Department of Justice reportedly investigating AT&T and Verizon over collusion against eSIM technology

The US Department of Justice has reportedly opened an antitrust investigation to determine whether AT&T, Verizon, and mobile industry group GSM Association (GSMA) colluded to prevent consumers from easily switching carriers with devices that support eSIM, according to The New York Times. All four major carriers received requests for information about the investigation, according to […]

The Justice Department and FBI are reportedly investigating Cambridge Analytica over Facebook scandal

The Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have launched an inquiry into Cambridge Analytica, the data mining firm that last month announced it would be shutting down amid the Facebook privacy scandal that embroiled the social network starting back in March. The investigation, the existence of which was first reported this evening […]

California man arrested for threatening to kill FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s family over net neutrality

A 33-year-old resident of Norwalk, California was arrested today for sending threatening emails to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai last year, according to the US Department of Justice. The threats, sent by an individual named Makara Man, were made primarily in the second of three messages sent to Pai’s official FCC email accounts in […]

Baltimore police accused of violating federal law with stingray cellphone trackers

The Baltimore Police Department has been accused of violating federal law with its use of stingray cellphone trackers. In a complaint filed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday, three civil rights groups said the police department hasn’t obtained the license required to use stingray technology, adding that it violates the Communications Act by […]