Andreas Mundt:  his agency ruled in February that Facebook had broken the country’s law and demanded that it stop automatically sharing data among the services it owns, such as Instagram and WhatsApp, or websites that use its ‘like’ and ‘share’ buttons. Photograph: Jann Höfer/New York Times

Germany’s top antitrust enforcer, Andreas Mundt, recently asked a room full of lawyers, academics and regulators to imagine a wall filled with their p(...)

US president Donald Trump announcing his census climbdown in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photograph: EPA

US president Donald Trump said he has abandoned a plan to add a question about citizenship to the decennial census after a defeat at the supreme court(...)

US secretary of labour Alexander Acosta at a press conference on Wednesday, where he defended his handling of a secret plea deal he made a decade ago with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, who had been accused of sexually abusing young girls. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

US secretary of labour Alexander Acosta defended his role in reaching a plea deal with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago, ami(...)

KMPG admitted wrongdoing as part of the settlement with the SEC, and agreed to hire an independent consultant to review its internal controls

Accountancy and financial services company KPMG will pay $50 million (€44.5 million) to settle Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) allegations th(...)

George Gascón, the district attorney, has acknowledged that a disproportionate number of African Americans are prosecuted in the city, which led him to ask a troubling question: To what extent does bias affect the work of prosecutors? Photograph: Shawn Calhoun

While riding the train in San Francisco three years ago, a white man told an African-American man that he smelled bad and should move away from him. A(...)

John Dean, former White House counsel in the Nixon administration, is sworn in before testifying at a House judiciary committee hearing  about the Mueller report on Monday . Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Democrats stepped up their pressure on US president Donald Trump over the Mueller investigation on Monday, summoning John Dean, the White House counse(...)

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are facing a wide-ranging investigation in the US. Photograph: Reuters

The US government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on (...)

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California. Photograph:  Mason Trinca/Reuters

Apple took aim at Facebook and Google with new privacy tools, and at Netflix with a new personalised TV app, in a wide-ranging keynote address at its (...)

Special counsel Robert Mueller exits after speaking about the Russia investigation at the Justice Department in Washington. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

When I was a political reporter at the New York Times, I had an editor who told me never to give anyone a Homeric epithet. Such epithets denote a perm(...)

  Special counsel Robert Mueller makes a statement on his investigation into Russian election interference,  in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Special counsel Robert Mueller has defended his decision not to adjudicate on whether US president Donald Trump obstructed justice, arguing that justi(...)

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