Google optimized ad auctions to favourably impact revenue
Google regularly tweaked its ad auction system for Google Ads to meet revenue targets. This testified Google's advertising chief, Jerry Dischler during the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) against the tech giant.
The competition lawsuit over Google Search's dominance in the ... Read more
Europe follows US and wants to split up Google
The European Commission (EC) plans to tackle Google's online advertising power, by splitting thing up. In doing so, the EU is following America, which has been tackling the tech giant's online ad monopoly for some time.
In a press statement, responsible European Competition Commissioner Vestager... Read more
Ericsson pleads guilty to federal bribery, will pay a $206M fine
The decision comes after the Swedish company violated a 2019 deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the US Department of Justice (DoJ). The company was found to have withheld evidence involving misconduct in several foreign states and failed to provide prompt and sufficient information regarding... Read more
US government seeks to stop Google’s online advertising dominance
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) is taking Google to court. Authorities accuse the tech giant of monopolizing the digital advertising market.
According to the DoJ, some of Google's digital ad tools monopolize the US digital ad market, which is prohibited under competition laws. The DoJ says ... Read more
DOJ moves to file a lawsuit after rejecting Google’s latest concessions
Department of Justice (DOJ) decides to take legal action after denying Google's most recent concessions.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Alphabet's Google has made concessions in time to prevent a potential antitrust action from the United States, which claim that the corporation abuses its... Read more
‘Ubiquiti hit by inside-job hack attack’
The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted an employee of Ubiquiti for the ransomware attack the company faced this year.
Earlier this year, WiFi and network specialist Ubiquiti was hit by a hacking attack. The suspected hackers gained access to all Ubiquiti's AWS accounts, including S3 data bu... Read more
Justice Department asks for more information on Salesforce-Slack deal
Salesforce.com and Slack Technologies have both been given requests from the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust division, to provide additional information, related to their planned $27.7 billion deal.
The two companies were also instructed to provide documentary material, according to the... Read more
Collection of thousands of hacked databases leaks
A collection of more than 23,000 hacked databases has temporarily appeared on a forum. The collection came from the hacker website Cit0day, which recently went offline.
Cit0day was a website where cybercriminals could buy access to the hacked databases and then abuse the stolen personal data. Th... Read more