June 2019

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Backs Privacy Legislation

June 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive and co-founder of Facebook, endorsed federal privacy legislation and greater regulation of political advertising, even as he cast governments as too slow to address many of the internet’s thorniest problems.

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Google’s Enemies Gear Up to Make Antitrust Case

June 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As U.S. officials prepare an antitrust probe of Google and possibly other Silicon Valley giants, a loose-knit crew of its rivals is gearing up to help.

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Google, Facing More Scrutiny, Overhauls Lobbying and Public Affairs Operations

June 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Google has fired several of its largest lobbying firms as part of a major overhaul of its global government affairs and policy operations amid the prospect of greater government scrutiny.

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Tech Giants Google, Facebook and Amazon Intensify Antitrust Debate

June 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The backlash against Silicon Valley comes amid a broader movement to rethink antitrust in general and marks the scrambling of the old left-right divide over government intervention in the market.

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States Add to Scrutiny on Google, Facebook, Other Big Tech

June 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

State attorneys general are preparing for their own investigations into big tech platforms including Google and Facebook, based on concerns that largely mirror those driving federal probes.

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FTC Gets Jurisdiction for Possible Facebook Antitrust Probe

June 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into Facebook under an arrangement that gives the Justice Department chief oversight of Alphabet’s Google, as the U.S. government gears up for scrutiny of the country’s major tech companies over competition concerns.

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Google’s Scrutiny by Justice Department Has Been Building

June 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Justice Department’s plans to investigate Alphabet Inc.’s Google have been building over time, amid a growing public conversation about whether the government should do more to scrutinize the handful of giant tech firms that dominate the U.S. landscape.

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Justice Department Is Preparing Antitrust Investigation of Google

June 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Justice Department is gearing up for an antitrust investigation of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, a move that could present a major new layer of regulatory scrutiny for the search giant.

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May 2019

China Invites U.S. Negotiators to Continue Trade Talks, White House Economics Adviser Says

May 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

China has invited U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to Beijing to continue trade negotiations, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said.

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April 2019