No stupid questions: The Tipline for 12 October 2023

It is an age-old reassurance that there are no dumb questions, but an executive from is not so sure. At a previous deposition in the Department of Justice’s online search monopolisation case, Arjan Dijk refused to answer whether firms seek to maximise profits because it was a “stupid” and “condescending” question. He told Judge Amit Mehta yesterday that he stands by this testimony. “Does a human being need to breathe?” he said. Also in Tipline, Axon puts its constitutionality challenge to rest and a virtual reality fitness app sues Meta Platforms.

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