Steven Overly

Internal Divides Cloud Tech Industry's Antitrust Defense

In July, the head of the Information Technology Industry Council published a warning against overly broad antitrust investigations that ‘could jeopardize American companies' leadership’ — a message that came amid rising regulatory heat on the grou

FTC went to Silicon Valley to solicit antitrust complaints

The Federal Trade Commission has sent top antitrust officials into the heart of Silicon Valley to seek out complaints about anti-competitive behavior, an unusual move that offers yet another hint about the government’s growing interest in policing

Why breaking up Facebook won't be easy

Busting up the nation’s tech giants would be much harder than making a campaign pledge.

Questions Arise Over Trump's "Bias" Site

Public-interest groups and civil liberties advocates say there's no clear evidence Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other companies suppress conservative viewpoints.

Bezos and the Elephant in the White House

Jeff Bezos finally talked about “the president.” After months of President Donald Trump berating Bezos’ two most visible companies, the Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner fired back. “It's really dangerous to demonize the media,” he said.

Tech wants Washington to step up in global privacy rules race

Tech companies long averse to regulation are starting to embrace the idea of federal data privacy rules as they nervously eye foreign governments' moves toward more tightly regulating their expansive businesses.

What could President Trump do to Amazon?

President Donald Trump’s repeated Twitter attacks on Amazon have already dented the e-commerce giant’s stock price.

Acting CEO of Cambridge Analytica defends firm’s employees, ethics

Alexander Tayler, the acting CEO of Cambridge Analytica, defended the firm saying, "As anyone who is familiar with our staff and work can testify, we in no way resemble the politically motivated and unethical company that some have sought to portr

Uber’s ‘fingerprinting’ of iPhones after users delete app has sparked an FTC complaint

An advocacy group known for challenging the tech industry on privacy called on the Federal Trade Commission Thursday to investigate media reports that Uber could identify specific iPhone devices even after users deleted the ride-hailing app.