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Progressives take aim at Google’s blockchain foray- POLITICO | #socialmedia | #hacking | #aihp

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— Block this chain: Progressives are pressing House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) to probe Google’s blockchain and cryptocurrency plans.

— The ultimate arbiter: The House voted to ban forced arbitration of some lawsuits outside of a courtroom, which would deprive tech companies of one of their favorite tools.

— Very online: Kids ages 8 through 12 technically aren’t allowed on most tech platforms, but a new survey suggests they’re using social media at higher rates than ever.

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