Articles by Nandita Bose and Mark Hosenball

Justice Department Sets Meeting on Internet Liability

The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it will hold a public meeting on Feb. 19 to discuss the future of a federal law which largely exempts online platforms from legal liability for the material their users post. The meeting …

Internet Firms’ Liability Shield on Justice Department Meeting Agenda

The U.S. Justice Department is planning to hold a conference to discuss the future of a federal law which largely exempts online platforms from legal liability for the material their users post, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday. …

U.S. Eyes China, Russia Sanctions Over Cyber Attacks

The United States is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against U.S. commercial targets, several U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said no final decision had …

Obama Seeks ‘Nimble, Aggressive, Well-Resourced’ Cyber Defense

President Barack Obama vowed on Monday that the United States would aggressively bolster its cyber defenses, as U.S. officials said the probe into a massive breach of federal government networks has yielded growing signs of a direct Chinese role. Obama …

Sony Pictures Grapples with Huge Cyber Attack

Eight days after a massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood studio was still struggling to restore some systems on Tuesday evening as investigators combed for evidence to identify the culprit. Some employees at the Sony Corp. entertainment …

Foreign Insurers’ Role in U.S. Tax Evasion Under Scrutiny

A Swiss asset management firm, Swisspartners Group, agreed to pay $4.4 million to the United States to settle a probe into whether it helped U.S. taxpayers evade their federal income taxes, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Friday. From …

Overseas Hackers Suspected in Target Breach; Stolen Data Reported Selling Online

Investigators believe that overseas hackers were responsible for the cyber attack on U.S. retailer Target Corp. that compromised up to 40 million payment cards during the first three weeks of the holiday shopping season, a person familiar with the matter …

Murdoch May Sue Lance Armstrong to Recover Past Libel Settlement

London’s Sunday Times said it may take legal action against cyclist Lance Armstrong, including pursuing him for alleged fraud over a libel settlement, in the wake of the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s report labeling him a drug cheat. The newspaper, …

Three Mull Lawsuits in U.S. Against Murdoch’s News Corp.

Three people who believe they were targeted by a private investigator working for Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World while they were in the United States are considering suing his company in U.S. courts, a source close to the case …

U.S. Authorities Looking Into Murdoch Foreign Payments

U.S. authorities are stepping up investigations, including an FBI criminal inquiry, into possible violations by employees of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire of a U.S. law banning corrupt payments to foreign officials such as police, law enforcement and corporate sources said. …