Tech CEOs grilled over role in Capitol attack as protesters mock them with giant cutouts | US Congress

The CEOs of America’s biggest technology companies faced a grilling on Thursday from Congress about the 6 January insurrection at the Capitol, as protesters outside the hearing denounced the platforms for playing a role in fueling the violence. The marathon, six-hour hearing saw the three most powerful men in tech Continue Reading

Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs face disinformation grilling in Congress – live | Technology- Tempemail

The testimony will come after signs that the new administration of Joe Biden is preparing to take a tougher line on the tech industry’s power, especially when it comes to the social media platforms and their role in spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories. The question every politician should be asking Continue Reading

A very happy anniversary for the stock market Congress Japan China Big Tech Boom- Tempemail

It was one year ago that the terrifying free fall for the stock market suddenly ended, ushering in one of its greatest runs. On March 23, 2020, the S&P 500 fell 2.9%. In all, the index dropped nearly 34% in about a month, wiping out three years’ worth of gains Continue Reading

Election 2020 Today: Biden adjusting for a divided Congress Joe Biden photojournalist box Nancy Pelosi Donald Trump- Tempemail

Here’s what’s happening Friday in Election 2020 and President-elect Joe Biden’s transition. DANGEROUSLY VIRAL: It took just a day for a cellphone video of a man hauling a large box into a Detroit election office to be viewed more than a million times. The images were spread across social media Continue Reading

Section 230 hearings live: Twitter, Facebook and Google CEOs testify before Congress | Technology- Tempemail

1.45pm GMT 13:45 Hello and welcome to today’s Senate hearings, which will interrogate how the internet in the US is fundamentally regulated – fun! I am one of the Guardian’s West Coast technology reporters and I will be providing you with live updates throughout the day. You can catch up Continue Reading

Section 230: tech CEOs to defend key internet law before Congress | US Senate

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google are expected to tell lawmakers in a rare appearance before Congress that a federal law protecting internet companies is crucial to free expression online. Wednesday’s hearing with Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai will take place less than a week before election Continue Reading

All the Benefits of Sponsoring Digital Transformation Congress 2020 – Tempemail

Digital Transformation Congress virtual event will be taking place on 07-08 October 2020 where it aims to feature an exciting list of visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts who will explore the benefits and challenges of digital transformation within your business and in key industries.As the premier digital transformation event Continue Reading

Congress forced Silicon Valley to answer for its misdeeds. It was a glorious sight | Matt Stoller | Opinion

“Our founders would not bow before a king, we should not bow before the emperors of the online economy.” That’s how Congressman David Cicilline started the remarkable hearing on Wednesday in the Antitrust Subcommittee, where four tech CEOs – Tim Cook of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Continue Reading

‘Too much power’: Congress grills top tech CEOs in combative antitrust hearing | Technology

The US’s top tech bosses were told they have “too much power”, are censoring political speech, spreading fake news and “killing” the engines of the American economy, at a combative congressional hearing on Wednesday. The historic hearing in Washington saw Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg Continue Reading

US congress just got more power to investigate Big Tech. Let’s make it count | Zephyr Teachout | Opinion

In the last decision of the 2019-2020 supreme court term, Trump v Mazars, John Roberts outdid himself in being John Roberts. He authored a 7-2 decision in which he appears to stand up against Donald Trump’s lawlessness, by clarifying that Congress can issue subpoenas for Trump financial documents. However, the Continue Reading