Articles about US Department of Justice
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
19 Feb 2019
How Huawei employees sneakingly tried cloning Apple's tech
Huawei isn't having the best of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.