The battle for America’s future of information technology has been played out by the tech industry, with its allies, from universities to the government.
But the battles are not just between the tech companies that dominate the marketplace.
The tech industry has been at the forefront of the push to redefine the role of information and technology in society, with some of the most powerful figures in the field of information.
The tech industry is the largest source of political campaign funding in the country.
Its members are also at the center of the tech policy debate, as evidenced by the fact that Google is funding the campaigns of at least 40 of the 50 top U.C. Berkeley political donors, according to a report by the Center for Responsive Politics.
The campaign finance report identifies a few prominent tech companies who have spent millions of dollars on their campaigns: Amazon.com, Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Pinterest, Netflix, Twitter, Uber and Airbnb.
And a number of them are the recipients of large, direct contributions from Silicon Valley executives.
One of the first things the tech community did was create the Institute for the Future of Knowledge.
Founded by the late Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt in 2008, the institute’s mission is to “help us rethink the way we think about and engage with information technology and the way our society works.”
The institute has been critical of government efforts to make the Internet more open and accountable.
It has argued that government efforts have been a big contributor to the decline in knowledge and knowledge-sharing, and has opposed policies that limit access to information.
Its founders, including Schmidt, said in a 2010 article in the Washington Post that they were concerned about the rise of the Internet, but also believed that government needs to have the power to control what people can access and to make sure that the information they produce is “accessible, usable, and shared.”
The institute’s work has been embraced by the technology industry, as illustrated by the investment of $3.2 million in the institute in 2014 by Facebook.
“The future of knowledge is not in technology,” Schmidt wrote.
“The future is in people.
The future is people’s relationships with one another, the way they create and share their knowledge, and the tools they use to do so.”
In a report released earlier this year, the Institute on the Future Of Information and Society found that the publics trust in the government’s ability to monitor and regulate information has declined.
According to the study, the percentage of people who believe the government can or should regulate information “has dropped from a high of 55% in 2007 to 34% in 2016, compared with a previous low of 33% in 2010.”
In addition, the report found that a “significant number” of Americans do not trust the government to control information.
And despite all of the rhetoric, technology companies are not shy about trying to influence policy.
In 2015, the head of Google’s global advertising division, Joe Sullivan, said that technology companies should play a bigger role in shaping the policy environment.
In a blog post, Sullivan said, “The world is in the midst of a revolution in information technology, which has changed everything.
We need to keep up.”
But the fight is not just about tech, as companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Apple have all come under intense scrutiny by federal regulators.
The Department of Commerce, the agency that oversees the federal government, has also been investigating companies that use the Internet for political advertising.
Last year, President Donald Trump fired Federal Trade Commission chairman Jon Leibowitz for his efforts to protect companies from government interference with their online advertising operations.
Leibowksi’s office had argued that Leibowski had violated antitrust laws when he sought to require companies that were using the Internet to reveal the identities of their political advertisers.
Leimowitz said in his resignation letter that he “deeply regrets” the way the controversy has affected his job.
The government has taken an aggressive approach to cracking down on the tech giants.
Last week, the Treasury Department issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require tech companies to report how much money they spend lobbying Congress.
It also issued an executive order that requires the heads of all federal agencies to report any donations from tech companies in the prior five years.
Last month, the Federal Trade Commissioner, Ron Elving, announced the formation of a “bipartisan task force” to review the industry’s lobbying efforts, and urged Congress to pass legislation that would prohibit tech companies from paying political contributions.
In the wake of this year’s election, many tech companies have also joined with other advocacy groups to urge lawmakers to repeal a provision of the Communications Decency Act, which prohibits internet service providers from blocking content and charging customers extra for access to it.
In recent years, tech companies such like Google and Apple, which have been fighting for greater freedom of speech and innovation, have also taken on government surveillance.
In April, Apple