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Wired Lays Out the Case to Regulate Google’s Ad Market

In a recent article, Wired questions whether Google’s advertising market should be regulated in a similar way to the stock market as the company continues to dominate the billion-dollar online advertising industry. As explained by one industry expert, “Google both runs the largest exchange and competes as the biggest buyer and seller on that exchange. On top of that, it also owns YouTube, one of the biggest suppliers of ad inventory, meaning it competes against publishers on its own platform. And yet there are no laws governing any of it.

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DOJ: Global Sweep Nets 281 Email Scammers

A worldwide sweep spearheaded by the DOJ has arrested 281 alleged email scammers, including 167 in Nigeria and 74 in the United States. This represents the largest coordinated action against online scammers yet undertaken.

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

Bokhari: Inside the Establishment’s Effort to Control Big Tech

Power has always attracted lobbyists. Before the age of democracy, courtiers petitioned kings. As politicians took their place, lobbying firms set up camp in capital cities around the west. But as revelations of the inner workings of Facebook reveal, the digital era has brought about a new kind of king, and a new kind of courtier.

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Blue State Blues: Obama Fired McChrystal for Less Than Trump Fired Comey

Democrats and the mainstream media could not decide whether President Donald Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey was “unprecedented,” or the second coming of Watergate. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer called it “an extraordinary moment in American history” — and he did not mean that in a good way.

Blue State Blues (Breitbart)