'Senator, Apple CEO Tim Cook is on line 2'

From 9to5Mac's "Apple CEO Tim Cook personally lobbying Senate Judiciary Committee as antitrust threats loom" posted Tuesday:

Apple is ramping up its efforts to oppose legislation targeting big tech companies in the United States. As reported by Punchbowl News, Apple CEO Tim Cook has personally been calling and meeting with senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee to voice opposition to the American Innovation and Choice Online Act.

As the report explains, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to meet and mark up the American Innovation and Choice Online Act on Thursday. This legislation was first introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar and Chuck Grassley...

This is not the first time that we’ve heard of Tim Cook personally lobbying lawmakers in regards to antitrust legislation. In fact, it was widely reported last year that Cook had directly called Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to voice concern about looming antitrust legislation.

My take: Politicians will take Tim Cook's call. He's known to make donations on both sides of the aisle.

See also: Senate bills risks unleashing ‘malware, ransomware and scams’

8 Comments

  1. Jonny T said:
    Lawmakers getting perilously close to messing up everything that Apple has (radically) improved upon over so many years. Go Tim…!

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    January 19, 2022
  2. Robert Paul Leitao said:
    Wow.
    1. Surging consumer prices (inflation)
    2. Surging producer prices (future consumer inflation)
    3. A global pandemic
    4. Interest rates to soon spike because of 1&2
    5. Lowest labor participation rate in decades
    This is how members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee waste precious time and taxpayer dollars. Priceless. But at a huge cost to the American people.

    8
    January 19, 2022

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