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FTC’s Facebook Fine Fails the Public

Date Published: April 26, 2019

“The FTC’s likely fine appears to be grossly insufficient to punishing Facebook for its outrageous behavior,” stated Open Markets Executive Director Barry Lynn. “By failing to stand up for its own authority, the FTC appears, in turn,  to be demonstrating complete disregard for the fundamental interests of the American people.”

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Big Tech Is Spying on Your Wallet

Date Published: April 8, 2019

Open Markets Editorial and Policy Director Phil Longman published a feature piece on the Washington Monthly explaining how corporations primary objective in collecting your personal data is to gouge you. He explains how today’s big tech platforms are no different from historic network industries — railroads and the telegraph — and how considering price discrimination should be an important standard in the national privacy debate.

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