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DOJ merchant of death roundup for 2007

Department of Justice releases list of major US tech and weapons export violations for 2007.

By October 20, 2007


Why does the DOJ oppose net neutrality?

From the DOJ's perspective a neutral Internet is an affront to the economic free market, but eliminating net neutrality will simultaneously eviscerate the other free market: the marketplace of ideas.

By September 7, 2007


DOJ still wants spy suit against Verizon tossed

Attorneys for class action suits accusing the telco of illicit NSA cooperation say a senior intelligence official's recent statements bolster their arguments. The feds disagree.

By August 30, 2007


Democrats quiz telecom companies about spy program role

A House committee launches an inquiry requesting details from AT&T, Verizon and Qwest on how they've responded to government demands for subscriber records.

By October 2, 2007


Are systems integrators cheating on RFPs?

Systems integrators may well be enterprises' worst enemy, even as they pretend to be their friends. How open source can help.

By September 5, 2007


Telecoms, government try to kill surveillance lawsuits

Plaintiffs in privacy case against government allege members of Bush administration have confirmed existence of spy program and want the ability to pursue civil suit.

By August 31, 2007


New bill backs prison time for piracy 'attempts'

Republican-backed measure, which takes cues from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales's legislative wishlist, would impose stiffer penalties across the board for copyright-related offenses.

By July 30, 2007


Sen. Kerry wants to ban Internet images of dog fighting

Sen. John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, said in a press release on Friday that he wants to make it "illegal to transmit images of dog fighting, to run websites that cater to dog fighting." Thanks for your strong support of the First Amendment, senator.

By July 23, 2007


It's not over until the fat lady sings

Apple options probe may come back in the spotlight.

By July 19, 2007