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Trump SPAC stock jumps after Google adds Truth Social to Play Store

The Truth social network logo is seen displayed behind a woman holding a smartphone in this picture illustration taken February 21, 2022. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Shares of Digital World Acquisition Corp., the company aiming to take former President Donald Trump’s media company public, jumped during after-hours trading after Google …

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Council for Responsible Social Media features Haugen, Gephardt, Hagel

A Facebook whistleblower, two former U.S. defense secretaries, several past lawmakers and intelligence chiefs are forming a new group to address the harmful impacts social media can have on kids, communities and national security. The Council for Responsible Social Media, publicly launched on Wednesday, is a project of the cross-partisan …

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Uber, Doordash plunge as Labor Dept proposes gig worker change

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is interviewed on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, August 2, 2022. Andrew Kelly | Reuters The Biden Labor Department released a proposal Tuesday that could pave the way for regulators and courts to reclassify gig workers as employees …

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Here’s what Musk’s potential takeover of Twitter could mean for Trump

Elon Musk’s renewed efforts to buy Twitter could pave the way for President Donald Trump’s return to the platform that permanently banned him a year earlier. If Musk follows through on the deal — and if he stands by his prior plan to reverse Trump’s ban — the Republican ex-president …

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Biden signs executive order to protect data transfers between US, EU

European Council President Charles Michel, President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and US President Joe Biden meet within EU -USA Summit in Brussels, Belgium on June 15, 2021. Dursun Aydemir | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images President Joe Biden signed an executive order to implement a new …

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Big Tech critics see revived hope for new antitrust laws after win in the House

Policy advocates who have been pushing for new legislation reining in Big Tech’s power have seen their hopes lifted and shattered several times throughout the past few months. Last week marked one of the brighter notes for those supporting the push for new antitrust laws, when the House passed a …

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Micron to spend up to $100 billion to build New York chip plant

Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO, Micron Scott Mlyn | CNBC Micron will spend up to $100 billion over at least the next two decades building a new computer chip factory in upstate New York, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. The announcement comes after the passage of the CHIPS and Science …

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Dorsey wanted Musk on Twitter board, but directors were ‘risk averse’

Elon Musk has served August 22, 2022 former Twitter boss Jack Dorsey with a subpoena in a hunt for material to help him get out of buying the giant social media platform for $44 billion as agreed. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images Before the current legal saga between …

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House passes antitrust bill raising merger and acquisition fees

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on February 2, 2022 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty Images The House on Thursday passed an antitrust package that would give federal enforcers more resources to crack down on anticompetitive behavior, even as broader …

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California law protects digital info from use in abortion investigations

California Gov. Gavin Newsom successfully quashed a recall attempt last year in California. Asked if he’s getting ready for a presidential run, Newsom insisted that was not the case. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images A new California law is one of the first in the country since the reversal of …

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