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Google exec's inconsistent testimony weakens DOJ case against Apple in e-book price fixing suit

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The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday called a Google director to testify against Apple in its antitrust case over e-book price fixing, but the move proved unhelpful at best as the executive buckled under questioning.    ...
Google exec's inconsistent testimony weakens DOJ case against Apple in e-book price fixing suit

Amazon Web Services gets FedRAMP certification for US government cloud use

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Amazon Web Services has finally received certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which the company said will lower the cost of implementing its cloud services among government organizations and agencies in the U.S.FedRAMP is a mandatory government-wide program that standardizes security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for...
Amazon Web Services gets FedRAMP certification for US government cloud use

Two Year Startup ‘Apprenticeship’ Program: Innovative or Exploitative?

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Ms. Ittycheria and Mr. Sarhan. Want to spend two years working full-time at Thrillist, Learnvest or Birchbox for free? If Enstitute’s campaign on Indiegogo is successful, a group of 18- to 24-year-olds will be heading to New York City for a two-year unpaid apprenticeship at a startup, with living costs...
Two Year Startup ‘Apprenticeship’ Program: Innovative or Exploitative?

Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

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When Apple negotiated its e-book contracts with the five publishers with which it would ultimately launch iBooks, the company demanded a Most Favored Nation provision that prohibited e-books from being sold at any other retailer for a lower price. That provision today is central to the U.S. Department of Justice’s...
Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

Judge Tells Megaupload, Other Groups to Work out Server Maintenance

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Lawyers for Megaupload, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Web hosting provider Carpathia Hosting and other groups fighting over who should maintain 1,100......
Judge Tells Megaupload, Other Groups to Work out Server Maintenance

HP Confirms DOJ Is Investigating Alleged Fraud in Autonomy Deal

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Hewlett-Packard said today that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating its acquisition of Autonomy, for which it is trying to write down about $5 billion in expenses due to alleged “serious accounting improprieties.” The investigation confirmation came as part of HP’s annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. But this...
HP Confirms DOJ Is Investigating Alleged Fraud in Autonomy Deal

US Man Convicted for Helping Thousands Steal Internet Service

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An Oregon man has been convicted of seven courts of wire fraud for helping thousands of people steal Internet service, the U.S. Department of Justice said....
US Man Convicted for Helping Thousands Steal Internet Service

Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

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After a three week debate between Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice, the controversial e-book price-fixing case concluded today with final summations at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. As part of its last remarks, Apple presented a 136-slide deck describing its case against the DOJ in full detail underscoring its argument...
Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

Google Just Got The U.S. Department Of Justice's Approval To Acquire Motorola (GOOG)

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Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility just cleared another huge hurdle, with the Department of Justice announcing that it has cleared the deal, Poornima Gupta of Reuters reports. Google also announced that the European Commission cleared the $12.5 billion acquisition earlier today. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the...
Google Just Got The U.S. Department Of Justice's Approval To Acquire Motorola (GOOG)

Megaupload lawyer: User data is safe for “at least two weeks”

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Reports that the FBI would move in to seize the entire collection of Megaupload user data by Thursday have been nullified after the file-sharing site’s third party hosts, Carpathia Hosting and Cogent Communications, agreed a deal that will see the files saved for at least two weeks. Megaupload lawyer Ira Rothken...
Megaupload lawyer: User data is safe for “at least two weeks”

Limiting bidding on spectrum auctions could be costly, study says

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If the U.S. Federal Communications Commission limits the participation of the largest mobile carriers in upcoming spectrum auctions, it could cost the U.S. treasury billions of dollars, according to a study released Tuesday.The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division and some digital rights groups have called on the FCC...
Limiting bidding on spectrum auctions could be costly, study says

DOJ sues Apple for e-book price fixing

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The U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five book publishers for alleged e-book price fixing The Wall Street Journal reported....
DOJ sues Apple for e-book price fixing

Microsoft releases fix-it for Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability

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Microsoft has released a temporary fix for a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8, which was used by hackers in a prominent attack against the U.S. Department of Labor's website.The problem is particularly dangerous since it can allow an attacker to install malware merely by visiting a tampered web...
Microsoft releases fix-it for Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability

Arizona Man Imprisoned for Selling Access to Botnets

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A 30-year-old Phoenix man was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison for using botnets and selling access to them, the U.S. Department of Justice announced....
Arizona Man Imprisoned for Selling Access to Botnets
NTIA to make 95Mhz of ‘prime spectrum’ available to wireless carriers

Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case

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Ars Technica posted Apple’s legal response (PDF) to the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the Cupertino, Calif.-based Company, and six publishers, for allegedly conspiring to fix eBook prices. In the document, Apple condemned the federal government for siding with ”with monopoly, rather than competition,” and then called the Department of Justice’s complaint ”fundamentally...
Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case

China Finally OKs Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility

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It’s been just over nine months since Google announced their intentions to acquire hardware manufacturer Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, and now it seems that the final pieces of the deal have fallen into place. According to a new report from the Associated Press, Chinese officials have finally given the...
China Finally OKs Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility

Super Bowl sting: Feds seize domains from illegal sports streaming sites

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The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a new round of domain seizures today targeted at websites that provide access to illegal live sports streaming video. It’s likely that the DOJ’s timing is directly related to this Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl championship football game, which has routinely become the most...
Super Bowl sting: Feds seize domains from illegal sports streaming sites

DOJ Calls Megaupload's Motion to Dismiss 'incredible'

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Megaupload cannot avoid prosecution in the U.S. simply because it had no physical presence in the country, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a colorfully......
DOJ Calls Megaupload's Motion to Dismiss 'incredible'

More From Mike Lynch: HP's Autonomy Accusations Are Getting Weaker

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While Hewlett-Packard may have struck the first blow in its fraud charges around its Autonomy acquisition, former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch hasn’t stopped swinging since. Today, Lynch asserts that HP is “backtracking” on its claims against him and the Autonomy management team — because its latest statements can be read...
More From Mike Lynch: HP's Autonomy Accusations Are Getting Weaker

VA disputes charge that it transmits unencrypted personal data over public Internet

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The Office of Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has disputed a finding by the agency's Inspector General that several...
VA disputes charge that it transmits unencrypted personal data over public Internet

Meet the $60 ‘Earth Day’ LED light bulb

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Just in time for Earth Day, Dutch electronics company Philips is unveiling a new super energy-efficient light bulb today with a shelf life that should last about 25 years. The catch? It costs about $60, but Philips is said to have forged deals with some stores to bring that...
Meet the $60 ‘Earth Day’ LED light bulb

The USDA’s New Plant Hardiness Zone Map – Evidence of Climate Change?

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The new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone map is more detailed than ever before, and through the USDA's website, users can click to county-by-county higher-resolution maps. Image from USDA.gov. Just in time for you to order your plants and seeds for this growing season! This month the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
The USDA’s New Plant Hardiness Zone Map – Evidence of Climate Change?

Feds look to make health data more user-friendly to tech developers

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants health tech developers in Silicon Valley to make greater use of its data to help make advances in the field and aid entrepreneurs in the region....
Feds look to make health data more user-friendly to tech developers

DHS shifting to cloud, agile development to boost homeland security

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has moved to agile development and is shifting to cloud platforms in an effort to improve its IT operations....
DHS shifting to cloud, agile development to boost homeland security

DASH7: Bringing Sensor Networking to Smartphones

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You think your smartphone is cool now? Wait till it gets RFID chips, then it'll truly be 'smart.' That's the promise of two emerging RFID-based mobile technologies called NFC and DASH7. We've already looked at NFC (Near Field Communication), which holds great promise as an enabler of mobile payments. Today...
DASH7: Bringing Sensor Networking to Smartphones

European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

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The European Commission has officially reached a settlement with Apple and four publishers – Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette and Macmillan’s parent company, Holtzbrinck — on ebook pricing. The U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster and it was approved in September. Apple and Holtzbrinck...
European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

U.S. State Department pulls plug on big Kindle contract

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Well, here’s a very peculiar story with an odd twist. Two months ago we reported that the U.S. Department of State had planned to award a 5-year, $16.5 million contract to Amazon.com to put tens of thousands of Kindle electronic readers into educational centers around the world. The goal was to...
U.S. State Department pulls plug on big Kindle contract

Today’s Top Stories: Facebook IPO, Kazuo Hirai New Sony CEO, MegaRetrieval

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Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories. Facebook’s IPO Likely in the $5 Billion Range Facebook is expected to file for a...
Today’s Top Stories: Facebook IPO, Kazuo Hirai New Sony CEO, MegaRetrieval
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