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Here’s Why California Is One Of The Few States Staying Mum On Probes Targeting Big Tech

California is one of two states not to publicly announce an antitrust investigation into some of the largest big tech companies in the country. The Golden State is home to Google, Facebook and other companies under investigation. Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s decision not to go public is apparently standard operating procedure for the state, which has refused to make public ...

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What Could Go Wrong? Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft Meet With Intel Agencies To Prep For 2020

Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft met with U.S. intelligence in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to discuss plans to avoid the spread of misinformation ahead of 2020. The tech giants met with officials from the FBI, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and Department of Homeland Security to explore ways to avoid security threats during the next presidential election, ...

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Report: Trump Tentatively Agrees To Deal Allowing Macron To Tax Big Tech

U.S. and French negotiators reached a deal allowing France to tax American big tech companies, Reuters reported Monday. French President Emmanuel Macron pushed a digital tax in July, which prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to threaten a separate tax on French wine imports. France’s 3% tax is discriminatory against Google, Amazon and other companies, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said ...

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Trump Invites Big Tech Representatives To White House To Discuss Online Extremism

The Trump administration will host a summit Friday with a slew of tech companies to discuss the rise of extremism on their platforms. The gathering will include “senior administration officials along with representatives of a range of companies,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a press statement. He did not name the companies who would be present. The meeting ...

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Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes Making Efforts In Washington DC To Break Up Big Tech

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes, who left the social media company in 2007, is making moves in Washington to regulate big tech. “I hope that my speaking out provides cover to a lot of other folks, whether former employees or current ones, to express ambivalence or concern about what’s going on,” Hughes told The Washington Post on Thursday. “And I think ...

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More Proof That Google Is Manipulating Our Elections

Another piece of evidence that Google (along with other social media giants like Facebook) is more of a threat to our election process here in the United States than the Russians could ever be has surfaced courtesy of Project Veritas – This should piss everyone off. Google’s Head of Responsible Innovation, Jen Gennai, was caught on video (which Google has ...

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Gov Gavin Newsom Suggests Big Tech Should Pay People Cash For Monetizing Personal Data

California Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested Sunday evening that tech companies should pay California residents for money they make off selling their data. “Your data is being monetized every single nanosecond. And, to the extent it’s been monetized and it’s yours, I think in some way shape or form you should be rewarded,” Newsom, a Democrat, said during an interview on ...

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Here’s How Lawmakers And Regulators Plan to Deal With Big Tech

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers are pushing legislation that would effectively place a monetary value on the data some big tech companies collect on users. Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia and Josh Hawley of Missouri will propose legislation Monday forcing Silicon Valley giants to tell users how they are monetizing personal data. Their bill would also require Facebook, Google and ...

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