As feds prepare antitrust case, Facebook and Google face a billion-dollar question: Does your data have value?


Billion-dollar industries are built around the collection, compilation and protection of consumers’ personal data — from social-media platforms to e-commerce sites to data brokers. While the federal government gears up for possible antitrust scrutiny on the data-driven business models of tech giants Facebook FB, -0.43% , Apple AAPL, -0.19% ,Read More →

Why Google has a target on its back in Washington By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured outside a Google office near the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet (NASDAQ:) Inc’s Google to determine whether the technology company violated laws to ensure fair competition,Read More →