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US Government subpoenas Twitter logs of Icelandic MP, Wikileaks volunteers

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The Department of Justice has issued subpoena to Twitter asking for the records of Twitter messages between known Wikileaks supporters since November 1, 2009, according to a message posted on Twitter by Birgitta Jónsdóttir, a member of the Icelandic Parliament. Jónsdóttir was a former supporter of Wikileaks and a member of the Movement in the country. She also is part of the NATO parliamentary assembly and a member of the […]

Google terminates Yahoo deal after DOJ rejects revised deal

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Google has decided to terminate its ad deal with Yahoo after the US Department of Justice rejected the revised ad deal that would account for more than 90 percent or more of the web ad market, and “would likely harm competition in the markets for Internet search advertising and Internet search syndication.” Google’s Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, said in a blog post that while Google was disappointed, but it […]

Yahoo, Google to submit new revised ad deal to Justice Dept.

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Yahoo and Google is being reported to have submitted a revised version of their proposal to form an advertisement partnership to the US Justice Department anti-trust regulators, according to the Wall Street Journal – citing “people familiar with the matter”. According to the newspaper, both parties have added new provisions to limit the “scope of the deal” in a bid to get the green light from the Justice Department. It […]

DoJ probes Google/Yahoo ad partnership

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The US Department of Justice has hired its old anti-trust boss Sandy Litvack to head up its probe into Google’s advertising practises. Litvack served as the head of the antitrust division under President Jimmy Carter before leaving in early 1981; he is now working as a partner at a private law firm. It is unknown if the probe will investigate anything beyond Google’s advertising partnership with Yahoo, as it is […]

DoJ to investigate partnership between Google and Yahoo

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The Department of Justice in the US is now opening a formal investigation into the partnership between Google and Yahoo, the first and second place leaders in search. The investigation comes after the DoJ is fearing that it would reduce competition in the online advertising market. It is currently preparing demands for information from executives at both companies and rival advertising firms. There was initially a two-week test run, but […]