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Economy Sep 10WATCH: Trump officials defend plan to end control of Fannie and Freddie
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson testified before the Senate Banking Committee on the plan for returning Fannie and Freddie to private ownership.
Nation Sep 05Administration unveils plan to privatize Fannie, Freddie
The administration's plan calls for returning Fannie and Freddie to private ownership and reducing risk to taxpayers.
Economy Sep 04YouTube fined $170 million for violating kids’ privacy law
The FTC has been investigating YouTube for the way it handles the data of kids under 13. Young children are protected by a federal law that requires parental consent before companies can collect and share their personal information.
Economy Jul 26Justice Department OKs T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion Sprint deal
The deal comes despite fears of higher prices and job cuts, in a settlement that would create three giant U.S. cellphone companies.
Nation Jul 24FTC fines Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations, adds oversight
The fine is the largest the Federal Trade Commission has levied on a tech company.
Politics Jul 16Facebook’s currency plan gets hostile reception in Congress
Members of both parties demanded to know why a company with massive market power and a track record of scandals should be trusted with such a far-reaching project, given the potential for fraud, abuse and criminal activity.
Politics Jul 11Trump praises conservatives for bypassing ‘fake news’
Trump convened Thursday's White House "social media summit" of like-minded critics of Big Tech, excluding representatives from the very platforms he exploits.
Politics Jun 24Bill would require tech companies to tell you what your data is worth
The bill sponsored by Sens. Josh Hawley and Mark Warner would require commercial services with more than 100 million active monthly users to disclose the types of data they collect.
Politics Jun 11WATCH: Tech giants’ power under scrutiny in House hearing on news, misinformation
Members of both parties suggested legislation may be necessary for the financially-struggling U.S. news industry as lawmakers began a bipartisan investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley companies.
Politics Apr 036 years of Trump’s tax returns requested from IRS by House chairman
The unprecedented move is likely to set off a huge legal battle between Democrats controlling the House and the Trump administration.