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Your Data Could Be at the Center of the Fight Against Big Tech

As American regulators and lawmakers intensify their scrutiny of Big Tech, there is a lot of discussion about whether or how they could accuse the companies of violating antitrust law.

Ajit Pai tries to kill San Francisco’s attempt to spur broadband competition

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to preempt a San Francisco city ordinance that was designed to promote broadband competition in multi-unit buildings. San Francisco's 

5G Push Slowed by Squabbles Over ‘Sweet Spot’ of US Airwaves

US wireless companies’ limited access to some of the nation’s most valuable airwaves threatens to slow down their plans to build faster 5G networks.

Tech Amendments Galore

As the House prepares to take up funding legislation for departments including Commerce and Agriculture, lawmakers are attempting to hitch provisions tackling facial recognition tech, broadband mapping, and 5G. One Republican 

230 Debate Escalates

Sen Josh Hawley (R-MO) is poised to announce new legislation on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

A new attack on social media's immunity

For all the talk of antitrust investigations, the bigger threat to tech platforms like Google and Facebook is an intensifying call from Congress to revamp a law that shields them and other web companies from legal liability for users' posts. House

Antitrust Agenda

The go-to metric for antitrust enforcers has long been increasing prices. Critics, however, have begun to question whether that approach needs an update, given that tech giants like Google and Facebook offer free services.

States Add to Scrutiny on Google, Facebook, Other Big Tech

State attorneys general are preparing for their own investigations into big tech platforms including Google and Facebook, based on concerns that largely mirror those driving probes by the Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission and Congre

Fresh Hurdle for Bipartisanship on Privacy

Two House lawmakers looking to craft a consensus data privacy bill found themselves on opposite sides of an emerging debate: whether legislation should create a new privacy division at the Federal Trade Commission.

Congress knows the Internet is broken. It’s time to start fixing it.

The "Internet is broken." That, according to Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), is the sentiment animating a bipartisan antitrust review of technology titans in the House of Representatives. He is right to initiate the effort.