antitrust

Bokhari: Democrat Led Antitrust Bills Are a Massive Gamble

The antitrust subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee recently released five highly anticipated bills aimed at curbing the power of the Big Tech companies. The House is currently under the control of the Democrats, but these bills have been pitched as a bipartisan effort, led by subcommittee chairman Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and ranking member Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO).

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 12: Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) asks Deputy Assistant FBI Director Peter Strzok a question on July 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Strzok testified before a joint committee hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees. While involved in the probe into Hillary Clinton's …

Democrat Led Committee Introduces 5 Antitrust Bills Targeting Tech Giants

The House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on antitrust has introduced five new bills aimed to curb anticompetitive practices in the tech industry. Although none of them directly address the tech issue of greatest concern to Republicans, censorship, the bills have been presented as a bipartisan effort to rein in the power of dominant Silicon Valley companies.

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Judge in Apple-Epic Case Hints at App Store Compromise

The judge overseeing the trial between Epic Games and Apple has reportedly hinted at a compromise that could satisfy at least some of the game developer’s concerns with Apple’s monopoly over in-app purchases made with iPhones and other iOS devices.

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Josh Hawley Introduces ‘Bust Up Big Tech’ Act

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) will today introduce a bill targeting Big Tech monopolies, in particular the practice of favoring their own products and services in online marketplaces and search engines that they own, a practice that Amazon and Google are often accused of.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) makes a statement after voting in the Judiciary Committee to move the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court out of committee and on to the Senate for a full vote on October 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. …

China Imposes Record Fine on Alibaba

Chinese regulators hit e-commerce giant Alibaba with a staggering $2.78 billion fine for alleged antitrust violations Saturday, seizing about four percent of the company’s annual revenue with the largest corporate penalty the Chinese government has ever assessed.

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 23: Jack Ma, CEO of Alibaba listens as Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a U.S.-China business roundtable, comprised of U.S. and Chinese CEOs on September 23, 2015, in Seattle, Washington. The Paulson Institute, in partnership with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, …

The Legal War Between Apple and Epic Games Is Heating Up

Apple and Epic Games are currently engaged in an intense legal battle related to App Store fees and Apple’s ban on third-party payment processors. The arguments each company plan to present in court are becoming clearer as their showdown in court approaches.

Apple CEO Tim Cook waves as he arrives for the Economic Summit held for the China Development Forum in Beijing on March 23, 2019. (Photo by Ng Han Guan / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read NG HAN GUAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Apple Developer: App Store Security Is Like Bringing ‘Plastic Butter Knife to a Gunfight’

According to recently released legal documents, a senior Apple engineer compared the company’s App Store defenses against malicious actors to be like “bringing a plastic butter knight to a gunfight.” The senior employee also described the company’s review process for new apps as “more like the pretty lady who greets you… at the Hawaiian airport than the drug-sniffing dog.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks with attendees during an Apple product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 10, 2019. - Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting upgraded, ultra-wide cameras as it updated its popular smartphone lineup and cut its entry price to $699. (Photo …