Momentum grows for a digital watchdog to regulate tech giants

[ad_1] With Big Tech accused of everything from decimating industries to abusing privacy, calls are growing for the creation of a federal regulator. Presidential candidates, consumer advocates and some antitrust enforcers have focused on breaking up Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.”s Google—or at least forcing them to unwind past acquisitions. Yet […]

BBC, tech giants will fight fake news with an 'early warning system'

[ad_1] The plan also involves a joint media education campaign, shared learning (with a focus on elections) and voting information. More details are coming “at a later date,” the BBC said. The timing of the collaboration likely isn’t a coincidence. Internet giants know that the 2020 US presidential election is fast approaching, and they’re already […]

Macron says tech giants enjoy 'permanent tax haven status'

[ad_1] Trump and Macron have clashed over Paris’s taxation plan for digital giants with the US president denouncing his French counterpart’s “foolishness” French President Emmanuel Macron, who will defend a global tax on tech giants at this weekend’s G7 meeting, on Wednesday criticised a “crazy” system that gives firms a “permanent tax haven status”. “The […]

CBS, Viacom to reunite as media giants bulk up for streaming

[ad_1] In this Feb. 13, 2012, file photo, a CBS logo is displayed on the exterior of CBS Scene Restaurant and Bar, at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass. CBS and Viacom said Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, that they will reunite, bringing together their networks and the Paramount movie studio as traditional media giants bulk up […]