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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg poses with an Instagram frame.

Obama’s former adviser says Silicon Valley giants must release their iron grip on everyone’s data

Facebook, Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft stifle the competition, Jason Furman's review said.
Target is launching an invite-only marketplace for third-party sellers.

Target is taking a page out of Amazon’s playbook — but it could face some challenges

Target is inviting other brands to sell on Target.com, creating a third-party marketplace. That comes with risks.
A woman uses a computer to control robots at the 855,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island.

Amazon has a massive opportunity in a $600 billion market

Amazon's sizable presence in India will still help it capitalize on huge opportunities despite the country's new e-commerce rules, RBC says.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a global call for countries to come together to create new GDPR-style data privacy laws

Nadella hopes Europe, the US, and China will come together to form a "global standard."

Apple CEO Tim Cook blasted the invisible ‘shadow economy’ that profits off your information

Data brokers are firms such as Experian or Oracle which facilitate selling on data between different entities.
Brad Smith, Microsoft's president and chief legal counsel.

Microsoft president calls for government regulation of facial-recognition technology to ‘ensure that the year 2024 doesn’t look like a pag...

Microsoft president Brad Smith warned that if government use of facial-recognition tech wasn't regulated, our future could become Orwellian.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren cheers on protestors engaging in a sit-in.

One of Amazon’s most powerful tools is putting a target on its back, and it could turn into a problem for the company

Amazon acts as both a retailer and a marketplace. Some regulators are saying that might be unfair.

Apple CEO Tim Cook on privacy: ‘we have to admit when the free market is not working’

In an interview with Axios, Tim Cook said that regulation was "inevitable" because the free market had failed in respect to user privacy.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Google tried to hide the Google+ breach from the glare of lawmakers, but it failed and it’s now being investigated and facing lawsuits

Google did not disclose the fact that it had left the data of 500,000 Google+ users exposed due to a glitch. Regulators in Germany and Ireland are now pursuing the possibility of investigations into Google, and two Google+ users in California have filed a class-action lawsuit.
Damian Collins MP.

Instagram TV’s ‘very disturbing’ videos show social media needs regulation, according to a prominent British politician

Conservative MP Damian Collins said there needs to be regulation to create a "commercial incentive" for social media companies to effectively moderate their content, after being presented with evidence from a Business Insider investigation into Instagram's new service IGTV.