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Economy Feb 24Facebook says it will pay $1 billion over 3 years to news industry
News companies want Google and Facebook to pay for the news are on their platforms. Governments in Europe and Australia are increasingly sympathetic to this point of view.
Politics Feb 11U.S. distances itself from Trump attempts to ban WeChat
The Commerce Department is reviewing recent actions, such as the rules undermining TikTok and WeChat, to ensure that efforts by the Trump administration to ban them based on claimed national-security threats were justified.
Politics Feb 10Biden backs off on TikTok ban in review of Trump China moves
A court filing Wednesday said the U.S. Commerce Department is reviewing whether Trump's claims about TikTok's threat to national security justified the attempts to ban it from smartphone app stores and deny it vital technical services.
Nation Jan 29West Virginia newspaper publisher sues Google, Facebook
A West Virginia news publisher has filed an antitrust suit against Google and Facebook, who dominate the online ad market.
Nation Dec 31Microsoft says hackers viewed software code, didn’t change it
Microsoft said Thursday in a blog post that hackers tied to a massive intrusion of dozens of U.S. government agencies and private companies sneaked further into its systems than previously thought, although the intrusion doesn't appear to have caused any…
Politics Nov 30FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to leave agency on Inauguration Day
Pai undid net neutrality rules that barred internet service providers like Comcast and AT&T from favoring some types of online traffic over others in 2017 and championed other deregulatory efforts.
Arts Oct 22Short-video app Quibi shutting down just months after launch
“Quibi is not succeeding,” the app's top executives bluntly declared in a letter posted online.
Nation Sep 23TikTok asks judge to block Trump’s ban as deadline looms
TikTok asked a judge to block the Trump Administration's attempt to ban its app, suggesting the Chinese-owned app's deal with Oracle and Walmart remains unsettled.
Politics Aug 24TikTok sues Trump over his pending order to ban app
Video app TikTok is waging a legal fight against the Trump Administration's efforts to ban the popular, Chinese-owned service over national-security concerns.
Nation Aug 07Trump orders ban on dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat
The executive orders take effect in 45 days and could bar the apps from the Apple and Google app stores, effectively removing them from U.S. distribution.