Tim Cook tweeted: Mark Zuckerberg (in a memo to employees): “saddened by this mob violence. The peaceful transition of power is critical to the functioning of our democracy, and we need our political leaders to lead by example and put the nation first,” per the New York Times. Sundar Pichai (in a note to employees): “Holding free and safe elections […]
What happened: China’s antitrust watchdog, the State Administration of Market Regulation, announced a one-of-first-of-it’s-kind antitrust probe into the country’s biggest tech giant, Alibaba.
Backstory: Last week, 10 US States sued Google for cutting a deal with Facebook to avoid competition. The lawsuit states that they Facebook agreed to not compete with Google’s online advertising tools in exchange for special treatments in web ad auctions. But: Much of the details remained unknown because the lawsuit was heavily redacted. What […]
What happened: A Chinese Zoom executive was charged by US Deptt of Justice for sending data of US-based users to Chinese civilian spy agency, Ministry Of State Security. Chinese laws: Researchers have long warned that Chinese government can ask US businesses with employees based there to share private data. Zoom also abides by those Chinese […]
What happened: The EU proposed 2 bills on Tuesday that, if passed, would empower regulators to levy fines on the Big Tech up to 6–10% of their annual worldwide revenue or, worse yet, break them up.
What happened: Facebook is running some ads on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, that say: “We’re standing up to Apple for small businesses everywhere.”