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Past articles by Emily:

Elon Musk Targeted by FTC for Deposition in Twitter Privacy Probe

The US Federal Trade Commission plans to depose Elon Musk as part of its probe into Twitter Inc., the social media platform that Musk bought for $44 billion last year, according to a person familiar with the investigation. → Read More

Critics of Biden’s Antitrust Push Target FTC’s Lina Khan

Business and conservative groups get personal as they paint her as the symbol of government overreach. → Read More

Justices — From Alito to Jackson — Are ‘Confused’ by Internet Legal Shield Case

US Supreme Court justices across the political spectrum — from Samuel Alito to Ketanji Brown Jackson — uttered the words “I’m confused” during the early part of arguments over upending the internet’s foundational law. → Read More

Google Case at Supreme Court Risks Upending the Internet as We Know It

The ruling could transform the way YouTube, Facebook, Spotify and other online companies work → Read More

Bipartisan Lawmaker Duo Starts Big Tech Antitrust Caucus

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers on Thursday vowed to keep a focus on reforming US antitrust laws to curb the power of Amazon.com, Inc; Apple Inc.; Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Meta Platforms, Inc. → Read More

Biden Has Never Been Under More Pressure From Congress to Ban TikTok

The growing clamor in Congress to completely ban TikTok in the US raises the stakes for the Biden administration, which is in the late stages of reviewing the security risks of the popular social media app. → Read More

DOJ Poised to Sue Google Over Digital Ad Market Dominance

The US Justice Department is poised to sue Alphabet Inc.’s Google as soon as Tuesday regarding the search giant’s dominance over the digital advertising market, according to people familiar with the matter. → Read More

Meta Lobbying Spending Dips as Job Cuts, Costs Surge

Meta Platforms Inc.’s spending on lobbying decreased by about $1 million during the final three months of 2022 compared to the previous quarter, according to filings posted on Friday. → Read More

Biden Antitrust Adviser Tim Wu to Leave White House

Adviser Tim Wu, who helped to shape President Joe Biden’s antitrust agenda, will leave his position Jan. 4, the White House said Friday. → Read More

US campaign to tame big tech bytes the dust

Epic lobbying fightback by Amazon, Apple, Google and Meta scuppers bipartisan bid to rein them in → Read More

Twitter Restores Anti-Trans Accounts and Fuels Hate, Groups Say

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Musk Angers Latino Group by Including Ousted Head at Hate-Speech Meeting

All eyes on Chairman Powell as the Fed delivers its latest rate decision. Tom Keene, Jonathan Ferro, Lisa Abramowicz, Michael McKee & Romaine Bostick discuss the market implications with some of the biggest names from Wall Street. → Read More

EU braces for Big Tech backlash against new rules

Silicon Valley-based EU official says he expects litigation → Read More

TikTok Steers Its Charm Offensive Around Loudest Critics in DC

The Chinese video app has had little engagement with Republican naysayers—a strategy that could have serious consequences if national security concerns aren’t resolved. → Read More

Apple Flexes Muscle as Quiet Power Behind App Group

The App Association brands itself as the leading voice for thousands of app developers around the world. In reality, the vast majority of its funding comes from Apple Inc. → Read More

Twitter’s security lapses a ‘ticking bomb’, whistle-blower tells senators

Peiter Zatko details several cases in which Twitter prioritised profit over addressing risks on the social media platform → Read More

Big Tech Is Spending Lots of Money to Make Antitrust Reform Seem Scary

Ads funded by tech groups make wide-ranging claims about the dire consequences of proposed rules. → Read More

Schumer Tells Donors Tech Antitrust Measure Is Unlikely to Pass

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told a group of donors that he doesn’t believe that there are enough votes in the Senate to pass a piece of antitrust legislation intended to pare back the power of the largest technology companies, according to people familiar with his remarks. → Read More

Lobby group mum on money from Amazon

Competitiveness Coalition is said to have received more than $1m from the industry giant → Read More

Facebook’s public strategy outgrew Sheryl Sandberg

The company's public strategy has changed as its challenges moved from business to politics. → Read More