A report by the US House of Representatives has found  that four Big Tech firms are ‘monopolies’ which abuse their market dominance, and calls for sweeping changes to antitrust laws and enforcement, which could potentially lead to breakups of the giant firms. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty Images

A US House of Representatives panel looking into abuses of market power by four big technology companies found they used “killer acquisitions” to smit(...)

Twitter has confirmed that it is under investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission for potentially misusing people’s personal information to serve ads. Photograph:  Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Twitter has confirmed that it is under investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for potentially misusing people’s personal information t(...)

The hearing displayed plenty of discomfort among the small group of powerful tech bosses. Photograph: AFP via Getty

A six-hour video conference with four of the world’s biggest tech bosses was never going to match the drama of a real-life hearing before Congress, a(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

Some of the richest men in history representing the most valuable companies ever created will be grilled by Congress on Wednesday , as US authorities (...)

Rupert Murdoch has been ‘willing to be vocal’ about Google in the way that others haven’t. Photograph: Mike Segar / Reuters

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is on the cusp of his biggest win yet in his war against Google: a Justice Department antitrust lawsuit against the interne(...)

Pharma group Allergan is best known for the production of Botox. Photograph: Bloomberg

Pharma giant AbbVie has closed its $63 billion (€58 billion) acquisition of Botox-maker Allergan, having received the approval of the High Court and o(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson chairing a Covid-19 meeting by Zoom, after self-isolating after testing positive for the Coronavirus. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/Crown Copyright/10 Downing Street/PA Wire

Video-conferencing app Zoom is under scrutiny by the office of New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, for its data privacy and security practices(...)

If Facebook hadn’t acquired WhatsApp or Instagram, or if Google hadn’t bought YouTube or DoubleClick, would there be stronger competition for the two Silicon Valley firms? Photograph: iStock

When the world’s competition police reflect on big tech’s dealmaking over the past 15 years, you could forgive them for wondering what might have been(...)

Sarah Miller, who heads the American Economic Liberties Project, in Washington. Photograph: Andrew Mangum/The New York Times

One night five years ago, Sarah Miller, a former US treasury department aide, was trying to make sense of an economic recovery that had left the count(...)

Photograph: iStock

The Federal Trade Commission has demanded information from the five largest US companies - Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft - about acq(...)

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