Happy birthday, tech CEO hearing: The Tipline for 29 July 2022

Two years ago today, the heads of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple appeared before lawmakers for questioning on the results of the House antitrust subcommittee’s antitrust investigation. How significant was the whole saga? It may not have provided the momentum – at least not yet – to enact legislation, but perhaps it provided US enforcers with the political support needed to bring major cases and get fierce tech critics at the helm. On Thursday, a trio of lawmakers asked the DOJ whether the bills pending before Congress raise national security concerns.

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