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Past articles by Brian:

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5 key differences between NAFTA and Trump's USMCA deal

After reaching a deal on the final version of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, President Donald Trump tweeted that it "will be the best and most important trade deal ever made by the USA" -- and called its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement, "our Country's worst Trade Deal." → Read More

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Google under investigation for recent firing of four employees

Google is under investigation by the US government over its labor practices and the firing of several employees. → Read More

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US threatens 100% tariffs on French cheese and champagne

US trade officials proposed a wave of tariffs on French goods Monday as they released a report finding that a new French tax on digital services — affecting large American tech companies such as Facebook and Google — represents a barrier to trade. → Read More

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Tensions between Google and its employees are reaching a breaking point

For years, Google was seen as the gold standard of office life. The company pushed workplace culture to new frontiers with enviable benefits such as free meals, office slides, onsite childcare and an emphasis on transparency. But Google is quickly developing a very different reputation as it confronts a mounting backlash from its own employees. → Read More

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Facebook has shut down 5.4 billion fake accounts this year

So far this year, Facebook has shut down 5.4 billion fake accounts on its main platform, but millions likely remain, the social networking giant said Wednesday. That's compared to roughly 3.3 billion fake accounts removed in all of 2018. → Read More

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Concerns about Facebook's political ad policy brought to Zuckerberg's dinner table

Steak, scallops and the future of American democracy were among the items on the menu at one of Mark Zuckerberg's homes on Monday night as the Facebook CEO hosted a dinner for American civil rights leaders. → Read More

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Chinese-owned social site TikTok tangles with Congress

Chinese-owned social video app TikTok followed the lead of other, bigger social media companies Monday and turned down an invitation to testify in Congress, drawing scathing criticism from Republicans. → Read More

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FTC chair won't release 2012 staff report on its Google antitrust probe to Congress

Joseph Simons, the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, says he will withhold from Congress a 2012 staff report that could shed light on the FTC's now-closed investigation of Google's search and advertising business. → Read More

WhatsApp Sues Israel's NSO for Allegedly Helping Spies Hack Phones Around the World

WhatsApp alleges that NSO helped government agencies deliver malicious software through seemingly harmless WhatsApp video calls, even if the targets never answered their phones. → Read More

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Warren singles out Facebook lobbyist in attack on DC revolving-door hirings

Sen. Elizabeth Warren targeted a top public policy executive at Facebook on Tuesday as she promoted a plan to take on what she said is a corrupt Washington practice: Corporations hiring well-connected former government officials. → Read More

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Pentagon awards controversial $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft in Amazon snub

Microsoft has won a hotly contested contract to provide cloud computing services to the Defense Department, besting Amazon in a months-long competition in which President Donald Trump threatened to intervene. → Read More

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Mark Zuckerberg tells Congress anti-trust 'didn't come up' during 'private' Trump meeting

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reluctantly offered Congress a few details about his September meeting with President Donald Trump, telling lawmakers on Wednesday that antitrust did not come up during their conversation in the Oval Office. → Read More

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Facebook's antitrust headache gets worse: 47 attorneys general now investigating

Facebook's antitrust headache is only getting worse. → Read More

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Elizabeth Warren escalates Facebook ad feud

A days-long feud between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Facebook intensified over the weekend as Warren openly accused the company of "taking money to promote lies." → Read More

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Elizabeth Warren targets Facebook's ad policy

A fresh series of Facebook ads this week by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren seeks to put the social media giant on the defensive — by telling a lie. → Read More

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Elizabeth Warren targets Facebook's ad policy

A fresh series of Facebook ads this week by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren seeks to put the social media giant on the defensive — by telling a lie. → Read More

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg meets with Trump during Washington visit

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with President Donald Trump while he was in the nation's capital. → Read More

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Google and FTC reach $170 million settlement over alleged YouTube violations of kids' privacy

Google has agreed to pay a record $170 million penalty to settle accusations that YouTube broke the law when it knowingly tracked and sold ads targeted to children, the Federal Trade Commission and the state of New York said Wednesday. → Read More

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France touted a 'compromise' with the US on tech tax, but it's far from settled

French President Emmanuel Macron said he had reached a compromise with the US over the country's decsion to tax tech giants, something that angered President Donald Trump. But the reality is the compromise is more like a pause. → Read More

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Amazon to pass along costs of France's 'digital services tax'

Amazon will pass along the costs of a new French digital tax to its third-party sellers beginning on October 1, the company told US trade officials Monday. → Read More