Lawmakers propose 5 Big Tech antitrust bills

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Logos of Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft displayed on a mobile phone and a laptop screen. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images) OAN Newsroom UPDATED 5:06 PM PT – Friday, June 11, 2021 House lawmakers have introduced five antitrust bills aimed at reducing the power of Big Tech giants like Amazon and Google. On Friday, reports detailed the bills which lawmakers said...

YouTube suspends Sen. Ron Johnson for 7 days over COVID HCQ posts

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Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks during a Senate Budget Committee hearing to discuss Joe Biden’s budget request for FY 2022. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP) OAN Newsroom UPDATED 6:56 PM PT – Friday, June 11, 2021 YouTube has removed several posts by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and in addition, suspended him from the platform for seven days. The tech giant claimed the Wisconsin...

Chicago mayor sued over discriminatory policy

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to guests at an event held to celebrate Pride Month at the Center on Halstead. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) OAN Newsroom UPDATED 5:45 PM PT – Friday, June 11, 2021 Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) is being sued by a Daily Caller journalist for racial discrimination. Reporter Thomas Catenacci is one of two white journalists that...

Report: Facebook is largest online recruitment tool for human traffickers

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The Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) OAN Newsroom UPDATED 7:27 PM PT – Friday, June 11, 2021 New data shows Facebook is the largest online recruitment site in active U.S. sex trafficking cases. This week, Human Trafficking Institute CEO Victor Boutros said social media sites have become a dominant tool sex traffickers use to recruit victims...

Developing: Savannah Police Department on scene of shooting involving 9 injured in Ga.

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A police car makes its way to the scene after a shooting was reported outside Circus Circus hotel and casino, on June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas. ( BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP via Getty Images) OAN Newsroom UPDATED 8:30 PM PT – Friday, June 11, 2021 We are following breaking news coming from Savannah, Georgia where authorities are investigating a mass shooting where...

BIS official casts doubt on El Salvador bitcoin ‘experiment’

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June 11, 2021 By David Milliken and Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) -El Salvador’s decision to make bitcoin legal tender is an “interesting experiment” with a speculative asset that does not pass the test for being a reliable means of payment, a senior global central banking official said on Friday. The central American country on Wednesday became the first country in the world...

India investigates Binance unit’s crypto transactions

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June 11, 2021 MUMBAI (Reuters) -India’s financial crime-fighting agency said on Friday that WazirX, one of the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges and its directors, were under investigation for suspected violation of foreign exchange regulations. The investigation comes at time when the Indian government is mulling whether to introduce a law that could ban cryptocurrencies. The federal Enforcement Directorate (ED) said that the...

More Chinese provinces issue bans on cryptomining

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June 11, 2021 SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Authorities in China’s northwestern province of Qinghai and a district in neighbouring Xinjiang ordered cryptocurrency mining projects to close this week, as local governments put into practice Beijing’s call to crack down on the industry. China accounts for a over half of global bitcoin production, but some miners have been considering...

Virtual keyboard apps removed from Chinese app stores

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June 11, 2021 BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese app stores removed several apps developed by companies including Sogou and Iflytek amid increased scrutiny of the technology sector and data protection. As of Friday afternoon, the so-called input method apps, which serve as virtual keyboards, could not be downloaded on Chinese Apple iOS store and Android app stores operated...

Analysis-Frequent run-ins with India gov’t cloud U.S. tech expansion plans

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June 11, 2021 By Sankalp Phartiyal and Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Another spat between India’s government and U.S. big tech has exacerbated disillusion among firms which have spent billions to build hubs in their largest growth market, to the extent some are rethinking expansion plans, people close to the matter said. The government on Saturday said...