TTP Report: Apple Faces Antitrust Test in Treatment of Jamf
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report detailing Apple’s treatment of device management software maker Jamf, which raises questions about possible anti-competitive behavior.
TTP Report: Crypto Tax Incentives Return Little Public Benefit
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report examining a series of favorable laws and tax breaks given by various state governments to speculative crypto projects that did not produce the promised job creation and social benefit for taxpayers.
TTP Study: Migrants’ Lived Experiences of Dangerous Online Misinformation
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a study documenting how migrants seeking to travel to the United States feel they have no choice but to wade through the rampant and dangerous misinformation on social media platforms in order to escape violence or extreme poverty.
TTP Report: Crypto Miners’ Sweetheart Deals Threaten Texas Grid
The Tech Transparency Project released a comprehensive new report detailing how bitcoin miners are adding new strains to the already fragile Texas energy grid and earning huge payouts from programs that allow big energy consumers to resell power at a mark-up.
TTP Report Update: Instagram’s Drug Pipeline for Teens
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released an update to a December 2021 report showing that Instagram still makes it extremely easy for teens to find illicit drugs for sale—with the platform’s algorithms often leading the way.
TTP Report: YouTube Kids Promoting Harmful Behaviors to Children
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report revealing that YouTube Kids—the version of the platform designed to provide age-appropriate content to children—hosts videos that do things like talk positively about cocaine and crystal meth, give instructions on concealing a gun, encourage skin bleaching, and introduce diet culture to children.
TTP Report: Twitch Spreading Russian Misinformation on Ukraine
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report showing that multiple channels on Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming platform, have been actively spreading Russian-fueled misinformation about the war in Ukraine.
TTP Report: How the Crypto Industry Is Writing Its Own State Laws
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report detailing how cryptocurrency insiders are quietly hijacking state legislative processes around the country to write crypto-friendly laws that could help them circumvent a looming federal crackdown.
TTP Investigation: Apple’s Trademark ‘Bullying’ Targets Small Businesses, Nonprofits
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report documenting Apple Inc.’s legal targeting of small businesses and nonprofits across the country, often in unrelated fields, for potential trademark infringement.
Watchdog Files SEC Complaint Against Natera Inc. for Misleading Investors
Today, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission requesting an investigation into Natera Inc., a clinical genetic testing company. Following New York Times reporting on the company’s prenatal tests, CfA alleges that Natera appears to have misled investors about the accuracy of its prenatal genetic tests and failed to disclose the investor risk associated with tests resulting in false positives.