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Justice Department ratchets up antitrust scrutiny of Big Tech

The United States Department of justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.

Facebook, Amazon set lobbying records as tech scrutiny grows

Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc set records for lobbying in the second quarter as Washington ramped up scrutiny of big technology companies.

Google is starting to back off from China, a US Senator says

Google’s chief executive officer told US Senator Mark Warner that the company has ended some partnerships in China, the lawmaker said July 16 on Bloomberg Television.

Facebook US$5bil US privacy settlement approved by FTC

US officials approved a record US$5bil (RM20.53bil) privacy settlement with Facebook Inc to resolve the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, people said, prompting an immediate outcry from lawmakers and privacy advocates who said it didn’t go far enough.

He lost money as a young CEO. Then he founded TV giant Vizio

William Wang, 55, is founder and chief executive of Vizio, one of the United States’ bestselling TV brands, which is tackling new ways of streaming television. Irvine, California-based Vizio has more than 400 employees and offices across the country.

Data scientist drops Facebook defamation suit

Aleksandr Kogan, the data scientist at the centre of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, said he is dropping a defamation lawsuit against the social network rather than engage in an expensive, drawn-out legal battle.

Inside the West’s failed fight against China’s ‘Cloud Hopper’ hackers

Hacked by suspected Chinese cyber spies five times from 2014 to 2017, security staff at Swedish telecoms equipment giant Ericsson had taken to naming their response efforts after different types of wine.

Facebook must proceed with privacy breach suit, US judge rules

Facebook Inc must defend itself in a District of Columbia lawsuit accusing the social network of failing to safeguard users’ personal data and allowing a UK political consulting firm to mine the information for the benefit of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.