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DOJ says security researchers won’t face hacking charges | Engadget

The Justice Department doesn’t want security researchers facing federal charges when they expose security flaws. The department has revised its policy to indicate that researchers, ethical hackers and other well-intentioned people won’t be charged under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act if they’re investigating, testing or fixing vulnerabilities in “good faith.” You’re safe as long […]

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The DOJ Unveils New Efforts to Tackle Environmental Justice Concerns | JD Supra

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) is the latest executive branch agency to join the Biden-Harris Administration’s (“Administration”) efforts to address environmental justice concerns. On May 5, 2022, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Administrator Michael Regan announced a series of actions to advance environmental justice, including the launch of the Office […]

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DOJ warns AI hiring and productivity tools can violate anti-discrimination law | Engadget

Federal agencies are the latest to alert companies to potential bias in AI recruiting tools. As the AP notes, the Justice Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have warned employers that AI hiring and productivity systems can violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. These technologies might discriminate against people with disabilities by unfairly ruling […]

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DOJ files challenge to Alabama law that makes it a felony to administer gender-affirming health care to minors

“This lawsuit challenges a state statute that denies necessary medical care to children based solely on who they are,” the department said in its complaint. The complaint filed Friday alleges that “the new law’s felony ban on providing certain medically necessary care to transgender minors violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.” The Justice Department […]

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Avoiding Sticky Situations with Web3: DOJ, SEC Scrutiny of NFT and DeFi Projects Expected to Continue | Insights | Holland & Knight

Web3 is a term with a shifting, amorphous definition. In its current form, Web3 encompasses both decentralized platforms and the metaverse. Decentralized platforms offer services and assets that use distributed ledger technologies (DLTs), while the metaverse is a virtual reality through which persons will access those services and assets. Web3 projects – particularly non-fungible tokens […]

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Avoiding Sticky Situations with Web3: DOJ, SEC Scrutiny of NFT and DeFi Projects Expected to Continue | JD Supra

Web3 is a term with a shifting, amorphous definition. In its current form, Web3 encompasses both decentralized platforms and the metaverse. Decentralized platforms offer services and assets that use distributed ledger technologies (DLTs), while the metaverse is a virtual reality through which persons will access those services and assets. Web3 projects – particularly non-fungible tokens […]

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Technology

US DOJ probes Google’s $5.4b Mandiant acquisition

Federal regulators are taking a closer look at Google’s planned $5.4 billion acquisition of Mandiant, a deal designed to boost the web giant’s public cloud’s cybersecurity capabilities. In a filing [PDF] with the SEC this week, Mandiant officials said that both their company and Google received a request from the Department of Justice for more […]

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DOJ announces $150 million in Covid health fraud, bogus vaccination prosecutions nationwide

Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C., August 29, 2020. Andrew Kelly | Reuters The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced criminal charges against two people in California in a scheme that allegedly made $144 million in false and fraudulent health claims to federal programs for unnecessary […]

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DOJ accuses Manson Youth Institution of violating civil rights

CHESHIRE, Conn. (WFSB) – Many consider the name Manson Youth Institution somewhat of a misnomer. The Cheshire prison houses children who have been transferred into the adult criminal court system, along with young adults under 22. The Department of Justice accused the prison of violating the young inmates’ civil rights. They said the prison of […]

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Barry Diller denies insider trading on Microsoft, Activision deal amid DOJ and SEC investigations

Kara Swisher, CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, Martha Stewart, and Barry Diller at CNBC’s “The Next 25” Gala in New York. CNBC | Nbcuniversal | Getty Images Diller, who confirmed to the Journal that he had been contacted by regulators, said in a statement to CNBC: “None of us had any knowledge from any person or […]