In 2021, Big Tech may have finally gotten too big
29 December 2021 | 6:06 am
A rapid uptake in technology has made living through a pandemic easier and safer. But regulators are starting to ask: at what cost?
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18 Sep 2019
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair and Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates speaks to Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker at the Foundation's HQ in Seattle. On Tuesday, the foundation released its annual Goalkeepers report. The study seeks to monitor and aid the progress of the United Nations in achieving in its Sustainable Development Goals, which the foundation says are being hindered by persistent inequality. They also discuss climate change, U.S. Tax policy and calls for breaking up America's biggest technology companies.
29 Sep 2019
Uber Technologies Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi and Alphabet Inc. Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat discuss the impact of regulation on tech innovation at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum 2019 in New York. Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker moderates.
28 Sep 2019
Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber Technologies Inc. chief executive officer, comments on the landscape for tech regulation during a panel discussion at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York.
31 Oct 2019
Ohio Attorney General The Honorable Dave Yost sits down with Bloomberg’s Sarah Frier at Sooner Than You Think in Brooklyn.
15 Nov 2019
Pope Francis has called on Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and Google, among others, to step up efforts to remove child pornography from the Internet. He also said it is too easy for youngsters to access indecent material.
19 Jun 2020
France has accused the US of deliberately provoking the European Union by withdrawing from major talks on digital tax. Tech giants are able to pay minuscule tax rates by shifting profits overseas.
1 Aug 2020
The CEOs of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple have defended their companies in front of a US Congressional committee considering how to adapt US antitrust laws for the digital age.
23 Feb 2021
An Australian lobby group for Facebook and Google has said its members would move to label and remove false content. Lawmakers have said they would not change a proposal to make the companies pay news outlets.
14 Jun 2021
The legislation is aimed at reining in the power wielded by Silicon Valley giants Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon.
17 Jun 2021
Joe Biden has appointed Lina Khan, a prominent critic of the power of large technology companies, to chair the Federal Trade Commission.
7 Jul 2021
Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday brushed off a warning by major tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter that they may quit the financial hub if authorities push ahead with a new privacy law. "Our goal is to target these illegal doxxing actions and the privacy commissioner is empowered to take action and carry out investigations, that’s it," says Chief Executive Carrie Lam at the weekly press conference.
4 Sep 2021
Google, Facebook and Microsoft have contributed to "the largest ever effort to lobby the EU" in a battle against new laws aimed at curbing their powers.
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Northeastern states in the US are experiencing historically high levels of air pollution due to wildfires in Canada. Experts say these types of situations will only increase in the future as the climate warms.
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English midfielder Jude Bellingham is set to leave Borussia Dortmund for Real Madrid, the Bundesliga club have confirmed. The teenager has scored 24 goals in 132 appearances for BVB.
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The former US vice president is launching a bid for the White House. This is no normal set of circumstances for Mike Pence, who was loyal to former US President Donald Trump for years, only parting ways with him after the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. Pence is polling in the single digits and along with former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is entering a growing field of Republican candidates challenging Donald Trump, who is the current frontrunner by far.
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Ukraine's foreign minister has wrapped up a tour of Africa by saying that he welcomes plans for an African peace delegation to head to Ukraine and Russia but warned that it will take more than a ceasefire to resolve the war. UN judges decide that Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, who has dementia, is unfit to stand trial. And Human Rights Watch investigators call upon Nigeria to use more care in carrying out drone strikes after authorities admitted to killing 39 civilians.
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In the wake of an energy crisis triggered by Russia’s war in Ukraine, the world has become a lot more energy efficient, according to a new study. Are we seeing a permanent, global shift in energy transition? Yuka Royer speaks with Fatih Birol, the head of the International Energy Agency.