DC attorney general sues Amazon for alleged monopolistic price-fixing

May 25, 2021 by Ethics in Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine on Tuesday sued e-commerce giant Amazon, accusing the world’s largest retailer of monopolistic price-fixing, stifling competition in the online retail space, and depriving consumers of choice.  The lawsuit (pdf), filed in D.C. Read more…

Signal trolls Facebook by showing users what data is collected so advertisers can target you

May 4, 2021 by Ethics in Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams After a coalition of digital rights and other groups launched a campaign on Monday aimed at thwarting Facebook’s planned privacy rollback on its popular WhatsApp messaging application, competitor Signal—which does not collect user data—on Tuesday began trolling the Read more…

‘Poverty Mode’: App-based drivers slam Lyft’s latest pay cut scheme

January 25, 2021 by Ethics In Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams Labor advocates on Monday pointed to Lyft’s latest driver pay reduction scheme as proof that the Biden administration needs to focus on more effectively regulating the so-called gig economy. On Friday, CNET reported the ongoing partial nationwide rollout of Read more…

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