Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook at Congress antitrust hearing: How to watch (CNET)

CNET: Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook at Congress antitrust hearing: How to watch. “Congress on Tuesday will be tackling one of the biggest questions facing the tech industry in decades: Have companies like Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon become so big that they need to be broken up?”

Regulating Big Tech: Is a Day of Reckoning Coming? (Knowledge@Wharton)

Knowledge@Wharton: Regulating Big Tech: Is a Day of Reckoning Coming?. “Big technology companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple are on the cusp of a new era of regulatory oversight in the U.S., after years of being penalized in Europe for anticompetitive practices. The clamor from U.S. regulators has gotten louder recently, with calls for investigations into Big Tech’s antitrust activities, as well as the implications of their data gathering on privacy and the democratic process.”

MIT Technology Review: How to regulate Big Tech without breaking it up

MIT Technology Review: How to regulate Big Tech without breaking it up. “US regulators are seriously questioning whether companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook have too much power. This new push to curb the might of Big Tech has a catchy solution: break up the companies. But a breakup will be hard to force, and the history of trustbusting suggests that many other solutions are possible.”

New York Times: Antitrust Troubles Snowball for Tech Giants as Lawmakers Join In

New York Times: Antitrust Troubles Snowball for Tech Giants as Lawmakers Join In. “The federal government is stepping up its scrutiny of the world’s biggest tech companies, leaving them vulnerable to new rules and federal lawsuits. Regulators are divvying up antitrust oversight of the Silicon Valley giants and lawmakers are investigating whether they have stifled competition and hurt consumers.”

Brookings Institution: The U.S. falls behind international efforts to rein in technology platforms

Brookings Institution: The U.S. falls behind international efforts to rein in technology platforms. “A new report by myself [Clara Hendrickson] and Brookings’s Senior Fellow Bill Galston outlines the major political and economic threats posed by today’s largest online platforms. In it, we lay out the laws and proposals taken up in countries outside the U.S. and consider the ways in which the U.S. might follow or deviate from actions pursued elsewhere to rein in big tech.”

CNBC: Facebook has struggled to hire talent since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to recruiters who worked there

CNBC: Facebook has struggled to hire talent since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to recruiters who worked there . “Facebook is still reeling from the fallout from its Cambridge Analytica scandal more than a year ago, as multiple former recruiters say candidates are turning down job offers from what was once considered the best place to work in the United States.”

The New Yorker: Can “Indie” Social Media Save Us?

The New Yorker: Can “Indie” Social Media Save Us?. “On the one hand, we’ve grown wary of the so-called attention economy, which, in the name of corporate profits, exploits our psychological vulnerabilities in ways that corrode social life, diminish privacy, weaken civic cohesion, and make us vulnerable to manipulation. But we also benefit from social media and hesitate to disengage from it completely.”