Who’s watching Facebook watch you?
There's no way an independent assessor will be able to actually monitor how Facebook might violate or abuse users' privacy in key ways.
Does this man understand how his company can be a responsible member of society?
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Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.
What are the rules governing who’s watching you online?
US privacy laws focus on informing consumers what's happening with their data; other countries specifically restrict data collection and analysis.
Wasteful and fake charities are usually harder to spot than this.
Digital innovations are making it easier to give to charity and for donors to become informed before they support nonprofits.
Amazon may make it impossible for Whole Foods rivals to compete.
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The deal escaped scrutiny because the two aren't direct competitors, yet Amazon's huge marketing platform will help Whole Foods steamroll rivals. In the past, the Supreme Court has said this violates antitrust law.
European Union Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has followed an antitrust enforcement strategy pioneered in the U.S.
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Europe's approach to antitrust enforcement picks up where the US left off in the 1980s, when the view that breaking up monopolies hurt innovation took hold.
Can the EU and the U.S. work together on data privacy?
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A new agreement between the European Union and the U.S. would provide more protection of Europeans' data against American mass surveillance than was required before.
The European Commission is taking a much tougher line on Google than the FTC did.
The EU is accusing Google of abusing its dominance in search, yet a similar antitrust case in the US led to a settlement. What counts for the divergent outcomes?
In Monopol-e-Commerce, who plays the hat, and who gets the boot?
Legal moves against Google are a major step, with implications that will stretch across the industry.
While US regulators cleared Google of antitrust breaches for unfairly diverting traffic to their own services, the Europeans see things differently.
At the end of a 19 month investigation into Google’s search business by the US Federal Trade Commission, many commentators declared that Google had “dodged a bullet”. In other words, the journalists believed…