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Tech faceing future attacks from both ends?

Discussions of political risks to Google, Facebook and Amazon's positions. I find myself sold. These corporations have too much power.

"The blinding rise of Donald Trump over the past year has masked another major trend in American politics: the palpable, and perhaps permanent, turn against the tech industry. The new corporate leviathans that used to be seen as bright new avatars of American innovation are increasingly portrayed as sinister new centers of unaccountable power, a transformation likely to have major consequences for the industry and for American politics.
That turn has accelerated in recent days: Steve Bannon and Bernie Sanders both want big tech treated as, in Bannon’s words in Hong Kong this week, “public utilities.” Tucker Carlson and Franklin Foer have found common ground. Even the group No Labels, an exquisitely poll-tested effort to create a safe new center, is on board. Rupert Murdoch, never shy to use his media power to advance his commercial interests, is hard at work.
“Anti-trust is back, baby,” Yelp’s policy chief, Luther Lowe, DM’d me after Fox News gave him several minutes to make the antitrust case against Yelp’s giant rival Google to its audience of millions...."
09-13-2017 09:21 AM
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RE: Tech faceing future attacks from both ends?
Many have said that the lax gov't laws that the tech billionaires enjoy today would make JD Rockefeller and the other Robber Barons jealous. The question is do we really want the gov't to break out the trust busting hammer again?
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09-13-2017 08:25 PM
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