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Copies of the book Permanent Record by Edward Snowden, are seen on the shelf at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cj Gunther-EPA

US government sues Edward Snowden over new book

The US Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden seeking to prevent the former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor from profiting from his new book.
“The Department of Justice has increased efforts in taking aggressive enforcement action against fraudsters who are targeting American citizens and their businesses in business email compromise schemes and other cyber-enabled financial crimes,” said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.

Operation Rewired: FBI announces arrest of 167 Nigerians

United States’ Federal authorities on Tuesday announced the arrest of 167 Nigerians in a wide scale effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes tagged used by fraudsters to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including many senior citizens through an investigation tagged ‘Operation reWired” conducted around the world.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

US states launch antitrust investigation into Google

Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally opened an antitrust probe on Monday into Alphabet’s Google, in a sign of growing government scrutiny of U.S. technology giants.
Facebook more than doubled the money it spent on Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's security in 2018 to $22.6 million, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.

Facebook to create a privacy panel as part of $5 billion FTC settlement

The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay $5 billion, two people briefed on the matter said.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Facebook slammed with $5 billion fine over privacy breaches

Facebook Inc has been slammed with a hefty $5billion fine by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission following its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, multiple sources familiar with the situation said.
US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta

US Labor Secretary resigns amid Jeffrey Epstein plea deal scrutiny

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is stepping down following criticism of his handling of a 2008 plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
Edwin Elochukwu Anyaoku, a Nigerian suspected of being the mastermind of an international drug-smuggling operation, has been extradited by South Africa to the US to face charges of drug-trafficking.

South Africa hands Nigerian drug baron to US

Edwin Elochukwu Anyaoku, a Nigerian suspected of being the mastermind of an international drug-smuggling operation, has been extradited by South Africa to the US to face charges of drug-trafficking.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

US to start mass deportation next week

US President Donald Trump said in a tweet that US immigration agents are planning to make mass arrests starting “next week,” an apparent reference to a plan in preparation for months that aims to round up thousands of migrant parents and children in a blitz operation across major US cities.
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US budget chief requests two-year delay on parts of Huawei ban

The White House’s acting budget chief is pressing for parts of the US’s Huawei ban to be delayed an additional two years, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election was released today by attorney general William Barr.

Russian interference: Charging Donald Trump with a crime was not an option – Robert...

Special Counsel Robert Mueller said on Wednesday that charging Donald Trump with a crime of obstruction was not an option because of Justice Department policy not to indict a sitting president.
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US jails Ethiopian for lying to obtain citizenship

An Ethiopian, Mergia Negussie Habteyes, who naturalized to become a U.S. citizen in 2008 has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for having fraudulently obtained U.S. citizenship.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed for 50 weeks for violating his U.K. bail conditions in 2012 at a sentencing hearing at Southwark Crown Court today.

US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act

The Justice Department on Thursday charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with violating the US Espionage Act by publishing military and diplomatic files in 2010, rejecting his claim that he is a journalist.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

US adds Huawei and affiliates to trade blacklist

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday it is adding Huawei Technologies and 70 affiliates to its so-called “Entity List” – a move that bans the telecom giant from buying parts and components from U.S. companies without U.S. government approval.
Muhammad Khalid Khan

US: How we arrested Khalid Khan in Nigeria

The U.S. Government on Thursday revealed how it had with assistance from Nigerian relevant agencies successfully extradited U.S. indicted defendant Muhammad Khalid Khan to the U.S.
U.S. White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, back left, joins in with traditional dancers as she is welcomed by local people on arrival to Adzope, Ivory Coast, Wednesday April 17, 2019, where she will visit Cayat, a cocoa and coffee collective. At right of Trump is Minister Patrick Achi. Trump is visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad

On a trip to Africa to promote women's economic empowerment, Ivanka Trump said on Wednesday the White House should be judged by its actions toward a continent that her father has privately disparaged.
Christine Assange

Julian Assange’s mother backs petition to free son

Christine Assange, the mother of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, appealed to British Authorities on Friday to be “patient, gentle and kind” to her son.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

Donald Trump’s move against Huawei suffers setback

The Donald Trump administration’s had earlier run an aggressive campaign to prevent countries from using Huawei and other Chinese telecommunications equipment in their next-generation wireless networks.
US President Donald Trump on Friday urged China to abolish tariffs on agricultural products imported from the United States — adding that trade talks between the rival powers were going well.

Donald Trump, lawmakers anxiously await Russian meddling report

U.S. lawmakers drew battle lines on Sunday over how to handle a special counsel long-awaited report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election that has cast a pall over Donald Trump’s presidency.

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