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US joins in antitrust scrutiny of Big Tech companies

US joins in antitrust scrutiny of Big Tech companies

(ATF) The US could be on the verge of joining the global anti-Big Tech push, as a top legislator was reported on Sunday to be preparing at least 10 bills targeting alleged anti-competitive behaviour.The US House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee’s anti-trust panel, released a 449-page report in October 2020 detailing …

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US-China tensions force cancellation of Facebook-led undersea link

US-China tensions force cancellation of Facebook-led undersea link

(ATF) A project led by Facebook to build a submarine data cable between the US and Hong Kong has been cancelled, underscoring the effects of deep distrust between Washington and Beijing.US national security officials had long pressed for the project's cancellation or rerouting, and Facebook filed notice with the US …

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EU poised to pounce next as Facebook's Aussie news spat rolls on

EU poised to pounce next as Facebook's Aussie news spat rolls on

Facebook exchanged some big punches with the Australian government this week in the ongoing row over news payments but there’s even bigger opponents waiting in the wings – the EU and the US.MEPs are already working on two landmark draft European digital regulations – the Digital Services Act (DSA) and …

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Big Tech's market dominance spurs numerous US probes

Big Tech's market dominance spurs numerous US probes

The US Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday in what could be just the first in a series of legal salvos against high-profile tech companies.It has been known for more than a year that Amazon.com, Apple and Facebook also face an array …

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