Microsoft is bigger than Google, Amazon and Facebook. But now lawmakers treat it like an ally in antitrust battles.
Microsoft has carved out a distinct reputation among policy makers, distancing itself from the political scrutiny embroiling its top competitors in Washington
Microsoft has avoided the hot seat for years. Its new mega deal may change that.
Is United States v. Microsoft Corp. 2.0 inevitable? Some critics say yes.
Biden’s big broadband ambitions mean historic hurdles for NTIA
The president's plans hinge on the tiny telecom agency.
Big Tech foes launch ‘campaign-style’ initiative to push for antitrust legislation
Organizations with ties to eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes are the primary funders of the Tech Oversight Project.
State attorneys general appeal court’s dismissal of their Facebook antitrust suit
The 99-page brief filed in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals seeks to overcome Judge James E. Boasberg’s stunning decision in June to dismiss the states’ lawsuit, arguing that the states waited too long to challenge the company’s acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, which the company bought in 2012 and 2014, respectively.
After years of threats, Congress finally unleashed its subpoena power on Silicon Valley
For once, lawmakers are following through to get answers about Jan. 6.
No one reads the terms of service. Lawmakers want to fix that with a new 'TLDR' bill.
The proposal would create a nutritional label of sorts for websites' service agreements.
Former GOP lawmaker offers rare defense of tech companies’ right to boot Trump
‘Second time lucky?’ FTC’s case against Facebook can move forward, federal judge rules.
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case against Facebook could proceed, in a reversal of fortune for the agency after its first complaint was thrown out last year. Still, it may be challenging for the FTC to ultimately prove Facebook is a monopoly.
GOP lawmaker’s baseless ‘election theft’ posts went unchecked by Twitter, Facebook
Rep. Mo Brooks’s role in stoking falsehoods about the election is facing mounting scrutiny.
Meet the tech trade group outspending Trump on Facebook ads
NetChoice's antitrust ads have been shown at least 24 million times on Facebook.
Josh Hawley was Democrats’ go-to ally in the battle against Big Tech. Then came Jan. 6.
The senator seized the spotlight bashing Silicon Valley, but it's dimmed since the Capitol attack.
Tech giants swore off donations to those who denied Biden’s win. Their cash is still likely getting through.
Here are what tech and telecom companies stuck to their commitments.
Google is manipulating browser extensions to stifle competitors, DuckDuckGo CEO says
The rival executive said Google is using "dark patterns" to keep users from switching search engines.
Biden’s coronavirus testing push will need to face the ghost of websites past
The federal government has a checkered history when it comes to standing up public health sites.
Why 2022 could be a ‘watershed year’ for tech regulation
Threats to Silicon Valley giants are piling up in Washington.
Amazon is building warehouses in ‘opportunity zones’ that provide tax breaks and secrecy
Amazon has opened 153 facilities in these zones since 2018, accounting for more than 15 percent of the warehouses that it has opened in that time period, according to the analysis from Good Jobs First, a policy resource center working with subsidy data, shared exclusively with The Washington Post.
Google calls itself green. But it’s still making ad money from climate-change denial.
In October, ahead of the U.N. COP 26 climate summit, Google pledged to stop displaying ads on websites and YouTube videos that promoted climate misinformation. But in November and December the company ran ads on at least 50 posts undermining climate science, according to new research.
Biden’s Commerce chief is under fire from Warren, progressives for defending U.S. tech giants
The senator and advocacy groups are calling on Raimondo to clarify remarks on European tech rules.