Panel steps up US antitrust probe with Big Tech request

[ad_1] House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler said documents being sought from Big Tech firms would enable the panel to move on its probe of whether they violated antitrust laws A US congressional panel stepped up its antitrust probe of four Big Tech firms on Friday with a wide-ranging request for documents on their business […]

Lawmakers ask 4 big tech companies for documents in probe

[ad_1] House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., leads his panel to approve guidelines for impeachment investigation hearings on President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) House lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad […]

'Soft tactile logic' tech distributes decision-making throughout stretchable material

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Inspired by octopuses, researchers have developed a structure that senses, computes and responds without any centralized processing—creating a device that is not quite a robot and not quite a computer, but has characteristics of both. The new technology holds promise for use in a variety of applications, from soft robotics […]

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 […]

Big Tech backlash kicks into gear with antitrust moves

[ad_1] District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine (L) and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speak during the launch of an antitrust investigation into large tech companies outside of the US Supreme Court in Washington The backlash against Big Tech moved into a new phase Monday as officials from nearly all US states announced an […]

Antitrust regulators pounce on Big Tech as probes widen

[ad_1] Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and a bipartisan group of state attorneys general speaks to reporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 on an antitrust investigation of big tech companies. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) The crackdown on Big Tech is intensifying as flanks of the government across […]

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 […]

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms. New York state Attorney General Letitia James announced the action on behalf of seven other states and the District of Columbia […]

Voice-command ovens, robots for pets on show at Berlin's IFA tech fair

[ad_1] A Pet Fitness robot can keep track of how much activity the animal has had Europe’s biggest tech fair, Berlin’s IFA, is showcasing a flood of product launches until Wednesday. Here are five trends and gadgets making waves. Fitness trainer for pets No time to walk or play with your pet puppy or kitten? […]

DoJ seeks Google records as US states launch antitrust probe of Big Tech

[ad_1] Lawmakers and activists have raised concerns about the growing dominance of online giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon in key segments of the digital economy The US Department of Justice has asked Google to provide records on past investigations, as part of its extensive probe of tech giants over possible anti-competitive practices, the […]