Big Tech

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...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

European Union tells ‘Big Tech’ to extend fake news watch

The European Commission has advised Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft to keep yearly reports on their efforts to handle fake news, particularly on coronavirus, for the next s...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

EU wants Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google CEOs at February hearing

EU lawmakers have invited the CEO’s of Amazon.com, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet into a 1st of February hearing in Brussels as they attempt to crack down on the forces of US t...

Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

Biden eyes ex-Obama team to ‘tackle’ antitrust issues

Two former Obama staffers have emerged as front-runners to the top antitrust job at the US Department of Justice under the incoming administration of Joe Biden, based on two source...

Platform Industry News: President Donald J Trump

Parler’s website is back online, but the app still not in stores

The founder and Chief Executive Officer of the wildly popular social media platform Parler, which is popular with free speech advocates is back online in a strictly limited way. Th...

Platform News: Google movements

Google to pause US political ads ahead of presidential inauguration

Google will stop selling political ads referencing US elections over its various platforms until at least the 21st of January, following last week’s violence at the Capitol, ...

Platform News: President Donald J Trump

President Trump claims Big Tech is dividing the country

President Donald Trump blamed Big Tech companies on Tuesday for dividing the Nation days Following Twitter and Facebook Prohibited him in their platforms for allegedly encouraging ...

Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

Big Tech’s stealth push to influence the Biden administration

Silicon Valley is operating behind the scenes to secure senior functions for technology allies in lesser-known but still vital sections of president-elect Joe Biden’s adminis...

Platform News: Twitter App

Irish watchdog fines Twitter in landmark for EU data privacy regime

Ireland’s data regulator has fined Twitter 450,000 euros (approximately $547,000) to get a bug that made some personal tweets general public, the very first sanction from a m...

Platform Industry: Tencent logo at an event

China to crank up anti-trust heat on Big Tech after unprecedented fines

China’s unprecedented anti-trust squeeze onto its technology giants isn’t only just beginning.

European Union

Big tech platforms face 6% fines if they breach new EU content rules

Significant platform businesses like Google and Facebook will face fines of up to 6% of turnover if they don’t do more to tackle illegal material and reveal more about advert...

Platform Economy: Sydney, Australia is the home to many Aussie tech companies

Australia to make Facebook and Google pay news outlets for content

Australia finalised plans on Tuesday to create Facebook and Google cover its media outlets for information content, a world-first movement aimed at protecting separate journalism t...

Platform Industry: Amazon branding on screen

Amazon and Apple stay away from French initiative for Big Tech

Amazon and Apple have not signed up to a brand new French initiative to get global tech firms to publicly commit to fundamentals including paying their fair share of taxes, governm...

Big Data

UN decries police use of racial profiling derived from Big Data

Authorities and border guards have to fight racial profiling and be sure that their usage of “big data” gathered via artificial intelligence does not reinforce biases a...