Tony Romm

Facebook, Google and other tech giants to face antitrust investigation by House lawmakers

Democratic Reps plan a sweeping review of Facebook, Google and other technology giants to determine if they’ve become so large and powerful that they stifle competition and harm consumers, marking a new, unprecedented antitrust threat for an indus

Justice Department staff had urged rejection of Sprint-T-Mobile merger

Justice Department staff members who’ve have been reviewing the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint had recommended that the US government sue to block the $26 billion deal, fearing the combination of the country’s third- and f

White House escalates war against Facebook, Google and Twitter with a campaign asking users to share stories of censorship

The White House announced an unprecedented campaign asking Internet users to share if they had been censored on Facebook, Google and Twitter, tapping into President Trump’s long-running claim that tech giants are biased against co

White House will not sign on to Christchurch call to stamp out online extremism amid free speech concerns

The White House will not sign an international call to combat online extremism brokered between French and New Zealand officials and top social media companies, amid US concerns that it clashes with constitutional protections for free speech.

Supreme Court rules against Apple, allowing lawsuit targeting App Store to proceed

Apple suffered a significant defeat at the Supreme Court, when the justices ruled that consumers could forge ahead with a lawsuit against the tech giant over the way it manages its App Store.

Political pressure builds for FTC to punish Facebook with more than a “bargain” fine

Sens Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) expressed frustration with a federal probe into Facebook’s privacy practices, urging the government to move more swiftly and consider imposing tough punishments that target the company’s top ex

Facebook has told federal investigators it’s open to heightened oversight of its privacy practices

Apparently, Facebook has told the Federal Trade Commission it is willing to submit to greater oversight of its data-collection practices — from the launching of new services to the decisions of its top executives — in order to end a wide-ranging f

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg under close scrutiny in federal privacy probe

Federal regulators investigating Facebook for mishandling its users’ personal information have set their sights on the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, exploring his past statements on privacy and weighing whether to seek new, heightene

Facebook, Google and Twitter under fire from Senate Republicans for censoring conservatives online

Republicans led by Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) pilloried Facebook, Google and Twitter over allegations they censor conservative users and news sites online, threatening federal regulation in response to claims that Democrats long have described as a hoax.