department of Justice

explosions

Five Men Responsible for 7,200-Foot Mushroom Cloud Explosion in Louisiana Sentenced to Prison

Employees of the company Explo Systems were sentenced on Friday for a criminal conspiracy involving Army explosives.
Sarah Emerson
11.30.18
joe exotic

An Oklahoma Zookeeper Shot Five Tigers to ‘Make Room’ for More Tigers

Exotic animal owner 'Joe Exotic' was charged with more than a dozen wildlife crimes by a federal grand jury.
Sarah Emerson
11.9.18
Internet Insecurity

Feds Charge a Russian With Hack of 80 Million JP Morgan Customers

The Department of Justice announced the indictment of a Russian citizen. He is the fifth man to be charged for targeting several US financial institutions between 2012 and 2015.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.7.18
HODL

Why Doesn’t the US Government HODL Seized Bitcoins?

The US government keeps seized cash, but auctions seized Bitcoin. What gives?
Daniel Oberhaus
1.18.18
Legalize it

Democrats Should Run on a Platform of Legalizing Weed

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement today overturns an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legal pot.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.4.18
Internet Insecurity

Ex-NSA Hackers Worry China And Russia Will Try to Arrest Them

The US government has been indicting foreign government hackers, and American government hackers are worried China and Russia might start doing the same to them.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.1.17
FBI

US Judges Can Now Sign Global Hacking Warrants

At midnight changes to Rule 41, which the Department of Justice says is to combat criminals who use anonymization technology, came into effect.
Joseph Cox
12.1.16
Sports

AT&T’s DirecTV ‘Corrupted’ LA Dodgers TV Talks, DOJ Alleges in Lawsuit

The DOJ says the satellite giant colluded with rivals in violation of federal antitrust law.
Sam Gustin
11.2.16
tv

The $85 Billion Question: Will the FCC Review the AT&T-Time Warner Deal?

AT&T and Time Warner want to avoid FCC scrutiny. That’s unlikely.
Sam Gustin
10.28.16
HBO

Public Interest Groups Sound the Alarm Over Possible AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Vertical integration is back.
Sam Gustin
10.21.16
Internet

DOJ: Microsoft Email Ruling Leaves Evidence Out of Authorities' Hands

In July, a court ruled that Microsoft did not have to hand over emails stored in Ireland. Now, the Justice Department wants the case to be reheard.
Joseph Cox
10.14.16
ISIS

ISIS-Linked Hacker Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Ardit Ferizi sent personal details on around 1,300 military and government employees to associates in ISIS.
Joseph Cox
9.23.16
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