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Trump protects US Big Tech from foreign regulators
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Working them into the fine print of trade agreements

Foreign watchdogs will have to allow US Big Tech to shaft their consumers under the terms of doing business with the US.

Big tech being investigated for antitrust
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:00

Big tech being investigated for antitrust


The US suddenly realises that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are not that nice

State attorneys in more than a dozen states are preparing to begin an antitrust investigation of the tech giants.

Big tech moans about paying tax
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Tuesday, 20 August 2019 11:08

Big tech moans about paying tax


Calls on the US government for protection

After refusing to pay tax in Europe for ages, Big Tech is so upset by the French demanding a piddling three percent on profits that it is asking for the US government to help.

US FTC might break up major tech companies
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Wednesday, 14 August 2019 12:18

US FTC might break up major tech companies


May undo part mergers

The US. Federal Trade Commission is prepared to break up major technology companies if necessary by undoing past mergers.

G7 mulls curbing big US tech
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Wednesday, 17 July 2019 11:02

G7 mulls curbing big US tech


Taxman is going to get you

G7 finance ministers are looking to tax big digital firms in their sights when they meet on Wednesday outside Paris despite divisions about how best to do it.

Big Tech rallies to fight Trump
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Thursday, 20 June 2019 13:05

Big Tech rallies to fight Trump


Hands off our hardware

Dell, HP, Microsoft and Intel have issued a statement saying that they were opposed to US President Donald Trump’s proposal to include laptop computers and tablets among the Chinese goods targeted for tariffs.

Big tech orders Huawei snub
Published in Network
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 12:19

Big tech orders Huawei snub


Don’t even talk to them any more

Some of the world’s biggest tech companies have told their employees to stop talking about technology and technical standards with counterparts at Huawei.

Big Tech pays a king's ransom to lobby politicians
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That is US "democracy" for you

Big Tech is dramatically increasing how much it pays to attract the attention of US politicians

Trump meets big tech again
Published in News
Friday, 07 December 2018 12:30

Trump meets big tech again


We want to keep American tech dominance

The Trump administration met with top tech executives to discuss ways to “ensure American dominance” of innovation and the future of high tech jobs.

Three European countries want big tech to avoid tax
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Denmark, Ireland and Sweden block French moves

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire's efforts to get the European Union colleagues around a new tax on tech giants have stalled.