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A Capitol Hill event from the social media giant gives lawmaker staffs direct access to executives. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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A conference featuring a who’s who of Silicon Valley defenders preaches to the converted, with Trump antitrust regulators participating. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The FACEBOOK CEO takes a beating before Congress, while dodging several key regulatory and governance issues about the virtual currency. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The e-commerce giant has dropped $1.45 million to buy the Seattle City Council and blunt a vibrant working-class movement. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The tech giant appears to only be enforcing part of its hate speech ad policy when it comes to anti-immigrant hate group FAIR. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Today on TAP: Libra isn’t happening, and the Facebook CEO knows it Read more

Tap

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The New Democrat Coalition backs legislation that would preempt California’s strong tech privacy law, and replace it with next to nothing. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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CEOs, Silicon Valley investors, and techno-academics talk to themselves about new technologies, but workers must have a say in these debates as well. Read more

Working in America

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Led by Amazon, which has poured $1.4 million into defeating socialist and progressive candidates, the city’s corporate sector wants to stop dead any talk of higher taxes funding public services. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son lost $70 billion when the first tech bubble burst. His Vision Fund is heavily invested in practically every tech IPO disaster this year. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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As the corporate bill mill wanes in influence, large businesses are taking matters into their own hands. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Unrestrained digital markets have given us monopoly, pervasive surveillance, and powerful vectors of disinformation. But a new agenda is emerging to turn things around. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Netflix’s ‘The Great Hack’ director Karim Amer discusses how stolen personal data are manipulated to advance demagoguery and disinformation. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Google partner Sidewalk Labs wants to remake the Toronto waterfront as a privately run digital development. It may really be a digital dystopia. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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Unlike Mark Zuckerberg’s company, Google knows how to wield soft power to avoid estranging Democrats. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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It’s not truckers. It’s cashiers. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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FOIAs of the Federal Trade Commission’s back-and-forth with Google make clear it’s less a regulator than a helpful pal. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Democratic candidates are returning en masse to Great Society–era policies, which may also hold the key to rescuing the Fourth Estate. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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The authors of a new book, The Public Option, explain why Americans should embrace government-provided services as plain good policy. Read more

Health and Social Policy