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Democratic lawmaker accuses Google of failing to police deceptive ads

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) speaks to reporters during a break from a Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations joint briefing on the U.S. policy on Afghanistan, on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 2, 2022. Al Drago | Reuters Google has failed to take down scam ads that violate its …

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Amazon accuses FTC of harassing Bezos and Jassy in Prime investigation

Lina Khan, nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), speaks during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 21, 2021. Saul Loeb | Pool | Reuters Amazon accused the Federal Trade Commission of harassing executive chairman Jeff Bezos …

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Biden signs China competition bill to boost U.S. chipmakers

[ The stream is slated to start at 10 a.m. ET. Please refresh if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a bipartisan bill that aims to strengthen U.S. competitiveness with China by investing billions of dollars in domestic semiconductor manufacturing …

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Critical tech policy issues likely tabled as Congress heads for recess

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shakes hands with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer at the start of a discussion with historians on how to “establish and preserve the narrative of January 6th” on the one-year anniversary of the attack on the Capitol in Washington, January 6, 2022. Al Drago | …

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Senate won’t vote on tech antitrust bill before summer recess: Klobuchar

U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee Chair Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) presides during a Senate Rules and Administration Committee oversight hearing to examine the U.S. Capitol Police following the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, one day before the anniversary of the attack in Washington, U.S., January 5, 2022. …

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Facebook lawsuit delivers on FTC chair Lina Khan’s progressive agenda

FTC Commissioner nominee Lina M. Khan testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 21, 2021. Graeme Jennings | AFP | Getty Images Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan’s lofty vision of bringing challenging cases to expand the bounds …

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FTC sues to block Facebook owner Meta from buying VR fitness app maker

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee during An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 23, 2019. Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images The Federal Trade Commission is suing to …

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China TikTok owner ByteDance increased U.S. lobbying spending by 130%

Rafael Henrique | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance had its biggest lobbying quarter yet, spending more than $2.1 million in the second quarter to lobby the U.S. government, according to its disclosure filed Wednesday in a federal database. That represents a 130% increase …

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U.S. faces recession if cut from Taiwan chip manufacturing: Raimondo

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo warned on Wednesday that the country’s current dependence on foreign computer chip fabrication puts it at risk of a recession if it’s ever cut off. Her comments come as Congress nears key votes on a bill to fund U.S. semiconductor manufacturing, While many computer chips are …

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Senate advances semiconductor bill to compete with China

Sefa Ozel | E+ | Getty Images The Senate voted to advance a slimmed-down version of its bill designed to boost U.S. semiconductor competition with China. The bill cleared a key procedural hurdle Tuesday evening in a 64-34 vote even as lawmakers worked to finish various sections of the legislation. The …

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