Tag: antitrust

  • Can you tell between a real and computer-generated face?

    The FTC Bureau of Competition has announced the formation of a Technology Task Force dedicated to monitoring competition among the U.S. tech industry.Image: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images A new government task force has been assembled to monitor anti-competitive behavior in the tech industry. On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that its Bureau of Competition […]

  • Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?

    The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at last be turning against platform power. One European Commission source we spoke to, who was commenting in a personal capacity, described it as “clearly pioneering” and “a big deal”, […]

  • The Comcast-NBC Merger Offers Little Guidance for AT&T-Time Warner

    AT&T spent last week in court slugging it out with the Department of Justice over its $85 billion plan to acquire Time Warner. The DOJ argues the deal could lead to higher cable television prices for consumers, while AT&T says the deal is routine and that the agency is blocking it for political reasons. On […]

  • Why the Government is Right to Block the AT&T-Time Warner Merger

    Despite what Randall Stephenson thinks, the Department of Justice’s suit blocking AT&T from acquiring Time Warner’s assets in an $85 billion merger is a great moment for antitrust in America. It’s late, but it’s welcome. WIRED Opinion About Susan Crawford is a professor at Harvard Law School and the author of The Responsive City and […]

  • Government Move to Block AT&T Merger Bodes Ill for BigTech

    The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday to block AT&T's planned $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, in a move that could signal tougher scrutiny for tech companies. The lawsuit breaks with the recent DOJ tradition of approving mergers between companies that don't directly compete, such as AT&T and Time Warner. The government followed that […]