Business

Lawmakers ask 4 big tech companies for documents in probe

Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents, marking a step forward in Congress' bipartisan probe of the companies.

Business

Bill giving protections to Uber drivers, others moves ahead

California lawmakers sent the governor a bill Wednesday that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft where people pick up jobs on their own schedule.

Business

US tech industry cool on Trump deal on France digital tax

A US trade group representing major technology firms on Tuesday denounced an agreement on France's digital tax announced by Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron that leaves the levy in place until a new international ...

Machine Learning & AI

Amazon, Microsoft, 'putting world at risk of killer AI': report

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous ...

Business

DOJ talking with states in 'broad' tech antitrust probe

The U.S. Justice Department intends to work with state attorneys general in a broad review of whether large technology companies are harming competition, the department's top antitrust official said.

Internet

Bring on the technology bans

In mid-July 2019, Oakland, California, became the third U.S. city to ban municipal departments from using facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, Congress began hearings on whether and how to regulate it on a national level. ...

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