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Republicans Blast Social Media C.E.O.s While Democrats Deride Hearing

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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers hammered the chief executives of Twitter, Facebook, Google and one another at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, with Republicans claiming the companies...
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Big Tech Was Their Enemy, Until Partisanship Fractured the Battle Plans

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WASHINGTON — For all the divisions in Washington, one issue that had united Republicans and Democrats in recent years was their animus toward the power...
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Justice Dept. Plans to File Antitrust Charges Against Google in Coming Weeks

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department plans to bring an antitrust case against Google as soon as this month, after Attorney General William P. Barr overruled...
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Kamala Harris’s Big Tech Connections

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When Kamala Harris, then San Francisco’s district attorney, was running to become California’s attorney general in 2010, she did not hide her excitement about speaking...
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Lawmakers, United in Their Ire, Lash Out at Big Tech’s Leaders

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WASHINGTON — The chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook, four tech giants worth nearly $5 trillion combined, faced withering questions from Republican and...
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Titans of Tech Testify in Their Trust-Me Suits

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They didn’t look like titans. They didn’t look like masters of the universe. They didn’t look like “emperors of the online economy,” as Representative David...
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Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Prepare for Their ‘Big Tobacco Moment’

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WASHINGTON — After lawmakers collected hundreds of hours of interviews and obtained more than 1.3 million documents about Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, their chief...
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Popular Chinese-Made Drone Is Found to Have Security Weakness

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Cybersecurity researchers revealed on Thursday a newfound vulnerability in an app that controls the world’s most popular consumer drones, threatening to intensify the growing tensions...
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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on 11 Chinese Companies Over Human Rights

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday barred 11 new Chinese companies from purchasing American technology and products without a special license, saying the firms...