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Labor Notes conference reflects the new face of US unionism

The organization united 4,000 organizers and workers in Chicago to swap strategies during a particularly high point in the US labor movement

India’s data privacy bill: Commercializing our data and weakening our privacy

India’s government wants to club the commercial use of people’s data with the protection of personal data, and create structures that allow the commercialization of our personal data collected by the government

Google and Alphabet workers form the first ever union in US

Over 200 workers, largely from Google’s San Francisco Bay Area offices, have come together to form the company’s first ever due-paying union in the US

Will Facebook have to give up WhatsApp and Instagram?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the latest antitrust case against Facebook. He looks at the growing global consensus on action against the tech giants, and talks about the situation in the developing countries

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