Citigroup, Inc. on Monday agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal inquiry into mortgage-backed securities sold by the bank prior to the country's financial crisis. The deal, which involves one of the largest cash penalties ever paid to settle such allegations, includes a $4 billion civil ...[read more]
The office of Utah Governor Gary Herbert on Tuesday sent an e-mail to state Cabinet members, directing them to place legal recognition of same-sex marriages within the state on hold until further notice. This directive comes as a result of Monday's decision by the US Supreme Court to temporarily ...[read more]
The National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging programs around the world in an attempt to combat terrorism or other criminal activity, according a Washington Post report Monday. The information about the collection came from senior ...[read more]
The National Security Agency (NSA) obtained up to 56,000 unauthorized communications by misrepresenting the scope of its collection activities when it requested permission to collect documents, according to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) opinion declassified Wednesday. The NSA ...[read more]
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Israel's Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein confirmed Wednesday that security personnel can ask visitors to the country to open their e-mail accounts if they are perceived as suspicious. The attorney general's approval comes in response to an inquiry by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel ( ...[read more]
Google's recently acquired Motorola Mobility filed suit against Apple with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday. The filing, which should be made public on Monday, alleges that Apple's mobility devices infringe on seven patents held by Motorola. The suit seeks to block the import ...[read more]
On July 10, 2009, an unclassified report released by five government agencies found that the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program relied on flawed legal analysis at its inception. In June 2009, a federal judge had upheld provisions of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 giving ...[read more]
Chief Defense Counsel for Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunals, Colonel J.P. Colwell on Sunday ordered attorneys under his command not to comply with rules requiring military officials to review all legal correspondence between lawyers and the detainees accused of involvement in the 9/11 terror ...[read more]
A judge for the US Court of Federal Claims has issued a preliminary injunction preventing the US Department of Interior (DOI) from accepting a bid from Microsoft to overhaul its e-mail system, according to a ruling made public Tuesday. Google had filed a lawsuit in November alleging that the DOI ...[read more]