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Department of Justice Facebook Twitter regulation

The Justice Department is considering whether Twitter and Facebook are censoring users

September 5th, 2018

The Justice Department is the latest branch of the government to take sudden concern with social media companies’ content moderation policies, according to a statement issued Wednesday afternoon. The DoJ has a “growing concern” that social media companies are “hurting competition” and intentionally stifling free speech, according to the statement. The Department of Justice’s interest …

DOJ investigates cable companies over Netflix net neutrality row

June 13th, 2012

The United States Department of Justice is trying to figure out whether cable companies are engaging in anti-competitive practices by not counting data consumed through their own homemade streaming services against customers’ monthly bandwidth caps while docking users’ caps for data streamed through third-party companies such as Netflix and Hulu. The Wall Street Journal reports …

No-poaching antitrust case against Apple, Google and others will go to trial

April 19th, 2012

Apple, Google and five other technology companies must face an antitrust lawsuit for illegally agreeing to not poach each other’s employees. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, rejected the companies’ bid to dismiss claims brought under the Sherman Act and California state law, Reuters reported on Thursday. In addition to Apple and Google, Intel, …

Apple welcomes trial over eBook price-fixing allegations

April 19th, 2012

Apple wants to go to trial to defend itself against allegations made the United States government surround a price-fixing scheme, Reuters reported on Wednesday.  “Our basic view is that we would like the case to be decided on the merits,” Apple lawyer, Daniel Floyd, told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote. “We believe that this is …

Apple to DOJ: We’re the good guys, not the bad guys

April 13th, 2012

In a filing with the United States district court for southern New York, Apple claims the Department of Justice has its story all wrong. The Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against Apple and multiple book publishers earlier this week alleging that the group colluded to fix the prices of electronic books. In a recently released …

Non-profit ISP wages war on FBI and DOJ by putting privacy first [video]

April 12th, 2012

Nicholas Merrill, formerly the head of a New York-based Internet Service Provider that fought the FBI and DOJ in court over the constitutionality of the Patriot Act and won, plans to launch a new non-profit, crowd-funded ISP that will make its users’ privacy a central focus. “I have a bit of a track record of …

DOJ likely to lose eBook antitrust suit against Apple

April 12th, 2012

The United States Department of Justice is likely to lose its antitrust lawsuit targeting Apple and book publishers, according to a report from CNET. A number of legal experts agree that the case against the Cupertino-based company isn’t as strong as the one against publishers. The DOJ “has a far better case against the publishers …

U.S. government sues Apple over eBook price-fixing

April 11th, 2012

The United States government has filed an antitrust suit against Apple, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Penguin alleging that the companies conspired to fix electronic book prices. Reports surfaced more than a month ago suggesting that the Department of Justice had launched an investigation into whether or not Apple had colluded with publishers to raise …

DOJ threatens Apple with antitrust suit over eBook price-fixing

March 8th, 2012

The United States Department of Justice has warned Apple and five top U.S. book publishers that it plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against them, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday evening. According to the paper’s multiple unnamed sources, the DOJ alleges that Apple colluded with publishers to raise the prices of eBooks sold …

Google reportedly hires Apple exec for top secret project

February 6th, 2012

Google has hired Apple’s former senior director of product integrity for a new secret project, according to a report from VentureBeat. The man in question is Simon Prakash, who worked at Apple for more than eight years. Prakash was responsible for the quality control at Apple, a company that has a long-standing reputation for quality. …