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10 Tech News Stories You May Have Missed This Year

Tech news never sleeps, but you may have missed (or forgotten about!) a major story or two this year because working at home can be really distracting.
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1. Tech Giants Are in the Hot Seat Again

Image: Pixabay
Image: Pixabay

Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai were quite literally in the hot seat in July  defending what Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are doing, respectively, because U.S. House Judiciary has antitrust concerns. Being too big and powerful is bad, m-kay? Monopolies stifle competition, which means smaller businesses and consumers pay the price.

These days, "price" isn't just about dollars and cents. It's about privacy, freedom, and democracy. That's why we're hearing catch phrases like "the war on democracy" and new books have titles like, The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans & Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity.

A fundamental problem is that tech moves at warp speed while legislators, regulators and courts move at Model-T speed. The rest of us could help by boycotting those companies, but we're just too into selfies, iEverything, Google Everything and Prime.

 

Lisa Morgan is a freelance writer who covers big data and BI for InformationWeek. She has contributed articles, reports, and other types of content to various publications and sites ranging from SD Times to the Economist Intelligent Unit. Frequent areas of coverage include ... View Full Bio

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