Almost $130 billion in PPP funds remain available, even for businesses that have reopened
Small businesses still have until August 8 to apply for potentially forgivable loans via the initial Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was extended from its original June 30 deadline. While the Continuing Small Business Recovery and Paycheck Protection Program Act, part of the HEALS Act in the Senate, does create another round of loan funding, its more restrictive and the available amounts ar…
Facebook warns privacy rules could force it to exit European market – Ars Technica
Facebook official charges Irish regulators haven’t treated Facebook fairly.
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Facebook has warned that it could be forced to pull out of the European market if European regulators push forward with limits on data sharing between the European Union and the United States.
Until this year, an arrangement called Privacy Shield allowed US technology companies to move data easily between the two jurisdictions. But Europe’s highest court nixed that arrangement in July…
CDC scandal gets worse: This is why Trump can’t be trusted with a coronavirus vaccine – Salon
Even if there’s a safe vaccine someday soon, Trump will definitely find a way to screw it up completely
September has featured one scandal after another stemming from Donald Trump’s belief that the best way to handle the coronavirus pandemic is to let a bunch of people get sick and die, and then deny that it’s happening. First, journalist Bob Woodward started to releasing recordings in which Trump said he “wanted to always play it down” and admitted he had deliberately lied to the public about how serious this virus really is. Then, in a town hall for ABC News, Trump confessed that his real strate…
Amazon reportedly prevents some device rivals from advertising competing products – CNBC
The actions could attract attention from regulators who are already examining Amazon’s business practices.
Amazon restricts some of its biggest device rivals from buying advertisements tied to search results for its own products, giving its devices an advantage over competitors, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found.
The company won’t allow some device makers to buy sponsored ads tied to products made by Amazon, including the voice-activated Echo Show, Ring Doorbell and Fire TV, despite allowing them to buy ads tied to other competitors’ products on the site, the Journal said.
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