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Take On the Tech Mob Now or Perish

If we think inequality was bad before Covid-19, it's about to get a whole lot worse.

Laura Flanders ·


'Monopoly Power' of Tech Giants 'Must End,' Says Top Dem After Marathon Hearing by Powerful CEOs

"Their control of the marketplace allows them to do whatever it takes to crush independent business and expand their own power."

Eoin Higgins, staff writer ·


Apple and Google Announced a Coronavirus Tracking System. How Worried Should We Be?

A well-designed tool could offer public health benefit, but a poorly designed one could pose unnecessary and significant risks to privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.

Jennifer Stisa Granick ·


New Analysis Details 'Aggressive' Tax Dodging of Six Silicon Valley Giants—Totaling Over $100 Billion

Among the tech companies studied, Amazon "stands out as the business with the poorest tax conduct," according to the U.K.-based Fair Tax Mark.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Threat to Our Digital Rights Revealed in US-UK Trade Talks Leak

Leaked records of US-UK trade negotiations suggest the US is targeting our digital rights—and the UK seems alarmingly willing to play ball.

Laura Bannister ·



No More Half-Measures on Corporate Taxes

In the face of climate change, rising inequality, and other global crises, governments are losing out on hundreds of billions of dollars in tax revenue as a result of corporate tax arbitrage. Yet despite the obvious deficiencies of the global tax regime, policymakers continue to propose only piecemeal fixes.

Joseph Stiglitz ·


Corporations Getting to Zero With GOP's Inside Help on Tax Avoidance

The GOP has made it easier than ever for companies to pay $0 in taxes. A Connecticut-based airplane company shows it was already too easy.

William Minter ·


Despite Trump's Threats of Retaliatory Tariffs, France Passes 'Pioneering' Tax on Tech Giants

The move by French lawmakers came as the U.K. moved forward with a similar tax plan announced last year

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Ocasio-Cortez Ties Concerns Over Unregulated Facial Recognition Technology to 'Global Rise in Authoritarianism and Fascism'

House Democrats discussed the need for federal rules amid concerns about privacy rights and surveillance tools used to impose social control

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·