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The Face Mask Exempt Card con and the group behind it

The Face Mask Exempt Card con and the group behind it

There's a printable "Face Mask Exempt Card" out in the wild that the official United States Department of Justice just called out. The card looks semi-legitimate, especially if the person showing the card has a laminating machine - but it's absolutely unofficial an unenforceable in any legal capacity. As noted by the Department of Justice, the card may include a message suggesting that exemption from face mask rules is allowed because of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - but it's all a sham.

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US indicts Huawei on tech theft and racketeering charges

US indicts Huawei on tech theft and racketeering charges

The US government has filed an indictment against Huawei and its Chief Financial Officer, alleging intellectual property theft, financial fraud, and racketeering by the Chinese firm and its management. The superseding indictment was revealed on Thursday, February 13, and targets Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. along with two US subsidiaries. CFO Meng Wanzhou - who is currently awaiting confirmation on whether she will be extradited from Canada to the US in order to face charges - is also named in the indictment.

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Here are the phone carrier locking rules agreed to by DISH, T-Mobile, and Sprint

Here are the phone carrier locking rules agreed to by DISH, T-Mobile, and Sprint

Documentation agreed to by the Department of Justice, T-Mobile, Sprint, and DISH, dictate that new carrier locking policies are now on the books. Before you go any further, note that these agreements were not made by AT&T, Verizon, or any other carrier other than the three carriers mentioned in the first sentence of this article. In the court documents viewed by SlashGear today, locking principals agreed to by these parties apply to "all methods of locking, (including any limitation on the use of an eSIM to switch between profiles*) for any postpaid or prepaid mobile wireless device that they lock to their network."

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No eSIM future: What’s in the T-Mobile, Sprint, DISH DOJ agreement

No eSIM future: What’s in the T-Mobile, Sprint, DISH DOJ agreement

The future is officially, legally bindingly, inclusive of eSIM. Official court filings released today stipulate that both The New T-Mobile (with Sprint) and DISH "agree to support eSIM technology on smartphones, including working with handset equipment manufacturers to support eSIM-capable phones to the extent such phones are technically capable of operating on [aforementioned carriers'] wireless networks."

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Feds accuse Chinese spies of hacking US aerospace companies

Feds accuse Chinese spies of hacking US aerospace companies

The Department of Justice has published an indictment accusing Chinese spies of working with insiders and hackers to infiltrate multiple aerospace companies. The intrusion was reportedly an effort to acquire turbo fan engine data used for commercial airliners, this allegedly having happened around the same time a state-owned Chinese aerospace company was working to create its own turbo fan engine.

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DOJ asks Facebook to help it snoop on encrypted voice chats

DOJ asks Facebook to help it snoop on encrypted voice chats

The Department of Justice wants Facebook to give it access to encrypted voice chats as part of a criminal probe, according to a new report. The issue revolves around Messenger and its encrypted chats feature, which users can manually enable for specific conversations. The DOJ is reportedly seeking access to voice conservations made with the app.

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Bitcoin price manipulation probe underway at Justice Department

Bitcoin price manipulation probe underway at Justice Department

The US Department of Justice is investigating possible cryptocurrency price manipulation, at least according to sources that have leaked the probe. According to the tipsters, the DOJ has teamed with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to determine whether some traders have or had been manipulating the price of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. The sources say this is a criminal probe.

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AT&T and Verizon collusion probe tipped at Justice Department

AT&T and Verizon collusion probe tipped at Justice Department

A newly published report claims Verizon and AT&T are the subject of a Department of Justice investigation. According to the sources cited, officials are looking into whether the two carriers, as well as telecom standards organization GSMA, colluded to make it harder for customers to switch providers. The Justice Department hasn't confirmed the allegations at this time.

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Justice Department wants phone unlocking mandate for encrypted data

Justice Department wants phone unlocking mandate for encrypted data

The Department of Justice wants a mandate that would force tech companies to provide phone unlocking tools. The FBI is involved in discussions of potential legislation forcing the matter, according to a new report. Research currently underway by both entities allegedly indicates that a backdoor could be provided without leaving the devices more vulnerable to hackers. This is the latest development in the US government's long-running effort to get easy access to encrypted smartphones.

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Apple iPhone slowing draws Justice Department, SEC scrutiny

Apple iPhone slowing draws Justice Department, SEC scrutiny

Apple continues to face criticism over its controversial decision to slow down older iPhones with aging batteries. Authorities in Italy and France have started their own investigations into the matter, and now those are joined by probes at the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to sources. The investigation is said to be in its early stages.

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AT&T Time Warner merger may be blocked by DOJ lawsuit

AT&T Time Warner merger may be blocked by DOJ lawsuit

The Department of Justice is filing a lawsuit to block the merger between AT&T and Time Warner, sources have said, marking a big turn of events for the planned -- and controversial -- deal. Details are still rolling in, but sources claim the Justice Department will officially announce an antitrust suit today regarding the merger. For its part, the DOJ confirmed that it has a major antitrust matter in the pipeline, but didn't name companies.

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Takata tipped near billion dollar settlement with U.S. authorities

Takata tipped near billion dollar settlement with U.S. authorities

Takata is close to striking a massive settlement deal with U.S. authorities, according to sources, with the financial penalty possibly being as high as a billion dollars. According to these sources, Takata’s legal team is working with Department of Justice officials on the settlement, which could include Takata pleading guilty to criminal misconduct. We could see some significant updates as early as next month, but the matter may drag on into a later date in 2017.

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