Big Tech breakup & Covid-19 vaccine fraud
Is Big Tech too big to be broken up? As the TX attorney general leads a 10-state lawsuit against Google alleging monopolistic practices, attorney Sara Papantonio explains how US antitrust laws may need a refresher to stop tech giants like Google and Facebook from stamping out their virtual competition. Then, attorney and law professor Steven Weisman urges extra caution as fraudsters have already begun using the Covid-19 vaccine rollout to scam unwary recipients. Meanwhile, stay vigilant of rip-offs through Zoom, plus IRS wannabe’s jumping the gun on tax season 2021.
Covid-era crime rates show DUI’s, shoplifting, and burglaries on the decline, but a sharp uptick in homicides and domestic violence cases. Veteran DC metro police officer and criminology professor Ronald Hampton explains the drastic changes in policing patterns while everyone has been staying at home. Meanwhile, local precincts continue to be outfitted with military gear. Plus, a reminder that while waiting to get your Covid-19 shot, DO get your seasonal flu shot and continue to keep safe during the “darkest days” of the pandemic.