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Democratic Senators Urge FCC to Delay T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Vote, Seek Public Comment

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai.Photo: Jacquelyn Martin (AP) In July, the Department of Justice cleared T-Mobile’s planned takeover of Sprint, paving the way for the nation’s...
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Oracle Document Claiming an Amazon ‘Conspiracy’ to Win Military Contract Makes It to Trump’s Desk

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Photo: Charles Dharapak (AP) Aides to Donald Trump presented him with a document identical to one created by a top Washington lobbyist for cloud-computing giant...
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Facebook’s Libra Project Is Getting Hammered From All Sides, With Fed Chair Raising ‘Serious Concerns’

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at a House Financial Services committee meeting on July 10, 2019.Photo: Susan Walsh (AP) Facebook’s already-troubled Libra cryptocurrency project, which...
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Senate Banking Committee Schedules Hearing on Facebook’s Massive Cryptocurrency Project

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Photo: Richard Drew (AP) The U.S. Senate Banking Committee is set to scrutinize Facebook’s cryptocurrency ambitions at a hearing set for July 16, Reuters reported...
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House Judiciary Committee Launches Tech Antitrust Inquiry Amid Reports DOJ, FTC May Take Action

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U.S. Representative David Cicilline, head of the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on antitrust and the lead legislator on the investigation, seen here at a 2014...
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Trump Admin Creates Web Portal for Supporters to Complain About Getting Banned on Social Media

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Donald Trump has made absolutely no secret of his feelings on free speech: He hates it when it’s not servile paeans to him and his...
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Trump Is Very, Very Mad About Facebook’s Latest Purge of Conspiracy Theorists and Far-Right Trolls

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Photo: Alex Brandon (AP) This week, Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram banned a number of far-right figures, including white supremacists and conspiracy theorists, in a...
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Facebook’s New Chief Lawyer Is a Trump Official Who Helped Create the Patriot Act

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Facebook and Instagram logos on display at the 2018 CeBIT technology trade fair in Hanover, Germany.Photo: Alexander Koerner (Getty Images) Facebook has picked up another...
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Senators Introduce Bill to Stop ‘Dark Patterns’ Huge Platforms Use to Trick Users

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The Washington Monument and Capitol Building in Washington, DC, in March 2019.Photo: Mark Tenally (AP) Senators Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska) have introduced...
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Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

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Photo: Cliff Owen (AP); Photo: Alex Jordan; Illustration: Gizmodo / Apple; Screenshot: Journal of Clinical Investigation A good rule of thumb if you’re going to...