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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...