• Hillicon Valley — TikTok, Snapchat seek to distance themselves from Facebook
    Today is Tuesday. Welcome to Hillicon Valley, detailing all you need to know about tech and cyber news from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup. Follow The Hill’s cyber reporter, Maggie Miller (@... Read more »
  • McMorris Rodgers worried broadband funding will miss mark without new maps
    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said Tuesday that broadband maps need updates so proposed funding in the Senate-passed infrastructure bill can be distributed to the right places.“... Read more »
  • Staten Island Amazon workers file for union vote
    Workers at a New York Amazon warehouse Monday filed a petition to hold a unionization vote, months after a first attempt at a similar vote in Bessemer, Ala., fell short.Organizers at the Staten Island facility say they have gathered more than 2... Read more »
  • Host of Trump social media platform expecting more than 75M users
    The internet infrastructure company that will host former President Trump’s new social media platform says it expects the network to have more than 75 million users.RightForge, which is known for hosting conservative sites, will host Trump’s “... Read more »
  • Facebook formula gave anger five times weight of likes, documents show
    Facebook’s formula made it so posts that people reacted angrily to were given more weight in what users would see than posts that users reacted to with just a simple push of the “like” icon, according to documents seen by The Washington Post.The... Read more »
  • TikTok, Snapchat seek to distance themselves from Facebook
    Executives from TikTok and Snapchat on Tuesday sought to distance themselves from Facebook during their first appearances at a Capitol Hill hearing, as senators pressed them on the impact of their platforms have on young users.Snapchat is designed... Read more »
  • Biden nominates acting FCC chief to permanent role
    The White House on Tuesday nominated acting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Jessica Rosenworcel to permanently head the agency and Gigi Sohn to join the panel and give Democrats a 3-2 majority.Rosenworcel has served as acting chair... Read more »
  • Rubio calls for federal investigation into Amazon employee benefits
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is calling for the Biden administration to investigate Amazon’s distribution of employee benefits in light of new reporting by The New York Times.The newspaper reported this weekend that the e-commerce... Read more »
  • Hillicon Valley — Facebook news dominates the day
    Today is Monday. Welcome to Hillicon Valley, detailing all you need to know about tech and cyber news from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup.Follow The Hill’s cyber reporter, Maggie Miller (@magmill95),... Read more »
  • 'Facebook Papers' turn up heat on embattled social media platform
    Several news outlets published stories Monday based on thousands of internal Facebook documents from whistleblower Frances Haugen, ratcheting up the pressure on a company already besieged by weeks of high-profile criticism.Together the reports paint... Read more »
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