27 06, 2019

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Backs Privacy Legislation

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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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24 06, 2019

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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7 06, 2019

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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3 06, 2019

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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2 06, 2019

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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1 06, 2019

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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12 05, 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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28 03, 2019

Housing and Urban Development Department Charges Facebook With Violating Fair Housing Laws

March 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Department of Housing and Urban Development said it was charging Facebook with violating fair housing laws by enabling real-estate companies to improperly limit who can view advertisements on its platform.

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26 10, 2018

Microsoft Defends Its Bid on U.S. Military Contract

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Microsoft executives defended supplying technology to the U.S. military, in another case of a tech company having to explain its relationship with the government in the face of objections from employees.

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23 08, 2018

Microsoft Hit With U.S. Bribery Probe Over Deals in Hungary

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Microsoft is being investigated by U.S. authorities over potential bribery and corruption related to software sales in Hungary.

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