• A top DOJ official just outlined why the agency has everything it needs to go after Big Tech - and Facebook, Google, and Amazon should be nervous

    3 monthes ago - By Chron

    Cliff Owen/AP
    The nation's antitrust laws provide enforcement officials with all the tools they need to promote competition in the tech industry, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim said Tuesday.
    Delrahim made the comments as the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are beginning to scrutinize Apple , Alphabet , Facebook , and Amazon .
    He also defended the DOJ against the charge that it focuses too much on consumer prices in weighing the effects of companies' market...
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  • LG Electronics, regulators oppose Qualcomm's effort to put antitrust ruling on hold

    LG Electronics, regulators oppose Qualcomm's effort to put antitrust ruling on hold

    3 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Smartphone maker LG Electronics Inc on Tuesday opposed chip supplier Qualcomm Inc's efforts to put a sweeping U.S. antitrust decision against it on hold as it pursues an appeal.
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  • U.S. regulator opposes Qualcomm's effort to put antitrust ruling on hold

    3 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday said in a court filing that mobile chip supplier Qualcomm Inc should not be allowed to put a sweeping antitrust ruling against it on hold as it pursues an appeal.
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  • Border Patrol Hack Shows How New Technology Makes Law Enforcement a Target

    3 monthes ago - By Fortune

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection collects a trove of data about travelers including photos, fingerprints, and details about social media accounts. Officials argue that the information helps prevent terrorists from entering the country, but it also opens the door to a serious problem: Hackers
    The CBP hammered the point home on Monday by disclosing a breach of as many as 100,000 license plate photos and images of travelers at one point of entry.
    Cybersecurity experts say it all comes down to a simple rule: The more data someone collects, the bigger the target it is for theft. As law...
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  • U.S. antitrust chief says past enforcement could presage new probe of current digital giants

    3 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The top U.S. antitrust enforcer said on Tuesday that studying enforcement actions against Standard Oil and AT&T decades ago can help lay the groundwork for looking at possible anti-competitive behavior at today's tech giants such as Alphabet's Google and Facebook.
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