US politics

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Whistleblower says Facebook put profit before reining in hate speech

A Facebook Inc whistleblower has accused the social media giant of repeatedly prioritizing profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation, and said her lawyers have fi...

Huawei Technologies

US Commerce chief: more action to be taken on Huawei if needed

US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo has said the Biden administration will take further action against Chinese telecoms firm Huawei if necessary, after some Republican lawmakers ha...

Platform News: Big Tech

States rally around proposed US laws to rein in Big Tech

A bipartisan group of US state attorneys general sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to pass a series of bills that tighten antitrust laws aimed at Big Tech companies like Faceb...

Adam Schiff

US congressman presses Facebook, Amazon on efforts to curb vaccine misinformation

US Democratic Representative Adam Schiff called on Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc on Thursday to provide a more thorough explanation of their efforts to mitigate the spread of COV...

Platform News: Facebook

New York Times: Facebook considers forming an election commission

Facebook Inc has approached academics and policy experts about forming a commission to advise it on issues relating to global elections, the New York Times reported has reported, c...

Platform News: Amazon packages

Amazon warns merchants about antitrust bills in Congress

Amazon has warned some merchants selling via its marketplace that antitrust proposals in the US Congress might hurt their business, a company spokesperson said.

Jack Dorsey

Twitter-backed Bluesky picks entrepreneur to lead web research group

Bluesky, an organization funded by Twitter to build technology aimed at fundamentally changing how social media platforms operate, on Monday announced a leader for the project near...

Apple App Store

US lawmakers introduce bill to rein in Apple and Google app stores

A bipartisan trio of senators introduced a bill that would rein in app stores of companies they said exert too much market control, including Apple and Google.

Platform News: Facebook the smartphone app in-front of monitors

US lawmaker says Facebook move to cut off researcher access is ‘deeply concerning’

Senator Mark Warner has said that Facebook Inc’s move to disable the accounts of a group of New York University researchers who were studying political ads on its platform wa...

Platform Economy: SEC

US SEC Chair Gensler calls on Congress to help rein in crypto ‘Wild West’

The chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission has called on Congress to give the agency more authority to better police cryptocurrency trading, lending and platforms, a &#...

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Pressure on Big Tech builds as Biden picks another critic for Justice post

Joe Biden nominated lawyer and Google critic Jonathan Kanter as the Justice Department’s antitrust chief in the latest sign the White House is determined to rein in the world...

Platform News: Dreamers

US tech companies disappointed with DACA ruling, urge Congress to act

Some US tech companies expressed disappointment with a ruling by a federal judge that blocked new applications to a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United ...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

The fight by Microsoft and Amazon for the Pentagon’s cloud contract

The US Defense Department dealt a blow to Microsoft Corp when the Pentagon announced it was scrapping the Trump-era award of a $10 billion JEDI cloud-computing project.

Platform Industry News: President Donald J Trump

President Trump joins video platform Rumble ahead of Ohio rally

Former US President Donald J Trump joined video platform Rumble on Saturday, the same day he will take the stage at a campaign-style rally in Ohio, his first such event since the c...

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

US panel votes yes on ‘break ’em up’ antitrust bill

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to require Big Tech platforms to choose between running a platform and competing on it, wrapping up two days of votes that...