• US asks Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon for docs in antitrust probe

    6 monthes ago - By Engadget

    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...
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  • Congress just asked big tech companies for private emails about their biggest controversies

    Congress just asked big tech companies for private emails about their biggest controversies

    6 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
    The House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee has sent four request for information letters to Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, and Apple, asking for closely held details on some of the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley. It released the letters publicly this morning, and the companies must respond by October 14th.
    “There is growing evidence that a handful of corporations have come to capture an outsized share of online commerce and communications,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler in a statement. These letters should help the committee understand “the degree...
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  • U.S. House panel demands tech company emails in antitrust investigation

    6 monthes ago - By Reuters

    A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails and other company records from Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc, Apple Inc, and Alphabet Inc's Google as it seeks evidence of anticompetitive behavior.
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  • Tech companies won't wait for U.S. to act on social media laws, Microsoft's president says

    6 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Microsoft Corp President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said on Friday that technology companies are likely to change how they moderate online platforms in response to new laws from foreign governments, regardless of whether U.S. lawmakers act to change a U.S. law that has allowed social media platforms to flourish.
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  • Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google told to hand over documents for House antitrust probe - CNET

    6 monthes ago - By CNET

    Lawmakers continue to amp up the pressure on tech companies.
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  • House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms

    6 monthes ago - By NY Times

    Lawmakers investigating Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google for possible antitrust violations on Friday sent the companies detailed requests for information.
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  • EU may need to regulate tech giants' data use: EU antitrust chief

    6 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The European Union may impose rules to ensure companies that collect data do not misuse it, Europe's antitrust chief said on Friday, signaling how she could use her expanded powers to rein in U.S. tech firms like Facebook and Google.
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  • House panel demands tech company emails in antitrust investigation

    6 monthes ago - By Reuters

    A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails and other company records from four technology giants as it seeks evidence of anticompetitive behavior.
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