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The Problem Is in the Internet’s Bones: Book review: The Tangled Web We Weave: Inside the Shadow System That Shapes the Internet by James Ball

It was as if the Interstate System of highways had been built using volunteer road crews, working without a map. No one present at the 1969 creation of the network that later became the internet imagined that this niche Pentagon project — built as a research tool for a small group of academic computer scientists — would one day become the backbone of the global economy.

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US House Lawmakers Condemn Big Tech’s ‘Monopoly Power’ and Urge Their Breakups

House lawmakers who spent the last 16 months investigating the practices of the world’s largest technology companies said on Tuesday that Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google had exercised and abused their monopoly power and called for the most sweeping changes to antitrust laws in half a century.

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Yes, the tech giants are big – in truth, probably too big to break up

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What’s the difference between Mark Zuckerberg and John D Rockefeller? Exchange the trainers for a pair of spats, and the T-shirt for a frock coat, and the answer is not all that much, according to lawmakers in Washington: a robber baron is a robber baron whether he wears a top hat or a baseball cap.

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‘This Is a New Phase’: Europe Shifts Tactics to Limit Tech’s Power

European Union leaders are pursuing a new law to make it illegal for Amazon and Apple to give their own products preferential treatment over those of rivals that are sold on their online stores.

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UK and Europe renew calls for global digital tax as US quits talks

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Britain and other European countries are continuing to push for a global digital tax on technology companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, despite the US pulling out of the negotiations this week.

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