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Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2019
Big tech companies have long rebuffed attempts by the U.S. federal government to scrutinize or scale back their market power. Now they face a scrappy new coalition as well: prosecutors from nearly all 50 states.
In a rare show of bipartisan force, attorneys general from 48 states along...
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019
Like Europe before it, the U.S. government looks ready to try reining in its technology giants. But doing so may be more difficult than it seems.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies and whether their online...
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019
Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup?
The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are moving to investigate Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple over their aggressive business practices, and the House Judiciary Committee has announced an unprecedented antitrust probe ,...
Thursday, May. 23, 2019
Google just announced changes to its policies relating to abortion-related advertising. The changes, which only apply to advertisers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, will go into effect...
Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019
The biggest tech companies want you to know that they're taking special care to ensure that their use of artificial intelligence to sift through mountains of data, analyze faces or build virtual assistants doesn't spill over to the dark side.
But their efforts to assuage concerns that...
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019
Apple's latest move into streaming video illustrates an escalating trend: Tech's biggest companies, faced with limits to their growth, are encroaching on each other's turf.
Apple is taking on Netflix. Facebook is edging into Amazon's sphere with its e-commerce plans. Google, which has...
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019
Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple are once again being cast as monopolies that have become too powerful for society's good, a recurring theme that's increasing the pressure to rein them in.
A 150-page report commissioned by the British government depicts big digital companies in search,...
Friday, Feb. 22, 2019
YouTube has plenty of problems to deal with, ranging from advertiser boycotts to a recommendation engine often blamed for encouraging conspiracies on the video-sharing network. But rarely does it score such a spectacular own goal as it did with its 2018 year-in-review video.
Thursday, Sep. 27, 2018
Congress is taking the first steps toward setting national rules governing how companies use consumers data — although one of its goals might be to prevent states from enacting stronger privacy protections of their own.
The approach being pondered by policymakers and pushed by the...
Friday, Sep. 14, 2018
Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what's becoming an escalating privacy arms race.
New protections in Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers aim to prevent...