• The Biden administration will continue to scrutinize big tech companies including Google, Apple, and Facebook, according to the DOJ's antitrust chief

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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    The Department of Justice's antitrust boss said Biden's team will continue to investigate tech firms.
    Makan Delrahim said the scrutiny of tech firms is crucial for protecting competition.
    Biden will take on antitrust cases from Google, Apple, and Facebook once he takes office.
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  • Snapchat will permanently ban Trump when he leaves office on January 20

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    US President Donald Trump.
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    Snap Inc. will permanently ban President Donald Trump from Snapchat when he leaves office on January 20.
    The company had suspended Trump's account after a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol.
    Snap cited Trump's efforts to spread "misinformation, hate speech, and incite violence."
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    Snap will permanently ban President Donald Trump when he leaves office on January 20, saying his account was a threat to public safety. "In the interest of public safety, and based on his...
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  • Trump wanted to join Parler and call himself 'Person X' before it shut down, according to the CEO of the social media app

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Parler CEO John Matze and President Donald Trump.
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    President Donald Trump considered creating an account on Parler under the pseudonym "Person X," its CEO John Matze said Wednesday.
    Parler's web host Amazon Web Services was aware of this since at least October, Matze claimed.
    The possibility of Trump joining Parler was part of the reason AWS cut ties with the network on Monday, sending it offline, Matze claimed.
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