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.
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.
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.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report that shows how Google allows unwanted surveillance that can expose a user’s location, creating risks for abortion seekers, victims of domestic abuse or stalking, and others who want to protect their privacy.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report revealing that more than one in 10 ads served to Google users searching for information about student loan relief direct the user to websites that violate Google’s policies or have characteristics of a financial scam.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project launched its “Broken Promises” website, an interactive database compiling more than three years of Facebook content violations and the cookie-cutter responses repeatedly trotted out by company executives.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), released an update to its searchable database tool that shows which organizations have received Big Tech funding since 2015. As part of that update, TTP added Apple-funded groups to the database, which already covers organizations funded by Google, Facebook and Amazon.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report outlining Google’s quiet efforts to build a network of progressives to advance the company’s tech policy agenda with arguments framed in the language of racial and social justice.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report examining America’s Frontier Fund (AFF), a brand-new public/private investment vehicle that could grant former Google CEO Eric Schmidt unusual influence over U.S. national security policy and, potentially, the opportunity to steer taxpayer money to his pet projects.
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.