Articles about US Department of Justice

NewsBytes Briefing: Google defers 30% commission in India, and more

06 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google defers 30% commission in India, and more

Last night, Google deferred the enforcement of its Play Store billing policy that requires certain app developers to pay a 30% commission to the tech giant.

Several US states to back DOJ's antitrust lawsuit against Google

13 Sep 2020

Several US states to back DOJ's antitrust lawsuit against Google

A week ago, it was reported that the US Department of Justice is planning to bring an antitrust lawsuit against Google.

NewsBytes Briefing: SoftBank considering bidders for TikTok India, and more

04 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: SoftBank considering bidders for TikTok India, and more

In another twist to the saga, SoftBank is reportedly working to broker a deal for TikTok India.

How ISIS used Facebook to scam people needing face masks

17 Aug 2020

How ISIS used Facebook to scam people needing face masks

In the past few months, we have seen a number of instances of fraudsters using COVID-19 to con unsuspecting people.

Disgraced singer R Kelly's "friends" arrested for threatening victims

14 Aug 2020

Disgraced singer R Kelly's "friends" arrested for threatening victims

R&B singer R Kelly, currently incarcerated at Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago, is in news for his "friends" now.

Chinese hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna: Report

01 Aug 2020

Chinese hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna: Report

Last week, the US Justice Department charged two China-linked hackers, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, with stealing valuable data from organizations in the US and around the world.

NewsBytes Briefing: Snap's revenue grows; Moderna's vaccine won't be cheap

22 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Snap's revenue grows; Moderna's vaccine won't be cheap

The big story in the technology world is: Snap reported its earnings for Q2 2020 with notable gains - 9 million new users and 17% YoY growth in revenue.

World Cup: Former FIFA officials accused of taking bribes

07 Apr 2020

World Cup: Former FIFA officials accused of taking bribes

According to US prosecutors, former FIFA executives took bribes in return for voting for Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup.

US: Indian student gets 5-year jail over $1mn tech scam

11 Jun 2019

US: Indian student gets 5-year jail over $1mn tech scam

A college student from India, who was interning in the United States, has been sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for running a telemarketing scam.

US: 70-year-old Indian-origin man admits to multi-million dollar immigration fraud

22 Feb 2019

US: 70-year-old Indian-origin man admits to multi-million dollar immigration fraud

A 70-year-old man of Indian-origin, Hardev Panesar, living in the US, has admitted to running a multi-million dollar immigration scam that is said to have duped over a 100 people.

How Huawei employees sneakingly tried cloning Apple's tech

19 Feb 2019

How Huawei employees sneakingly tried cloning Apple's tech

Huawei isn't having the best of the year.

Extradition hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou pushed to March

30 Jan 2019

Extradition hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou pushed to March

The extradition hearing for a top Huawei executive at the center of a diplomatic row between Ottawa (Canada capital) and Beijing (China capital) has been pushed back to March, after US unveiled sweeping charges against her and the Chinese tech giant.

#PNBScam: Interpol issues red corner notice against Mehul Choksi

13 Dec 2018

#PNBScam: Interpol issues red corner notice against Mehul Choksi

Almost half a year after Interpol had issued a red corner notice against absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi, the agency has issued a red corner notice against his uncle and accomplice in the Rs. 14,000cr PNB scam, Mehul Choksi.

US: First FDA-approved marijuana drug available across all US states

02 Nov 2018

US: First FDA-approved marijuana drug available across all US states

The first marijuana-based medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Epidiolex, is now available as prescription medicine across all 50 US states.

Elon Musk's Tesla is now facing a criminal investigation

19 Sep 2018

Elon Musk's Tesla is now facing a criminal investigation

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has initiated a criminal probe against electric car maker Tesla over public statements made by company CEO Elon Musk.

Malaysian ex-PM Razak hit with new charges over multi-billion-dollar scandal

08 Aug 2018

Malaysian ex-PM Razak hit with new charges over multi-billion-dollar scandal

Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak was hit with new charges today linked to a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat in May.

Trump nominates Indian-American professor Aditya Bamzai to Civil Liberties board

08 Aug 2018

Trump nominates Indian-American professor Aditya Bamzai to Civil Liberties board

US President Donald Trump has nominated a prominent Indian-American law professor and legal expert to an agency on privacy and civil liberties.

After US, Russia targeting Indian elections: Oxford University expert

03 Aug 2018

After US, Russia targeting Indian elections: Oxford University expert

After targeting elections in the US, Russia may turn its focus on other democracies like India and Brazil, an Oxford University social media expert has warned.

US: 3D-printed guns now? Thankfully, the judge blocks the release

01 Aug 2018

US: 3D-printed guns now? Thankfully, the judge blocks the release

A day back, it seemed that the floodgates of gun control were about to burst open in the US, with schematics for 3D-printed guns and supporting software slated to go public from August 1.

Mueller's probe: 12 Russians indicted in 2016 US election hacking

14 Jul 2018

Mueller's probe: 12 Russians indicted in 2016 US election hacking

The US Justice Department has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the servers of senior Democrats, including their Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 US Presidential Election.

American-firm to pay $100,000 to settle Indian-origin employee's discrimination lawsuit

03 Jul 2018

American-firm to pay $100,000 to settle Indian-origin employee's discrimination lawsuit

An American firm will pay $100,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of an Indian-origin employee who was fired for seeking a transfer to care for his differently-abled son.

PNB Fraud case: Interpol issues Red Notice against Nirav Modi

02 Jul 2018

PNB Fraud case: Interpol issues Red Notice against Nirav Modi

Indian agencies are one step closer to nabbing Nirav Modi, the prime accused in a Rs. 13,400 crore fraud, after the Interpol issued a Red Corner Notice against him.

Investment powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz launches $300 million dedicated crypto fund

26 Jun 2018

Investment powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz launches $300 million dedicated crypto fund

Silicon Valley's leading venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has launched a new $300-million fund that is focused on cryptocurrencies.

NY: Indian-origin man to pay over $136,000 in India-based tech-support-scam

13 Jun 2018

NY: Indian-origin man to pay over $136,000 in India-based tech-support-scam

Paramjit Singh Brar, an Indian-origin man, who had allegedly provided substantial support to an India-based tech-support scam, has agreed to pay over $136,000 and a permanent ban from marketing, promoting or offering tech-support services as part of a settlement with US federal authorities.

US court rules against President Trump blocking his twitter followers

24 May 2018

US court rules against President Trump blocking his twitter followers

A US federal court today declared that President Donald Trump cannot block his followers on Twitter as this violated the First Amendment.

Lance Armstrong settles $100 million doping fraud case

20 Apr 2018

Lance Armstrong settles $100 million doping fraud case

Tainted cyclist Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to settle the federal fraud case.

Chinese man makes $1.1 million by selling fake iPhones

05 Feb 2018

Chinese man makes $1.1 million by selling fake iPhones

Chinese national Jianhua Li has admitted to have sold fake iPhones and iPads to customers in the United States as part of a bigger counterfeiting operation.

Russia probe: Investigators demand Trump's bank account data

06 Dec 2017

Russia probe: Investigators demand Trump's bank account data

US special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading an investigation into Russia's alleged election meddling, has reportedly ordered Deutsche Bank to release details of President Donald Trump's accounts.

US Justice Department mulls inquiry into Clinton foundation

15 Nov 2017

US Justice Department mulls inquiry into Clinton foundation

US media is currently rife with reports on President Donald Trump's alleged connections to the Kremlin.

Court allows Trump's travel ban to partially come into effect

14 Nov 2017

Court allows Trump's travel ban to partially come into effect

A California appeals court has allowed President Donald Trump's latest travel ban to partially come into effect.

Trump: Putin was insulted by US election interference claims

11 Nov 2017

Trump: Putin was insulted by US election interference claims

US President Donald Trump said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin felt insulted by allegations of Russia's interference in the US presidential elections.

Researcher who stopped WannaCry malware arrested by FBI

04 Aug 2017

Researcher who stopped WannaCry malware arrested by FBI

In May, British cyber-security researcher Marcus Hutchins rose to prominence for stalling the WannaCry cyber-attack which affected millions of computers nationwide.

US special counsel Mueller assembles grand jury over Russia probe

04 Aug 2017

US special counsel Mueller assembles grand jury over Russia probe

Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating allegations of Russia's election interference, has reportedly assembled a grand jury.

Trump's son informed about Russia's attempts to help father's campaign

11 Jul 2017

Trump's son informed about Russia's attempts to help father's campaign

President Trump's son admitted to meeting Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya last year after she claimed she had damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

US consultancy paid $1.18mn to NHAI to secure contracts

11 Jul 2017

US consultancy paid $1.18mn to NHAI to secure contracts

A Boston-based firm has admitted to paying $1.18mn (Rs. 6.7cr) to officials of the National Highway Authority of India to secure contracts.

Trump's son, son-in-law met Russian lawyer over Clinton info

10 Jul 2017

Trump's son, son-in-law met Russian lawyer over Clinton info

US President Donald Trump's son has agreed to meeting Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer last year, after being promised damaging information about Trump's rival Hillary Clinton.

Trump's travel ban: US Supreme Court allows part of it

26 Jun 2017

Trump's travel ban: US Supreme Court allows part of it

In what appears to be a victory for Donald Trump, the Supreme Court has let the present administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers coming from the six Muslim-dominated countries.

Another federal court upholds block on Trump's travel ban

13 Jun 2017

Another federal court upholds block on Trump's travel ban

Yet another court has upheld a block on US President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.

Srinivas Kuchibhotla killing: Kansas man indicted on hate crime charges

10 Jun 2017

Srinivas Kuchibhotla killing: Kansas man indicted on hate crime charges

Adam Purinton, accused of killing Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injuring two in a Kansas bar, was indicted on federal hate crime and firearms charges.

Former FBI chief Robert Mueller to lead Russia-Trump investigation

18 May 2017

Former FBI chief Robert Mueller to lead Russia-Trump investigation

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has named former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russia's alleged ties with Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow's election interference.