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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
House Republicans met with Sundar Pichai on Friday, telling him to expect questions on antitrust, anti-conservative bias, and China ambitions in Nov. hearing   —  Google chief executive Sundar Pichai paid a rare visit to Washington on Friday to defend the search giant against allegations …
Sep 28, 2018, 8:00 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Inside the meeting of federal and state law enforcement that signals a willingness to probe tech giants; MS AG: “focus is going to be on antitrust and privacy”   —  A meeting of the country's top federal and state law enforcement officials on Tuesday could presage a series of sweeping …
Sep 25, 2018, 3:12 PMIn context
Washington Post:
White House: draft EO ordering probes into practices of Facebook and Google is not an official document; sources: Yelp sent email with the draft EO to WH aides   —  The White House sought to distance itself Saturday from reports that President Trump is considering an executive order …
Sep 22, 2018, 4:04 PMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Coinbase, Circle, and other crypto companies are forming the Blockchain Association, the first lobbying group in DC representing the cryptocurrency industry   —  The price of bitcoin may be down, compared with last year's meteoric heights.  But industry officials aren't waiting for the next spike …
Sep 11, 2018, 5:20 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Source: Google's location privacy practices are under investigation in Arizona, in probe initiated by the AG a week after a bombshell report about the practice   —  Google's alleged practice of recording location data about Android device owners even when they believe they have opted …
Sep 11, 2018, 10:57 AMIn context
Peter Holley / Washington Post:
Interviews with ER physicians in seven US cities reveal a spike in severe injuries due to electric scooters; Bird, Lime, and Spin say apps contain safety info   —  They have been pouring into emergency rooms around the nation all summer, their bodies bearing a blend of injuries …
Sep 9, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Washington Post:
Democratic AGs from NY, California, Washington, and elsewhere say they have not been invited to DOJ meeting on tech companies allegedly stifling free speech   —  Democratic attorneys general from key states said they have not yet been invited by the Justice Department to its upcoming review of tech companies …
Sep 8, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
DARPA says it will invest up to $2B over the next five years toward new programs advancing artificial intelligence   —  The military's research arm said Friday it will invest up to $2 billion over the next five years toward new programs advancing artificial intelligence …
Sep 7, 2018, 3:40 PMIn context
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
DOJ announces hacking charges against a North Korean government spy, linked to the Lazarus Group, in connection with the 2014 Sony hack   —  The Justice Department will announce computer hacking charges Thursday against a North Korean government spy in connection with the 2014 attack …
Sep 6, 2018, 10:05 AMIn context
Washington Post:
Overview of the Senate hearing on foreign influence in social media, which heard testimony from Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey   —  Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey told lawmakers on Wednesday that they are better prepared to combat foreign interference on their platforms …
Sep 5, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context

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