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Big Tech critic Lina Khan becomes FTC chair in the US

Lina Khan, an antitrust researcher focused on Big Tech’s immense market power, was sworn in on Tuesday as chair of the US Federal Trade Commission, a victory for progressives...

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Breaking up Big Tech in focus as new US antitrust bills introduced

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the US House of Representatives introduced four bills on Friday aimed at reining in the power of the tech giants, with one potentially leading to...

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US Senate passes bill to raise fees on biggest mergers

The US Senate has passed a bill that would increase fees that companies planning the biggest mergers pay to government antitrust agencies and give those agencies bigger budgets.

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District of Columbia accuses Amazon of unfair pricing strategies in new suit

Washington, DC’s attorney general filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com on Tuesday, alleging the online retailer broke antitrust law by requiring that third-party sellers not of...

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Judge in US case against Facebook delays trial preparation

The judge in the US government’s antitrust case against Facebook Inc said the social media company’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit “raises a number of serious cha...

Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

Biden eyes ex-Obama team to ‘tackle’ antitrust issues

Two former Obama staffers have emerged as front-runners to the top antitrust job at the US Department of Justice under the incoming administration of Joe Biden, based on two source...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook faces lawsuits that could force sale of Instagram and WhatsApp

Facebook might be forced to sell its prized assets WhatsApp and Instagram following the US Federal Trade Commission and almost every US state filed lawsuits against the social medi...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook probe in final stages as FTC, US states prepare lawsuits

The Federal Trade Commission along with a bipartisan group of dozens of state attorneys general are at the final stages of submitting one or more significant antitrust complaints a...

Platform News: Amazon packages

Europe charges Amazon with using dominance and data to squeeze rivals

The European Union charged Amazon with damaging international competition within the retail space, alleging that the US tech titan uses its size, power and information to obtain an...

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Zoom to enhance security as part of proposed US settlement with FTC

Zoom must implement a new information security program as part of its proposed settlement with US regulators over user privacy issues, the Federal Trade Commission has said.

Platform Industry: Google News

Google antitrust case to turn on how search engine grew dominant

The US government’s antitrust case against Google appears strong, but could face an uphill battle from a business-friendly judiciary that may question whether a free search e...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Japan to join forces with US and Europe in regulating ‘Big Tech’

Japan will combine forces with the United States and Europe to carry on almost any marketplace abuses by the four Big Tech platforms, the new mind of its antitrust watchdog has sai...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

American lawmakers detail Big Tech’s market abuses and press for reform

A US House of Representatives panel that is currently looking into abuses of market power by four platform businesses discovered they used “killer acquisitions” to smit...

Platform Industry: The Capitol Building and Senate in Washington DC

Democrats discuss tougher antitrust law, some in the GOP agree

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel discussed ways to tighten antitrust laws on Thursday, with two Republicans on the Democrat-dominated pan...

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