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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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US asks Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon for docs in antitrust probe The federal government is ramping up its antitrust investigation into big tech. On Friday, lawmakers from the House Judiciary Committee asked Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google parent company Alphabet to share sensitive documents, including confident......
22:17, 2019-09-13

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple told 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 Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. Related: YouTu...
17:17, 2019-09-13

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 Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. Related: YouTu...
18:51, 2019-09-13

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google to testify to Congress on antitrust The companies have been summoned to Capitol Hill as part of House lawmakers' wide-ranging antitrust investigation of big tech firms and the threats they may pose to competition....
09:51, 2019-07-10

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......
09:17, 2019-07-10

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 as Facebook, Google and Amazon for “competition pro...
05:17, 2019-06-04

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....
17:34, 2019-09-14

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 probe of Big Tech....
00:34, 2019-09-14

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.        ...
20:00, 2019-06-04

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 probe of Big Tech....
23:00, 2019-09-13

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 competition grounds....
21:17, 2019-09-13

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......
02:34, 2019-09-14

New Google and Facebook Inquiries Show Big Tech Scrutiny Is Rare Bipartisan Act Democrats and Republicans, at the federal and state levels, are uniting to investigate the power of Big Tech, and potentially to rein in the dominant companies....
20:34, 2019-09-06

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....
05:17, 2019-06-05

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....
05:34, 2019-06-05

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....
05:34, 2019-06-05

Big Tech companies like Facebook, Amazon to face antitrust probe by U.S. state attorneys general A bipartisan group of state attorneys general will announce on Monday an investigation into large tech companies, like Facebook and Google, for potential violations of antitrust law, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's announced on Friday....
21:00, 2019-09-06

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....
07:17, 2019-06-08

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 on Monday amid fears US antitrust officials were preparing to investigate Apple, Facebook and Google parent Alphabet, as the political winds...
22:34, 2019-06-03

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.       ...
02:17, 2019-06-12

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 Commission agreed to handle any potential investigations i...
19:01, 2019-06-05

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......
09:00, 2019-07-17

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 Tuesday. The investigation is the latest antitrust pr...
01:51, 2019-07-24

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....
10:17, 2019-06-04

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 three issues, according to a committee statement re...
02:34, 2019-06-04

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 company’s actions.In a letter from the Democratic heads ...
13:51, 2019-07-03

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....
05:51, 2019-07-03

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 4)        ...
17:17, 2019-06-06

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."...
05:00, 2019-06-04

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 parties in order to make money. Visit Business In...
02:17, 2019-06-04

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....
00:34, 2019-09-14

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 Business Insider Intelligence research through your co...
09:00, 2019-07-08

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....
11:34, 2019-09-10

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....
22:00, 2019-09-09

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....
01:17, 2019-07-25

UPDATE 1-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....
21:34, 2019-09-09

UPDATE 2-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....
23:34, 2019-09-09

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....
17:51, 2019-06-07

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 Commission seemed keen on Amazon. Read more......
20:51, 2019-06-03

The DOJ's antitrust chief just telegraphed how it could go after Google, Apple and other big tech Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim laid out some possible antitrust arguments against big tech companies in a new speech. His office is reportedly overseeing possible investigations into Google parent company Alphabet and Apple....
21:34, 2019-06-11

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 the matter in coming days....
22:17, 2019-09-18

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....
16:34, 2019-08-03

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...
01:00, 2019-09-07

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 Dunbar wondered aloud, is Google willing to work wit...
17:34, 2019-07-15

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       ...
16:51, 2019-09-17

U.S. officials huddle with Facebook, Google and other tech giants to talk about the 2020 election Federal law enforcement personnel discussed election security with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter, according to several officials, responding to concerns that social-media sites are still struggling to stop disinformation online....
05:34, 2019-09-05

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 clones or acquires competitors in an attempt to e...
09:51, 2019-06-04

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 ....
21:34, 2019-09-06

In tech 'awakening,' U.S. workers at Google, Amazon join climate protests Hundreds of workers from Google, Amazon and other technology companies on Friday joined climate-change marches in San Francisco and Seattle, saying their employers had been too slow to tackle global warming and needed to take more drastic action....
03:34, 2019-09-21

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....
16:34, 2019-08-14

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....
02:17, 2019-08-14

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....
05:00, 2019-06-04

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....
14:17, 2019-09-17

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 ....
02:00, 2019-09-07

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....
21:00, 2019-07-16

How 'Sign in With Apple' Improves on Google, Facebook, and Twitter's Options Amongst the reveals we saw at WWDC 2019 was a new technology for apps and the web: “Sign in with Apple.” It’s supposedly a more private way to sign into apps and services, according to the company. But if Apple’s version is more private, what are you actually giving away when you sign in with a comp...
19:51, 2019-06-11

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....
21:01, 2019-06-06

‘Over The Rainbow’ composer sues Apple, Google and Amazon 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. His son told BBC News that he found more than 6,000 unauthorized copies of his songs on Google, Apple and ...
21:17, 2019-05-22

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....
19:34, 2019-06-08

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....
19:17, 2019-06-19

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 .       ...
04:17, 2019-07-24

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 measure the effectiveness of their ad campaigns on the w...
11:51, 2019-05-23

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....
12:51, 2019-06-17

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....
00:34, 2019-06-05

'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. ...
21:00, 2019-05-21

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, released by WPP and Kantar put amazon on top. Smar...
19:17, 2019-06-23

‘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......
20:51, 2019-06-03

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....
22:34, 2019-06-11

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 seeing around the web and in apps with Google and Fa...
13:00, 2019-06-05

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....
15:51, 2019-07-19

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 from @HouseDemocrats about this!...
04:34, 2019-07-20

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....
23:51, 2019-09-12

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....
08:34, 2019-08-11

Ramaphosa asks court to seal certain documents in legal battle: reports Lawyers for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have asked a court to seal financial records held by the country's corruption watchdog because they were obtained unlawfully, online news site Times Live reported on Friday....
16:51, 2019-08-09

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....
09:00, 2019-06-20

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....
12:00, 2019-09-09

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....
01:34, 2019-07-16

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....
21:51, 2019-07-15

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 a profound transformation. Costs are skyrocketing...
21:51, 2019-07-19

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 Congress....
02:00, 2019-06-12

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......
00:51, 2019-07-16

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 information....
03:34, 2019-06-05

Trump moves to keep census documents sought by Congress under wraps President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege in refusing to turn over to a U.S. House committee certain documents related to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census, the Justice Department said in a letter to the committee on Wednesday....
17:34, 2019-06-12

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....
14:17, 2019-09-04

Trump shields census documents from Congress as contempt vote looms President Donald Trump asserted executive privilege on Wednesday to keep under wraps documents on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census, defying a House panel's subpoena in another move to stonewall Democratic lawmakers' investigations....
22:00, 2019-06-12

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....
03:17, 2019-06-05

Ex-Trump aide Hicks agrees to give 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 campaign to congressional investigators, a key lawmaker said on Tuesday....
18:51, 2019-06-04

Ahead of contempt vote, Trump shields census documents from Congress President Donald Trump asserted executive privilege on Wednesday to keep under wraps documents on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census, defying a House panel's subpoena in another move to stonewall Democratic lawmakers' investigations....
19:17, 2019-06-12

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....
03:51, 2019-05-23

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....
01:34, 2019-06-03

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."...
17:34, 2019-06-13

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. ...
16:51, 2019-09-04

Secretive FBI demands for information go far beyond tech companies, new documents reveal The FBI has sent secretive written demands for information to more than 120 companies in recent years, according to documents released Friday, raising new questions about the government’s ability to quietly gather data on people....
01:00, 2019-09-21

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....
15:51, 2019-09-13

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....
22:00, 2019-07-31

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08:34, 2019-09-10

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 investigations – saying it could help “provide a complete pic...
20:51, 2019-09-03

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,......
20:34, 2019-06-05

US Senator Asks FBI to Probe FaceApp Over Security Concerns US 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......
10:17, 2019-07-18

ICC prosecutor asks to appeal rejection of Afghanistan probe THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — 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. In a 17-page document filed Friday, Pr...
18:00, 2019-06-07

This subreddit documents the most delightful fuckups on Google Maps What do a couple of kids pointing guns at an adult, a man about to fall off stairs, a group of people wearing pigeon masks, and a taxi driver pissing himself have in common? These are the type of unusual moments curated by a small Reddit community known as Google Maps Shenanigans. The subreddit, whi...
03:51, 2019-08-14

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 Trump campaign....
20:00, 2019-05-29

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....
18:34, 2019-08-02

Swedish climate activist Thunberg asks U.S. Congress for action, not praise 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 on Washington's Capitol Hill....
23:17, 2019-09-17

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        ...
09:34, 2019-06-07

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....
13:00, 2019-08-16

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....
00:51, 2019-06-21

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 unspecified date, but the company said it will only review...
05:00, 2019-08-03

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 misogynistic comments....
04:51, 2019-07-06

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...
20:34, 2019-06-06

UPDATE 1-U.S. 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....
03:51, 2019-06-21

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.       ...
16:17, 2019-07-09

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....
06:00, 2019-09-07

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....
01:51, 2019-08-01

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....
22:17, 2019-08-13

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 turn it on. The new Face Recognition setting will ...
06:51, 2019-09-04

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21:51, 2019-06-07

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, Congress,” tweeted Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, who is...
20:34, 2019-05-29

Thailand asks tech firms to set up centers against 'fake news' in Southeast Asia Thailand is proposing that tech companies set up centers in each of the 10 Southeast Asian countries to curb the flow of "fake news" and fake accounts, the country's telecoms regulator said on Monday....
17:00, 2019-08-19

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 transcribed....
12:34, 2019-08-16

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.        ...
07:17, 2019-05-29

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 of bone spurs in his heels....
19:51, 2019-07-24

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......
09:51, 2019-09-03

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......
04:34, 2019-07-08

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....
05:34, 2019-08-06

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 platform wi......
22:51, 2019-09-12

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....
02:00, 2019-06-19

Karnataka Congress MLA Appears Before Probe Agency In DK Shivakumar Case Karnataka Congress MLA Laxmi Hebbalkar today appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in Delhi in connection with the money laundering case against her senior party colleague DK Shivakumar,......
12:00, 2019-09-19

U.S. 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 congressional oversight chairman said on Monday....
22:51, 2019-07-01

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....
12:51, 2019-06-04

Probe Agencies Being Used As Personal Revenge-Seeking Department: Congress Former Union Minister P Chidambaram was arrested on Wednesday by CBI officials amid unprecedented drama at his Delhi residence. Video footage showed the officials scaling walls to gain access to the......
08:17, 2019-08-22

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 congressional oversight chairman said on Monday....
06:17, 2019-07-02

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....
01:00, 2019-06-21

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....
01:51, 2019-06-04

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....
02:00, 2019-07-17

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....
16:34, 2019-06-05

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....
14:17, 2019-06-21

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....
17:00, 2019-09-18

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....
13:00, 2019-08-25

| 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....
20:34, 2019-05-30

Congress Disciplinary Panel To Probe Madhya Pradesh In-Party Friction Congress president Sonia Gandhi has referred the issue of the public spat involving party leader Digvijaya Singh and a Madhya Pradesh minister to the party's central disciplinary committee, a senior......
19:34, 2019-09-08

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...
16:17, 2019-05-29

UPDATE 1-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....
14:34, 2019-06-21

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....
20:17, 2019-06-04

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....
13:51, 2019-06-05

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....
09:51, 2019-07-24

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 exceptionally broad probe, the agency announced this after...
10:51, 2019-07-24

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....
15:17, 2019-07-11

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 reported in recent months — will focus on Facebook, Goo...
01:00, 2019-07-24

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....
00:17, 2019-07-11

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....
10:00, 2019-07-08

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....
23:34, 2019-07-23

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....
00:00, 2019-07-11

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 market power unfairly....
05:17, 2019-09-18

UPDATE 2-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....
01:51, 2019-07-11

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....
23:17, 2019-07-10

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....
11:51, 2019-06-04

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 largest companies....
05:00, 2019-06-04

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....
02:51, 2019-06-20

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....
14:51, 2019-07-17

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 and the head of the Federal Reserve. Congress begi...
14:00, 2019-07-16

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....
20:17, 2019-06-03

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 companies over competition concerns....
22:51, 2019-06-03

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....
21:34, 2019-09-09

UPDATE 3-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 market power unfairly....
04:17, 2019-09-18

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....
03:51, 2019-07-24

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 Tech....
01:34, 2019-07-24

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....
10:17, 2019-07-24

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 spotlight....
06:34, 2019-08-20

UPDATE 1-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....
00:00, 2019-07-11

The Latest: Congressional panel readies tech antitrust probe SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on antitrust concerns in the technology industry (all times local): 3 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee is launching a bipartisan investigation into competition in the digital industry. The committee’s statement Monday, coming as news emerged of possible antitr...
09:51, 2019-06-04

'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....
05:34, 2019-08-21

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....
17:17, 2019-06-10

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....
01:17, 2019-08-21

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 technology industry will hold its first hearing for th...
23:34, 2019-06-06

Google to pay $1.1 billion in France following tax probe After a four-year investigation, Google has agreed to pay almost €1 billion ($1.10 billion) to French authorities because it did not fully declare its tax activities in the country, as reported by Reuters. The payment covers a €500 million......
15:17, 2019-09-13

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 calling on Facebook to halt its plans.Read more.....
21:17, 2019-07-03

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 privacy of users’ data. “We know we need to ...
21:34, 2019-07-16

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....
05:00, 2019-09-07

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....
22:34, 2019-08-01

Facebook to pay record $5bn fine to end US privacy probe Facebook has been told to restructure its privacy policies as part of a settlement with a US regulator that will see it pay a record $5bn (£4bn) fine....
15:00, 2019-07-24

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 lawmakers have called for stricter regulation or even br...
02:17, 2019-07-24

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 probe said on Thursday....
23:17, 2019-06-20

House Committee Requests Tech Executives' Emails in Antitrust Probe Congress is ramping up its probe into the tech industry, with House lawmakers demanding emails and executive communications from four technology giants as they look for evidence of anticompetitive behavior....
18:17, 2019-09-13

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....
07:00, 2019-08-21

UPDATE 2-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 Tech....
02:51, 2019-07-24

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)        ...
07:34, 2019-09-10

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 District of Columbia and Puerto Rico — requested documen...
06:34, 2019-09-10

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....
23:34, 2019-09-09

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....
09:17, 2019-08-31

Facebook Libra chief testifies in Congress to explain cryptocurrency The head of Facebook's blockchain division will appear in Congress Tuesday for the first of two hearings about the social media network's plans to roll out a new digital financial system next year....
13:34, 2019-07-16

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 head of the Federal Reserve. Congress begins two d...
15:51, 2019-07-16

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....
02:17, 2019-08-21

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....
08:34, 2019-09-06

$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....
03:34, 2019-07-13

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 estimates....
01:17, 2019-07-25

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."...
04:34, 2019-09-08

NY Gov. Cuomo orders probe into Facebook advertising platform New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered a state agency to investigate certain reports that state-regulated advertisers were using Facebook Inc's advertising platform in a discriminatory manner....
22:51, 2019-07-01

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."...
02:34, 2019-07-11

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 technology industry will hold its first hearing for ...
19:17, 2019-06-06

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....
04:17, 2019-07-11

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) which the company plans to use to create systems...
06:51, 2019-06-13

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....
21:51, 2019-05-22

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 taking action....
00:17, 2019-06-02

50 US states, territories launch Google antitrust probe Attorneys general from 48 states, as well as from the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, officially kicked off their preliminary investigation on Monday...
22:34, 2019-09-09

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....
18:17, 2019-09-12

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, according to the report, which also said the Feder...
07:51, 2019-06-01

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” social media activity from agents....
22:34, 2019-07-05

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....
01:17, 2019-07-02

UPDATE 1-NY Gov. 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....
22:51, 2019-07-01

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 reported on Wednesday, citing “people familiar with the ...
08:17, 2019-06-13

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....
02:00, 2019-09-07

Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra reportedly facing EU competition probe Facebook’s controversial ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra is facing a competition probe by the European Union Commission, according to a document seen by Bloomberg. The European Union’s antitrust regulators are “currently investigating potential anti-competitive behavior” amid concerns Facebook would monopoli...
10:00, 2019-08-21

Facebook's Zuckerberg pledges cooperation with U.S. antitrust probe: congressman Congressman David Cicilline, chair of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, said on Friday that Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg pledged cooperation with the panel's probe into online markets during a meeting on Capitol Hill....
23:00, 2019-09-20

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 could result in unprecedented federal oversight of the...
13:51, 2019-07-13

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....
18:00, 2019-09-06

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....
12:00, 2019-09-14

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....
21:17, 2019-05-24

Facebook COO: 'We Understand' Concerns About Big Tech Companies Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said that the social-media company failed to anticipate foreign interference aimed at disrupting the 2016 U.S. presidential election....
17:00, 2019-06-19

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....
14:00, 2019-07-17

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.       ...
21:51, 2019-09-11

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....
18:51, 2019-07-17

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....
15:17, 2019-07-17

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....
10:00, 2019-09-13

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 growth, the social media, search and e-commerce giants ...
16:34, 2019-09-09

Google target of new U.S. antitrust probe by state attorneys general More than 30 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....
00:17, 2019-09-04

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 determine the firm’s efforts squelched competition....
10:17, 2019-06-03

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 regulators in 2017 for abusing its dominance of the online ...
22:34, 2019-06-01

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....
01:51, 2019-09-04

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 ....
14:34, 2019-09-09

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 Trump’s White House transition team, suggeste...
23:51, 2019-07-15

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....
07:00, 2019-06-01

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....
07:34, 2019-09-10

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 regulators in 2017 for abusing its dominance of the online...
20:51, 2019-06-01

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 that Apple collects from developers results in consum...
22:51, 2019-06-06

Exclusive: U.S. Justice Dept considering Apple probe: sources The U.S. Justice Department has jurisdiction for a potential antitrust probe of Apple Inc as part of a broader review of technology companies, two sources told Reuters....
20:17, 2019-06-03

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....
18:51, 2019-07-02

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....
05:00, 2019-06-04

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 still being utilized to deceive consumers with count...
05:51, 2019-08-08

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...
06:34, 2019-07-25

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 group....
16:34, 2019-07-03

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....
01:17, 2019-07-25

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....
16:34, 2019-09-06

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...
17:51, 2019-07-02

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....
03:34, 2019-07-02

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 holiday originally began as a celebration of its 2...
01:51, 2019-07-13

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....
17:17, 2019-06-02

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....
21:17, 2019-05-25

Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban as concern grows in U.S. Congress Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology....
21:17, 2019-05-22

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.        ...
05:17, 2019-05-25

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....
18:51, 2019-08-02

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!...
21:00, 2019-06-30

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....
11:51, 2019-07-17

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....
21:34, 2019-09-05

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....
22:51, 2019-08-22

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....
12:17, 2019-07-17

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....
06:34, 2019-06-01

Google targeted in antitrust probe by state AGs in 48 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico An investigation involving 50 attorneys general will look into Google's dominance in online advertising and search traffic for anticompetitive action.       ...
23:00, 2019-09-09

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 platf......
06:51, 2019-07-20

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....
10:34, 2019-08-28

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....
20:51, 2019-07-08

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 latest blow against big tech companies as antitrus...
09:34, 2019-09-09

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....
13:34, 2019-08-28

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......
10:34, 2019-06-01

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 Attorney General Ashley Moody of the multi-jurisdictional Facebook probe....
21:00, 2019-09-09

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....
18:00, 2019-08-10

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...
00:51, 2019-07-11

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....
20:34, 2019-07-23

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......
21:17, 2019-05-24

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....
20:17, 2019-07-23

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 has said.In 2018, Jack Poulson hit headlines afte...
16:17, 2019-07-13

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 of all the games coming to the ‘Netflix-for-...
21:34, 2019-08-19

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)        ...
06:34, 2019-08-28

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 series 3 smartwatch. If you're interested in a ...
22:17, 2019-05-29

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've found for the latest Apple Watch. Amazon a...
20:17, 2019-09-16

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......
23:17, 2019-08-31

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......
06:17, 2019-07-18

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....
20:51, 2019-07-17

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......
13:00, 2019-09-09

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...
09:51, 2019-09-04

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....
05:17, 2019-07-25

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 current policies do not allow any advertisements featuri...
19:34, 2019-09-09

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 detailing their position we reported on Tuesday, a...
21:00, 2019-07-31

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...
04:17, 2019-07-03

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)        ...
00:00, 2019-06-06

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....
11:51, 2019-06-06

Amazon says its facial recognition tech can now detect fear Amazon has announced that its facial recognition system can now detect “fear” in people. Dubbed Rekognition, the software offers a comprehensive range of tools for face detection, analysis, and recognition in images and videos. It’s one among several services it offers to developers as part of its A...
09:51, 2019-08-14

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 tech news, annive......
18:34, 2019-07-05

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....
23:00, 2019-05-28

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....
01:17, 2019-07-17

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 investigated 22,484 sex sites using a handy tool called webXr...
20:51, 2019-07-18

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......
13:00, 2019-09-09

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 James, announced on Friday. A separate inquiry into G...
11:34, 2019-09-07

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 memo read....
21:00, 2019-08-16

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....
07:51, 2019-06-18

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.       ...
20:51, 2019-08-10

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....
01:51, 2019-06-15

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...
17:00, 2019-06-05

Google's $40 million Fossil deal was for hybrid smartwatch tech We’re no closer to hearing official confirmation of a Google Pixel Watch, but a new report includes the first suggestion it will feature elements of a hybrid device, as the company apparently bought related tech from Fossil earlier this year.According to people familiar with the matter speaki...
11:17, 2019-09-17

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 fueled by the tech industry.The announcement come...
02:00, 2019-06-19

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...
21:00, 2019-09-05

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 a statement....
02:17, 2019-09-05

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....
04:34, 2019-09-05

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....
03:00, 2019-07-25

'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 announcement of Libra with concern: "Facebook is already ...
01:17, 2019-06-20

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 learning and artificial intelligence to detect that co...
19:00, 2019-05-31

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....
16:01, 2019-05-21

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....
12:34, 2019-06-10

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...
13:17, 2019-07-09

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....
15:00, 2019-06-03

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 from the App......
04:17, 2019-08-09

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        ...
14:38, 2019-05-21

L'Oreal firm to provide virtual make-up tech for Amazon L'Oreal's virtual reality business ModiFace will provide make-up testing technology to Amazon, the French beauty group said on Tuesday, allowing customers of the shopping site to try on lipsticks using mobile phone videos or photos....
16:51, 2019-06-04

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.       ...
18:51, 2019-07-15

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 inaccurately identified one in five California lawmakers as m...
08:17, 2019-08-14

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, the increasingly misnamed sales event that sees the...
20:17, 2019-07-15

Amazon's Two-Day Sale Brings Deals on Tech Products in India Amazon is running a two-day sale titled Best of Tech on August 21 and August 22. The sale includes discounts and flash sales on a bunch of electronics products in India....
14:17, 2019-08-21

UPDATE 3-U.S. lawmakers take jabs at Amazon, Big Tech in antitrust hearing Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel pressed an executive from Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday about allegations that it competed against its own sellers and pushed them to buy advertising and fulfillment services....
01:17, 2019-07-17

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....
20:51, 2019-06-07

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....
07:00, 2019-09-10

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 following the completion of the competition regulator’s i...
05:51, 2019-06-29

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....
09:00, 2019-09-07

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....
14:51, 2019-05-21

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. ...
14:38, 2019-05-21

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 Big Tech in general. “There are many different kin...
19:17, 2019-07-09

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....
21:17, 2019-08-18

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. ...
14:38, 2019-05-21

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 product development company Wizeline....
21:17, 2019-07-10

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Visits Lawmakers To Discuss Tech Industry Regulation (WASHINGTON) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited lawmakers Thursday to discuss potential regulation of the tech industry, particularly when it comes to the collection of users’ personal data on their platforms. Zuckerberg is discussing oversight of the industry in private meetings wit...
02:51, 2019-09-20

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 like......
16:51, 2019-08-09

You can get 10% off the new Apple AirPods at Amazon Apple is notorious for rarely discounting its products, and its true wireless AirPods are no exception – particularly as they've been given a recent upgrade in the form of the AirPods (2019). That's why we were surprised to see that the Apple earbuds have been given a 10% disco...
18:34, 2019-06-28

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 votes were in favor of the ban. A second proposal t...
22:51, 2019-05-27

‘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....
20:51, 2019-07-12

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 and found mentions of things like /e/, Lineage, Sail...
18:51, 2019-07-04

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 native apps for years at this point, here’s our defi...
01:51, 2019-06-20

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” on privacy, data collection and other company pract...
17:01, 2019-07-02

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....
16:00, 2019-09-06

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....
19:51, 2019-08-13

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....
16:17, 2019-06-14

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....
21:34, 2019-09-06

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....
19:00, 2019-09-08

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?...
18:34, 2019-07-31

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....
15:17, 2019-05-21

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 said he will kick off a probe into potentially anti...
00:34, 2019-09-07

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....
20:00, 2019-07-03

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....
20:17, 2019-09-18

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 bolster “Do Not Track,” an internet fe...
16:01, 2019-05-21

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 a federal inquiry into its Android mobile operati...
05:51, 2019-06-05

Facebook and Google have ad trackers on your streaming TV, studies find Enlarge / A Vizio TV seen at CES in 2011. (credit: Ethan Miller | Getty Images) Modern TV, coming to you over the Internet instead of through cable or over the air, has a modern problem: all of your Internet-connected streaming devices are watching you back and feeding your data to advertisers. Tw...
01:17, 2019-09-20

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....
23:17, 2019-08-22

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 interference in Russia’s sovereign affairs and hindering...
20:34, 2019-09-09

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.       ...
01:17, 2019-07-20

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....
03:00, 2019-08-17

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 Department will have oversight over Apple should it ...
02:17, 2019-06-04

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 tech news, annive......
21:00, 2019-09-14

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 report notes that both the Federal Trade Commissio...
05:51, 2019-06-04

Wall St. rallies on stimulus cheer, Apple leads tech gains U.S. stocks surged on Monday on growing hopes that major economies would act to stymie the slowing economic effects of escalating global trade tensions, while technology stocks rose led by a nearly 3% gain in Apple's shares....
17:00, 2019-08-19

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 fortunes on tracking user activity and behavior....
01:51, 2019-06-04

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.”       ...
02:51, 2019-06-17

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....
09:00, 2019-06-19

US regulators carve up oversight of Amazon and Google If there weren't already signs that American regulators expect to crack down on tech giants, there are now. Washington Post sources said that the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have carved out their competitive oversight of A......
19:34, 2019-06-02

The all-new Apple Watch 5 gets a price cut 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 get the Apple Watch 5 with GPS for $384.99. That's a $15 discount and the lowest price we've found for the latest Apple Watch. If you're...
23:00, 2019-09-20

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....
03:51, 2019-09-18

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....
21:17, 2019-07-17

Google employees donate heavily to Warren, Sanders despite calls for tech giant's breakup Google employees are donating heavily to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, despite the fact that both 2020 presidential candidates are leading the charge to break up Big Tech....
20:34, 2019-07-31

Beware of Google search scams. Here's how to spot a fake tech support website Google doesn't have a way for you to report a website that led you to call a scammer. Be careful when clicking third-party tech support websites.       ...
21:34, 2019-08-17

GOP senators demand answers from Google over the tech giant’s 'smart speaker relationship' with Huawei Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Josh Hawley and Tom Cotton have sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai seeking answers about the Silicon Valley heavyweight’s relationship with controversial Chinese tech giant Huawei....
09:34, 2019-08-08

Google's Waymo Asked People To Test Its Semi-Autonomous Car Tech. What Happened Next Will Not Surprise You Back in 2013, Google’s self-driving car unit ran an experiment. They decided to give their semi-autonomous driving technology to a handful of employees with long highway commutes, as recounted by Waymo CEO John Krafcik at IAA Frankfurt. Because it was not fully tested yet, Google made those employ...
03:17, 2019-09-13

Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump order blacklists Chinese tech firm Google said Monday its basic services on Huawei smartphones still will function following U.S. sales curbs, but the Chinese tech giant faces the possible loss of other features and support....
15:34, 2019-05-21

DoJ pushes Google and Apple to ID 10,000 users of a gun scope app The US government has reportedly ordered Apple and Google to hand over the names, phone numbers and IP addresses of at least 10,000 users of a gun scope app. The data request is part of an investigation into weapons export violations, but it has priv......
01:34, 2019-09-07

Apple tries to clear up Google's claims about iOS vulnerabilities Apple has taken issue with Google's findings about exploit-laden websites injecting malicious code into iPhones. Last week, Google published a blog post describing how a handful of hacked websites had taken advantage of an iOS vulnerability. Today, A......
01:34, 2019-09-07

Google and Facebook’s latest efforts to ‘save’ journalism are already getting eye rolls Google and Facebook are racing to elevate quality journalism in the lead-up to the 2020 elections, but some fear the changes could have unintended consequences for news media....
12:00, 2019-09-14

Watching Porn in Incognito Mode? Google, Facebook Can Still Track You Google, Facebook and even Oracle cloud are secretly tracking the porn you watch even when you switch on the "incognito" mode on your laptop or smartphone....
15:00, 2019-07-19

New bill could force Facebook, Google to disclose value of users’ data There’s no such thing as a free lunch — certainly not in Silicon Valley. That’s the message from a pair of US senators who introduced a bill Monday to force tech giants like Facebook and Google to tell users just how much the personal data they collect is worth. Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Josh...
02:00, 2019-06-28

Google and Facebook are tracking your porn preferences – even in incognito mode It turns out Google and Facebook are tracking your porn consumption habits big time, and even incognito mode can’t save you from their omnipotent gaze – or so say researchers from Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of Pennsylvania. Indeed, 93 percent of adult content websites leak...
16:17, 2019-07-19

Google, Facebook rebuff Russia over political advertising accusation Google said on Monday that it supported responsible political advertising that complies with local legislation, after Russia accused it of circulating such advertising during local elections at the weekend....
12:00, 2019-09-09

US states to launch antitrust and privacy inquiries into Facebook and Google New York state attorney general said bipartisan coalition investigating if Facebook stifled competition and put users at riskDozens of US states are set to launch antitrust and privacy investigations into Facebook and Google as scrutiny of the big tech firms increases in the US.The investigation int...
16:34, 2019-09-06

UPDATE 1-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....
01:34, 2019-09-09

Russia accuses Facebook, Google of violating political ad laws Russia is once again butting heads with internet giants over their political advertising. Communications regulator Roskomnadzor has accused Facebook and Google of allowing political ads during regional elections on September 8th despite being a ban......
03:00, 2019-09-09

Facebook, Google, Twitter meet with FBI, DHS for 2020 election strategy Some of the world's largest technology firms have met with federal security officials to discuss the potential for intrusion and misinformation between now and the next United States presidential election in 14 months....
02:00, 2019-09-06

Facebook, Google face off against a formidable new foe: State attorneys general The nation's powerful state attorneys general have tangled with mortgage lenders, tobacco giants and the makers of addictive drugs. Now, they're setting their sights on another target: Big Tech....
00:00, 2019-09-09

The BBC Joins Up With Google, Facebook, and Twitter To Try To Tackle Misinformation Online The BBC is teaming up with some of the biggest names in tech to coordinate a defense against the online disinformation campaigns endemic to some of their platforms, the outlet announced Saturday. Read more......
20:34, 2019-09-08

State Attorneys General Launch Investigations of Facebook and Google (NEW YORK) — Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech companies. New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, con...
01:00, 2019-09-07

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 Business InsiderSee Also:A 90-day reprieve from t...
00:17, 2019-05-24

Hot Wheels team up with Apple for new high tech toy cars and ambitious kid's video game Hot Wheels id is a new line of die-cast cars that have NFC chips in them just like those used in fellow toys-to-life games like Skylanders, LEGO Dimensions and Disney Infinity....
15:34, 2019-06-14

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's devices in the U.S. (even going as far as making...
03:00, 2019-06-15

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 had with Cook about how the tariffs on Chinese im...
00:17, 2019-08-22

Apple’s privacy battle against rival tech giants is coming to your home screen NBC — The intensifying privacy battle between Apple and Facebook is coming to your iPhone screen. Apple on Thursday released the latest version of its iPhone operating system, iOS 13, which includes a new feature meant to notify people when apps are tracking them in unexpected ways. The first...
02:51, 2019-09-20

Facebook Suspends Natural News, Founder Calls For President Trump to Use Military Against Tech Giants Facebook has suspended Natural News from posting on the social media platform where it has amassed almost 3 million followers. Natural News, which pushes wild conspiracy theories and once published an injectable DIY homeopathic “vaccine” for Ebola, had already been banned from Twitter and YouTube. T...
13:17, 2019-06-10

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....
23:00, 2019-06-17

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 The Information, Apple is implementing a change i...
06:17, 2019-08-07

Google and Amazon bring the YouTube app back to Fire TV Months after Amazon and Google ended their fight over streaming video, the official YouTube app is once again available on Fire TV devices. As of today, some Fire TV devices (multiple Fire TV Stick variants and the Fire TV Cube) and TV sets (from Ele......
17:17, 2019-07-09

Intel takes on Google and Amazon with 2 new AI-focused chips Intel has unveiled two new processors as part of its Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP) lineup with an aim to accelerate training and inferences drawn from artificial intelligence (AI) models. Dubbed Spring Crest and Spring Hill, the company showcased the AI-focused chips for the first time on T...
10:00, 2019-08-21

Amazon Echo vs Google Home: which is the smart speaker for you? If you're in the market for a smart speaker, then you're going to have to weigh up the Amazon Echo vs Google Home question: how do you split two of the best devices out there? Well, hopefully we can help.As you would expect from two of the biggest names in tech, the Amazon Echo and the Goo...
22:17, 2019-05-29

Tech news roundup: Amazon Prime Day, EA gaming service’s vulnerabilities, and the basics of multicloud This week’s TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include the brand battle between Apple and Microsoft, Word documents containing malicious links, and the future of on-premises databases....
22:34, 2019-07-03

Amazon is developing high-tech surveillance tools for an eager customer: America’s police On July 12, a few hours before dawn, a man in Chandler, Arizona, was jolted awake by an alert on his phone. It was coming from his Ring security camera, which had detected movement outside his home. The live feed showed a group of young men breaking into cars. The man hollered at them through his fr...
06:34, 2019-08-09

Tech news roundup: Amazon Prime Day, EA gaming service's vulnerabilities, and the basics of multicloud This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include the brand battle between Apple and Microsoft, Word documents containing malicious links, and the future of on-premises databases....
19:51, 2019-07-03

Republican engineer fired by Google slams tech giant over alleged 'bullying' of conservatives: report A former Google engineer claims that he was blacklisted, bullied and ultimately fired by the tech giant all because of his conservative beliefs, The Wall Street Journal reports....
18:51, 2019-08-01

OK Google, are you listening? Tech giant's smart speakers eavesdrop on private conversations, investigation finds Google's smart speakers allow contractors for the tech giant employees to listen to excerpts of private conversations, some which could include sensitive information, according to a new investigation from a Belgian public broadcaster....
10:17, 2019-07-13

Google's $2.6 billion Looker deal gets it into Santa Cruz, a beach town with lots of tech talent Looker gives Google easier access to tech talent on a remote edge of Silicon Valley, and one of the few San Francisco Bay Area locations where it has little real estate: Santa Cruz....
04:34, 2019-06-11

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 $429. That's a $70 discount and the best price...
01:34, 2019-08-31

Amazon's Taking Up to $70 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 one you should buy, especially on sale.Read more....
23:51, 2019-05-22

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 environmental campaigners but by other multinatio...
13:34, 2019-08-27

Nasdaq confirms correction as Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon drag The Nasdaq tumbled 1.6% on Monday, confirming a correction as it was dragged down by Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon.com on fears the companies are the targets of U.S. government antitrust regulators....
05:00, 2019-06-04

Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet take center stage on Wall Street The so-called FANG stocks take center stage on Wall Street this week, with Amazon , Alphabet and Facebook set to report as the S&P 500 approaches a record high....
20:51, 2019-07-22

Apple and Google show off their more inclusive emoji for 2019 The Unicode Consortium teased the next round of emoji additions for 2019, and now it's clear just what they'll look like when they reach your phone. Both Apple and Google are marking World Emoji Day (July 17th) by showing their adaptations of the doz......
11:34, 2019-07-17

Spies try to slide into your encrypted DMs, Apple and Google are not impressed GCHQ. Behind this abbreviation for Government Communications Headquarters are the spy agencies of the United Kingdom, just like the NSA is an umbrella for other three-letter organizations that are tasked with keeping our country safe from adversaries foreign and domestic.These, apparently, include c...
21:00, 2019-05-30

Apple hits Google where it hurts; says iOS 12 runs on 85% of devices Apple’s announcements at WWDC yesterday undoubtedly focused on the company’s updated range of operating systems including iOS 13, watchOS 6, and the new iPadOS. However, the company did also point out the popularity of last year’s iOS 12 update and, as is now customary, took the time to critique And...
13:34, 2019-06-04

Apple has yet to fix a mysterious iMessage bug spotted by Google researchers Next week in Las Vegas at the Black Hat security conference, Google Project Zero researcher Natalie Silvanovich is set to give a presentation about interactionless iPhone vulnerabilities that can run without the victim taking any action at all. The talk will come on the heels of Silvanovich and a Go...
20:17, 2019-07-31

State attorneys general launch antitrust investigations of Facebook and Google Nine state attorneys general launched an antitrust investigation of social media giant Facebook on Friday, and three dozen state attorneys general will launch another inquiry into global technology firm Alphabet’s biggest subsidiary, Google, on Monday....
03:34, 2019-09-07

State attorneys general teaming up on antitrust probes of Facebook and Google New York AG Letitia James is leading a multi-state antitrust probe into Facebook, while Texas state AG Ken Paxton reportedly leads one into Google.        ...
20:00, 2019-09-06

Vietnam's social media crowd swells with new entrant to take on Facebook, Google A new social network has entered the already crowded field in Vietnam as the communist party squeezes U.S. tech giants Facebook and Google with a new cybersecurity law....
11:17, 2019-09-17

Security Concerns Threaten Data Link Backed by Google, Facebook U.S. officials are seeking to block an undersea cable backed by Google, Facebook and a Chinese partner, in a national security review that could rewrite the rules of internet connectivity between the U.S. and China....
16:34, 2019-08-28

NSO Group’s Whatsapp spyware can now snoop on your Facebook, Google and iCloud data too The Israeli company behind WhatsApp hack earlier this May has developed new technology that can clandestinely steal a user’s data from Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft. According to The Financial Times — which reported the development — NSO Group’s Pegasus malware “has now evolved to c...
12:34, 2019-07-19

Sites like Facebook, Google and Twitter allowed white supremacists to flourish. Now what? For years, social media fostered the rise of white nationalism by giving young white males places to freely spew hate. Tech companies have been slow to act.       ...
16:51, 2019-08-21

Political-News Sites Forge Ad Group to Compete With Facebook, Google News sites from across the political spectrum hope the Digital News Alliance will help them compete better with Facebook and Google as the 2020 election cycle heats up....
21:34, 2019-06-20

Google and Facebook’s latest efforts to ‘save’ journalism are sparking debate Google and Facebook are racing to elevate quality journalism in the lead-up to the 2020 elections, but some fear the changes could have unintended consequences for news media....
01:00, 2019-09-21

It’s time for tighter regulation of how Facebook and Google use our data | Peter Lewis Big tech’s power has reached a tipping point. Governments must set some ground rulesIn his trademark disingenuous response to the latest wave of massacres, Donald Trump has identified the internet as both the cause and, more insidiously, the solution to the spread of rightwing domestic terrorism.Ign...
08:17, 2019-08-07

McNamee: Facebook and Google, like China, use data to manipulate behavior and it must stop "They are essentially gathering data about everybody, creating these data voodoo dolls and using that to manipulate the choices available to people," warns early Facebook and Google investor Roger McNamee....
04:34, 2019-06-11

Google, Facebook have tight grip on growing U.S. online ad market: report The U.S. internet advertising industry is projected to hit $160 billion by 2023 from $107 billion last year, led by fast-growing categories like mobile video with Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc firmly controlling the market, consultancy PwC said on Wednesday....
16:34, 2019-06-05

Huawei promises 100% refunds if Google and Facebook apps stop working Huawei is resorting to drastic measures to counteract the effects of its inclusion on a US blacklist, which has resulted in several key US companies cutting ties with the Chinese electronics giant. The biggest blows to result from the Huawei ban, however, arguably relate to the imminent loss of acce...
03:17, 2019-06-19

Samsung just unveiled Galaxy Note 10’s processor, based on the same tech that’ll power Apple’s iPhone 11 It’s finally Galaxy Note 10 day, which means the Note 10 rumors are almost over. We’ve got some official Note 10 business for you right away. With a few hours to go until Samsung’s second Unpacked press event of the year, the Korean giant unveiled the phone’s processor. That&...
17:17, 2019-08-07

Apple to restrict Facebook's messaging apps feature- The Information Apple Inc is making a change to its mobile operating system that will restrict a feature that apps like Facebook Inc's Messenger and WhatsApp use to make voice calls over the internet, The Information reported on Tuesday....
01:17, 2019-08-07

Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Says Most People Should Get Off Facebook Permanently Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak deleted his personal Facebook account last year and is now telling everyone else they should do the same. Woz was stopped by TMZ at Reagan National Airport in D.C. recently and warned that the lack of privacy on the platform isn’t worth it for most people, adding a warn...
16:17, 2019-07-08

Google Nest Hub Max vs Amazon Echo Show: which smart display is better? In the on-going war between Amazon and Google to win your smart home, the companies have released a number of products to keep you connected, entertained and now, keep you safe as well. If you want all of the above in a single device, however, your best bets are the latest Amazon Echo Show (2nd...
00:34, 2019-09-14

Antitrust Scrutiny of Google and Amazon Should Worry Silicon Valley Reports say the federal government is considering antitrust probes of Google and Amazon. Big Tech could be a bogeyman for both sides in the 2020 election....
14:17, 2019-06-03

It's not just Amazon: Google employees also listen to your recorded voice commands It seems Amazon isn’t the only company who hires people to eavesdrop on conversations you have with your voice assistant – Google has now been caught out doing the same thing, too.Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS has reported that Google hires contractors to listen and transcribe audio reco...
04:00, 2019-07-12

Google, Amazon make sweeping renewable energy commitments The new investments and promises come a day before employees from Google, Amazon and other tech companies stage a walkout to protest the industry's role in the climate crisis....
04:17, 2019-09-20

U.S. regulators divide scrutiny of Amazon and Google -Washington Post U.S. antitrust regulators have divided oversight of Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google, putting Amazon under the watch of the Federal Trade Commission and Google under the Justice Department, the Washington Post said on Saturday....
07:34, 2019-06-02

U.S. regulators divide scrutiny of Amazon and Google: Washington Post U.S. antitrust regulators have divided oversight of Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google, putting Amazon under the watch of the Federal Trade Commission and Google under the Justice Department, the Washington Post said on Saturday....
09:17, 2019-06-02