Aarti Shahani

Aarti Shahani appears in the following:

Microsoft President: Democracy Is At Stake. Regulate Big Tech

Friday, September 13, 2019

Brad Smith says governments need to step in and set rules for the Internet giants. "Almost no technology has gone so entirely unregulated, for so long, as digital technology," he says.

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48 States Investigating Whether Google's Dominance Hurts Competition

Monday, September 09, 2019

The top legal officials of 48 states, led by Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, announced a major investigation into Google's dominance in search and advertising.

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Attorneys General Focus On Facebook And Google

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have announced they're investigating Facebook for anti-competitive practices.

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In Bay Area, Indian Immigrants Find Community In Theater

Sunday, September 01, 2019

A theater company in Santa Clara, Calif., has become a place for Indian immigrants working in the tech sector to find a home away from home.

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French Wine Gets Caught Up In France's New Tax On Big Tech

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

At the G7 Summit, President Trump declined to say if he had backed down from his threat to place tariffs on French wine in retaliation for that country's new tax on digital giants.

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Employees Demand Google Publicly Commit To Not Work With ICE

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The petition by more than a thousand Google employees is forcing the tech giant's hand at a time when it is risky for Silicon Valley to criticize the Trump administration.

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Trolled Online, Women In Politics Fight To Hold Big Tech Accountable In The U.K.

Monday, August 19, 2019

The move in Europe to get tough on tech is partly thanks to an awakening that began with the experiences of women in politics.

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The Website Where Violent White Supremacists State Their Case

Monday, August 05, 2019

The El Paso shooter targeted a Latino community and left a manifesto on the website 8chan — hallmarks of a white extremist attack, experts say, and not to be confused with other types of shootings.

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Did Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Intend To Deceive?

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Regulators missed a chance to find out if deceptive practices at Facebook came from the top when they decided to enter into a settlement with Zuckerberg instead of questioning him, an FTC member says.

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FTC: Facebook's Zuckerberg Must Give Progress Reports To Regulators

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The FTC and Facebook entered a new settlement over privacy violations. CEO Mark Zuckerberg must give quarterly progress reports directly to regulators. Facebook must also pay a $5 billion fine.

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FTC To Hold Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Liable For Any Future Privacy Violations

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the company will pay $5 billion and its co-founder could be subject to penalties if Facebook doesn't comply with the agreement.

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Justice Department Begins Review Of Whether Big Tech Is Too Powerful

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Justice Department is launching a wide-ranging antitrust review of big tech companies. The inquiry will consider concerns raised about "search, social media and some retail services online."

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'Facebook Is Dangerous:' Firms In Hot Seat As Congress Probes Big Tech

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Lawmakers in the Senate and House are questioning lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues, including whether they're so big they stifle competition.

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Congress' Power Struggle With Big Tech Will Be On Display At Hearings

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

There are three congressional hearings scheduled on Tuesday — each exploring the growing influence that a handful of tech companies have over billions of people.

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Trump Can't Block Twitter Followers, Federal Appeals Court Rules

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The appeals court upheld a lower court decision from last year that says the president conducts government business on his personal Twitter account, so all Americans must be able to access it.

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ICE Turned To DMV Driver's License Databases For Help With Facial Recognition

Monday, July 08, 2019

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials scanned driver's license databases and used facial recognition technology to analyze millions of photos without permission in at least three states.

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Twitter Adds Warning Label For Offensive Political Tweets

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Twitter won't delete the tweets of politicians that are bullying or derogatory, but it will label them. The service has been criticized for its handling of tweets posted by President Trump and others.

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Why Facebook Won't Kick Off A Warlord

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Facebook banned far-right extremist Alex Jones. But it won't remove from the platform the warlord Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, even though he oversaw the killing of more than 100 people in Sudan.

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YouTube Under Fire For Collecting Data On Young Children Without Parental Consent

Thursday, June 20, 2019

YouTube is under fire for collecting data on children and may face a federal investigation. Consumer groups allege that YouTube exposes children to inappropriate content and fails to police videos.

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Facebook Announces Plans For Libra, Its Own Cryptocurrency

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Facebook announced Tuesday it plans to create its own digital currency, called Libra. It's a way for Facebook to play the role that governments play in issuing money.

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