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In Washington, the calls to rein in large technology platforms are louder than ever—and coming from all sides. Fueled by a consumer backlash, Republicans, usually loath to regulate private companies, are complaining about the size and privacy practices of Google and Facebook. Democrats are pointing to the influence of “Big Tech” as evidence that the U.S. economy is not ...
The past week has been big for regulation: Crypto lawyers have been hard at work trying to determine whether the SEC’s “plain English” guidance on ICOs clarifies things or just muddies them further. And in Washington, D.C., Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, reintroduced a bill that seeks to exempt tokens from securities laws. Below, we examine a third development—the ...
Just over a year and a half ago, Oracle lobbyists started lugging a large black suitcase through the halls of Congress. It contained a tangle of communications equipment they used to demonstrate to members of Congress and regulators the river of real-time data that flows from Android phones to Google’s advertising servers.
The rig—dubbed “the magic suitcase” by ...
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