Antitrust agencies could draw greater scrutiny if GOP takes the House

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice could draw greater scrutiny from Republican lawmakers in the House who would chair panels with jurisdiction over antitrust and consumer protection.

Neill Averitt

Waving the ‘rule of law’ banner against Biden’s enforcers

Business libertarians used to make policy arguments, saying the government shouldn’t unduly limit business freedom. Now, in a switch to a more aggressive posture, they often attack the legitimacy and budgets of President Joe Biden’s enforcement agencies.  

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On Capitol Hill, antitrust bills advance as Khan stumbles

Antitrust enforcers have received mixed receptions on Capitol Hill in recent weeks.

Advertisers vow to repel commercial surveillance rulemaking

An organization of marketing professionals opposes the Federal Trade Commission’s attempts to make rules on data privacy and security.

YouTube doesn’t let users manage recommendations, report says

Google-owned streaming platform YouTube is failing to keep its promise to users that they can manage their recommendations and search results, researchers said.

Privacy Corner: Meet prominent data scientist Serge Egelman

When Serge Egelman was growing up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, he knew he wanted to become a scientist. But he also loved working on computers.

COPPA rule review stagnates

It’s been a headscratcher why the Federal Trade Commission’s review of the rule that protects children’s personal information online is at a standstill.

Neil Averitt commentary: Federal-state relations could use more structure, won’t get much

There are getting to be an awful lot of cooks clustered around the antitrust soup kettle. The question is what to do about it.

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Chronicling how social media messes up our heads and politics

The impact of social media on politics and society has been well-documented and one wonders if we need another book on the topic. While less can sometimes mean more, sometimes exceptions are appropriate.