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Google under fire in US for predatory monopoly practices

Tech monopolies are increasingly being acknowledged as a danger to people, other companies and even to democracy. The regulatory worm seems to be turning in many countries, even in the US where it had gone into hibernation

Explained: The antitrust case against Google

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the antitrust case filed by the US Justice Department against Google. He explains how Google built a monopoly and the dangers of this phenomenon

Why Big Tech’s monopoly power needs to be urgently checked

While Facebook has been profiting off hate speech on its platforms, Google has been exploiting content creators for advertising revenue.

‘Titans of tech’ face grilling in US Congress

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the deposition of the heads of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook before the US House of Representatives Committee that deals with anti-trust issues.

Rich big tech, dead democracy

Evidence that Big Tech has had a chilling effect on start-ups and investors is one thing, but the ubiquitous nature of the platforms in their specific ways does effect every aspect of life, not just in the US but across the world

Brazil: App delivery workers ask general population for help in national strike

The protest is set to happen on Wednesday 1st, workers are asking users to boycott services on that day

India’s data protection bill: from protecting data to a surveillance state

India’s Personal Data Protection bill provides some protection against big digital companies, but none against big government. The objective is a surveillance state where any criticism of the government would be considered sedition

Quantum Computers Quantum computers bring uncertainty knocking at our door

Google’s Sycamore has shown that a quantum computer can do a functional computation and that quantum computing does solve a special class of problems much faster than conventional computers

google quantum computer sycamore Has the age of quantum computing begun?

A leaked research paper by Google claimed that their quantum computer Sycamore has achieved quantum supremacy

Google India Antitrust Monopoly, Google style, is hit with a probe

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent decision of the Competition Commission of India to investigate Google on charges of misusing its dominance over the Android operating system, and imposing unfair conditions on manufacturers.

Huawei-Ban By Blacklisting Huawei, US Escalates Technological War on China

The US is escalating tech war with China, as maintaining its domination over 5G networks, which will revolutionize every aspect of life, is an essential part of its imperialist agenda.

Huawei-Ban Google-Huawei dispute further intensifies US-China trade war

Google’s restrictions on Chinese company Huawei mark an escalation in the trade-war between China and the US

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