Amazon and Google Face Possible Scrutiny by the FTC and DOJ

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Several well-known tech companies are now under the close watch of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) over antitrust investigations. Tech giants Google and it’s parent company Alphabet (Fiber, Nest, Amazon, and Facebook, were all questioned about their business practices. What Triggered the Investigation? Lawmakers on both ends of the spectrum reportedly held the opinion … Read More

European Union Court to Review EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

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A three-year-old complaint against Privacy Shield will finally be reviewed by the EU general court in July of 2019. The complaint came from the French digital rights group, La Quadrature du Net, and claimed that the Privacy Shield framework allowed for privacy abuses by the United States. Replacing Improper Safety With Questionable Privacy Privacy Shield is a program that was … Read More

Amazon Rejects Proposal for Banning Facial Recognition

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The investors at Amazon voted down a proposal for banning the sale of facial recognition software to government entities. The software raised concerns of bias and discrimination, but only 2.4 % of shareholders voted in favor of the proposal, lacking support for the overall 50% needed to pass. Failure to Recognize a Face Concerns over the facial recognition technology started … Read More

European Union Countries Demand GDPR Action Against Ad Techs

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You have most likely been subject to what is considered the largest leak of personal data thus far, and you don’t even know it’s happening. Several countries in the European Union have launched complaints against ad tech companies for the way they collect personal information to target online ads. Consumers are demanding that the process for advertising be more highly … Read More

Google and Chipmakers Join in U.S. Ban Against Huawei

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An Executive Order against foreign communications technology services left Chinese company, Huawei, cut off from the United States. After President Trump signed the Order, Google and chipmakers like Intel and Qualcomm joined in the fight against suspected malicious acts. Though the Order was signed less than a week ago, the ban has already softened to save the stock market. Government … Read More