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Google sues alleged crypto-scammers, hoping to set US legal precedent against illegal activity

By Mike Swift
  • 04 Apr 2024 11:00
  • 03 Apr 2024 04:55
Google says it has become the first large tech company to sue alleged crypto currency scammers in a US federal court — in this case, app developers who the company said secretly seeded the Google Play store with nearly 90 bogus apps that fleeced at least 100,000 Android users around the

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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