Category Archives: antitrust

Live Nation blames bots and an ‘attack’ for Taylor Swift fiasco

Ticketmaster was hit with record bot traffic that crippled its systems when hordes of Taylor Swift fans attempted to buy tickets in November ahead of the singer’s upcoming U.S. tour, the company’s president told the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday. The company suffered “three times the amount of bot traffic than we had ever experienced,” as […]

DOJ national security division chief backs tech antitrust bill

Assistant Attorney General for National Security Matthew Olsen told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday that he supports pending antitrust legislation to diminish the power of big tech despite national security concerns raised by some in the intelligence community. Olsen told Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and […]

The federal government must address national security concerns in antitrust reforms

As Congress returns to Capitol Hill and finalizes legislation that invests in American innovation and competition, it is critical that we do not undermine those efforts with antitrust reforms that contain unintended but serious consequences. Solidifying domestic innovation at the cost of our national security would be short-sighted lawmaking during a time where the U.S. […]

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