• Apple Privacy Settings Unlawful, Critic Tells Congress
    "Apple's conduct violates current antitrust law and threatens to inflict irreparable harm on millions of everyday Americans," antitrust attorney John Thorne argued in his prepared statement.
  • Maryland Ad Tax Will Backfire, Business Groups Argue In Court Challenge
    Far from stemming fake news or hate speech, Maryland's new tax on digital ads will leave the internet "overrun by low-quality 'junk,'" the Chamber of Commerce, Internet Association and others argue in a lawsuit filed Thursday.
  • Court Urged To Reconsider Lawmaker's Right To Block Critics On Twitter
    A federal appellate court has handed public officials a blueprint for circumventing the First Amendment in order to block critics on social media, Missouri resident Mike Campbell argues.
  • Florida Governor Takes Aim At Tech Companies
    Tech companies would face fines of $100,000 per day for de-platforming political candidates in Florida, under a proposal by the state's governor.
  • Apple CEO Calls For Reform To 'Data Exploitation' Industry
    "If a business is built on misleading users, on data exploitation, on choices that are no choices at all, then it does not deserve our praise," Apple CEO Tim Cook says.
  • Amazon Doesn't Have To Host Parler, Judge Rules
    Amazon isn't required to host "the kind of abusive, violent content at issue in this case, particularly in light of the recent riots at the U.S. Capitol," U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle wrote.
  • Fertility App Must Inform Users About Privacy Prosecution, FTC Says
    In a first, the Federal Trade Commission is requiring a company prosecuted for privacy violations to notify consumers that it shared information about them with outside companies.
  • Will Mobile Companies Circumvent Apple's New Privacy Settings?
    Apple prohibits app developers from deploying device fingerprinting, but some are considering doing so anyway.
  • Facebook Picks Public Fight With Apple Over Privacy
    In the unusually public battle, the company that let Cambridge Analytica harvest 87 million users' data is running newspaper ads headlined "Apple vs. the free internet."
  • Removing Bad Reviews Might Deceive Consumers, FTC Suggests
    The FTC is moving "deeper into the consumer review ecosystem," advertising lawyer Jeff Greenbaum says.
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