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Platform Industry: Google News Australia

Australian Watchdog: Google misled consumers over data collection

Australia’s federal court found Google misled some consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices, the country’s competition regulator ...

Platform Industry: Google News Australia

Australia now takes on Google advertising dominance

An Australian ruler is thinking about letting net users choose what private information companies like Google share with advertisers, as part of the country’s efforts to shat...

Google Fitbit Wearables

Australian regulator rejects Google’s undertaking over Fitbit competition concerns

Australia’s antitrust regulator has refused an undertaking by Google that sought to address competition concerns over its projected $2.1 billion acquisition of gym tracker ma...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google drops Australia from its News Showcase launch

Google has postponed the roll-out of News Showcase in Australia citing regulatory complications, just 3 months after announcing the product, as the US search giant grapples with on...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Australia regulator dares Facebook to block news content

Facebook will probably be “weakened” in case it stops Australians from sharing information so the corporation can avoid paying for content under proposed legislation, A...

Apple Google

Australia’s ACCC to examine competition between Apple and Google app stores

Australia’s competition regulator has just said it would look into the use of and sharing of information by apps and the extent of competition between Apple Inc’s and G...

Facebook

Facebook to block news on Australian sites after new law

Facebook said it would stop Australians sharing news content on its platforms if a proposition to allow it to pay local media outlets for their content becomes law, escalating tens...

Fitbit

Australian regulator says Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit deal could harm competition

Australia’s antitrust regulator, the ACCC warned Google’s planned $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracker maker Fitbit may give it too much of people’s data, ...