• Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook all came out swinging against the House antitrust report that compared them to oil barons and railroad tycoons

    17 days ago - By Business Insider

    Left to right: Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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    House Democrats on Tuesday published a wide-ranging antitrust report on Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook.
    The report decried all four companies as monopolies, and made sweeping recommendations for how to rein in their power including breaking them up.
    All four companies have responded claiming the report and its recommendations are misguided.
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  • Europe's lawmakers ask Jeff Bezos: Does Amazon spy on politicians?

    17 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
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    European lawmakers want to know if Amazon has spied on them.
    37 members of European Parliament wrote to CEO Jeff Bezos about the retail giant's moves to sniff out union activity.
    The letter follows now-deleted Amazon job postings for staffers who would monitor threats such as "labor organizing" and "hostile political leaders."
    "Has Amazon already spied on Members of the European Parliament?" the lawmakers asked.
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