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Key antitrust lawmaker frustrated with Google's Fitbit deal

14 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON Lawmakers pressed top U.S. antitrust enforcers on their probes of tech giants Alphabet's Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple on Wednesday, with the chair of a House subcommittee expressing frustration over the companies' continued acquisitions.

U.S. Army should assess security risks of using TikTok for recruitment: Sen. Schumer

12 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Schumer, on Tuesday released a letter he wrote to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy raising concerns about the U.S. military's use of the China-owned TikTok social media platform for recruiting American teenagers.

State attorneys general meet in Colorado to discuss Google antitrust probe

12 Nov 2019

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON State attorneys general are meeting on Monday in Colorado to discuss their probe into whether Google's business practices break antitrust law, according to two sources knowledgeable about the meeting.

Microsoft says it will follow California's digital privacy law in U.S.

11 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON Microsoft Corp said in a blog post on Monday that it would honor California's privacy law throughout the United States, expanding the impact of a strict set of rules meant to protect consumers and their data.

BB&T, SunTrust win U.S. antitrust approval to merge

08 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON BB&T Corp and SunTrust Banks Inc have won U.S. antitrust approval to merge on condition that they divest 28 branches in three states, the Justice Department said on Friday.

U.S. accuses two former Twitter employees of spying for Saudi Arabia

07 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, a complaint from the Department of Justice shows. | Video

California reveals Facebook probe, says social media company stonewalling investigation

07 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO California revealed for the first time an 18-month investigation into Facebook Inc's privacy practices and accused the social media giant on Wednesday of hampering the probe by failing to turn over emails from Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg. | Video

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