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State AGs Allege Google Deceived Users to Profit From Location Data

"Google has a powerful financial incentive to obscure the details of its location data collection practices and to make it difficult for consumers to opt out of being tracked," said one AG.

Kenny Stancil ·


Humanity at "Doom's Doorstep" Says Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The Doomsday Clock, a symbol of "how close we are to destroying our world," remains at 100 seconds to midnight.

Jessica Corbett ·


Lyft Makes Largest Donation in Massachusetts History to Keep Drivers Down

The more than $14 million went to a coalition fighting to stop ride-hailing and delivery companies from having to classify their drivers as employees.

Brett Wilkins ·


New Project Launched as 'Direct Counterweight' to Big Tech

"We are at a watershed moment with bipartisan support to finally break up the Big Tech monopolies that hurt consumers and small businesses."

Jessica Corbett ·


'Major Win': Judge Says Suit to Break Up Facebook Empire Can Proceed

"Facebook has bulldozed competition to dominate the market," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "We need to break up Big Tech and hold Facebook accountable for any violations of antitrust law."

Kenny Stancil ·


Congress Must Pass Federal Data Privacy Law to Protect Democracy

If policymakers don't learn from January 6, personal data-powered election interference will become the norm.

Erica Darragh ·


Warren, Jayapal Demand Google Stop Trying to 'Bully' DOJ Antitrust Official

Noting similar efforts by Amazon and Facebook, they said the tech giant "should focus on complying with antitrust law rather than attempting to rig the system with these unseemly tactics."

Jessica Corbett ·


Congress Could Help Prevent Another Jan. 6 With Data Privacy Law, Say Campaigners

"The secretive collection, sale, and algorithmic manipulation of our personal data by platforms like Facebook must end," said one activist who called it a "primary driver" of the spread of misinformation.

Jessica Corbett ·


Rights Groups Accuse Tech Giants of Throttling Content on Abortion Pills

"More Americans are going to need accurate information on abortion," said one communications director. "But these platforms have algorithms that surface the opposition and misinformation and misleading content."

Jessica Corbett ·


Why We Must Challenge Zuckerberg's Ring of Power

Learning to appreciate that control is an illusion is hard, especially when we are prepared to sacrifice almost everything, to pay any price, to control others. But if we are to stop others—Mark Zuckerberg, for example—from controlling us, it is a lesson we must learn.

Yanis Varoufakis ·

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