Techdirt's founder wants to give end users, not politicians and tech giants, more control over what we can say and see online.
After a 16-month investigation into the big four tech companies, it seems the most that congressional busybodies can accuse them of is routine business practices and having popular services.
If the lawsuit were to succeed, it would hurt the people it seeks to help.
The government is going after Google not to stop consumer harm but to level the business playing field.
Government claims Google uses its power to force users and advertisers on board. Google says that its popularity is not anticompetitive.
Republicans have seized on the dubious claims of a psychologist who thinks Big Tech is shifting millions of votes to the left.
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If the new trustbusters get their way, tech platforms might be forced to pay money to traditional news outlets for the privilege of linking to their content.
How can we build a culture that welcomes alternative tech?
Democrats Hate Facebook. Republicans Want To Ban TikTok. The Bipartisan Backlash Against Big Tech Is Here and It's a Disaster.
Even as Americans rely on tech more than ever, our early-pandemic truce with the industry is officially over.
New apps can work as surveillance techniques for the government. They can also serve as anonymous health tools for people hoping to return to normal life.
Siri, what color is the kettle?
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Congress Used the Antitrust Hearing To Peddle Petty Grievances Against Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
The scary monopoly power on display Wednesday was the federal government's.
NBC Said Google Is Demonetizing The Federalist for Spreading Fake News; Google Says the NBC Report Is Fake News
The NBC News Verification Unit sadly did not live up to its name.
Forcing Google to behave like a public utility would probably not serve the interests of those demanding that designation—or the rest of us.
PragerU's Attempt To Violate YouTube's 1st Amendment Rights Shot Down By 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
The conservative nonprofit Prager University alleged the company should not be allowed to place its videos on "Restricted Mode."
Tech bias, real or alleged, does not violate free speech rights.
Gutting Section 230 would make it harder to track drug deals, not easier.
Did You Download an App that Connects to Your Rifle Scope? If So, the Justice Department Wants to Know Who You Are.
Feds go fishing for private data in order to track down illegal exporters.
Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook are all in the federal government’s crosshairs.
The presidential hopeful alleges the company violated her First Amendment rights when it suspended her campaign advertising site for 6 hours.
Both Democrats and Republicans are cheerleading for government action against Facebook, Google, Amazon, and the rest, but Americans should be skeptical.
The pundit made the claim at a Senate hearing on allegations of tech censorship against conservatives.
"The cost of not doing this is the harm done to other Googlers every time they encounter these terms," says the company's diversity and inclusion team.
The president invited Republican lawmakers as well as social media stars who claim that tech giants are suppressing free speech.
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The tech giant's plan to add 20,000 homes will require lots of government permission slips and other investors' money.
Being a big company is not a crime. What problem are we trying to fix?
Despite scant evidence, everyone wants to believe that social media has a unique ability to control our thoughts and actions.
Legal scholar Jeff Kosseff wanted to write a "biography" of Section 230, the law that immunizes websites and ISPs from a lot of legal actions. He fears he has written its obituary.
Get food, coffee, medicine, and golf balls (if your aim is just that bad).
A love letter to getting good stuff cheaply
Will a thirst to punish Silicon Valley destroy our liberty?
Hide Those Memes, Folks! Europe Passes Massive Online Copyright Changes That Will Lead to Censorship
Do you have a license to link to that story? Will your sexy Tinder photo get confused with a celebrity's?
The Massachusetts Democrat is running for president, but sometimes it seems like she's running for America's super-CEO.
The tech giant is asking Becker, Minnesota, to waive 20 years' worth of city and county taxes.
"Google and Facebook should not be a law unto themselves. They should not be able to discriminate against conservatives."
Big publishers want new sources of revenue. But trying to force license fees for linking will backfire.
Facebook, Google, Apple, and others are now facing the sort of regulatory and antitrust animus once leveled at Bill Gates' company.
The tech giant actually stands to gain by legally hamstringing competition with tough regulations.