple and several publishers alleging conspiracy to fix prices. Some of the publishers have already settled.

Published in Technology Regulation

Today, Resolve announces another success in the Queensland Government sector, having won a contract with the Office of the Adult Guardian (OAG) to implement its new Client Management System. The OAG deal follows the highly effective implementation of Resolve within Victim Assist Queensland. Both agencies are part of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, and join Resolve's growing list of Queensland Government clients.

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