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Platform News: Worker at an automated Amazon Warehouse

Union says Amazon continues to interfere with election at Alabama warehouse

A U.S. retail workers’ union has accused Amazon.com Inc of unlawfully interfering with a union election at an Alabama warehouse where the company had already been found to ha...

FBI

FBI to form digital currency unit, Justice Dept taps new crypto czar

The US Justice Department has tapped a seasoned computer crimes prosecutor to lead its new national cryptocurrency enforcement team and announced that the FBI is launching a unit f...

Joe Biden

White House to hold second Competition Council meet today

The White House is set to hold the second meeting of its Competition Council on Monday, federal agencies said over the weekend.

White House

White House meets SME’s to discuss competition in tech sector

White House officials met with small and mid-sized companies to discuss competition issues in the tech sector, as momentum grows in the US Congress to rein in large technology comp...

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

POTUS encouraged by rejection of Meta request to dismiss antitrust lawsuit

The White House has said it was encouraged by a US judge’s decision not to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against Facebook.

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter convenes a team to prepare for Capitol riot anniversary

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the storming of the US Capitol, Twitter convened a team to prepare the social networking site to address any harmful content associated with th...

Bureau of Financial Protection

US consumer bureau orders fintech firm LendUp to halt new loans, pay penalty

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ordered LendUp Loans to pay a $100,000 penalty, stop issuing new loans and halt collecting on certain outstanding ones after repe...

Platform Industry: Google News

US recommends approving Google, Meta undersea data cable to Asia

The Biden administration on Friday recommended Alphabet’s Google and Facebook parent Meta get permission to use an undersea cable system to handle growing internet traffic wi...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

Biden administration reviewing app security recommendations

The Biden administration is holding talks among federal agencies about the security of Americans’ data and whether the US government has adequate tools.

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook’s struggle with Gateway Pundit highlights key challenge

For years, Facebook has imposed sanctions on controversial Conservative news outlet Gateway Pundit’s account to limit the spread of what its critics describe as misinformation.

White House

White House to unveil alliance to curb human rights abuse of tech

The White House will unveil a group of countries next week that have pledged to work together to curb exports of technology that can be used by bad actors and repressive government...

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

FCC nominee does not support US internet rate regulation

President Joe Biden’s pick for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission told a US Senate Committee she does not back government regulation of broadband rates.

Rosenworsel

US FCC chief confident 5G wireless dispute can be resolved

Federal Communications Commission chair Jessica Rosenworcel has said she is confident questions raised about the impact of planned use of spectrum for 5G wireless communications on...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Biden signs legislation to tighten US restrictions on Huawei and ZTE

US President Joe Biden has signed legislation to prevent companies like Huawei Technologies Co or ZTE Corp that are deemed security threats from receiving new equipment licenses fr...

Platform Industry: Tesla's Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s Tesla stock sale poll raises taxing questions

When Elon Musk asked his Twitter followers last weekend if he should sell 10% of his Tesla Inc stock, he said he was posing the question because “much is made lately of unrea...

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