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Federal prosecutors accuse Zoom executive of working with Chinese government to surveil users and suppress video calls

A security executive with the video-tech giant Zoom worked with the Chinese government to terminate Americans’ accounts and disrupt video calls about the 1989 massacre of pro-democracy activists in Tiananmen Square, Justice Department prosecutors said Friday. The case is a stunning blow for Zoom, one of the most popular new titans of American tech, which […]

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State, federal antitrust lawsuits likely to challenge Facebook for buying rivals and weaponizing data

State and federal investigators are preparing to bring antitrust charges against Facebook that will challenge the tech giant’s acquisition of two rivals, Instagram and WhatsApp, alleging that the deals helped create an anti-competitive social networking juggernaut that has left users with few quality alternatives. The charges form a critical part of what could be a […]

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State, federal antitrust charges against Facebook could come as soon as November, sources say

State and federal investigators are expected to file antitrust charges against Facebook as soon as November, according to four people familiar with the matter, embarking on a massive legal challenge against the tech giant and its perceived ironclad grip over social media. The timing reflects a frenzy of recent activity on the part of the […]

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Federal court issues preliminary injunction halting Trump administration’s ban of Chinese app WeChat

A federal court has granted a preliminary injunction halting the Trump administration’s planned ban of Chinese app WeChat, in response to a plaintiff lawsuit saying the ban would harm their First Amendment rights. In an order issued late Saturday, the United States District Court in San Francisco said the plaintiffs, a group of WeChat users, […]