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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks via video conference during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust on Capitol Hill on July 29, 2020, in Washington. (Pool via AP/Graeme Jennings)

How open data could tame Big Tech’s power and avoid a breakup

Taming Big Tech's market power requires addressing their monopoly over user-related data collection instead of employing traditional antitrust measures such as breaking up the firms.
Men are still sitting pretty when it comes to pay in the workplace. iStock/Getty Images

The gender pay gap that no one is paying attention to

Equity-based awards can form a large part of an employee's overall pay. A new report shines a light on how women are being left behind when it comes to stocks and options.
While leaks and whistleblowers continue to be valuable tools in the fight for data privacy, we can’t rely on them solely to keep big tech companies in check. SHUTTERSTOCK

The ugly truth: tech companies are tracking and misusing our data, and there’s little we can do

Most of us are probably having our data tracked in some form. And while there are regulatory safeguards in place to protect user privacy, it's hard to say whether these are enough.
Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting with lawmakers in Washington, DC. Shawn Thew/EPA

The fightback against Facebook is getting stronger

Mark Zuckerberg's recent meetings with US lawmakers suggests his company is worried about the growing number of investigations, regulations and fines it faces.

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