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FCC fines wireless carriers millions for sharing user locations without consent

The US government has issued millions of dollars in fines to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon after an investigation found the nation’s top wireless carriers had illegally shared customers’ personal data without their consent.

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Microsoft will now let customers worldwide buy Office without Teams, following EU antitrust concerns

Microsoft will no longer sell its Teams collaboration software as a bundled product with its Office 365 suite anywhere in the world, the company said Monday, in the face of antitrust concerns.

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Apple sued in a landmark iPhone monopoly lawsuit

The US Justice Department and more than a dozen states filed a blockbuster antitrust lawsuit against Apple on Thursday, accusing the giant company of illegally monopolizing the smartphone market. It’s the largest in a recent string of Big Tech companies to face antitrust complaints from the US government, which is cracking down on the massive industry, whose power has gone largely unchecked over the past several decades.

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House passes bill; could ban TikTok despite resistance from Trump

The House voted on Wednesday to pass a bill that could lead to a nationwide ban against TikTok, a major challenge to one of the world’s most popular social media apps.

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Apple backs down on EU ban for ‘Fortnite’-maker Epic Games

Apple has abruptly reversed a decision to ban Epic Games, the maker of “Fortnite,” from launching its own app store on iOS in Europe — just a day after European Union officials said they were investigating the matter.

House panel unanimously approves bill that could ban TikTok

A powerful House committee advanced a bill on Thursday that could lead to a nationwide ban against TikTok on all electronic devices, renewing lawmakers’ challenge to one of the world’s most popular social media apps and highlighting unresolved fears that TikTok may pose a Chinese government spying risk.

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Congress explores new bill to force sale/ban of TikTok in America

A new bill that could ban TikTok from all US phones and tablets is set for a vote by a key House committee on Thursday, reflecting renewed bipartisan efforts to respond to national security concerns linked to the popular app.

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Supreme Court questions Florida and Texas social media laws on First Amendment grounds

The Supreme Court on Monday appeared to have deep concerns of state laws enacted in Florida and Texas that would prohibit social media platforms from throttling certain political viewpoints.

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Supreme Court hears landmark cases; could upend what we see on social media

The US Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments Monday in two cases that could dramatically reshape social media, weighing whether states such as Texas and Florida should have the power to control what posts platforms can remove from their services.

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AT&T says service had been restored after massive, nationwide outage

AT&T’s network went down for many of its customers across the United States Thursday morning, leaving customers unable to place calls, text or access the internet.

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