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Looks like FedEx won’t be adding lasers to its airplanes

Hope nobody wants to blow your packages out of the sky

Apple and Google split with startups over antitrust bill

Apple and Google aren’t happy

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From platform moderation on Facebook and YouTube to big government struggles like the FCC and privacy regulation, policy is where we take on the rules of the internet. Watch here to follow Ajit Pai's ongoing fight against net neutrality, and Europe's push to protect its citizens' data with the GDPR. We're tracking broadband speeds to look for carrier throttling, making sure your connection stays clean. We're tracking moderation and free speech online, making sure the policies match up with what's happening in the real world. The law isn't always made with the internet in mind, and with antitrust and monopoly concerns overwhelming tech giants, there aren't many powers left standing up for the open web. So check in here to keep an eye on those stories, and we'll make sure you stay ahead of the rules of the internet — even the weird and confusing ones.

Emirates, Air India, and others cancel flights due to AT&T and Verizon’s 5G rollout

White House warns ‘small percentage’ of people can’t order its rapid COVID-19 tests

Democrats unveil bill to ban online ‘surveillance advertising’

Tesla owner is the first to face felony charges for deadly Autopilot crash

US competition enforcers launch overhaul of merger approval process

With a focus on digital markets

COVIDTests.gov is live now, letting you order four free rapid tests

White House says COVIDTests website will distribute free rapid tests starting January 19th

Jared Kushner floated the idea of a federal cryptocurrency, documents reveal

Over 30 Activision Blizzard employees have ‘exited’ since July, WSJ reports

Spain will regulate influencers promoting cryptocurrency

Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai were involved in ad collusion plot, claims court filing

Russia’s FSB says it has taken down REvil hacker group at US request

Vergecast: Wordle’s App Store clones, FTC’s Meta lawsuit moves forward, and PC’s big year

‘Massive cyber attack’ hits Ukraine government websites as tensions with Russia escalate

Go read this story about Amazon workers fighting the company’s robotic HR response to COVID

Congress subpoenas Meta, Alphabet, Twitter, and Reddit over January 6th Capitol attack

The FCC proposes new data breach rules for phone companies

Google calls for new government action to protect open-source software projects

Code is infrastructure, too

Robinhood has to pay a trader around $30K for restricting trades on certain stocks

Want the ‘TLDR’ on a site’s terms of service? There’s a bill for that

White House hosts tech summit to discuss open-source security after Log4j

Nigeria lifts Twitter ban, says the company has agreed to government demands

Congressional watchdog calls for stronger regulation of crypto ATMs

Apple patches HomeKit denial-of-service bug with new iOS update

White House to launch COVID test-ordering site ‘by this weekend,’ reports say

California is ‘revisiting’ Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta in light of ‘dangerous’ videos