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Congress asks Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon for documents in Big Tech bipartisan probe

Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents.       ...

Congress asks Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon for documents in Big Tech bipartisan probe

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Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple asked to turn over internal documents House judiciary committee wants records in antitrust inquiryMark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook names in requestsThe US government’s investigations into big tech widened on Friday as lawmakers announced they were seeking internal documents from ...
14:01, 09/13/2019

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google to testify in Congress on competition The House committee investigating antitrust in tech is about to call some big names to the microphone. Aides for antitrust panel chairman Rep. David Cicilline have confirmed that the committee is holding a hearing on July 16th where it will question....
15:16, 07/09/2019

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google to testify to Congress on antitrust Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google have been summoned to Capitol Hill next week to testify as part of House lawmakers' wide-ranging antitrust investigation big tech companies and the threats they may pose to competition....
11:16, 07/09/2019

Tech monopoly? Congress increases antitrust scrutiny on Facebook, Google, Amazon House judiciary committee launches investigation into whether current laws and enforcement are enough to address competition issuesCongress is launching a bipartisan investigation into digital markets and the tech industry, looking into giants such a...
20:00, 06/03/2019

Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google Emails Demanded in US Antitrust Probe A US congressional panel stepped up its antitrust probe of four Big Tech firms on Friday with a wide-ranging request for documents on their business operations....
07:32, 09/14/2019

Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google emails demanded in U.S. House panel probe A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from top executives of Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc, Apple Inc, and Alphabet Inc's Google, widening the antitrust prob...
02:00, 09/14/2019

Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple shares drop as Congress launches antitrust investigation Shares of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple dropped Monday as Congress launched its first Big Tech antitrust probe.        ...
08:00, 06/04/2019

UPDATE 3-Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google emails demanded in U.S. House panel probe A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from top executives of Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc, Apple Inc, and Alphabet Inc's Google, widening the antitrust prob...
13:00, 09/13/2019

House lawmakers ask Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google to turn over trove of records in antitrust probe The requests ask each of the tech giants to provide detailed information about their internal operations, including copies of key communications between top-level executives and records related to "any prior investigation" they have faced on competit...
11:32, 09/13/2019

Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook Execs Asked to Hand Over Private Emails in House Antitrust Probe House lawmakers probing Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon for potential antitrust violations have requested the companies turn over internal records, including executives’ own communications.Read more......
13:01, 09/13/2019

New Google and Facebook Inquiries Show Big Tech Scrutiny Is Rare Bipartisan Act Democrats and Republicans at both the federal and state levels are uniting to investigate the power of Big Tech and, potentially, to rein in the dominant companies....
14:48, 09/06/2019

Apple asks developers to place its login button above Google, Facebook Apple Inc will ask developers to position a new "Sign on with Apple" button in iPhone and iPad apps above rival buttons from Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc, according to design guidelines released this week....
00:00, 06/05/2019

UPDATE 1-Apple asks developers to place its login button above Google, Facebook Apple Inc will ask developers to position a new "Sign on with Apple" button in iPhone and iPad apps above rival buttons from Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc, according to design guidelines released this week....
20:32, 06/04/2019

CORRECTED-Apple asks developers to place its login button above Google, Facebook Apple Inc will ask developers to position a new "Sign on with Apple" button in iPhone and iPad apps above rival buttons from Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc, according to design guidelines released this week....
20:32, 06/04/2019

Tech Giants Google, Facebook and Amazon Intensify Antitrust Debate 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....
21:32, 06/07/2019

US tech stocks slide as Google, Facebook and Apple fear antitrust investigations US government reportedly considering separate investigations into whether tech giants are engaged in anti-competitive practicesUS tech stocks were dragged down Monday on fears that a US justice department antitrust investigation into Google parent Al...
12:32, 06/03/2019

Google, Facebook, Amazon dominate the tech industry. Now, a House panel is putting them on trial The House Judiciary Committee is launching its investigation into the market dominance of tech giants such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon.       ...
10:32, 06/11/2019

US Lawmakers Grill Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google at Antitrust Hearing US lawmakers grilled executives from Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in a hearing Tuesday as part of their wide-ranging investigation into big tech companies and the threats they may pose to......
00:32, 07/17/2019

Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple Could Face Antitrust Investigations. How Do Those Work? Four of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech firms — Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple — could face antitrust investigations from the Trump Administration and Congress. After unusual negotiations on the subject, the Federal Trade Commissi...
10:16, 06/05/2019

The Department of Justice just launched a broad probe into whether big tech companies like Amazon, Facebook, and others illegally harm competition (APPL, GOOG, AMZN, FB) Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images The Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing to open a broad probe into whether big tech companies like Amazon, Facebook, and others are illegally harming their competitors, the department said in a press release on Tues...
15:48, 07/23/2019

Feds prepare investigations of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook for anti-competitive activities The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are preparing to crack down on any anti-competitive activities by tech giants Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, according to a report from Reuters on Monday....
19:00, 06/03/2019

House Judiciary Committee Opens Bipartisan Probe of Competition in Tech Industry The House Judiciary Committee is joining the rush to investigate big technology companies with a focus on whether increased concentration in the industry is crowding out competition and hurting consumers. Congress’s investigation will address t...
21:32, 06/03/2019

Schumer asks government to probe rail tech from China U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is asking the federal government to investigate if a plan for new subway cars in New York City, designed by a Chinese state-owned firm, could pose a threat to national security....
18:32, 05/19/2019

Libra: US Congress asks Facebook to pause development Legislators say they need time to investigate cryptocurrency and its potential impactThe US Congress has asked Facebook to pause development on its Libra cryptocurrency until lawmakers have had more time to investigate the ramifications of the compan...
08:00, 07/03/2019

Congress Asks What’s Up With Ivanka Trump and Hubby Jared Kushner and Their Use of Personal Email as Probe Deepens Donald Trump son-in-law-turned-White House aide Jared Kushner’s use of WhatsApp, as well as personal email and other unofficial message services in his official capacities, is coming under increased congressional scrutiny....
20:16, 07/02/2019

Congress launches antitrust probe of Big Tech The federal government may be warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and pointing it at Big Tech. The House Judiciary Committee has announced a sweeping antitrust probe, promising "review of the market power held by giant tech platforms." (June...
04:48, 06/06/2019

U.S. Congress launches ‘top-to-bottom’ antitrust probe into tech giants On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee announced a sweeping antitrust probe of unspecified technology companies. In a statement, it promised "a top-to-bottom review of the market power held by giant tech platforms."...
01:16, 06/04/2019

Apple just took a direct shot at Google and Facebook with a new service called 'Sign in with Apple' (AAPL) Apple Apple introduced a new sign-in service called "Sign in with Apple" at its WWDC keynote on Monday. The new service is a direct shot at Google and Facebook, which offer similar services but sell your personal information to advertisers and third...
09:32, 06/04/2019

THE RISE OF AMAZON ADVERTISING: This is exactly what Amazon is doing to siphon billions of ad dollars from Google and Facebook and why brands love it (AMZN, FB, GOOGL) This is a preview of The Rise of Amazon Advertising research report from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all Digital Media industry research reports. You might already have access to our premium Busi...
12:32, 07/08/2019

Apple's app store eyed in U.S. Congress antitrust probe The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Friday requested information from Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook as part of an investigation of competition in digital markets....
02:00, 09/14/2019

Big Tech Backlash: Google Under Antitrust Probe By 50 US States The backlash against Big Tech moved into a new phase on Monday as officials from nearly all US states announced an antitrust investigation into the dominance of internet giant Google....
04:00, 09/10/2019

U.S. states launch antitrust probe of big tech, Google ads in focus Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have opened an antitrust probe into big tech companies that focuses on Alphabet's Google , Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton formally announced on Monday....
12:48, 09/09/2019

EXPLAINER-What Google, Facebook could face in U.S. antitrust probe The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether big technology companies are engaged in anticompetitive behavior, addressing a rising tide of criticism they have become too powerful to the detriment of consumers....
17:32, 07/24/2019

Explainer: What Google, Facebook could face in U.S. antitrust probe The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether big technology companies are engaged in anticompetitive behavior, addressing a rising tide of criticism they have become too powerful to the detriment of consumers....
15:00, 07/24/2019

States Add to Scrutiny on Google, Facebook, Other Big Tech 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....
08:00, 06/07/2019

Google and Facebook Are Facing a Crackdown in Australia After a Sweeping Probe Google and Facebook Inc. are facing a regulatory crackdown in Australia after an inquiry highlighted concerns about their market power and impact on the media industry, adding to a barrage of global action against the technology giants. A final repor...
23:00, 07/25/2019

FTC Claims Potential Facebook Antitrust Probe as DOJ Snags the Right to Ruin Apple's Day In a flurry of headlines late last week, U.S. government bodies were reported to be looking into antitrust cases against tech giants. The Department of Justice planted its flag in Google on Friday, according to reports, while the Federal Trade Commis...
16:00, 06/03/2019

Why Alphabet, Amazon and Apple are all working on diabetes tech Apple and Alphabet are focused on building new technology and services for people with diabetes. But to succeed, these companies are realizing they need to partner up with traditional medical device makers....
11:48, 08/03/2019

Apple and Google are the top two most valuable brands in wireless tech Quick. Name the most valuable brand name in the world. Apple? nope. Google? That answer is so 2018. According to the 2019 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands rankings computed by WPP and Kantar, Amazon is the most valuable brand with a value o...
20:00, 06/23/2019

Apple and Google are the top two valuable brands in wireless tech Quick. Name the most valuable brand name in the world. Apple? nope. Google? That answer is so 2018. According to the 2019 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands rankings computed by WPP and Kantar, Amazon is the most valuable brand with a value o...
19:16, 06/23/2019

Facebook, Google didn't plan on being monopolies, but are now too powerful, tech investor says "They've had an inexorable growth beyond anyone's original expectations and as a result, they've become too big and too pervasive in our whole lives," says Greycroft founder Alan Patricof...
12:48, 09/06/2019

Signing on with Apple could be safer than Facebook or Google Alternative to Facebook and Google sign-ins promise less data monitoring and better privacy controls. The feature will be available in updated apps       ...
09:16, 09/17/2019

Facebook, Google and Twitter face fresh heat from Congress on harmful online content The continued struggles of Facebook, Google and Twitter to stop the spread of hate speech, disinformation and other harmful content online has sparked heightened interest on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are expected to unveil legislation to probe th...
14:17, 09/18/2019

Facebook board member Peter Thiel calls for probe of Google for ‘treasonous’ acts Late last year, a top US general went public with a pointed question for Google’s leadership, around the time the search giant was coming under fire over its interest in developing a search engine for use in China. Why, Marine General Joseph Du...
09:32, 07/15/2019

A big shift in cloud war between Amazon, Google, Microsoft is coming: P&G top tech exec P&G's top technology executive says the booming cloud market will contract in the next five years as customers stop paying for multiple platforms from Amazon, Microsoft and Google. P&G thinks Google will benefit as more cloud buyers focus on AI....
09:16, 04/30/2019

Google, Facebook, Amazon to testify in US against French digital tax Google, Facebook and Amazon are among the companies that will testify Monday at a U.S. government hearing on the French government's digital services tax....
04:32, 08/14/2019

Google, Facebook, Amazon to testify in U.S. against French digital tax Alphabet Inc's Google unit, Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc are among the companies that will testify Monday at a U.S. government hearing on the French government's digital services tax....
17:00, 08/13/2019

How to Use Parental Controls From Apple, Google and Amazon The settings sections of many common devices allow parents to do everything from block explicit content to set a fixed gadget bedtime—all without paying extra or ceding privacy to an outside service....
10:18, 09/17/2019

Facebook, Google and other tech giants to face antitrust investigation by House lawmakers The probe announced Monday by the House Judiciary Committee's competition-minded panel, led by Rep. David Cicilline (R.I.), is expected to be far-reaching, covering the extent to which a company like Google favors its products over rivals or Facebook...
02:48, 06/04/2019

U.S. states launch antitrust probes of tech companies, focus on Facebook, Google Two groups of U.S. state attorneys general on Friday announced separate antitrust probes of large tech companies such as Alphabet's Google and Facebook ....
17:48, 09/06/2019

U.S. officials huddle with Facebook, Google and other tech giants to talk about the 2020 election Federal law enforcement officials huddled Wednesday with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter on Wednesday to discuss election security ahead of the 2020 presidential race, according to several U.S. and industry officials, responding to heightened...
16:16, 09/04/2019

Apple touts privacy in web sign-on war with Facebook, Google Apple Inc on Monday launched a "Sign In With Apple" function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts, drawing a contrast with rivals by stressing protection of users' information....
18:48, 06/03/2019

Big tech's antitrust fears give investors a rare chance to buy Facebook, Amazon on the cheap Washington's apparent assault on big tech companies like Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon could be a blessing in disguise for investors as they present a massive buying opportunity....
07:00, 06/08/2019

Bernie Sanders says he'd 'absolutely' try to break up Facebook, Google, Amazon Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said today that he would "absolutely" look to break up Big Tech giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google on antitrust grounds....
19:00, 07/16/2019

UPDATE 6-U.S. states launch antitrust probes of tech companies, focus on Facebook, Google Two groups of U.S. state attorneys general on Friday announced separate antitrust probes of large tech companies such as Alphabet's Google and Facebook ....
19:17, 09/06/2019

UPDATE 4-Apple touts privacy in web sign-on war with Facebook, Google Apple Inc on Monday launched a "Sign In With Apple" function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts, drawing a contrast with rivals by stressing protection of users' information....
17:48, 06/03/2019

Apple challenges Google, Facebook for web login, touts privacy  Apple Inc on Monday launched a "Sign In With Apple" function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts, drawing a contrast with rivals by stressing protection of users' information....
13:32, 06/03/2019

New Apple Sign-In Option Could Keep More Personal Data Away From Facebook, Google Apple’s plan to enable anonymous sign-ins on mobile apps threatens to choke off access to data for companies including Facebook and Google, which use the information to track users and sell ads....
14:16, 06/06/2019

Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter likely facing review from Justice Department The Justice Department said Tuesday it would begin an antitrust review of online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple and Amazon .       ...
16:16, 07/23/2019

Tech news roundup: HPE Discover 2019, Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, and Google Cloud's debacle This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include a look at the companies that hire the most data scientists, four significant impacts of a security breach, and a first-hand account of a major hack job....
10:32, 06/19/2019

Amazon overtakes Google and Apple to become the world’s most valuable brand Amazon has become the world’s most valuable brand this year by overtaking Google and Apple, according to a report. Last year, Google was ranked the top, followed by Apple and Amazon.The 2019 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking, ...
07:32, 06/23/2019

Why Apple's Siri isn't as smart as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Computer scientists have been working on some of their underlying technologies for more than half a century — so why can't Apple make Siri work better? Here's where virtual assistants came from and where they go wrong....
18:32, 06/04/2019

'Over The Rainbow' composer sues Apple, Google and Amazon for piracy The estate of Harold Arlen, who wrote classic songs like "Over the Rainbow" and "I've Got the World On a String," is taking several Silicon Valley giants to court. ...
10:16, 05/21/2019

How Salesforce got its developer conference right, while Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Google lost their way Salesforce made developers and admins the stars at TrailheaDX 2019. Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Facebook failed to do the same at their developer conferences....
15:32, 06/16/2019

Google and Facebook are gonna hate Apple’s new privacy-preserving online ads Apple has outlined a new plan to make online ads private. A new Safari feature, called Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, aims to stop ads from tracking you across the web. The company says the proposed solution will allow advertisers to measur...
03:16, 05/23/2019

Facebook to join Google, Amazon in developing voice-activated assistant technology Facebook Inc is working to develop a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com Inc's Alexa, Apple Inc's Siri and Alphabet Inc's Google Assistant....
05:48, 05/01/2019

‘Sign In With Apple’ Promises a Solution to Google and Facebook's Sleazy Tracking Practices Apple’s privacy push continued on Monday when the company announced “Sign in with Apple,” a login service meant to block all the tracking that comes with social logins like Facebook and Google’s login.Read more......
16:00, 06/03/2019

Kantar study: Amazon passes Apple, Google as world's most valuable brand Retail giant Amazon surpassed Google Tuesday as the world's most valuable brand -- with a total value of $315.5 billion, an increase of more than $100 million in the past year, a research group said in a new study....
10:48, 06/11/2019

Why it makes sense to see Apple’s new login button in iPhone apps that support Google and Facebook logins Apple unveiling its “Sign In with Apple” button during its iOS 13 presentation at WWDC on Monday was arguably one of the most exciting moments of the keynote. Similar in design and functionality with the same login buttons that we keep se...
04:00, 06/05/2019

Israeli security company reportedly has tool that spies on Apple, Google and Facebook cloud data An Israeli cybersecurity company has reportedly developed spyware that can scrape data from the servers of Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft products....
07:32, 07/19/2019

The Intercept reports that a super PAC affiliated with a bipartisan caucus in Congress, which has se The Intercept reports that a super PAC affiliated with a bipartisan caucus in Congress, which has several moderate Democratic members, is backing a Republican primary challenger to the center-left Democratic Rep. Katie Hill. I eagerly await the tweet...
15:00, 07/19/2019

Reuters asks judge to release secret Propecia documents Reuters asked a U.S. judge on Thursday to unseal documents filed in court regarding potential risks associated with Propecia, Merck & Co's popular baldness drug....
13:00, 09/12/2019

Ramaphosa asks court to seal certain documents in legal battle Lawyers for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have asked a court to not make public certain information contained in the record of the country's corruption watchdog because it was obtained unlawfully, the Presidency said on Saturday....
14:16, 08/10/2019

Trump administration backtracks on closure of Job Corps program after bipartisan opposition from Congress A USDA and Labor Department plan to kill a U.S. Forest Service program that trains low-income young people for rural jobs ran into political realities in rural America....
02:48, 06/20/2019

Facebook Faces Bipartisan Resistance to Cryptocurrency Plans U.S. officials ranging from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a Republican, to Rep. Maxine Waters, the Democratic chairwoman of a powerful House committee, came out swinging against Facebook’s Libra project....
12:48, 07/15/2019

Facebook Confronts Bipartisan Resistance to Cryptocurrency Plans U.S. officials ranging from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a Republican, to Rep. Maxine Waters, the Democratic chairwoman of a powerful House committee, came out swinging against Facebook’s Libra project....
18:00, 07/15/2019

BIG TECH IN HEALTHCARE: How Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are shaking up healthcare — and what it means for the future of the industry (GOOGL, AAPL, AMZN, MSFT) This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Business Insider Intelligence The healthcare industry is undergoing...
02:32, 07/19/2019

Congress and Trump risk seeing bipartisan victories on healthcare cost bills slip out of reach this fall Republicans, Democrats, and President Trump have a chance to pass legislation to lower healthcare costs, but risk squandering the opportunity because of the tight timeline this fall and organized opposition....
06:01, 09/09/2019

Treasury Secretary 'Not Comfortable' With Facebook's Cryptocurrency as Bipartisan Hostility Grows Facebook’s plan to launch its Libra cryptocurrency is facing considerable pushback from federal officials who’ve raised concerns about the prospect of it being used to skirt anti-money laundering rules and fund other illicit activities.Read more......
06:00, 07/16/2019

Trump threatens to withhold census documents from U.S. Congress The Trump administration is threatening to invoke presidential powers to withhold documents on its efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census, unless House Democrats drop threats to hold two top Trump advisers in contempt of Congre...
15:32, 06/11/2019

Rep. Meadows: Declassification of key Russia probe documents 'right around the corner' House Oversight Committee member Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said Monday he believes the declassification of key documents tied to the Russia probe is "right around the corner" and says he agrees with former chair Trey Gowdy that the FBI withheld pote...
08:32, 05/20/2019

Ex-Trump aide Hope Hicks to hand some documents to Congress In a letter to Jerrold Nadler, Hicks' lawyer, Robert Trout, said they would provide documents from her time on the Trump campaign, and said she had also previously provided some documents in March, after Nadler sent out his original requests for info...
00:00, 06/05/2019

Documents Tie Mexican Mogul to Company at Center of Fraud Probe A prominent ally of Mexico’s president who is one of the country’s richest businessmen has deep ties to companies that owned significant shares in a fertilizer maker at the center of a burgeoning national corruption scandal....
06:16, 09/04/2019

Ahead of contempt vote, Trump shields census documents from Congress President Donald Trump asserted executive privilege on Wednesday to keep under wraps documents related to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census, defying a U.S. House committee in another move to stonewall Democrats' multiple investiga...
09:16, 06/12/2019

Wells Fargo, TD Bank have already given Trump-related financial documents to Congress The disclosures come as a federal judge ruled Wednesday that two other banks — Deutsche Bank and Capital One — can give financial documents to Congress, NBC News reports....
19:16, 05/22/2019

Ex-Trump aide Hicks agrees to hand over campaign documents to Congress Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, once a close aide to President Donald Trump, has agreed to turn over documents related to his 2016 election campaign to congressional investigators, a top Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday....
15:32, 06/04/2019

Athletics: Russia assisting in doping probe into alleged forged documents Russia's athletics federation is cooperating with global athletics officials in a probe into allegations that some of its representatives forged documents in a doping case, it said on Sunday....
16:00, 06/02/2019

House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms Lawmakers investigating Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google for possible antitrust violations on Friday sent the companies detailed requests for information....
08:48, 09/13/2019

House intel panel chairman subpoenas Barr for Mueller probe documents U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on Wednesday he had subpoenaed Attorney General William Barr for documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe....
21:48, 05/08/2019

Russia probe reckoning? DOJ facing rising pressure to release surveillance documents and more The Justice Department is facing a new wave of pressure, in court and on Capitol Hill, to release key documents pertaining to the origins of the FBI's Russia meddling probe. ...
09:48, 09/04/2019

Court documents show efforts to influence Michael Flynn in Russia probe Michael Flynn told investigators from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress tried to influence his cooperation with the Russia probe, according to a court filing made public Thursday. T...
23:16, 05/16/2019

House panel demands internal documents from Juul in teen vaping probe House Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi is pointing the blame at Juul for the rise in underage vaping, saying that the high levels of nicotine in Juul's pods are "sending kids across the country into rehab, some as young as 15."...
07:48, 06/13/2019

Lawmakers ask CBP for documents on 'secret' Facebook group The House oversight committee asked for documents Wednesday connected to a scandal involving U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, over a Facebook group where some agents made insensitive comments about lawmakers and migrants....
18:16, 08/01/2019

Trump Bosses Up, Asserts Executive Privilege Over Muller Documents and Shuts Down Talks With Congress Death Row Records President Donald Trump has shut down all inquires into special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative documents by asserting executive privilege, the latest blow in a tussle between Congress and the White House to see how far Trump ...
09:00, 05/08/2019

Graham calls on AG to declassify trove of documents tied to FBI surveillance during Trump-Russia probe Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Tuesday formally asked Attorney General William Barr to declassify a huge cache of documents that could shed light on the FBI’s use of surveillance warrants during its Russia and Trump investigati...
13:16, 09/03/2019

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08:32, 09/09/2019

Trey Gowdy slams 'wannabe senator' Adam Schiff for opposing declassification of Russia probe documents Former Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy slammed the media and Rep. Adam Schiff as “an overtly ambitious partisan wannabe senator from California” for protesting Attorney General Bill Barr’s move to declassify documents related to the probe of the Tr...
08:00, 05/29/2019

Congress Asks Centre Why "Obsolete" IAF AN-32 Fleet Was Not Replaced The Congress on Wednesday expressed concern over the safety and well-being of the IAF personnel on board an AN-32 aircraft that went missing in Arunachal Pradesh after taking off from Assam's Jorhat,......
13:48, 06/05/2019

ICC prosecutor asks to appeal rejection of Afghanistan probe The International Criminal Court's prosecutor is seeking to appeal the court's rejection of an investigation into crimes linked to the conflict in Afghanistan by rebels, government security services and American forces....
09:16, 06/07/2019

FTC objects to Qualcomm submission of Apple documents in antitrust case The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday objected to a move by mobile chip supplier Qualcomm Inc to introduce internal Apple Inc documents in its fight to stop the enforcement of a May antitrust ruling....
17:16, 06/20/2019

Official documents reveal exactly how much bigger Apple’s iPhone 11 and 11 Pro batteries are Battery life is easily one of the highlights of Apple’s new iPhone 11 models. Early reviewers confirmed Apple’s claims for all three devices, which is great news for buyers who’ve been asking for better battery life from their iPhon...
13:17, 09/18/2019

Trump asks Congress to end shock of surprise medical bills President Trump on Thursday called for a bipartisan congressional effort to pass legislation that would protect Americans from getting surprise medical bills that leave patients suffering from sticker shock. Saying it’s “one of the bigges...
19:48, 05/09/2019

Ohio asks US Supreme Court to stop redrawing of Congress map COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio attorney general has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the redrawing of a new congressional district map until the court can rule late next month on other states’ gerrymandering cases. Friday’s filing was...
11:48, 05/10/2019

White House Asks Congress for Billions More in Border Funding The White House asked Congress on Wednesday for $4.5 billion in emergency funds to deal with an influx of migrants and asylum seekers at the Mexican border....
12:32, 05/01/2019

Congress Asks Election Body To Act Against PM Over Rajiv Gandhi Remarks The Congress has written to the Election Commission seeking action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly violating the Model Code with his comments on former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi......
20:32, 05/05/2019

Trump asks Congress for $4.5 billion more in emergency border money Citing what it calls a crisis spurred by an influx of migrant families and unaccompanied children at the southern border, the Trump administration is asking Congress for more funding....
13:16, 05/01/2019

Supreme Court Asks For Probe Against Uber To Be Completed Within 6 Months The Supreme Court has asked the Director General of Competition Commission of India (CCI) to complete a probe into the allegations of ''predatory pricing'' against Uber India Systems Pvt Ltd within......
15:16, 09/11/2019

AAP Leader Asks Delhi Top Cop For Probe Into Attack On Arvind Kejriwal Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh Monday said he met Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and sought a detailed probe into the recent attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow......
15:48, 05/06/2019

Apple seeks AR glasses patent for hiding secret documents at work Apple hasn't announced AR glasses yet, but it's patenting technologies that might make them compelling, including a private document viewing mode for work.Read More...
11:48, 06/06/2019

White House asks Congress for $4.5B to cover aid, security at U.S.-Mexico border The White House on Wednesday sent a request to Congress for $4.5 billion in emergency funds to cover humanitarian assistance and beef up security at the U.S.-Mexico border, where it says Central American migrants are cro...
15:48, 05/01/2019

Congress asks FDA for plan to address potential major heparin shortage Congress wants to know what contingencies are in place if China's outbreak of African swine fever wipes out America's supply of the critically important pig-derived drug heparin....
02:16, 08/02/2019

PM Modi Slams Congress "Arrogance", Asks "Did India Lose In Wayanad?" Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Rajya Sabha today replying to the 'Motion Of Thanks On the President's Address'. "This election has been a very significant one... After decades, a......
02:48, 06/26/2019

On Alwar Rape, PM Modi Targets Mayawati, Asks Why Support Congress Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who hit out at the Congress government over a gangrape case in Rajasthan's Alwar, today shredded Mayawati over her comments condemning it. Pointing out that Mayawati is......
01:32, 05/12/2019

"Save Your Praise": Teen Climate Activist Asks US Congress For Action Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday called for action, not praise, from U.S. lawmakers as she joined other youth leaders in kicking off two days of meetings and speeches......
15:16, 09/18/2019

Congress Issues Whip, Asks Lawmakers To Be Present In Rajya Sabha The Congress today issued a three-line whip to its lawmakers to be present in Rajya Sabha. The notification was issued to the Congress parliamentarians a day after PM Modi slammed the Opposition for......
04:00, 06/27/2019

U.S. Senator Schumer asks FBI, FTC to probe Russia's FaceApp over security concerns U.S. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer called on the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a national security and privacy investigation into FaceApp, a face-editing photo app developed in Russia, in a letter sent on Wednesday....
20:00, 07/17/2019

Rights group asks for worker-safety probe at Tokyo Olympics A former Olympian who heads a human-rights watchdog is asking the IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers to investigate worker safety at venues under construction        ...
01:16, 06/07/2019

Mexico asks Brazil's Moro for help with its Odebrecht graft probe: source The Mexican attorney general's office has asked Brazil Justice Minister Sergio Moro to give its investigators access to evidence of alleged corruption by construction firm Odebrecht SA in Mexico, according to a source with knowledge of the matter....
19:00, 05/07/2019

The corporate spat is over between Google and Amazon: YouTube is again available on Amazon Fire TV Corporate spat saw Google refuse to allow products on Amazon devices & vice versa. But Google Home & Nest Hub products still not available on Amazon.       ...
07:16, 07/09/2019

Apple and Google temporarily stop listening to Siri and OK Google queries Enlarge / An Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4. (credit: Getty Images | Wachiwit) Apple workers have stopped listening to Siri queries worldwide, the company said this week. Apple plans to bring back human reviews of Siri voice recordings at some unspecif...
10:48, 08/02/2019

President Donald Trump asks Congress to end 'unexpected,' 'unjustified' medical bills President Donald Trump called on Congress Thursday to pass legislation to increase transparency on medical billing and end the practice of what he called expensive "surprise" medical bills....
15:48, 05/09/2019

Trump Administration Asks Congress to Reauthorize N.S.A.’s Deactivated Call Records Program The White House is seeking reauthorization of a law that lets the N.S.A. gain access to logs of Americans’ phone and text records — while acknowledging that the program has been indefinitely halted....
16:00, 08/15/2019

House Oversight Committee seeks documents related to secret CBP Facebook groups that ridiculed migrants The move suggests that the panel’s chairman, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, is not backing down from his investigations despite the president’s recent attacks on the Md. Democrat and his district....
10:16, 07/31/2019

AG Barr asks Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham to review Russia probe U.S. Attorney General William Barr has asked Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the beginnings of the Justice Department's two-year Russia inquiry....
08:32, 05/14/2019

House panel chair asks watchdog for probe of Homeland Security leaders The chairman of a U.S. House panel asked an internal watchdog on Friday to investigate whether top officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. border service knew about a Facebook group where agents posted racist and misogynis...
12:00, 07/06/2019

Amazon devices are being built illegally by children working 'grueling' shifts, documents reveal Chinese schoolchildren are producing Amazon's Alexa and Echo devices in grueling shifts in order to meet certain production goals, according to a new report from China Labor Watch....
20:32, 08/12/2019

Google receives demand for documents from Justice Dept., acknowledging federal antitrust scrutiny Google said Friday it had received a legal demand for records from the Justice Department related to the tech giant's prior antitrust investigations, marking the company's first major acknowledgment that it's a subject of a federal competition probe....
16:16, 09/07/2019

Project Veritas releases ‘internal documents’ from Google and alleges anti-conservative bias A former Google employee has released nearly 1,000 documents which he says is evidence of the search giant’s anti-conservative bias on the platform. Zachary Vorhies, the employee in question, shared the documents with Project Veritas — a right-leanin...
10:00, 08/15/2019

Kamala Harris asks DOJ IG to probe whether Trump asked Barr to investigate political opponents Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on Friday sent a letter to the Department of Justice’s inspector general demanding he investigate whether the White House had urged Attorney General William Barr to investigate President Trump’s political opponents....
08:32, 05/04/2019

Facebook now asks for consent to scan your photos (but only on new accounts) Facebook today announced it’d be rolling out its facial recognition settings to everyone — and that and that it’d be turned off by default for new users. Anyone who doesn’t already have this setting will be able to notified and asked if they want to ...
07:16, 09/04/2019

Democratic U.S. senator asks Facebook CEO if he gave 'incomplete' testimony Democratic U.S. Senator Gary Peters on Thursday asked Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions about his 2018 testimony before Congress in light of reports that Facebook captured audio from users and sent it to a vendor to be anal...
09:32, 08/15/2019

Democratic senator asks Facebook CEO if he gave 'incomplete' testimony Democratic U.S. Senator Gary Peters on Thursday asked Facebook Inc's chief to answer questions about his April 2018 congressional testimony in light of reports that Facebook captured audio from users and sent it to a vendor to be analyzed and transc...
11:00, 08/15/2019

Amazon asks FCC for permission to launch internet satellites Amazon is moving fairly quickly on its plan to deploy thousands of internet satellites. The company has filed for FCC permission to launch 3,236 satellites as part of Project Kuiper. The spacecraft would be grouped into 98 orbital planes, and fly a...
12:32, 07/07/2019

Senator Asks Amazon for More Details on Capital One Hack A Democratic senator is pressing Amazon.com Inc. for answers on its cloud-computing technology at the heart of the Capital One hack, one of the biggest-ever bank-data thefts....
15:48, 08/05/2019

Amazon asks users for help with Alexa questions it can’t answer Every once in a while, an Amazon customer asks Alexa a question she can't answer. Now, Amazon thinks it has a solution. Today, it opened its Alexa Answers program to the public. According to a Fast Company exclusive, the new crowdsourcing platfo...
17:32, 09/12/2019

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10:48, 06/07/2019

Politicians say it’s up to Congress to probe obstruction allegations Democratic lawmakers — joined by a lone Republican — said Wednesday it was up to Congress to pursue the investigation into whether President Trump or his aides obstructed justice by trying to shut down the Russia probe. “The ball is in our court, Con...
11:00, 05/29/2019

Huawei lawsuit: Chinese tech company asks court to deem US security law unconstitutional Huawei filed a motion in U.S. court Wednesday challenging a a law limiting its sales of telecom equipment, the latest in the ongoing class.        ...
01:16, 05/29/2019

UPDATE 2-Democratic U.S. senator asks Facebook CEO if he gave 'incomplete' testimony Democratic U.S. Senator Gary Peters on Thursday asked Facebook Inc's chief to answer questions about his April 2018 congressional testimony in light of reports that Facebook captured audio from users and sent it to a vendor to be analyzed and transcr...
10:32, 08/15/2019

Rep. Maxine Waters asks Facebook to pause work on cryptocurrency Libra Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday requested that Facebook pause its development of Libra, an upcoming cryptocurrency that the company plans to release in 2020....
16:16, 06/18/2019

Amazon follows SpaceX into satellite broadband, asks FCC to OK launch plan Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Olena_T) Amazon is seeking government permission to launch 3,236 broadband satellites that would cover nearly all of the United States and much of the rest of the world. Amazon subsidiary Kuiper Systems filed its app...
12:32, 07/08/2019

UK's competition watchdog asks Amazon and Deliveroo to pause integration Britain's competition watchdog served Amazon and Deliveroo an initial enforcement order in a bid to pause the e-commerce giant's stake purchase in the online food delivery company....
23:48, 07/04/2019

Congress's DK Shivakumar Questioned By Probe Agency For 4th Day In Delhi The Congress's troubleshooter in Karnataka, DK Shivakumar, will face his fourth day of questioning by the Enforcement Directorate in Delhi. Mr Shivakumar, a former minister, was summoned to the......
01:16, 09/03/2019

Taciturn Mueller faces U.S. Congress on probe of Trump When Robert Mueller was leading a U.S. Marine Corps platoon in combat in Vietnam, Donald Trump was finishing college and about to go to work for his father, a New York City landlord, having received military draft deferments including for a diagnosis...
06:00, 07/24/2019

Congress has no right to 'do-over' of Russia probe: White House counsel Congress has no right to conduct a "do-over" of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, the White House said in a letter blasting House Democrats' "sweeping" requests for documents as an effort to harass political opponents....
14:32, 05/15/2019

Apple asks to be left off list of U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods Apple asked the Trump administration not to include its products in a list of proposed tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese-made goods Thursday, warning the tech company could lose its global competitive edge....
05:32, 06/21/2019

India's Regulator Asks Fliers Not to Carry These Apple Laptops Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the regulatory authority of civil aviation in India, has asked the air passengers in the country to stop carrying select models of 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro......
07:00, 08/26/2019

Trump asks why ‘radical left wing media’ are allowed on Twitter, Facebook President Trump on Saturday asked why “radical left wing media” like CNN and the New York Times are allowed to be on Twitter and Facebook due to their “so wrong” coverage of the Russia investigation -- as he raised concerns about the banning of conse...
08:32, 05/04/2019

British regulator asks Facebook, eBay to tackle sale of fake reviews Britain's competition watchdog on Friday asked Facebook and eBay to conduct an urgent review of their websites to stop the sale of fake and misleading online reviews....
06:16, 06/21/2019

Amazon asks police to advertise Ring cameras as part of partnerships Amazon's fondness for surveillance camera technology apparently includes programs that ask homeowners to volunteer their own cameras. Motherboard has learned that Amazon has partnerships with US police departments that have law enforcement agenc...
21:16, 07/25/2019

Congress expands probe of White House personal email use Top aides in President Donald Trump's White House, including his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will come under increased scrutiny for their use of personal emails and other unofficial messaging to conduct government affairs, a ...
16:00, 07/01/2019

BJP, Congress Yet To Submit Details To Probe Agency On Electoral Bonds The BJP, the Congress and the DMK are among the parties which are yet to submit details of donations received till date through electoral bonds to the Election Commission, sources said today....
03:16, 06/04/2019

The Lawmakers to Watch as Congress Confronts Big Tech While the House Judiciary Committee said it would investigate competition in digital markets, there is no broader consensus in Congress about how to address tech companies’ practices. These lawmakers will shape that debate....
02:00, 06/05/2019

Congress, Enforcement Agencies Target Tech Federal antitrust enforcers and lawmakers are poised to scrutinize the nation’s largest technology companies for potential anticompetitive practices, bringing a new regulatory focus to the markets for digital services and new concern for investors....
17:16, 06/03/2019

Tech Giants Draw Fire in Congress Concerns about the power of Big Tech echoed across the capital, with politicians in both parties demanding more regulatory scrutiny of four giant companies’ reach and plans for expansion....
16:48, 07/16/2019

DOJ’s tech probe needs to be mindful of corporate harassment The Department of Justice last week launched a wide-ranging antitrust review to determine if the largest technology companies are, or have been, stifling competition. The four that are reported to be most focused on — Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Goog...
23:16, 07/27/2019

U.S. to probe French plan to tax tech companies U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered an investigation into France's planned tax on technology companies, a probe that could lead to the United States imposing new tariffs or other trade restrictions....
16:48, 07/10/2019

DOJ launches antitrust probe into Big Tech companies The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it is launching a probe into big tech companies’ efforts to reduce competition and stifle innovation— raising the heat on an already-embattled industry. The DOJ’s antitrust division will determine whether...
07:48, 07/27/2019

Futures hit as DOJ aims antitrust probe at tech U.S. stock index futures dropped on Wednesday, pressured by a fall in big tech companies after the announcement of a broad antitrust investigation by the U.S. Justice Department into the sector....
05:00, 07/24/2019

US to probe whether tech giants stifle competition The US department of justice has launched a review of whether "market-leading online platforms" are behaving in a way which reduces competition, stifles innovation or harms consumers....
00:32, 07/24/2019

US orders probe into £450 million French tech tax The French government today risked opening a £450 million front in a transatlantic trade war with plans for a tax on tech giants that Britain could soon follow....
12:48, 07/11/2019

DOJ Announces Probe Into Big Tech Over Antitrust Concerns The Justice Department is finally set to being its long-rumored review of monopoly concerns in the areas of online search, ecommerce, and social media, specifically targeting big tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple. An exceptio...
16:32, 07/23/2019

DOJ officially opens Big Tech antitrust probe The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it is opening an antitrust review of major players in tech, increasing the scrutiny on an already-embattled industry. The reviews — which are separate from the numerous probes that have already been repor...
16:48, 07/23/2019

Top tech executives will be asked to testify in US probe Leaders of big tech companies will be asked to testify as part of an investigation into whether the companies misuse their massive market power, the head of the U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee leading the probe said on Tuesday....
03:48, 06/05/2019

Top tech executives will be asked to testify in U.S. probe Leaders of big tech companies will be asked to testify as part of an investigation into whether the companies misuse their massive market power, the head of the U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee leading the probe said on Tuesday....
14:48, 06/04/2019

Amazon asks for clarification of data retention requirements under Australia's encryption laws The technology giant is concerned the Act does not make it clear if it is subject to the data retention obligation under Australia's encryption laws....
01:48, 07/08/2019

Congress threatens to subpoena Juul, saying vaping company isn't cooperating with probe The House subcommittee that oversees consumer product investigations launched its a probe of Juul in June. Subcommittee chairman Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., said Juul has not fully complied with the panel's request....
16:00, 09/18/2019

Trinamool Congress MP Returns Money To Probe Agency In Saradha Case Trinamool Congress MP Shatabdi Roy has returned to the Enforcement Directorate around Rs 31 lakh she had received from the tainted Saradha group for being its brand ambassador, ED sources said today....
10:48, 09/04/2019

| Mueller denies probe cleared Trump, hands baton to Congress Robert Mueller said his two-year Russia investigation had not exonerated Donald Trump, but that he lacked the power to charge a sitting president - passing the baton to Congress where a growing chorus is clamoring for impeachment....
06:00, 05/30/2019

Trump says Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress about Russia probe findings President Trump says the special counsel's report found no collusion and therefore there is no need for the special counsel to testify. "No redos for the Dems!"...
23:00, 05/06/2019

CBI Files Probe Report In Case Against Congress Leader Harish Rawat The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a probe report in the High Court in Dehradun in a 2016 case of horse-trading against former Chief Minister Harish Rawat....
08:32, 08/25/2019

Apple asks Trump administration for break on tariffs for Mac Pro parts made in China Apple has asked the Trump administration to exclude 15 components from import tariffs, according to U.S. Trade Representative comment filings published recently....
14:48, 07/23/2019

Leaked Documents Show Trump Team Used Google to Vet Staff, Considered Hiring a ‘White Supremacist,’ and Wondered Why an Official Put His Junk in People’s Faces A treasure trove of previously unseen documents reveals Donald Trump’s presidential transition team vetted potential administration officials with a not-so-stringent process that amounted to looking them up on the internet. The lackluster investigati...
02:00, 06/26/2019

US tech stocks dive on fears of competition probe Shares in Facebook and Google's parent were among tech stocks to be bruised on growing investor fears of US investigations into whether they misuse their market power....
02:48, 06/04/2019

U.S. to probe French plan to tax tech companies: source U.S. President Donald Trump will order an investigation into France's planned tax on technology companies that could potentially lead to the United States imposing new tariffs or other trade restrictions, a source briefed on the matter said Wednesday...
14:00, 07/10/2019

U.S. DoJ antitrust chief says working with states on Big Tech probe The U.S. Justice Department is working with a group of more than a dozen state attorneys general as it investigates the market power of major technology companies, the department's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, said on Tuesday....
12:32, 08/20/2019

Top U.S. antitrust regulators admit to infighting on big tech probe The top U.S. antitrust regulators admitted at a congressional hearing on Tuesday that they had wasted time arguing over who would investigate which tech company, as they take on major probes of firms like Alphabet's Google for allegedly using their m...
07:18, 09/18/2019

WRAPUP 2-Top tech executives will be asked to testify in U.S. probe Leaders of big tech companies will be asked to testify as part of an investigation into whether the companies misuse their massive market power, the head of the U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee leading the probe said on Tuesday....
17:16, 06/04/2019

U.S. moving toward major antitrust probe of tech giants The U.S. government is gearing up to investigate the massive market power of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, sources told Reuters on Monday, setting up what could be an unprecedented wide-ranging probe of some of the world's largest companies....
13:32, 06/03/2019

U.S. to probe French plan for tax on tech companies -Bloomberg Tax U.S. President Donald Trump is set to order an investigation into France's planned tax on technology companies that could potentially lead to the United States imposing new tariffs or other trade restrictions, Bloomberg Tax reported on Wednesday....
13:00, 07/10/2019

UPDATE 3-U.S. to probe French plan to tax tech companies U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered an investigation into France's planned tax on technology companies, a probe that could lead to the United States imposing new tariffs or other trade restrictions....
20:32, 07/10/2019

Google asks Android developers to categorize apps based on content and target age Google is asking Android developers for help correctly categorizing apps based on their target age group, partly to keep kids from using innapropriate apps.Read More...
07:32, 05/29/2019

FTC Gets Jurisdiction for Possible Facebook Antitrust Probe 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 com...
12:00, 06/03/2019

FTC wins right for competition probe at Facebook: WSJ The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has secured the right to examine how Facebook Inc's practices affect its digital competition, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday....
13:32, 06/03/2019

'A couple of dozen' states are considering an antitrust probe of Big Tech, says DOJ official Makan Delrahim, of the antitrust division, said state attorneys general have spoken to Justice about starting their own probe into technology companies....
16:32, 08/20/2019

Democrats Have Picked the First Target of Their Sweeping Tech Antitrust Probe House lawmakers are kicking off their antitrust investigations of technology companies by focusing on an industry crippled by the rise of big tech: local journalism. The House Judiciary Committee, which announced a broad antitrust probe into the tech...
16:16, 06/06/2019

Big Tech faces broad U.S. Justice Department antitrust probe The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it was opening a broad investigation of major digital technology firms into whether they engage in anticompetitive practices, the strongest sign the Trump administration is stepping up its scrutiny of Big T...
19:00, 07/23/2019

U.S. Justice Department teams up with states on probe of Big Tech firms The U.S. Justice Department is working with a group of more than a dozen state attorneys general as it moves forward with a broad investigation into major technology companies, the department's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, said on Tuesday....
17:32, 08/20/2019

Atop Tech Antitrust Probe, a Democrat With an Independent Manner Technology companies are set to come into the crosshairs of a House panel led by Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat with an independent streak....
15:32, 06/10/2019

WRAPUP 3-U.S. moving toward major antitrust probe of tech giants The U.S. government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on Monday, setting up what could be an unprecedented, wide-ranging probe of some of the world's larges...
17:48, 06/03/2019

States to Move Forward With Antitrust Probe of Big Tech Firms A group of state attorneys general is preparing to move forward with a joint antitrust investigation of big technology companies, according to people familiar with the situation, adding another layer of scrutiny to an industry already under a federal...
02:48, 08/20/2019

APNewsBreak: Schumer calls for probe of Chinese rail tech WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Democrat wants an investigation into whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. Sen. Charles Schumer said in a state...
12:32, 05/19/2019

Big Tech Faces Broad US Justice Department Antitrust Probe The US Justice Department said on Tuesday it was opening a broad investigation of major digital technology firms into whether they engage in anticompetitive practices....
02:32, 07/24/2019

US Justice Department launches new, sweeping tech antitrust probe Amid multiple other antitrust investigations into the US tech industry, the DOJ will now review the competitive landscape of search, social media and retail services online....
16:32, 07/23/2019

Facebook’s new currency plan under scrutiny in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers. It’s already being shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary ...
00:32, 07/16/2019

Facebook to face more scrutiny from Congress on Libra Facebook Inc will face more questioning on Wednesday by U.S. lawmakers over its planned cryptocurrency after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
04:16, 07/17/2019

Fed, Congress Promise Scrutiny of Facebook Cryptocurrency The social network began to learn how Washington will check its push into digital currencies, with leaders of the Federal Reserve and an influential Senate committee saying they will scrutinize its rollout....
16:16, 06/19/2019

Facebook to pay record $5bn fine to end US privacy probe Facebook has been told to restructure its privacy policies and relax founder Mark Zuckerberg's control over them as part of a regulatory settlement that will see it pay a record $5bn (£4bn) fine....
06:32, 07/24/2019

Facebook hit by US antitrust probe from eight attorneys general Facebook is being put under the microscope for possible antitrust violations. Letita James, attorney general for New York state, announced today that she will be leading a bipartisan investigation into the company. The exact scope of their work, howe...
07:48, 09/06/2019

US States Announce Antitrust Probe Of Facebook A coalition of US states announced Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook to determine if the social media giant has hindered competition and put users at risk....
08:16, 09/06/2019

FTC Antitrust Probe of Facebook Scrutinizes Its Acquisitions The Federal Trade Commission is examining Facebook’s acquisitions as part of its antitrust investigation into the social-media giant—to determine if they were part of a campaign to snap up potential rivals before they could become a threat, according...
12:16, 08/01/2019

Facebook to pay record £4bn fine to end US privacy probe Facebook has been told to restructure its privacy policies and relax founder Mark Zuckerberg's control over them as part of a regulatory settlement that will see it pay a record $5bn (£4bn) fine....
11:48, 07/27/2019

U.S. tech firms tell Congress: Pass U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact now Eleven trade groups on Monday urged U.S. lawmakers to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement as soon as possible but warned Congress not to let the Trump administration change the thresholds for duty-free shipments into the United States....
12:48, 09/09/2019

Tech firms want Congress to pass U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact soon The joint letter, signed by Internet Association, the Semiconductor Industry Association and other trade groups, said the new trilateral agreement would set global standards for access and usage of digital trade....
18:00, 09/09/2019

UPDATE 2-U.S. Justice Department teams up with states on probe of Big Tech firms The U.S. Justice Department is working with a group of more than a dozen state attorneys general as it moves forward with a broad investigation into major technology companies, the department's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, said on Tuesday....
20:00, 08/20/2019

House Committee Requests Tech Executives' Emails in Antitrust Probe Congress opened a new front in the government’s antitrust probe of giant technology firms, with House lawmakers on Friday demanding emails and other records from some of the top chief executives in technology as they look for evidence of anticompetit...
11:33, 09/13/2019

U.S. lawmaker says small tech firms fear retaliation if they aid antitrust probe Small tech companies fear retaliation from big tech firms like Google and Facebook Inc if they assist in an investigation into allegations the companies misuse their massive market power, the head of the U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee leading the ...
21:16, 06/20/2019

Justice Department Launches Sweeping Antitrust Probe of Big Tech Companies The U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers. It comes as a growing number of lawmak...
15:48, 07/23/2019

Summer Heat: Robert Mueller Agrees to Testify Before Congress About His Findings in the Trump Russia Probe Special counsel Robert Mueller, who conducted a years-long investigation into whether Donald Trump and/or his team colluded with the Russians to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, has agreed to share what he knows in a session before Congre...
02:00, 06/26/2019

Filing: Persons in Trump circle, Congress asked Michael Flynn about disrupting Russia probe Former national security adviser Michael Flynn said people linked to the Trump administration and Congress tried to interfere with the Justice Department's Russia investigation, a new filing shows....
10:16, 05/17/2019

8chan Owner Jim Watkins Facing Summons to Testify Before Congress, Child Porn Probe in Philippines Infamous image board 8chan, breeding ground for neo-Nazis and a favored place for white supremacist mass shooters to drop manifestos before going on murder sprees, is only having its troubles get worse.Read more......
00:16, 08/07/2019

Facebook’s Digital Currency Plan Met With Skepticism in Congress (WASHINGTON) — Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network’s ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privac...
14:16, 07/16/2019

Congress Demands Facebook Put Brakes on Libra Cryptocurrency Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is off to a rocky start. After announcing Libra last month, U.S. lawmakers were none too thrilled given the social media giant’s dubious track record with privacy. Now, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services is...
10:00, 07/03/2019

Facebook warns of costly privacy changes, discloses another U.S. probe Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that new data privacy rules and forthcoming privacy-focused product changes would slow its revenue growth and significantly raise expenses, driving down its shares in after-hours trade even as quarterly revenue topped ...
16:00, 07/24/2019

Facebook Antitrust Probe Announced by Coalition of US States A coalition of US state officials announced Friday they had launched an antitrust investigation of Facebook to determine if the social media giant "has stifled competition and put users at risk."...
10:48, 09/07/2019

$5 Billion US Fine Set For Facebook On Privacy Probe: Report US regulators have approved a $5 billion penalty to be levied on Facebook to settle a probe into the social network's privacy and data protection lapses, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday....
18:48, 07/12/2019

Facebook's Libra faces EU antitrust probe: Bloomberg Facebook Inc's proposed digital currency Libra faces anti-trust probe by European Union regulators, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a document seen by the organization....
12:32, 08/20/2019

German Probe of Facebook Highlights Data Risks A German investigation into Facebook shows that multinational companies could face probes from multiple data-protection regulators in Europe over the same missteps....
01:16, 09/06/2019

Democrats’ First Target in Their Big Tech Anti-Trust Probe: The Demise of Local Newspapers House lawmakers are kicking off their anti-trust investigations of technology companies by focusing on an industry crippled by the rise of big tech: local journalism. The House Judiciary Committee, which announced a broad anti-trust probe into the te...
10:48, 06/06/2019

Trump administration launches probe into French tech tax, prompting fears of new trade war The White House announced Wednesday it was opening an investigation into whether an imminent French tax on technology giants "unfairly targets American companies."...
17:00, 07/10/2019

US to probe proposed French tech tax, concerned it 'unfairly targets American companies' "The United States is very concerned that the digital services tax which is expected to pass the French Senate tomorrow unfairly targets American companies," U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said....
18:00, 07/10/2019

Facebook to create 500 new UK tech jobs Facebook is expanding its presence in the UK with a new engineering center and the social network has announced that it will create 500 new tech jobs in London by the end of 2019.Of these new jobs, 100 will be dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI...
17:00, 06/12/2019

Apple dips on news of DoJ antitrust probe Shares of Apple Inc were down nearly 3% in afternoon trading on Mon following a Reuters report that the U.S. Dept of Justice was given jurisdiction to include the iPhone maker as part of broader antitrust probe....
13:32, 06/03/2019

Google to pay up to $200 million to FTC on YouTube probe: source Alphabet Inc's Google will spend up to $200 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission investigation into YouTube's alleged violation of a children's privacy law, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters....
15:00, 08/30/2019

Google Faces Antitrust Probe in India India’s antitrust watchdog is investigating whether Alphabet’s Google used its mobile operating system Android to block rivals, New Delhi’s latest move to try to tamp down American tech behemoths....
08:00, 05/11/2019

Attorneys General Launch Probe of Google A bipartisan group of 50 attorneys general representing almost every state officially kicked off an antitrust probe of Google, saying the search giant’s dominance raises troubling concerns....
23:00, 09/09/2019

50 AGs launch antitrust probe on ‘juggernaut’ Google A group of 50 attorneys general have launched an antitrust probe into Google, saying the search giant’s dominance has become a concern for consumers and businesses alike. The law enforcement heads — including 48 from US states and two from the Distri...
21:32, 09/09/2019

Google Said to Be Target of New US Antitrust Probe by State AGs More than 30 US state attorneys general are readying an investigation into Google for potential antitrust violations, a source knowledgeable about the probe said on Tuesday....
00:16, 09/04/2019

States target Google in new antitrust probe Fifty U.S. states and territories, led by Texas, announced an investigation into Google's "potential monopolistic behavior." (Sept. 9)        ...
21:32, 09/09/2019

Congress, BJP Leaders Arrested For Livestreaming Voting On Facebook Live You must have read about people livestreaming suicides, shootings and other crimes on Facebook Live but police have arrested two local leaders for uploading videos of casting their votes on the......
01:00, 05/20/2019

Facebook’s Digital Currency Plan to Face Questions by Congress (WASHINGTON) — Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it’s shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the ...
07:32, 07/16/2019

CBP leader decries 'deplorable' Facebook posts, as probe launched Customs and Border Protection confirmed Friday that it has opened an investigation into a second Facebook page containing posts that mock migrants and members of Congress -- as an internal memo showed a top agency official blasting the “deplorable” s...
11:48, 07/05/2019

Facebook to face antitrust probe by state attorneys general Several U.S. state attorneys general will investigate Facebook Inc on whether the social network stifled competition and put users at risk, days after reports that Google would face an antitrust probe from a host of attorneys general....
09:17, 09/06/2019

Facebook Worried About Mark Zuckerberg's Old Emails in FTC Privacy Probe Employees within Facebook have dug up “emails that appear to connect Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to potentially problematic privacy practices” in the course of responding to a Federal Trade Commission investigation, the Wall Street Journal report...
18:32, 06/12/2019

FTC votes to approve $5 billion settlement with Facebook in privacy probe The Federal Trade Commission voted to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook ending an investigation into its privacy practices, according to a source familiar with the matter but not authorized to speak on the record, a deal that coul...
15:48, 07/12/2019

NY Governor Cuomo orders probe into Facebook's advertising platform New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of Financial Services to investigate reports that state-regulated advertisers were using Facebook Inc's advertising platform in a discriminatory manner....
13:48, 07/01/2019

Facebook revenue beats estimates; discloses antitrust probe Facebook Inc beat analysts' estimates for revenue on Wednesday, even as the world's largest social network agreed to pay a $5 billion fine over data privacy and announced a U.S. antitrust investigation....
13:48, 07/24/2019

Facebook targeted in antitrust probe led by New York Attorney General New York Attorney General Letitia James is leading a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general in an antitrust investigation into Facebook for alleged antitrust activity....
16:16, 09/06/2019

House lawmakers ask four tech giants to turn over trove of sensitive records in antitrust probe The documents could shed light on whether the companies’ dominance of search, advertising, e-commerce and other digital markets is rooted in anti-competitive practices....
08:32, 09/14/2019

EU opens antitrust probe into Amazon over use of merchant data The investigation is probing whether the e-commerce giant is using merchant data to gain a competitive advantage. The move came hours after Germany said it was dropping a seven-month antitrust probe into Amazon....
05:32, 07/17/2019

Amazon facing antitrust probe over its marketplace, report says FTC officials have been reportedly interviewing small businesses as part of a potentially larger antitrust probe into Amazon, a Bloomberg report says.       ...
07:16, 09/11/2019

Amazon Faces Probe in Europe Over Use of Merchant Data Amazon will face a formal EU antitrust investigation into its dealings with third-party merchants, expanding a multipronged regulatory push that has ensnared other Silicon Valley giants....
17:32, 07/17/2019

Amazon Faces Probe in Europe Over Third-Party Selling Amazon will face a formal EU antitrust investigation into its dealings with third-party merchants, expanding a multipronged regulatory push that has ensnared other big Silicon Valley giants....
03:16, 07/17/2019

Amazon appeases German watchdog, but EU opens new probe Amazon has reached a deal with Germany's anti-trust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants, acting to appease regulators as the European Union announced its own investigation of the e-commerce giant....
04:16, 07/17/2019

Quitting the five tech giants: Could you really flee Facebook? Facebook. These days, all you ever see is bad news. But even though Facebook is almost as much societal disease as social network, could you let go? Today, we find out....
18:00, 05/24/2019

Facebook COO: 'We Understand' Concerns About Big Tech Companies Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said the company failed to anticipate foreign interference aimed at disrupting the 2016 U.S. election....
12:16, 06/19/2019

Amazon’s Best Prime Day Tech Deals (So Far) Prime Day, Amazon’s made-up summer shopping extravaganza, is back again, and this year, it’s going into overtime. Prime Day is now a 48-hour event, giving you two days to get your hands on some discounted goods. Amazon’s self-made ...
15:32, 07/12/2019

Irish regulator opens third privacy probe into Apple Apple's main regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), has opened a third privacy investigation into the iPhone maker over the last few weeks, a spokesman for the DPC said on Tuesday....
09:16, 07/02/2019

Probe of Former Apple Supplier of iPhone Glass Is Settled A former Apple Inc. supplier agreed to settle Securities and Exchange Commission claims that it misled investors about problems fulfilling a half-billion dollar contract to supply sapphire glass for iPhones....
14:16, 05/03/2019

Possible antitrust probe might have led Apple to bring back certain apps Just the other day, Apple CEO Tim Cook told CBS News that Apple is not a monopoly. That comment related to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows a class action suit against the company to continue; the plaintiffs allege the 30% cut of revenue tha...
16:32, 06/05/2019

Exclusive: U.S. Justice Dept considering Apple probe - sources The U.S. Justice Department has jurisdiction for a potential probe of Apple Inc as part of a broader review of whether technology giants are using their size to act in an anti-competitive manner, two sources told Reuters....
13:32, 06/03/2019

Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google Google's main regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, opened its first investigation into the U.S. internet giant on Wednesday over how it handles personal data for the purpose of advertising....
02:16, 05/24/2019

U.S. Justice Department preparing antitrust probe into Google The search giant was fined a record $2.72 billion by European regulators in 2017 for abusing its dominance of the online search market. In the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission made an antitrust investigation of Google but closed it in 2013 without ...
15:16, 06/01/2019

Google Advertising Practices Targeted in US Antitrust Probe State attorneys general investigating whether Google is engaged in monopolistic behavior are planning to take a deep look into the tech giant's advertising business....
12:00, 09/12/2019

DOJ readying anti-trust probe of Google: report The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an anti-trust investigation of Alphabet Inc’s Google, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing sources. The probe is expected to examine Google practices linked to search and other businesses, ...
20:48, 05/31/2019

UPDATE 2-Facebook faces more scrutiny from Congress over Libra cryptocurrency plan Facebook Inc faces more questioning by U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
08:32, 07/17/2019

Facebook to pay record $5 billion U.S. fine over privacy; faces antitrust probe Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and will boost safeguards on user data, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the social media company said on Wednesday....
16:00, 07/24/2019

Facebook has ‘systematically failed’ to stop fake reviews, probe concludes Facebook stands accused of not doing enough to stem the sale of fake reviews through its platform, more than one month after being told by a British regulator to fix the problem. A probe by consumer watchdog Which? found that the social network is st...
13:16, 08/07/2019

UPDATE 2-Facebook to face antitrust probe by state attorneys general Several U.S. state attorneys general will investigate Facebook Inc on whether the social network stifled competition and put users at risk, days after reports that Google would face an antitrust probe from a host of attorneys general....
07:48, 09/06/2019

New York governor orders discrimination probe into Facebook’s advertising platform New York has ordered the Department of Financial Services to investigate reports that advertisers are using Facebook in a discriminatory manner.Read More...
00:32, 07/02/2019

Facebook Rejects Co-Founder Call For Breakup, Senator Urges Probe Facebook Inc quickly rejected a call from co-founder Chris Hughes on Thursday to split the world's largest social media company in three, while lawmakers urged the U.S. Justice Department to launch an......
18:32, 05/09/2019

Facebook warns privacy changes will slow revenue growth, discloses another U.S. probe Facebook said that new rules and product changes aimed at protecting users' privacy would slow its revenue growth and significantly raise expenses.Read More...
19:00, 07/24/2019

New York Governor Cuomo orders probe into Facebook's advertising platform New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of Financial Services to investigate reports that state-regulated advertisers were using Facebook Inc's advertising platform in a discriminatory manner....
21:32, 07/01/2019

U.S. DHS boss orders probe into border agents' 'disturbing' Facebook posts The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's acting secretary, Kevin McAleenan, has ordered an investigation into reports that border patrol agents have been posting offensive anti-immigrant comments and threats against lawmakers in a secret Facebook g...
08:32, 07/03/2019

US Senators call for FTC probe of Amazon's Echo Dot Kids Edition Several US senators are asking Amazon for more information about its Echo Dot Kids Edition, which advocacy groups claim violates kids' digital privacy....
07:16, 05/10/2019

Amazon faces EU antitrust probe over use of merchant data: source Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, could face an EU antitrust investigation within days over its use of merchants' data, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday....
03:00, 07/17/2019

Brazil to use $245 million from graft probe to protect Amazon: senator The head of Brazil's Senate said on Thursday he signed an agreement with the Supreme Court to assign 1 billion reais ($245 million) in graft money recovered in the Car Wash investigation to protect the Amazon....
14:48, 09/05/2019

Brazil prosecutors probe surge in Amazon deforestation and fires Federal prosecutors in Brazil said on Thursday they will investigate a spike in deforestation and wildfires raging in the Amazon state of Pará to determine whether there has been reduced monitoring and enforcement of environmental protections....
14:32, 08/22/2019

Amazon is now facing an antitrust probe in the European Union, sources say The European Union’s antitrust chief is planning to open a formal investigation into Amazon in the coming days, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.       ...
08:00, 07/16/2019

Amazon faces EU antitrust probe over use of merchant data - source Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, could face an EU antitrust investigation within days over its use of merchants' data, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday....
02:00, 07/17/2019

Facebook cryptocurrency, life-saving smartphones and more: Tech Q&A Please help me solve a debate. I say my smart TV can get bit by malware and viruses. My buddy says I am a dope. Who’s right? A six-pack is riding on your answer!...
06:32, 06/30/2019

At Collision conference, Facebook and the rest of tech gets taken to task once again Facebook gets more heat as conference speakers take it to task for its vast influence and inability to address such persistent problems as fake users.        ...
20:16, 05/24/2019

Facebook Co-Founder Calls for Breakup of Tech Giant In an opinion essay in the New York Times, Chris Hughes, who helped Mark Zuckerberg create the company that eventually became Facebook, calls for the social-media giant to be broken up....
12:16, 05/09/2019

Facebook Makes Photo, Video Matching Tech Available to All Facebook has open-sourced its photo and video matching technologies for people to identify harmful content such as child exploitation, terrorist propaganda or graphic violence....
05:16, 08/02/2019

Apple Watch 5 price cut: save $50 on the all-new Apple Watch at Amazon While the Apple Watch Series 5 was announced just last week, you can already find discounts on the smartwatch at Amazon. For a limited time, you can pre-order the Apple Watch 5 with GPS for $384.99. That's a $15 discount and the lowest price we&...
15:00, 09/16/2019

Apple Watch sale at Amazon: the Apple Watch 3 gets an $80 price cut If you've had your eye on the Apple Watch now is the time to snag a killer deal at Amazon. For a limited time, you can get the Apple Watch 3 38mm on sale for just $199. That's an $80 discount and the lowest price we've found for the se...
11:00, 05/29/2019

Quitting the five tech giants: Could you abandon Amazon? Imagine your life without Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, or Microsoft. David Gewirtz begins his five-day look at quitting the Big Five tech giants with Amazon. Sure, he can quit. He can quit anytime he wants......
11:48, 05/24/2019

Amazon wants to be the tech product of our homes: Recode's Del Rey Jason Del Rey, senior correspondent for Recode, and CNBC's Diana Olick join "The Exchange" team to discuss Amazon, the new Realogy partnership and the company's growth....
13:16, 07/23/2019

7-Eleven's self-checkout: A low-tech answer to Amazon Go The convenience chain may have some breathing room when it comes to facing the Amazon threat, but its smartphone-based scanning option is a modest response....
13:32, 07/23/2019

Apple to Face Antitrust Probe in Europe, Courtesy of Spotify Less than a month after Spotify filed a formal complaint against Apple for its app store practices, a European Commission probe is moving forward, potentially threatening one of the Cupertino giant’s cash cows.Read more......
08:16, 05/06/2019

Apple faces a fine as large as $26.6 billion in antitrust probe The Financial Times reports today that complaints made by music streamer Spotify against Apple will be investigated by the EU competition commission. The issue is the 30% cut of revenue that Apple charges apps in the App Store for using its payment s...
22:00, 05/05/2019

US states kick off antitrust probe expected to focus on Google Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday will detail a multi-state antitrust probe of potentially anticompetitive practices at major US technology companies, which is expected to focus on Alphabet’s Google. Once lauded as engines of economic growt...
07:00, 09/09/2019

Google to pay $1 billion in France to settle fiscal fraud probe Google agreed to pay close to 1 billion euros ($1.10 billion) to French authorities to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago in a deal that may create a legal precedent for other large tech companies present in the country....
14:32, 09/12/2019

Reports: Justice Dept. preparing antitrust probe of Google WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is readying an investigation of Google’s business practices and whether they violate antitrust law, according to news reports. The search giant was fined a record $2.72 billion by European regulator...
11:00, 06/01/2019

Department of Justice Preparing Antitrust Probe of Google: Reports WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department is readying an investigation of Google’s business practices and whether they violate antitrust law, according to news reports. The search giant was fined a record $2.72 billion by European regulato...
11:32, 06/01/2019

Google targeted in new antitrust probe by state attorneys general More than half of America's state attorneys general are set to announce a new probe into Google over possible antitrust violations in a huge escalation against Big Tech....
16:16, 09/03/2019

Google Gets Ready for Legal Fight, As U.S. Mulls an Antitrust Probe As Google cemented its powerful position, the tech giant’s executives said they believed they were helping web users get information and letting publishers and advertisers connect more efficiently. The question is whether U.S. regulators will determi...
19:32, 06/02/2019

Google target of new U.S. antitrust probe by state attorneys general More than half of U.S. state attorneys general are readying an investigation into Alphabet Inc's Google for potential antitrust violations, a source knowledgeable about the probe said on Tuesday....
14:16, 09/03/2019

U.S. states launch antitrust probe of Google, advertising in focus Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally opened an antitrust probe on Monday into Alphabet's Google , in a sign of growing government scrutiny of U.S. technology giants....
17:32, 09/09/2019

U.S. Justice Department prepares Google antitrust probe: sources The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc's Google to determine whether the tech giant broke antitrust law in operating its sprawling online businesses, two sources familiar with the matter said....
00:32, 06/01/2019

U.S. states kick off antitrust probe expected to focus on Google Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday will detail a multi-state antitrust probe of potentially anticompetitive practices at major U.S. technology companies, which is expected to focus on Alphabet's Google ....
04:00, 09/09/2019

Google Gets Ready for Legal Fight as U.S. Mulls an Antitrust Probe As Google cemented its powerful position, the tech giant’s executives said they believed they were helping web users get information and letting publishers and advertisers connect more efficiently. The question is whether U.S. regulators will determi...
00:32, 06/03/2019

Peter Thiel calls for CIA, FBI probe of Google over China ties Google was accused of sleeping with the enemy again this week when tech billionaire Peter Thiel called on the CIA and FBI to probe the search engine for its “seemingly treasonous” ties with China. Thiel, a venture capitalist and member of President T...
13:48, 07/15/2019

Tariffs hit Apple and other tech companies tomorrow Some of the tech you like is about to get more expensive -- at least for the companies that design them, if not you. True to earlier plans, the Trump administration has formally enacted a new round of tariffs against China-made products that will tak...
13:32, 08/31/2019

Google Is at the Center of a Storm Brewing Over Big Tech Support for an antitrust investigation into the company is coming from across the political spectrum. For Google, any case would be a major distraction, or worse....
04:16, 06/02/2019

Quitting the five tech giants: Could you say goodbye to Google? Google touches all aspects of our lives, from the videos we watch to the information we seek. Could you live without Google? In our five day series, this is hump day, the day we look at Google....
09:16, 05/25/2019

Florida's attorney general: There's no 'case study' for our multistate Facebook antitrust probe "It's an entirely different way of dealing with a monopoly," says Florida's Ashley Moody, just days after the state revealed its participation in a multi-jurisdictional probe....
11:00, 09/09/2019

Germany: AfD's anti-refugee Facebook video sparks massive incitement probe In 2017, a Facebook video posted by the far-right AfD amassed numerous hate-filled comments against refugees. German authorities said they've fined nearly 100 people over their remarks and are probing scores of others....
15:48, 08/09/2019

Facebook to pay $5 billion fine, submit to new federal oversight to settle privacy probe The agreement between the Federal Trade Commission and Facebook alleges that the tech giant misled users about the way it handled their private data....
13:32, 07/24/2019

Facebook rejects co-founder call for breakup, senator urges U.S. antitrust probe Facebook Inc quickly rejected a call from co-founder Chris Hughes on Thursday to split the world's largest social media company in three, while lawmakers urged the U.S. Justice Department to launch an antitrust investigation....
16:48, 05/09/2019

U.S. launches probe of French plans to tax tech giants, a potential step to retaliation and a new transatlantic trade rift The United States is investigating France for possible unfair trade practices over its initiative to slap new taxes on Google, Facebook, Amazon and other tech companies....
20:16, 07/10/2019

Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban as concern grows in U.S. Congress Amazon.com Inc said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service on Wednesday, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology....
14:32, 05/22/2019

AOC, Sanders demand probe of Amazon's 'grueling, unsafe' workplace conditions New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with a group of other lawmakers, have demanded that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigate the workplace conditions of Amazon....
12:16, 07/17/2019

Report: Amazon Facing Antitrust Probe in the EU Over Its Use of Marketplace Merchant Data The European Union is planning an antitrust investigation into e-commerce giant Amazon over its treatment of third-party merchants that rely on the company’s marketplace to sell goods, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.Read more......
21:16, 07/17/2019

Facebook opens face recognition tech to all users with opt-out option Facebook is opening up its face recognition technology to all users with an option to opt out, as it discontinued a related feature called Tag Suggestions.Read More...
02:16, 09/04/2019

Facebook and the MTA don't allow ads featuring sex toys. These two sex-tech startups are pushing it to change that. Approved—Not Approved Sex-tech startups Dame Products and Unbound recently launched a website to illuminate what they say is a gendered double standard in advertising after the MTA and Facebook rejected their ads featuring sex toys. The MTA's curren...
15:33, 09/09/2019

Facebook Antitrust Inquiry Shows Big Tech’s Freewheeling Era Is Past Two settlements and a new antitrust investigation highlighted a new reality for tech giants: Scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers has become a constant....
19:48, 07/24/2019

Sex tech companies and advocates protest unfair ad standards outside Facebook’s NY HQ A group of sex tech startup founders, employees and supporters gathered outside of Facebook’s NY office in Manhattan to protest its advertising policies with respect to what it classifies as sexual content. The protest, and a companion website ...
09:16, 07/31/2019

Microsoft President Chides Facebook, Warns of Weaponisation of Tech Microsoft built its fortune making the tools of technology that billions use every day. But the company's president, Brad Smith, has increasing misgivings about how thieves, terrorists and scoundrels......
08:00, 09/09/2019

Looming Facebook Fine Points to a Tougher Cop on the Tech Beat The Federal Trade Commission’s coming resolution of its yearlong investigation of alleged privacy lapses at Facebook looms as a defining moment for U.S. policy on consumer data....
15:00, 04/28/2019

U.S. lawmakers take jabs at Amazon, Big Tech in antitrust hearing Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel on Tuesday pressed an executive from Amazon.com Inc on allegations that it competed against its own sellers and pushed them to buy advertising and fulfillment services....
16:16, 07/16/2019

This week in tech history: Amazon's 25th birthday At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical te...
07:16, 07/05/2019

Amazon executive says company welcomes scrutiny of big tech One of Amazon.com Inc's top executives on Wednesday responded to reported information gathering by U.S. antitrust enforcers and to calls by some critics to break up the company with a simple message: we welcome any review....
17:48, 06/05/2019

Amazon tech show touts advances in robotics Amazon is hosting tech enthusiasts at its 're:MARS' expo this week in Las Vegas. The online retail giant looks to showcase efforts at innovation across several key tech sectors - including robotics and machine learning. (June 5)  ...
15:00, 06/05/2019

Walmart Hires Global Tech Chief to Vie With Amazon Walmart is hiring Suresh Kumar, a former executive from Amazon and Google, to lead global technology, creating a new senior role as the world’s biggest retailer ramps up its efforts to take on Amazon....
13:16, 05/28/2019

Apple faces third Irish privacy probe, this time over GDPR compliance While Apple has repeatedly touted its privacy credentials, investigators are now looking into three potential violations of EU data protection law.Read More...
13:32, 07/02/2019

Google Workers Set Up Phone Banks To Demand Congress Put an End to Forced Arbitration Over the last several months, Google workers have organized and protested unfair labor practices, and while these efforts first started by pushing for change within their own company, they’ve since expanded to all workers. And on Monday, Google emplo...
13:32, 04/29/2019

UPDATE 4-U.S. Justice Department prepares Google antitrust probe -sources The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc's Google to determine whether the tech giant broke antitrust law in operating its sprawling online businesses, two sources familiar with the matter said....
23:00, 05/31/2019

Italy's antitrust opens abuse of dominant position probe into Google Italy's competition watchdog said on Friday it had opened an investigation into alleged abuse of a dominant market position by Google in the smart device sector....
00:32, 05/17/2019

Google emerges as target of a new state attorneys general antitrust probe More than half of the nation’s state attorneys general are readying an investigation into Google for potential antitrust violations, scheduled to be announced next week....
13:16, 09/03/2019

Italian regulators launch probe into Google over abuse of market dominance Italy's antitrust authority announced Friday that it has opened an investigation into Google over alleged abuse of its dominant market position....
01:32, 05/17/2019

Google is facing another EU antitrust probe — this time over its jobs search tool In a speech Tuesday, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager drew parallels between Google for Jobs and the company's comparison shopping service, which was the subject of a $2.7 billion antitrust fine in 2017....
10:32, 08/28/2019

US Justice Department Prepares Google Anti-Trust Probe: Sources The US Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc's Google to determine whether the tech giant broke antitrust law in operating its sprawling online businesses, two sources......
12:48, 06/01/2019

Report: FTC approves a fine for Google over YouTube kids privacy probe Google has to pay the FTC a multimillion dollar fine to settle a probe into YouTube's shortcomings when it comes to protecting kids using its service, according to The Washington Post. The agency launched an investigation into the video-sharing ...
01:16, 07/20/2019

India's Latest Google Probe Sparked by Junior Antitrust Researchers Two junior Indian antitrust research associates and a law school student were behind a complaint that sparked a probe into Google's alleged anti-competitive practices....
07:48, 07/08/2019

A Group of States Led by Texas is Expected to Target Google in a New Antitrust Probe (SAN FRANCISCO) — A group of states led by Texas is expected to announce an investigation into Google on Monday to examine whether the Silicon Valley tech giant has gotten too big and effective at stomping or acquiring rivals. The probe is the ...
05:32, 09/09/2019

Steve Wozniak Says Big Tech Companies Like Apple Should Be Broken Up Steve Wozniak has always been a straight-shooter who speaks his mind. And the Apple cofounder is not shying away from some bold statements this week, telling Bloomberg News that he thinks the Big Tech companies should be broken up. And that includes ...
12:00, 08/29/2019

Google whistleblower launches project to keep tech ethical Jack Poulson’s non-profit group Tech Inquiry aims to make it easier for coders to speak outEmployees of tech companies should have the right to know when they are working on projects they may find ethically unacceptable, a former Google whistleblower...
07:16, 07/13/2019

Charges: Ex-Google engineer stole self-drive tech A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing closely guarded secrets that he later sold to Uber as the ride-hailing service scrambled to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. (Aug. 27)     ...
03:00, 08/28/2019

This week in tech history: Google Assistant is born At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical te...
10:48, 05/18/2019

Google Stadia has all the tech, but few exclusive games to care about... yet Another Google Stadia Connect has concluded, and we’re still waiting for a worthy reason to ditch our consoles and jump onto Google’s game streaming bandwagon.The August 2019 Google Stadia Connect was intended to be a further showcase o...
18:16, 08/19/2019

UPDATE 4-Facebook rejects co-founder call for breakup, senator urges U.S. antitrust probe Facebook Inc quickly rejected a call from co-founder Chris Hughes on Thursday to split the world's largest social media company in three, while lawmakers urged the U.S. Justice Department to launch an antitrust investigation....
11:32, 05/09/2019

UPDATE 6-Facebook rejects co-founder call for breakup, senator urges U.S. antitrust probe Facebook Inc quickly rejected a call from co-founder Chris Hughes on Thursday to split the world's largest social media company in three, while lawmakers urged the U.S. Justice Department to launch an antitrust investigation....
21:16, 05/09/2019

Lawmakers urge Trump to delay $10B defense contract over Amazon conflicts probe The Pentagon is gearing up to award a massive $10 billion winner-take-all contract for cloud computing, but 12 members of Congress are pushing President Trump to hold off until after the conclusion of an investigation related to one of the bidders....
16:00, 07/25/2019

Facebook, tech firms meet with U.S. intelligence on 2020 election security U.S. technology companies including Facebook Inc , Alphabet's Google , Microsoft Corp and Twitter Inc met with U.S. intelligence agencies on Wednesday to discuss security strategies ahead of the November 2020 election....
18:48, 09/04/2019

Ex-Facebook security chief calls tech regulatory efforts 'confused' Facebook's former chief security officer says the FTC's settlement with the social media giant doesn't address some of the main privacy concerns....
00:48, 07/25/2019

Facebook Screws Up a Critical Piece of Its Anti-Revenge Porn Tech At the end of 2017, Facebook announced a pilot program that lets users send the company their intimate photos and videos that they don’t want to be shared on its main platform as well as Instagram. Facebook said in March that it is using machine lear...
06:32, 05/31/2019

Tech news roundup: Microsoft Office 365, Facebook scandal, and AI adoption This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include a security warning from Microsoft, a rundown of the Facebook privacy scandal, and a look at the highest paying internships for 2019....
03:32, 05/16/2019

'Facebook is already too big and too powerful': Senate to dig into Libra, the tech giant's new crypto project (FB) The US Senate Banking Committee plans to hold a hearing on Facebook's newly-announced Libra cryptocurrency project on July 16th, Reuters reports. On Tuesday, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the ranking member of the committee, responded to the announc...
17:48, 06/19/2019

Facebook and other tech firms met with U.S. intelligence to discuss 2020 election security U.S. technology companies including Facebook have met with U.S. intelligence agencies to discuss security strategies ahead of the November 2020 election.Read More...
07:48, 09/05/2019

Facebook, tech companies meet with U.S intelligence on 2020 election strategy A number of technology companies including Facebook Inc, Alphabet's Google, Microsoft Corp and Twitter Inc met with representatives of the U.S. government on Wednesday to discuss security strategies related to the 2020 U.S. election, Facebook said in...
17:16, 09/04/2019

G-20 agrees to wrap up digital tax rules on tech companies like Facebook by 2020 Group of 20 finance ministers agreed on Sunday to compile common rules to close loopholes used by global tech giants such as Facebook to reduce their corporate taxes, a final communique issued by the bloc showed on Sunday....
04:32, 06/10/2019

Amazon will be 'left alone' by regulators while other big tech companies suffer, Stifel says Amazon is likely to escape the increased scrutiny from federal regulators that the other big technology companies are currently facing, according to Stifel....
15:00, 06/07/2019

Amazon's Face Recognition Tech Once Again Pegs Politicians as Criminals Facial recognition systems are still far from accurate, and yet government agencies continue to push for its deployment. To illustrate the existing flaws of the tech, the ACLU conducted another test of Amazon’s Rekognition software, which inaccuratel...
17:00, 08/13/2019

Chasing Amazon: The store of the future is already here as retailers up their tech game From holograms that greet shoppers at the door, to a robot that alerts when inventory is low, technology has become retailers primary battleground        ...
12:16, 04/28/2019

Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best headphone, laptop, and tech deals Shopping for some tech like headphones or laptops? Amazon has pulled out some great discounts for Prime Day 2019.       ...
10:00, 07/15/2019

Dealmaster: All the best Amazon Prime Day 2019 tech deals we can find Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Greetings, Arsians! Your friendly neighborhood Dealmaster is back and reporting for bargain-hunting duty—and boy, is he going to need some extra coffee. That's because today marks the start of Amazon Prime Day 2019, t...
06:00, 07/15/2019

Apple faces anti-trust probe in Russia over rejected parental control app Apple's removal of a parental control app has now made it the target of an anti-trust probe in Russia. The nation's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) is investigating a complaint by Kaspersky Lab over the rejection of its Safe Kids app fr...
23:16, 08/08/2019

Google agrees to $550 million fine in France to settle fiscal fraud probe Google agreed to pay a 500 million euro ($548 million) fine in France to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago, the financial prosecutor's office said on Thursday....
08:00, 09/12/2019

This week in tech history: The first Apple Watch hits stores At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical te...
10:48, 04/28/2019

Apple co-founder thinks you should get off Facebook Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has some advice for most Facebook users: Delete your account. The millionaire, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, recently said that a lack of privacy is his main concern regarding the Menlo Park, Calif. company and ...
10:48, 07/09/2019

French drugmaker Sanofi, Google to use data tech for innovations French healthcare company Sanofi has teamed up with Google to work on innovations, aimed at using emerging data technologies to change how medicines and health services will be delivered in future....
23:16, 06/17/2019

Google throws $25 million at tech companies doing social good If you're worried about the societal impact of advancing technologies, fear not. Google has delved into its deep pockets to fund a number of initiatives hoping to  use advances in artificial intelligence to actually do some good.The massive...
12:00, 05/07/2019

Google watch, Fitbit, hearables: How big will the wearable tech industry become? A new report says yearly wearables industry revenue will jump 135% by 2023. This is good news for Apple and other major players in the space.       ...
13:16, 08/10/2019

Google to invest $1bn to fight tech-fueled housing crisis Funds to support development of 20,000 new homes as San Francisco Bay Area grapples with homelessnessGoogle will invest $1bn in housing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, a region plagued by a housing and homelessness crisis that has in part been...
17:00, 06/18/2019

This week in tech history: Google unveils the first consumer Chromebooks At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical te...
14:00, 05/11/2019

Google invests in augmented reality tech startup Hello TeamSolar Hello TeamSolar has partnered with Google to create augmented reality (AR) technology focused on customized experiences in particular locations.Read More...
10:48, 06/05/2019

Texas wins a slice of tech giant Google's $13B expansion in US Google is adding a $600 million data center in a Dallas suburb, one of three projects announced this week as the search-engine giant undertakes a $13 billion expansion in the U.S....
16:48, 06/14/2019

Google employee describes ‘burden of being black’ at tech giant “So, just as I’m doing with this essay, I ultimately resolved to break my silence. And though I eventually grew more comfortable using challenging moments to educate my co-workers, I never stopped feeling the burden of feeling black at Google," the m...
15:32, 08/16/2019

Facebook and Google antitrust investigations: all you need to know State attorneys general are opening the latest inquiries into the companies’ practices as government scrutiny growsAttorneys general in a number of US states are opening antitrust investigations into Facebook, New York’s attorney general, Letitia Jam...
09:48, 09/07/2019

Facebook, Google Face Off Against Formidable New Foe in the US The US states seek to probe allegations that the tech industry stifles start-ups, delivers pricier or worse service for Web users and siphons too much personal information, enriching their......
00:00, 09/09/2019

Facebook and Google can see what porn you’re watching Web masterminds can see what helps you masturbate. Facebook, Google and Oracle cloud are secretly tracking the porn you watch, according to a new joint study from Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers investigate...
18:16, 07/18/2019

Amazon execs contributed to Congressional antitrust probe leader two months before July hearing Experts say the timing of Amazon executives' contributions to Rep. David Cicilline likely reflect the company's heightened urgency over growing regulatory scrutiny....
07:00, 08/18/2019

The tech industry is starting to doubt Facebook will be able to launch its Libra currency by 2020 "I think two years from now we're going to be like do you remember that Facebook thing? Libra?" said Bismarck Lepe, CEO of Wizeline, a San Francisco product development company....
11:00, 07/10/2019

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg pushes back on calls for breakup of tech giant Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said recent calls for the tech giant to be broken up won't address the issues that have prompted a backlash against Big Tech. ...
13:32, 05/19/2019

Amazon says its facial recognition tech can identify fear in people's faces Amazon says its contentious facial recognition technology can now detect fear in people's faces. That makes it the eighth emotion it can identify along with happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, disgust, calmness and confusion. In addition, Amazo...
09:32, 08/14/2019

‘No Tech for ICE’: Protesters demand Amazon cut ties with federal immigration enforcement The demonstration joins growing criticism of corporations contracting federal agencies that enforce the White House's “zero-tolerance” immigration policy....
09:00, 07/12/2019

Amazon will continue selling facial recognition tech to government agencies Amazon shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a regulatory filing on Friday showed. Some 2.4% of v...
15:00, 05/27/2019

Alphabet shares drop as Justice Department reportedly prepares for Google antitrust probe Alphabet shares fell more than 3% in the premarket Monday after a report said the Justice Department is readying an antitrust investigation against Google....
06:00, 06/03/2019

Regulators in India reportedly start probe over Google's misuse of Android's dominant position While India is the second largest smartphone market in the world, its position as a developing country limits sales of higher-end flagship phones. That is why a value based firm like Xiaomi has done so well in the country. And while Apple expands pro...
12:00, 05/10/2019

Indian Google antitrust probe was sparked by junior researchers at India’s own competition commission Two Indian antitrust researchers and a law school student were behind a complaint that sparked a probe into Google’s alleged anti-competitive practices.Read More...
00:00, 07/09/2019

The DOJ will police Apple in the federal government's new tech antitrust push (AAPL) Getty In what's been a tidal wave of potential tech antitrust action, Apple has been added to the list of major tech companies that may soon be investigated by the federal government, according to Reuters. Reuters said on Monday that the Justice De...
09:32, 06/04/2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook took shots at other tech companies in his Stanford commencement speech In the commencement speech given at Stanford University, Cook said digital surveillance would have “stopped Silicon Valley before it got started.”       ...
20:00, 06/16/2019

Apple Touts New Privacy Features Amid Scrutiny of Tech Giants Apple sought to tout itself as a digital-privacy crusader with an anonymous login system and tools that prevent apps from tracking a user’s location, a push that is designed to further differentiate it from Google and Facebook, which have built their...
13:16, 06/03/2019

This week in tech history: Apple pulls the plug on the iPod classic At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical te...
19:16, 09/14/2019

Four major tech firms including Apple face antitrust probes in the U.S. Days after word leaked that the Justice Department is investigating Google for possible antitrust violations, Reuters reports today that the DOJ has been given the green light to include Apple as part of a wider antitrust investigation. In fact, the ...
01:32, 06/04/2019

Facebook's new crypto platform could rival Apple Pay Back in 2018, Bloomberg revealed that Facebook was developing a cryptocurrency backed by the US dollar that users can transfer to each other via WhatsApp. According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal, though, Facebook has bigger plans for its...
06:00, 05/03/2019

Don’t expect a foldable Pixel 4 this year, although Google is prototyping the new screen tech From the moment Google stepped on stage at Samsung’s developer event in early November to talk about the work it’s done alongside Samsung on adapting Android for foldable screens it was clear: Google was working on foldable smartphones on...
12:16, 05/08/2019

Tech Stocks Sink After Google Cuts Huawei Off Android Support Selling was especially heavy among semiconductor stocks, as investors grappled with the prospect that the administration order cuts off the flow of crucial microchips to Huawei, a major customer....
10:00, 05/20/2019

Google's Eric Schmidt: Breaking up Big Tech would be 'illegal' and harmful to consumers The former chairman and chief executive of Google said that calls for breaking up the tech giant have "no basis in law" and would harm consumers by pushing up prices and decreasing transparency. ...
16:48, 05/20/2019

Google, Facebook targeted by US antitrust authorities US tech giants Google and Facebook face growing scrutiny as authorities question how users' data is leveraged to display ads. New probes will investigate if the tech companies' outsized market share stifles competition....
21:16, 09/06/2019

How Facebook and Google are using algorithms to predict your next thought Advertisements follow you everywhere. Google and Facebook have become the de facto diarchs, mining your online attention to track every single move to serve their needs. While it’s becoming increasingly impossible to quench the big tech’s thirst for ...
06:48, 05/02/2019

Google’s case for privacy is more convincing than Facebook’s Google, the search giant which has made its business to make money off our digital habits, is getting serious about privacy. The company, at its annual Google I/O developers conference yesterday, announced a number of fancy software updates, in addit...
07:00, 05/08/2019

Facebook and Google likely to face new regulators for news and ads ACCC report argues for an authority to monitor ads to ensure tech giants do not break anti-competition lawsFacebook and Google are likely to face a strong push for new regulators in Australia to oversee news and advertising on their platforms followi...
06:32, 06/28/2019

Australia considers more regulation of Google and Facebook The Australian government released a report Friday recommending tighter oversight over multinational digital platforms including Google and Facebook....
02:16, 07/26/2019

Google and Facebook Are Draining Brains From Europe It wouldn't be the first time that Europe's smartest and most promising tech startups have been gobbled up by the behemoths of Silicon Valley and Seattle....
01:32, 07/02/2019

Australia to set out proposals to rein in Facebook, Google Australia will publish on Friday recommendations to limit the power of Facebook Inc and Google, potentially setting a precedent for global lawmakers grappling with the U.S. technology giants' dominance of online news and advertising....
18:16, 07/25/2019

States Are Turning Up the Heat on Google and Facebook State attorneys general revealed investigations into possible anticompetitive behavior by tech giants, adding to probes by Congress and federal agencies....
18:00, 09/09/2019

You can now get Apple Music on your Amazon speakers UPDATE: After kicking off last year in the UK and US, Apple Music is now supported on Amazon Echo speakers across Australia and New Zealand, allowing Aussies and Kiwis to stream their songs and playlists to devices such as the Echo Dot, Echo Plus and...
00:32, 05/15/2019

Senator proposes bill that would blow up business models for Facebook, YouTube, other tech giants Sen. Josh Hawley, a well-known tech critic, is introducing legislation that would remove the liability immunity big technology companies receive for user-posted content under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) of 1996....
21:16, 06/18/2019

Facebook vs the feds: The tech giant will have to pay a record fine for violating users’ privacy. But the FTC wanted more. The settlement the FTC brokered marks the most significant privacy punishment ever levied against a tech giant. But the story behind it -- described by 10 people familiar with the matter -- illustrates the challenges facing a 105-year-old agency task...
13:32, 07/22/2019

Inside Chris Hughes’s campaign to break up Facebook, the tech ‘monopoly’ he helped create Hughes, who left the social media giant in 2007 and cashed out his nearly $500 million worth of stock, has been making the rounds in the nation’s capital to press the case for breaking up the social network....
19:16, 07/25/2019

Can an open-source AI take on Amazon and Google? It's only been a few years since Amazon unveiled the Alexa-powered Echo, but since then, smart speakers have become a major consumer-electronics category. Key to its success is the notion of the always-on virtual assistant, which other companies...
09:48, 08/09/2019

Tech news roundup: Amazon Prime Day and the highest-rated workplaces of 2019 This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet stories include a breach of Sprint customers' data, notes from the Duo Security 2019 access report, and how execs are taking charge of digital transformation plans....
10:16, 07/17/2019

Amazon facial recognition exec joins start-up using the tech to make ads more appealing After two years working on Amazon's Rekognition technology, Humphrey Chen left to become product chief at VidMob and put the software into action....
00:32, 09/18/2019

Exclusive: India orders anti-trust probe of Google for alleged Android abuse - sources India's antitrust watchdog has ordered an investigation into Alphabet Inc's unit Google for alleged abuse of its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals, two sources aware of the matter told Reuters....
05:16, 05/10/2019

Google Pixel 3 vs Apple iPhone XS Review indexDesign | Display | Interface and Functionality | Processor, Memory, and Performance | Camera | Multimedia | Call quality | Battery life | ConclusioniPhone vs Android – it may not be the oldest rivalry in the tech world, but it is surely o...
13:48, 05/02/2019

Can I buy a phone that doesn’t use anything from Google or Apple? Steve does not like firms slurping up his data, so wants a device that respects his privacy I have concerns about the likes of Google and Apple slurping up as much info as they can about me from my phone. I’ve tried looking online for alternatives an...
00:32, 07/04/2019

Apple Versus Google: Who's Winning the App War? Picking a smartphone to accompany you through life isn’t just about choosing between iOS and Android: It’s also about deciding which apps you’re going to pick for your emails, your driving directions, your music and so on. Having used both sets of na...
13:00, 06/19/2019

THE FUTURE OF APPLE: The road ahead for the tech giant is services, not iPhones (AAPL) Business Insider Intelligence Apple is at a tipping point. The tech giant’s fiscal Q1 2019 represented the first time in more than a decade the company saw declines in both revenue and profit during a holiday season.See the rest of the story at...
21:16, 05/24/2019

President Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook is the only tech executive who actually calls him directly (AAPL) Jim Lo Scalzo and the Associated Press (Pool) President Trump speaks with Apple CEO Tim Cook because he calls him personally rather than hiring consultants to do so, Trump told reporters on Wednesday. Trump also referenced the recent conversation he...
18:00, 08/21/2019

Apple CEO Cook and President Trump talk about the trade war, privacy and the power of Big Tech For two Chief Executives that have nothing in common with each other, President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook sure have a lot of meetings. Of course, both are trying to get something from the other. Trump wants Cook to commit to building Apple'...
19:48, 06/14/2019

Apple is adding new privacy features in iOS 13 that'll hurt Facebook Messaging apps that offer VoIP calling (Voice over Internet Protocol) typically utilize an ‘always-on’ behavior in order to answer calls more quickly by continuously running in the background, but Apple wants that to stop.As reported by...
21:16, 08/06/2019

Facebook's Clegg Fires Back at Apple's Cook A senior Facebook executive, Nick Clegg, took a veiled shot at Apple, continuing the sniping between the tech giants as their business models are under increasing scrutiny from global regulators....
18:32, 06/24/2019

Google’s Huawei ban is good news: tech giants shouldn’t always get their way | Simon Jenkins Big tech has gone unchallenged for too long. Donald Trump’s decision to blacklist the Chinese company is changing thatThe post-digital revolution starts here. Thank you, Donald Trump. The US president’s decision to blacklist Huawei, which has led to ...
10:16, 05/20/2019

Google employee describes 'burden of being black' at tech giant in memo: report A departing Google employee has described the “the burden of being black” at the tech giant in an internal memo that alleges racist and insensitive behavior from some employees the company....
13:32, 08/16/2019

Google, Facebook Cozy Up to Publishers as Regulators Circle Tech giants are making concessions long sought by news publishers whose business has been hurt by the platforms’ dominance, moves some see as an effort to pre-empt potential regulatory backlash....
16:32, 09/18/2019

Australia to police Facebook and Google with new watchdog office Australia is tightening the screws on Facebook and Google. Governments are scrambling to address concerns ranging from anti-trust issues to the spread of "fake news" and hate speech....
02:00, 07/26/2019

| Australian watchdog calls for controls on Facebook, Google Australia's competition watchdog has recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google's dominance of online advertising among a slew of measures to better police the internet giants....
09:32, 07/26/2019

Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify on election security Elections officials and leaders at tech companies Facebook, Google and Twitter are set to testify later this week at a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on election security, lawmakers announced Monday....
18:00, 05/20/2019

Report says that new malware could spy on iCloud, Google Drive, Facebook and more NSO denies that it sells mass-surveillance tech meant for unethical hacking. However a new report claims otherwise.       ...
10:48, 07/19/2019

State AGs to launch antitrust probes into Google and Facebook Big Tech may have gotten too big. That’s the take from a bipartisan group of state attorneys general, who are launching probes into Silicon Valley giants including Facebook and Google for possible antitrust violations. Texas AG Ken Paxton on Friday s...
15:48, 09/06/2019

GOP senator wants to give users power to say no to Google and Facebook In his latest salvo aimed at big tech, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said Monday he will introduce legislation that would give consumers greater power to prevent companies from harvesting their data. His bill, which he plans to introduce Tuesday, aims to ...
17:16, 05/20/2019

How a Conservative News Site Thrived on Facebook and Google The Western Journal has had one of the biggest online audiences. But it now finds itself clashing with Silicon Valley tech giants. Here are highlights from a Times investigation....
09:00, 08/22/2019

Russia says Facebook, Google had political ads on country’s election day MOSCOW – Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said tech giants Google and Facebook had allowed political advertising during Sunday’s regional elections despite being asked to ban such publicity. “Such actions can be seen as interf...
21:32, 09/09/2019

For Facebook and Google, huge fines will cause only limited harm Regulators have slapped Facebook and Google with some very large fines recently, but are the penalties really hurting the hugely profitable titans of Silicon Valley?...
19:48, 07/30/2019

It’s not that we’ve failed to rein in Facebook and Google. We’ve not even tried | Shoshana Zuboff The tech giants use our data not only to predict our behaviour but to change it. But we can resist this attack on democracyIn a BBC interview last week, Facebook’s vice-president, Nick Clegg, surprised viewers by calling for new “rules of the road” o...
00:32, 07/02/2019

Google, Facebook potential subjects of fed probes, oversight…again Google and Facebook are in the crosshairs of potential US antitrust probes that could disrupt their businesses or even break them apart — but it’s not the first time they have faced heat from the feds. Silicon Valley-based Google dodged the threat of...
19:48, 06/04/2019

"We Should Sue Twitter, Facebook, Google For Bias," Says Trump: Report US President Donald Trump has threatened to sue tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter, saying they are spreading political bias against the Republicans....
03:00, 06/27/2019

Russia says Facebook, Google distributed political ads on election day Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said tech giants Google and Facebook had allowed political advertising during Sunday's regional elections despite being asked to ban such publicity....
10:00, 09/08/2019

UK regulator investigates role of Facebook, Google in ad market Britain's competition regulator has launched an investigation into the power wielded by Facebook and Google in digital advertising markets, including the ownership of data....
09:48, 07/03/2019

ACCC targets Google and Facebook with five investigations underway Rejecting the idea that the digital giants are merely 'dumb pipes', ACCC chair Rod Sims has said taking them to court lays down rules within which they must operate....
01:32, 08/13/2019

Facebook, Google and Twitter need to do more to tackle fake news, EU says In a report published Friday, the EU found evidence of "coordinated inauthentic behavior" on online platforms ahead of the European Parliament elections last month....
05:00, 06/14/2019

States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Investigations State attorneys general are formally launching separate antitrust probes into Facebook and Google starting next week, putting added pressure on tech giants already under federal scrutiny....
13:16, 09/06/2019

States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes State attorneys general are formally launching separate antitrust probes into Facebook and Google starting next week, putting added pressure on tech giants already under federal scrutiny....
03:48, 09/06/2019

The Apple Watch 4 gets a rare $70 price cut at Amazon If you've been waiting to snag a deal on the Apple Watch 4, then you're in luck. Amazon has a rare price cut on the Apple Watch Series 4 with cellular and GPS technology. For a limited time, you can get the Series 4 smartwatch on sale for $...
19:32, 08/30/2019

The Apple Watch 4 gets a rare $50 price cut at Amazon If you've been waiting for the price to drop to snag yourself an Apple Watch 4, then now is the perfect time. Amazon has the Apple Watch Series 4 on sale for $349. That's a $50 discount and the lowest price we've found for the best-sel...
12:48, 05/03/2019

US companies tell Apple and Amazon to put planet before profits Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, Danone and others take out full-page ad in New York Times addressed to business leadersThe bosses of some of the world’s biggest companies, including Apple and Amazon, have been told to put the planet before profits – not by...
13:00, 08/26/2019

Amazon's Taking $50 Off the Apple Watch Series 4 The Apple Watch as a product line may have had a rocky launch, but its latest iteration, the Series 4, is a seriously impressive leap forward. So whether you’re finally upgrading your original model, or even getting your very first wearable, it’s the...
12:00, 05/03/2019

Crypto bulls hail Facebook's reported move into digital assets as a key moment in tech history Facebook's reported move into cryptocurrency could amount to the biggest catalyst for digital assets in their decade-long history, some crypto investors say....
15:32, 06/17/2019