Latest from Tony Romm
In Utah, which has voted by mail for years, officials were busy responding to outlandish claims traceable to right-wing pundits and the president’s Twitter feed.
  • Oct 24, 2020
State and federal investigators are expected to file antitrust charges against Facebook as soon as November, according to four people familiar with the matter, embarking on a massive legal challenge against the tech giant and its perceived ironclad grip over social media.
  • Oct 23, 2020
The investigation began last year after Facebook was fined $5 billion as part of a privacy probe.
  • Oct 22, 2020
The move could compel Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey to testify at a hearing exploring their social media sites' content-moderation practices, ramping up the war between Republicans in Washington and tech giants in Silicon Valley less than two weeks before the election.
  • Oct 22, 2020
At stake in the lawsuit is no less than the power and political willingness of Washington to watch over Silicon Valley, putting to the test whether century-old federal antitrust rules are sufficiently powerful to keep the country's technology giants in check.
  • Oct 21, 2020
The lawsuit kicks off a legal fight between Washington and Silicon Valley, one that could have vast implications not only for Google but also for the entire tech industry.
  • Oct 20, 2020
Health experts say recommendations, rather than restrictions, are insufficient in combating reckless behavior.
  • Oct 18, 2020
In seeking to reevaluate the law, the FCC and its Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, waded into a politically contentious debate about the power and reach of the nation's largest technology companies in the heat of an election year
  • Oct 16, 2020
A group of eight powerful Democratic and Republican attorneys general plan to forge ahead with their own antitrust investigation into Google even after the Department of Justice files its own lawsuit against the search-and-advertising giant.
  • Oct 15, 2020
Over the past month, an array of lawyers and lobbying groups have inundated federal, state and local courts in an attempt to stop some individual renters as they try to invoke the new federal eviction ban. And some want to quash the policy itself on grounds that the government never had the authority to issue it in the first place.
  • Oct 12, 2020