Amy Edwards demonstrated against the live entertainment ticket industry outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 24 as the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony about the impact of the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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

The company blamed a "bot attack" for crippling ticket sales for the Swift tour as it defends accusations of anti-competitive behavior.
Matthew G. Olsen, nominee for Assistant Attorney General for National Security speaks at a hearing with the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill on July 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. The committee met to discuss the Biden administration’s nominees for several positions within the intelligence community. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

DOJ national security division chief backs tech antitrust bill

The Justice Department said it believes the antitrust legislation will address the threat posed by the "rise of dominant platforms."
Lina Khan, nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), speaks at a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on April 21, 2021. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Top tech critic Lina Khan named FTC chair

The selection is a huge warning shot to big tech companies on privacy and anti-competitive behavior.