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2021-11-22 14:12:20
by Kate Michael
Klobuchar Weighs in on CAP’s New Report on Tech Regulation

WASHINGTON — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has been on a crusade for swift and sweeping reform of Big Tech platforms,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has been on a crusade for swift and sweeping reform of Big Tech platforms, introducing a number of bills and even publishing a book titled “Antitrust” that looks at the history of policy toward... Read More

2021-11-17 19:21:48
by Reece Nations
Senate Confirms Jonathan Kanter as Justice Department’s Top Antitrust Official

WASHINGTON — Senators voted 68-29 on Tuesday to confirm competition lawyer Jonathan Kanter as assistant attorney general of the Department... Read More

WASHINGTON — Senators voted 68-29 on Tuesday to confirm competition lawyer Jonathan Kanter as assistant attorney general of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Kanter has established himself as a critic of big tech and has represented companies like Microsoft... Read More

2021-11-08 21:36:11
by Tom Ramstack
Facebook Accused of Deceit in Suit by Defunct Competitor

NEW YORK — Facebook used illegal trade practices to run former competitor and photo app Phhhoto Inc. out of business,... Read More

NEW YORK — Facebook used illegal trade practices to run former competitor and photo app Phhhoto Inc. out of business, officials from the now-defunct company said in a lawsuit filed Thursday. It represents the latest antitrust challenge to the social... Read More

2021-09-10 13:49:54
by Victoria Turner
Federalist Society Event Focuses on Competition and Antitrust Issues

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden’s controversial executive order on competition was the topic being discussed at a Federalist Society event... Read More

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden’s controversial executive order on competition was the topic being discussed at a Federalist Society event held Thursday.  The July 9 Executive Order 14036 entitled, “Promoting Competition in the American Economy,” seeks to address competition issues... Read More

2021-07-28 15:42:37
by Dan McCue
States to Fight Dismissal of Antitrust Lawsuit Against Facebook

WASHINGTON -- Attorneys general from 45 states, the District of Columbia and Guam served notice on Wednesday that they are... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Attorneys general from 45 states, the District of Columbia and Guam served notice on Wednesday that they are appealing a federal judge’s decision to throw out their antitrust lawsuit against Facebook. “We filed this notice of appeal because... Read More

2021-07-26 13:00:04
by Dan McCue
Judge Grants FTC More Time to File Amended Complaint Against Facebook

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Friday gave the U.S. Federal Trade Commission until Aug. 19 to file an amended... Read More

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Friday gave the U.S. Federal Trade Commission until Aug. 19 to file an amended complaint in its antitrust lawsuit against Facebook. In a filing with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia,... Read More

2021-07-20 19:35:46
by Dan McCue
Biden Picks Jonathan Kanter for Assistant AG for Antitrust

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Jonathan Kanter to serve as assistant attorney general for the Antitrust Division... Read More

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Jonathan Kanter to serve as assistant attorney general for the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice. Kanter is a distinguished antitrust lawyer with over 20 years of experience, the White House... Read More

Attorneys General Sue Google For Anticompetitive Practices

Attorneys general from 36 states and Washington, D.C., hit Google LLC with yet another antitrust lawsuit Wednesday, accusing the company... Read More

Attorneys general from 36 states and Washington, D.C., hit Google LLC with yet another antitrust lawsuit Wednesday, accusing the company of unfair business tactics to monopolize sales of apps used on Android phones.  The lawsuit says Google bought off competitors... Read More

From Biden to Congress, Big Tech is Under Mounting Pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without speaking a word or scratching a pen across paper, President Joe Biden drove up the pressure... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without speaking a word or scratching a pen across paper, President Joe Biden drove up the pressure on Big Tech companies already smarting under federal and congressional investigations, epic antitrust lawsuits and near-constant condemnation from politicians of... Read More

2021-06-11 19:58:30
by Dan McCue
Bipartisan Antitrust Package Seeks to Rein in Tech Giants

House lawmakers on Friday introduced sweeping antitrust legislation aimed at restraining the power of large tech companies and preventing corporate... Read More

House lawmakers on Friday introduced sweeping antitrust legislation aimed at restraining the power of large tech companies and preventing corporate consolidation across the economy. Introduced by Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline, D-R.I., and Antitrust Subcommittee Ranking Member Ken Buck, R-Colo.,... Read More

2021-02-26 15:02:10
by Victoria Turner
Mandates Needed to Keep Big Tech in Check

Congress needs to create mandates to curb the abusive power exerted by a handful of online platforms, according to all... Read More

Congress needs to create mandates to curb the abusive power exerted by a handful of online platforms, according to all six witnesses at a Capitol Hill hearing on Thursday. During the hearing, members of a House Judiciary subcommittee grappled with... Read More

2021-02-23 22:07:55
by Victoria Turner
Antitrust Reforms Could Kill Competition

Four panelists warned today that proposed legislative reforms for more aggressive antitrust enforcement in Big Tech would likely spill over... Read More

Four panelists warned today that proposed legislative reforms for more aggressive antitrust enforcement in Big Tech would likely spill over across all industries, hindering innovation and harming consumers. Strengthening the antitrust laws - federal and state statutes that restrict the... Read More

2021-01-29 14:27:56
by Victoria Turner
Sen. Klobuchar Calls for Higher Antitrust Enforcement of Big Tech Companies

Big Tech is only “growing stronger” due to the pandemic and federal antitrust agencies need to “get serious about enforcement... Read More

Big Tech is only “growing stronger” due to the pandemic and federal antitrust agencies need to “get serious about enforcement in the tech sector,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., during this week’s State of the Net Conference. “We need that... Read More

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