Politics

The agency is reportedly considering issuing its second lawsuit into Google by the end of this year, this time accusing the company of monopolistic practices in its digital advertising business.

South Korea's new laws make changes to Apple and Google app stores near inevitable: The US and EU won't be far behind, and mandatory 15% to 30% fees could soon be a thing of the past.

A recent FTC workshop on the widespread, manipulative UX design elements suggests the US regulator will place greater emphasis on protecting consumers from deceptive design and behavioral cues

Regulators are finalizing rules that would limit the amount of data firms collect on Chinese users and require them to obtain prior consent. Though expansive, the rules won’t apply equally to government data abuse, and could ultimately be used to bring firms more in line with long-term government tech strategies.

Apple plans to introduce software to detect child abuse content locally on an iPhone or Mac. Privacy and security advocates say the plan could tarnish Apple’s reputation as the vanguard of consumer privacy and bulwark against government anti-encryption efforts.

A year of CCPA: California provided examples of how it's been enforcing the CCPA over the last year—but publishers and marketers might not like how strictly it's upholding the privacy standards.

A new study claims universal broadband access could add $160B to the US economy annually. As one of the first clear estimates of expanded broadband’s economic benefit, the study could help drive support for President Biden’s proposed $65 billion in broadband spending.

Facebook’s CEO believes its hefty investment in AR and VR could make it a powerful player in the next stage of the internet. The proclamation comes amid rampant regulatory scrutiny and slowing user growth among Facebook’s core products.

Tech companies are ditching legacy industry lobbying firms like the Internet Association in favor of their own individual approach. The shift allows Big Tech firms to target particular legislation that most specifically affects their products or business practices.