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The UK is creating a new agency to regulate Big Tech

Leah Millis / Reuters The UK plans to create a new agency to regulate large tech companies such as Google and Facebook. Starting in April 2021, the newly minted Digital Markets Unit (DMU), which will be a part of the country’s existing Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), will enforce a code that will set new …

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Turkey orders Google to change its online ad strategy

Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images Google is facing yet another fine for allegedly abusing its search ad clout, although the financial punishment this time is less serious than its implications. Arab News reports that Turkey’s Competition Board has given Google six months to change its ad strategy after determining that the company abused its internet …

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The tech antitrust problem no one is talking about

After years of building political pressure for antitrust scrutiny of major tech companies, this month Congress and the US government delivered. The House Antitrust Subcommittee released a report accusing Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook of monopolistic behavior. The Department of Justice filed a complaint against Google alleging the company prevents consumers from sampling other search …

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Microsoft thumbs its nose at Apple with new “app fairness” policy

Enlarge / Microsoft sign at the entrance of their Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, California. Nicolas McComber | Getty Images Microsoft this week adopted a whole slew of “fairness principles” for its Windows app store. The list of principles does look like a decent set of guidelines for both consumers and developers—but it also …

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House: Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Google have “monopoly power,” should be split

Enlarge / The United States Capitol Building, the seat of Congress, on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Omar Chatriwala | Getty Images Last June, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law began an in-depth investigation into four major firms—Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. The subcommittee wanted to answer one key question: …

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ProtonMail founder: Apple uses monopoly to “hold all of us hostage”

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Images The developer behind secure email service ProtonMail today came out swinging against the way Apple allegedly uses its App Store to control access to iOS users and cut out competitors. The company is all but begging regulators to take stronger action. “Apple has become a monopoly, crushing potential competitors …

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Australian government sues Google for misleading consumers in data collection

Robertus Pudyanto via Getty Images The Australian government has filed its second lawsuit against Google in less than a year over privacy concerns, this time alleging the tech giant misled Australian consumers in an attempt to gather information for targeted ads. The Australian Competition and Consumers Commission (ACCC), the country’s consumer watchdog, says Google didn’t …

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Android user data gives Google edge over third-party apps, report says

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Images Google for several years has collected app-usage data collected from Android phones to develop and advance its own competing apps, a new report alleges. The project, called Android Lockbox, “collects sensitive Android user data” for use within Google and has been in effect since at least 2013, The Information …

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Leaked Pentagon War Game Shows Gen Z Using Bitcoin to Battle the Corrupt State The United States has been creating military simulations, otherwise known as ‘war games,’ for years now. In fact, the Pentagon and various professional analysts created a permanent war gaming facility for simulations. This week a report indicates that Pentagon officials … …

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