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Topic: DOJ

Antitrust committee demands Apple, Amazon, Facebook & Google internal documents

09/13/2019, 11:09 am

The House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee has sent letters requesting internal documentation and correspondence from four major tech giants in the US, including Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook.

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Google confirms antitrust investigation by DOJ

09/06/2019, 07:09 pm

Google parent company Alphabet on Friday said it is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice over potential antitrust violations, confirming suspicions that it would be a target in the government's wide-roving review of tech companies.

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DOJ wants Apple, Google to relinquish user data of rifle scope app

09/06/2019, 05:09 pm

As part of an investigation into potential weapons export violations, the U.S. Department of Justice is demanding both Apple and Google furnish user information for a rifle scope monitoring and control app, a move that could impact well over 10 thousand people.

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DOJ working with state attorneys general on big tech probe

08/20/2019, 08:08 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice is consulting a group of state attorneys general on what promises to be a wide-ranging antitrust probe into major technology industry firms Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

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Capital One hack exposes data of 100M+ customer accounts

07/30/2019, 09:07 am

A Seattle woman has been arrested and charged with hacking into Capital One and gaining access to over 100 million customer accounts at the U.S. bank.

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DOJ requiring eSIM support as condition of Sprint & T-Mobile merger, including Dish

07/26/2019, 02:07 pm

A small but significant condition of the Justice Department approving Sprint and T-Mobile's merger is that the combined entity -- and Dish, which is being turned into a fourth national carrier -- must support eSIM technology.

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DOJ approves merger of T-Mobile & Sprint, but states' lawsuit awaits [u]

07/26/2019, 11:07 am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Friday that it has approved a proposed $26 billion-plus merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, though with major concessions, and a lawsuit from 13 state attorneys general still pending. [Updated with Dish's multi-billion payouts]

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DOJ announces massive antitrust review examining Apple, Google & others

07/23/2019, 05:07 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced a long-anticipated antitrust review of major tech corporations, including the likes of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

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Sprint & T-Mobile merger could win DOJ approval as soon as Wednesday

07/22/2019, 10:07 pm

The contentious $26.5 billion merger of T-Mobile and Sprint is reportedly close to approval by the U.S. Department of Justice, to the point an announcement could be made as soon as Wednesday.

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DOJ asks appeals court to pause enforcement of Qualcomm antitrust ruling

07/16/2019, 06:07 pm

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to temporarily halt enforcement of an antitrust ruling against Qualcomm, citing the necessity of the company in 5G networking, and support from both the Energy Department and Defense Department.

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Deal for Sprint & T-Mobile merger could turn Dish into a new wireless carrier

07/02/2019, 03:07 pm

Dish, T-Mobile, and the U.S. Department of Justice are reportedly near a compromise deal for T-Mobile's proposed merger with Sprint, which if completed, would see Dish become a national wireless carrier.

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Irish regulator launches third investigation into Apple's privacy policy

07/02/2019, 12:07 pm

A spokesman for Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has announced a third probe into Apple regarding privacy and transparency.

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DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim looking to the past to combat tech giant monopolies

06/12/2019, 09:06 am

The head of the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust efforts, Makan Delrahim, drew comparisons on Tuesday between past monopolies like AT&T and the state of the modern tech industry, including companies like Apple and Google.

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Elizabeth Warren calls on DOJ antitrust head to recuse himself from Apple & Google probes

06/11/2019, 09:06 am

Democratic Senator and U.S. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is urging the chief of the Justice Department's antitrust division to recuse himself from investigations into Apple and Google, noting that he has lobbied for both corporations in the past.

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US DOJ targets Apple for potential antitrust probe

06/03/2019, 02:06 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has received jurisdiction to launch a probe into Apple's businesses practices as part of a wider review of antitrust concerns involving large technology companies like Google.

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FTC, Department of Justice amping up antitrust monitoring of tech firms

06/02/2019, 05:06 pm

Amazon and Google could soon be facing increased antitrust scrutiny under a new agreement between Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice -- and more tech company monitoring actions are expected.

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DOJ preparing antitrust probe into Google search and business practices, report says

05/31/2019, 08:05 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly preparing an antitrust investigation into Google's search and related business practices, with the probe coming years after the Federal Trade Commission closed its own probe into the internet giant with no tangible results.

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WWDC is coming & a new iPod touch is here on the AppleInsider Podcast

05/31/2019, 08:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is excited for WWDC and Victor is more fired up about UK spy agency GCHQ's proposal to break the security of iMessage. Plus Victor interviews Russ Shanahan, a developer who had his app sales drop 44% due to what he thinks is a problem with how searching works in the App Store.

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Amazon mulls Boost buy as T-Mobile and Sprint seek merger approval, report says

05/30/2019, 11:05 pm

A report on Thursday claims Amazon is interested in buying Boost mobile from T-Mobile and Sprint as America's third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers work to appease regulators in a proposed merger.

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T-Mobile and Sprint receive key approvals on path to blockbuster merger

12/18/2018, 12:12 am

T-Mobile and Sprint moved past two major hurdles on their way toward a long-fought merger on Monday, receiving regulatory approval from both the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and a group of defense agencies collectively known as Team Telecom.

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