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Bill targeting Apple and Google approved by US Senate panel

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve a bill that would rein in app stores of companies they said exert too much market control, particularly Apple and Google.

Amy Klobachur

Amy Klobuchar fears Big Tech at home as Alexa, Nest dominate

US lawmakers from both the Democratic Party and GOP pressed Google and about their smart speakers markets, amid concern over the domination of the tech behemoths in this...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

US Senate votes to open debate on China tech bill

The US Senate voted 86-11 Monday to open debate on a measure authorizing more than $110 billion for basic and advanced technology research over five years in the face of rising com...

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Facebook estimates hate speech seen in 1 out of 1000 views on its platform

Facebook for the very first time on Thursday revealed numbers on the incidence of hate speech on its stage, stating that from every 10,000 content viewpoints in the third quarter, ...

Ted Cruz

‘More power than traditional media’: Facebook and Twitter policies attacked

Republican senators have attacked the executives of both Facebook and Twitter for what they called censorship of both President Trump and his allies during the US election while De...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

Two GOP senators ask the FTC to investigate TikTok’s data collection practices

Two prominent US Republican senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission for an investigation of video-sharing app TikTok’s customer data collection and processing practi...

Platform Industry: The Capitol Building and Senate in Washington DC

Senate Democrats unveil privacy bill

WASHINGTON – Democratic senators proposed legislation on Tuesday that would set penalties for online companies like Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc if they misha...