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Google faces new FTC probe over display ads

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Federal investigators have begun probing whether Google is using its increasingly potent position in the online advertising market to undermine competition, an issue officials have monitored since its acquisition of digital ad company DoubleClick in 2008, said people familiar with the inquiry. Read full article >>...
Google faces new FTC probe over display ads

AWOL Soldier Arrested For Trying To Defraud Paul Allen

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A soldier on the Army's Absent Without Leave was arrested for attempting to use billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's bank account to make over $15,000 in purchases, as reported by the Associated Press. Federal investigators allege that Brandon Lee Price changed the address of Allen's account and then had a debit...
AWOL Soldier Arrested For Trying To Defraud Paul Allen

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
Microsoft reportedly facing SEC and DOJ investigation over claims of foreign bribery
New e-mails reveal Feds not "forthright" about fake cell tower devices
Chinese research scientist accused of spying on NASA

'Friends' can share your Facebook profile with the government, court rules

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A federal judge has ruled that investigators can go through your Facebook profile if one of your friends gives them permission to do so. The decision, which is part of a New York City racketeering trial, comes as courts struggle to define privacy and civil liberties in the age of...
'Friends' can share your Facebook profile with the government, court rules
Nationwide Insurance uses lawyers to protect details of October security breach
Feds may be cooling on Google antitrust case
Securing your website: A tough job, but someone's got to do it

Toyota, Federal Investigators Cast Doubt on California Man's Runaway-#Prius Claim: http://bit.ly/c9A3tS /via @edmunds

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Toyota, Federal Investigators Cast Doubt on California Man's Runaway-#Prius Claim: http://bit.ly/c9A3tS /via @edmunds

Little-known surveillance tool raises concerns by judges, privacy activists

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Federal investigators in Northern California routinely used a sophisticated surveillance system to scoop up data from cellphones and other wireless devices in an effort to track criminal suspects -- but failed to detail the practice to judges authorizing the probes. Read full article >>...
Little-known surveillance tool raises concerns by judges, privacy activists

Media Firms Probed on Data Release

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Federal investigators examined whether media firms used high-speed systems to give some investors access to data a fraction of a second ahead of the release time, but the U.S. decided not to file criminal charges....
Media Firms Probed on Data Release

Anonymous sends unhappy Valentine's Day greetings

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Community of hackers take repsonsibility for mucking up website of company accused of supplying tear gas in Bahrain uprisingIt's been a busy Valentine's Day for Anonymous, that loose affiliation of hackers who seem to be cracking into every company in town.Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the uprising in Bahrain, sometimes...
Anonymous sends unhappy Valentine's Day greetings

Microsoft Being Probed For Bribery By U.S. Investigators

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Federal regulators are investigating Microsoft for allegedly bribing foreign governments for favor in software contracts. “Lawyers from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are examining kickback allegations made by a former Microsoft representative in China, as well as the company’s relationship with certain resellers and consultants in...
Microsoft Being Probed For Bribery By U.S. Investigators

Google Buzz reported to federal investigators over claims it violates privacy law - Telegraph

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Google Buzz reported to federal investigators over claims it violates privacy law - Telegraph

Feds: Man Claiming 50% Ownership Of Facebook Forged, Hid Documents

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The man who claimed he was entitled to a 50% stake in Facebook because founder Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea from him stands accused of forging documents, filing a bogus lawsuit and orchestrating a multi-million dollar scheme. On Friday, Federal investigators arrested Paul Ceglia, 39, of Wellsville, N.Y. on charges...
Feds: Man Claiming 50% Ownership Of Facebook Forged, Hid Documents
Accused Chinese spy charged with downloading porn, not NASA secrets

JACK ABRAMOFF: The Truth About My Crimes, Jail, And Life After Prison

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 A decade ago, Jack Abramoff was one of the Washington's richest and most-successful lobbyists. Representing Indian tribes, telecom companies, sovereign governments, and dozens of other clients, he played the lobbying game extremely aggressively--so aggressively that he eventually caught the attention of the press and federal investigators. At first, Abramoff...
JACK ABRAMOFF: The Truth About My Crimes, Jail, And Life After Prison

Federal complaint outlines H-1B fraud scheme

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Federal investigators have ended an H-1B fraud scheme in which people in India and in the U.S. were recruited for full-time jobs that did not necessarily exist....
Federal complaint outlines H-1B fraud scheme

FBI: Pennsylvania Man Stole Microsoft Co-Founder’s Identity

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An AWOL soldier’s simple scheme to defraud billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has landed him in federal custody, according to a criminal complaint. In the complaint unsealed Monday, federal investigators allege Brandon Lee Price changed the address on a bank account held by Allen, then had a debit card sent...
FBI: Pennsylvania Man Stole Microsoft Co-Founder’s Identity
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