CES, the annual Consumer Electronics Show that that takes place in Los Angeles each year, is one of the biggest events in the tech industry and it’s going virtual for 2021. Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (which runs CES), shared a video message on Twitter where he outlined how next year’s
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Republican Senator Josh Hawley on Tuesday introduced legislation that would penalise large tech companies that sell or show targeted advertisements by threatening a legal immunity enjoyed by the industry – the latest onslaught on Big Tech’s business practices. The bill, titled “Behavioral Advertising Decisions Are Downgrading Services (Bad Ads) Act,” aims to crack down on
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The four major tech firms whose chief executives are testifying at a congressional antitrust hearing face a variety of complaints about their dominance in the US and elsewhere. Investigations are being led by antitrust enforcers at the Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission, and by authorities in US states. Here is a summary of the main
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If you’ve spent any time online, you will have seen a hashtag. In fact, you might have seen them in commercials on TV, on billboards, or spoken out loud too. Which may have prompted you to ask, what is a hashtag? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to explain what a
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A congressional hearing on digital marketplace competition featuring the chief executives of four of the largest American tech companies has been rescheduled for Wednesday, a House subcommittee said on Saturday. The CEOs of Facebook, Amazon.com, Alphabet’s Google and Apple were to have testified on Monday before the House Antitrust Subcommittee. But the hearing was postponed
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Garmin said Saturday that client data from the company’s smartwatch and GPS services — offline since Thursday — has not been compromised, despite fears of a ransomware attack. “Garmin has no indication that this outage has affected your data, including activity, payment or other personal information,” the company said on its website. It added: “Although
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