US Authorities Seize Domains Over Android App Piracy For The First Time

Android’s free-wheeling, open ecosystem has a major app piracy problem, and the US government just got involved in a big way. Yesterday, the Department of Justice announced that it had seized the domains of three popular destinations for illegal Android downloads. Applanet, Appbucket and Snappzmarket are now dead.

Kim Dotcom: Please, Bring Us To America

We reported earlier that the legal proceedings in the case against Megaupload kingpin Kim Dotcom have been delayed to March 2013. And it seems Dotcom is none too pleased about this latest turn.

US Appeals Court Rules Computer Code Is Not 'Property' And Can't Be Stolen

Sergey Aleynikov, an ex-Goldman-Sachs programmer, spent a year in prison for downloading source code of the firm’s high-speed trading software before his sentence was overturned in February. Today the court explained why — downloading computer code doesn’t constitute stealing under the US National Stolen Property Act.

Feds Want To Warrantlessly Track Phones Bought With Fake Names

If the US Department of Justice gets its way, it won’t need a warrant to monitor people who buy mobile phones and other electronic services using a fake name, according to a story in today’s Wall Street Journal.

US DOJ Wants To Outlaw Lying On The Internet

It’s a cornerstone of the internet. The fake identity. And now CNET reports that the US Department of Justice wants to make it illegal to use a false identity on Facebook or lie about your weight on dating sites. You’re kidding right?

US Government Taking A Closer Look At Google-Motorola Deal

When ginormous companies try to buy gigantic companies, there’s always cries about monopolies, anti-trustiness and all those nasty words. So it’s really no surprise that the Department of Justice is now making a “second request” for more information about Google swallowing Motorola.

American Online Poker Is Under Attack Again

Last Friday, the US Department of Justice unveiled a 52-page (52? LOL) indictment against three of the biggest online poker companies providing service for Americans – PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker – and alleged that they were guilty of money laundering, along with wire and bank fraud.

Ruling Gives DOJ Access To WikiLeaks-Linked Twitter Accounts

A federal judge in Virginia issued a ruling today that allows the US Department of Justice to access the Twitter accounts and associated data like the email addresses of principal WikiLeaks members, including Julian Assange.

Department Of Justice Subpoenas Twitter Records Of WikiLeaks Volunteers

The Department of Justice has subpoenaed many people’s Twitter accounts who were associated with WikiLeaks. The subpoena states that there is “reasonable ground to believe that the records or other information sought are relevant and material to an ongoing criminal investigation.”

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