Attorneys General from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, have initiated an antitrust investigation into Facebook, seeking to determine whether the company "endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices, or increased the price of advertising."
The contours of the investigation hew closely to the framework laid out in Dina Srinivasan's seminal Berkeley Business Law Journal paper, The Antitrust Case Against Facebook, which does incredible, yeoman service into framing the obvious, manifest problems with Facebook in terms that even members of the bizarre Robert Bork antitrust inaction cult have to pay attention to.
Facebook is under investigation by state attorneys general for antitrust violations [Colin Lecher/The Verge]
Of course they announced it at the end of the day on Friday, that’s what you do with bad news.
This post contains information about suicide. If you need help, it’s OK not to be OK, and to need help. Call 1-800-273-8255.
Days since last Facebook scandal: Zero.
If you’re part of the maker community, you know Make:. Though Make: magazine is off the shelves as of this year, the eBooks and resources put out by Maker Media are still a fantastic resource for the new generation of tinkerers, hackers, and robotics geeks. If you’re in that tribe, listen up: they’ve released a […]
Life isn’t getting any less hectic, and pressure cookers are a quick, healthy solution for a growing number of kitchens. But if you thought your Instant Pot was versatile, there’s a major upgrade on the market: The Yedi 9-in-1 Total Package Instant Programmable Pressure Cooker. If you’ve somehow never used a pressure cooker before, try […]
When it comes to data analytics or deep learning, there’s one language behind the apps and algorithms that power the biggest companies of today: Python. The best part about this tool is that as versatile as it is, it’s actually fairly easy to learn. But mastery? For that, you need more than just a beginners’ […]