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.
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Twitter Blocking a New York Post Article Was Dumb—but Not Illegal, Censorship, or Election Interference
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Enforcement is supposed to be about protecting "consumer welfare." Overturning that goal would be bad for all of us.
Inspired by Germany's notorious hate-speech law, more countries seek to impose steep penalties on platforms that don't comply with their censorship whims.
The costly fight over a “right to repair” proposal has led to a lot of cybersecurity fearmongering.
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A new DOJ proposal aims to bring the internet communications law in line with Trump's personal interpretation of it.
There’s nothing good about censoring communication platforms citizens want to use.
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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?
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America has been lagging behind other countries.
"I know what moral panics look like; they look kind of like this."
We don’t trust state-controlled companies in China. Would it be different if we did more of the controlling?
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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.
An ambiguous presidential order affecting a Chinese company connected to several popular video games sows confusion.
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This isn't a debate about consumer needs. It's all about political control.
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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.
"I think you might be referring to what happened on Twitter."
This isn't a bill about fighting child porn. Don't fall for it.
There's no need to pity successful companies or grant them special deals, but state officials shouldn't be so blinded by an anti-corporate ideology that they drive businesses away, either.
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.
Hamas "used and relied on" Facebook "as among its most important tools to facilitate and carry out its terrorist activity," the plaintiffs claimed.
Mark Zuckerberg can't please the anti-tech populists on the left and the right, no matter what he does.
Contact tracing might offer hope for slowing the spread of the pandemic—or fulfill every Big Brother-ish fear privacy advocates have ever raised.
They trade tips and manuals through a decentralized information-sharing network. Biomedical technicians say it's the fastest and easiest way to get life-saving information.
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How the press learned to stop worrying and love censorship.
"We need to stop this generation of big tech companies from profiting off of lies to the American people," the candidate told PEN America.
But without specifying an actual cybersecurity risk, the policy comes off looking like a wasteful protectionist maneuver that will likely put human pilots back in riskier situations.
Don’t worry—America’s ruling factions still disagree over who should be in charge of the snooping.
Don’t be afraid of the robopups, but make sure we leash law enforcement to keep officers from misusing them.
We’re going to need a lot more sensing equipment—and fast. Here’s how to do it.
People need to stop blaming their problems on Facebook and Twitter.
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"I’m not willing to give up and let a handful of monopolistic companies dominate our democracy," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Deepfakes don't pose a novel threat, and they have many exciting applications that would be stymied by legal restrictions.