Josh Hawley

GOP Senators: Google ‘Putting Profits Before Country’ with Huawei Partnership

Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Tom Cotton (R-AK), Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent Wednesday a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, demanding answers about the company’s relationship with China’s Huawei after reports revealed that the search giant had claimed that were not conducting substantial business in China. They said that Google put its “profits before country” with its partnership with Huawei.

A Huawei logo is displayed at a retail store in Beijing on May 20, 2019. - US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said it was beginning to cut ties with China's Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat. (Photo by …

Bokhari: Eight Ways To Curb Google

Peter Thiel, one of big tech’s few prominent conservative-libertarians, is gunning for Google. The billionaire PayPal founder recently gave a speech in D.C. branding the tech giant “treasonous” and calling for a criminal investigation over its work with the Chinese military.

Google acquires Fossil smartwatch tech for $40 mn

Amazon, Facebook Smash Lobbying Records

Amazon and Facebook have both smashed quarterly lobbying records Tuesday amidst rising interest regulating and using antitrust against America’s largest technology companies. 

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Google-Funded Heritage Foundation Decries ‘Heavy-Handed’ Tech Regulations

The Heritage Foundation released a statement ahead of the White House’s social media summit attacking alleged “heavy-handed” regulations while suggesting that the social media companies “are responding” to the question of censorship of conservative and alternative voices on the Internet. Heritage Foundation receives donations from Google.

Google Empty Chair at Senate

Report: FTC Fines Facebook $5 Billion for Privacy Violations

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reportedly approved Friday a $5 billion settlement with Facebook following the social media giants’ handling of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. This serves as the largest fine the FTC has given out for privacy violations; however, politicians and activists have said that this fine serves as a “bargain” for Facebook.

The Associated Press

Bokhari: Google Denies Political Bias to the Senate – Yes, Really

Just a day after more leaked documents — as well as undercover footage of a top company executive — exposed Google’s determination to never let an election result like 2016 happen again, Google’s representatives told a Senate hearing that the company considers itself a “neutral public forum.”

The Associated Press