DawentsIT: All Things Technology news you need to know this Wednesday-
1.Lawmakers say Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon are monopolies that need to be broken up. A 449-page report from House Democrats followed a years-long antitrust investigation.
2.Facebook has banned the QAnon conspiracy group. The move will not target individual posts, only QAnon accounts.
3.Oracle and Google will face off Wednesday before the Supreme Court. The court will decide a landmark patent infringement case that could have far-reaching implications for software development.
4.Facebook deleted a post in which President Trump claimed COVID-19 was less lethal than flu. Facebook has said it’s cracking down on coronavirus misinformation.
5.Twitter locked Trump’s account after he shared a columnist’s email address. On Monday evening, Trump shared the email address of New York Post journalist Miranda Devine.
6.Employees at Big Tech firms overwhelmingly donated to support Joe Biden. Collectively, they’ve donated $4.8 million.
7.Apple stopped selling headphones from competitors like Sonos and Bose. Apple may be clearing the decks ahead of announcing its own new audio products.
8.Instagram’s boss warned of foreign adversaries using social media to ‘their own end.’ Adam Mosseri said the election was a huge test in terms of disinformation.
9.Claudia Conway’s popular, unfiltered TikTok account is a communications problem for the Trump administration. Kellyanne Conway’s daughter has 1 million followers on TikTok where she regularly blasts Trump.
10.European lawmakers have written to Amazon boss Jeff Bezos asking if the company spies on politicians. 37 MEPs wrote expressing concerns about the firm’s union-busting activity.