Four charged in alleged Covid-19 relief fraud scheme

Phil Helsel4h ago / 3:54 AM UTCArizona prosecutors this week filed federal charges against four people they say fraudulently received more than $400,000 in aid designed to help small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.A criminal complaint filed Monday charged the four with wire fraud and conspiracy, and one of them faces an additional count…

Facebook’s alleged use of APIs to crush competition is a warning to other data companies

Much of the reaction to the antitrust lawsuits government regulators filed against Facebook this week has focused on the demand that the social media giant divest WhatsApp and Instagram. But while such a move could have a big impact on Facebook and consumers, the legal actions may have broader implications for the ways other companies…