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27 Nov
As chaos engulfs Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, smaller firms and nonprofits want people to ditch the services of Big Tech. But how do you take on the world's tech giants?
3 Feb
Denmark is the EU's first nation to lift all domestic Covid restrictions, raising hopes in northern Europe and beyond. Here in France, new infections have never been higher, but the authorities are relaxing rules too. That's because the vaccination rate is near 90 percent and hospitals are managing. The omicron variant is more infectious but milder. Milder if you are vaccinated, warns the World Health Organization. Many nations remain vulnerable.
29 Dec 2021
A rapid uptake in technology has made living through a pandemic easier and safer. But regulators are starting to ask: at what cost?
13 Dec 2021
Governments have set their eyes on the world's largest tech companies. But why has Big Tech come under so much fire? And how did it get so "Big" in the first place?
7 Oct 2021
Following revelations by whistleblower Frances Haugen and a global outage, the US company faces renewed scrutiny. It could mark a tipping point and prompt lawmakers to get tough on the tech giant.
13 Sep 2021
A report by three US activist groups claims Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter made billions from US government contracts since 2004.
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.
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.
9 Jun 2019
Is it time to break up big tech?

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