Lauren Feiner, CNBC

Lauren Feiner

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New York, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • CNBC
Past:
  • The Boston Globe
  • The Daily Pennsylvanian
  • Philly.com
  • Forbes

Recent articles by Lauren:

Apple and Google should boot TikTok from their app stores, Democratic senator urges

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Co., urged the CEOs of Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their mobile app stores immediately in a letter on Thursday. → Read More

GoodRx to be barred from sharing health data for ads under proposed FTC settlement

The FTC order against GoodRx includes a $1.5 million civil penalty for allegedly violating the agency's Health Breach Notification Rule. → Read More

Meta acquisition of Within reportedly approved by court in loss for FTC

The FTC sued to block Meta's acquisition of Within in July, arguing Meta was using the deal "to buy its way to the top," rather than compete on its own merits. → Read More

'God bless Elon Musk': Top Republican lauds Twitter owner ahead of key hearing

House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer will lead the first major congressional hearing on Twitter since Republicans took control of the House. → Read More

TikTok CEO to testify before House panel about app's security and ties to China

Shou Zi Chew will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 23 about the app's security and privacy practices. → Read More

How the Supreme Court could soon change free speech on the internet

This year, the U.S. justice system, including the Supreme Court, will take on cases that will help determine the bounds of free expression on the internet. → Read More

House Speaker McCarthy spoke with Musk about making Twitter 'fair on all sides'

McCarthy also confirmed to reporters on Friday he had convened a meeting in his office that day with Elon Musk and several top Republicans. → Read More

The DOJ's antitrust case against Google is ambitious but risky

If the government gets its way, it could result in the breakup of Google's digital advertising business and expand the boundaries of antitrust law. → Read More

Facebook and Instagram will reinstate Trump after two-year ban

The decision comes two years after Trump's suspension on Facebook was enacted following the 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

Snapchat's role in fentanyl crisis probed during House roundtable: 'It's a Snap-specific problem'

Snap-owned Snapchat, and its role in the fentanyl crisis, was the focus of a House roundtable hosted by the Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday. → Read More

Senators slam Live Nation over Ticketmaster's dominance, botched Taylor Swift sale

Criticism of Live Nation, which owns Ticketmaster, intensified after a botched sale of tickets to Taylor Swift's Eras Tour. → Read More

DOJ files second antitrust suit against Google, seeks to break up its ad business

The lawsuit targets Google's advertising business and comes after reports that DOJ antitrust chief Jonathan Kanter had been cleared to work on Google. → Read More

Supreme Court punts on Texas and Florida social media cases that could upend platform moderation

The court is still scheduled to hear two other cases next month that could affect the business models of major platforms. → Read More

Apple ramped up lobbying spending in 2022, outpacing tech peers

In total, Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta and Microsoft spent nearly $69 million lobbying the federal government in 2022. → Read More

Instagram just got an update that gives you more control over what you see in your feed

Instagram rolled out an update focused on teens, which include a notification-silenced mode called Quiet time and enhanced filters for users' feeds. → Read More

Tech executives could be jailed for deliberately failing to protect kids under UK proposal

The U.K.'s culture and digital minister stressed in a statement that the change "will not affect those who have acted in good faith." → Read More

Biden's plea to lawmakers in rare op-ed: Unite to hold tech accountable

In a WSJ op-ed, Biden made one of the most pointed calls yet for Congress to take action on topics including digital privacy, competition and online safety. → Read More

House Republicans to investigate Big Tech's communications with Biden administration

House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is expected to lead the panel and earlier hinted at probes into tech firms' relationships with the administration. → Read More

Tech jobs hit the hardest by layoffs last year: Report

Tech job cut announcements were up 649% in 2022 from the nearly 13,000 announced in 2021, Challenger reported. → Read More

TikTok banned on government devices under spending bill passed by Congress

Congress passed a large spending package that includes a bill banning TikTok from being used on government devices and new filing fees for mergers. → Read More