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Jeff Bezos is willing to testify about Amazon’s use of seller data

By Amazon, antitrust, competition, congress, e-commerce, engadget, gear, house judiciary committee, house of representatives, Internet, investigation, Jeff Bezos, News, online shopping, politics, Regulation, shopping

Jeff Bezos is willing to testify before Congress about Amazon’s competitive practices. According to a letter obtained by The New York Times and several other publications, a lawyer for Amazon told the House Judiciary Committee Bezos will be available…

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House wants four ‘big tech’ CEOs to testify in competition probe

By alphabet, Amazon, antitrust, apple, competition, congress, engadget, facebook, gear, google, house of representatives, Internet, News, politics, Regulation

A House investigation into tech competition may have testimony from some of the biggest names in the industry — if they agree, at least. Axios understands the Judiciary Committee has asked Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook to say if their C…

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Sonos CEO will testify at a House antitrust hearing next week

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A day after his company sued Google for allegedly stealing some of its speaker tech, it emerged Sonos CEO Patrick Spence will testify at an antitrust hearing. The House Antitrust Subcommittee, which is broadly investigating the market dominanc…

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Congress worries sale of .org could harm non-profits

By .org, anna eshoo, congress, domain, dot org, elizabeth warren, engadget, ethos capital, gear, house of representatives, icann, Internet, internet society, politics, public interest registry, richard blumenthal, ron wyden, senate, Web

Control over the .org internet domain is close to changing hands, and American politicians aren’t happy. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Elizabeth Warren and Ron Wyden have joined Rep. Anna Eshoo in sending a letter demanding answers over the Internet…

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Democrats want to study FOSTA-SESTA’s impact on sex workers online

By bill, congress, engadget, fosta, fosta-sesta, gear, house of representatives, Internet, politics, Prostitution, safe sex workers study act, senate, sesta, sex, sex trafficking, sex work, sex workers, sswsa

If you’re concerned that FOSTA-SESTA seems built more to kick sex workers offline than to fight sex trafficking, you’re not alone. House representatives and senators have introduced the Safe Sex Workers Study Act, a bill that would analyze the impac…

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House panel asks Apple, Google if app makers must reveal foreign ties

By app store, apple, ByteDance, China, congress, engadget, faceapp, gear, google, Google Play, grindr, house of representatives, Internet, politics, Security, tiktok

The US is growing increasingly suspicious of foreign-made apps. House national security subcommittee chairman Rep. Stephen Lynch has sent letters to Apple and Google asking whether or not they require app developers to disclose "potentia…

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Twitter bans House candidate who suggested Ilhan Omar should be hanged

By congress, danielle stella, death threats, engadget, gear, harassment, house of representatives, ilhan omar, Internet, politics, social media, Social network, social networking, threat, Twitter

Twitter may be reluctant to crack down on politicians’ tweets, but it still has its limits — and one political candidate may have crossed the line. The social media giant has permanently banned Republican House candidate Danielle Stella’s personal a…

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Google, Reddit execs to speak at House hearing on internet moderation

By censorship, communications decency act, congress, eff, Electronic Frontier Foundation, engadget, gear, google, government, house of representatives, Internet, politics, reddit, safe harbor, section 230

American politicians have been questioning whether internet companies should be held liable for the content they allow, and two of those companies will soon address those concerns directly. Two House subcommittees are holding a joint online c…

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Google faces scrutiny from Congress, DOJ over plans to encrypt DNS

By antitrust, chrome, congress, department of justice, dns, dns over tls, DoJ, encryption, engadget, Firefox, gear, google, house of representatives, Internet, justice department, Mozilla, politics, privacy, Regulation, Security, tls

Google’s bid to encrypt domain name requests appears to be raising hackles among American officials. The Wall Street Journal has learned that the House Judiciary Committee is investigating Google’s plans to implement DNS over TLS in Chrome, while th…

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House committee asks 8chan owner to testify over extremist content

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Politicians are still determined to investigate 8chan’s role in fueling extremism even though the site is effectively out of commission. The House’s Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson and Ranking Member Mike Rogers have sent a letter to 8cha…

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Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google to testify in Congress on competition

By Amazon, antitrust, apple, competition, congress, david cicilline, engadget, facebook, gear, google, government, house of representatives, Internet, politics, Regulation

The House committee investigating antitrust in tech is about to call some big names to the microphone. Aides for antitrust panel chairman Rep. David Cicilline have confirmed that the committee is holding a hearing on July 16th where it will q…

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Juul faces House investigation over teen e-cigarette use

By congress, e-cigarette, engadget, food and drink, foodanddrink, gear, health, house of representatives, juul, kids, medicine, politics, vaping

Juul is facing even more heat over concerns that it’s contributing to teen vaping. The House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy has opened an investigation into the “youth e-cigarette epidemic” that could determine if Juul had marketed its…

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House antitrust subcommittee will investigate internet competition

By Amazon, antitrust, congress, engadget, facebook, gear, google, house of representatives, Internet, judiciary committee, monopoly, politics, Regulation

The US government is about to intensify its scrutiny of tech giants. The House Antitrust Subcommittee has launched a bipartisan investigation that will gauge the level of competition in online markets. It’s concerned that a “handful of gatekeepers”…

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