Data

Amazon AWS

Outage shows how Amazon’s complex cloud makes backup plans difficult

Major companies using Amazon.com’s data services got a painful lesson this week about how the complexity and market dominance of the company’s cloud unit make it diffic...

Platform Industry: Amazon corporate logo on a wall

A look at the intimate details Amazon knows about us

As a Virginia lawmaker, Ibraheem Samirah has studied internet privacy issues and debated how to regulate tech firms’ collection of personal data. Still, he was stunned to learn the...

Shipping

Chinese data law adds to global shipping disruption

Ships in Chinese waters are disappearing from tracking systems following the introduction of a new data law in China, frustrating efforts to ease bottlenecks that are snarling the ...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter expands free data access for app developers

Twitter Inc has said it will expand free access to the social networking site’s data to help software developers create tools and products that could promote safer online con...

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

US consumer watchdog to review Big Tech data, promote lending competition

Chief consumer finance watchdog Rohit Chopra has told US lawmakers his agency will review Big Tech’s impact on the flow of money in the economy as leading technology firms us...

FTC: Federal Trade Commission

FTC Chair: Internet providers collect ‘staggering’ amounts of data

Internet service providers collect a “staggering” amount of detailed data on consumers, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan said in discussing an agency staff repo...

Platform Industry News: People looking at an iPhone 11

China drafts new data measures, defines “core data”

Communist China published new draft measures aimed at bolstering its new data security law, including definitions of what it considered “core” and “important̶...

DoorDash

DoorDash sues New York over customer data law, second lawsuit in week

DoorDash Inc sued New York City over a new law requiring food delivery companies to share customer data with restaurants, saying it violates customer privacy and lets restaurants c...

UK Diplomacy

United Kingdom risks EU data deal by pursuing global tie-ups

The UK said it would reform the data rules agreed as an EU member by adopting a “common sense” approach that could help it secure data partnerships with the US and othe...

Grey Data Blog: LinkedIn User Growth

Forecasting LinkedIn User Growth for 2021-22

Over the past decade LinkedIn has been growing at a steady and predictable rate. However, this rate has been accelerating since Microsoft formally concluded its acquisition of the ...

Platform News: China

China steps up tech scrutiny with rules over unfair competition, critical data

China has moved to tighten control of its technology sector, publishing detailed rules aimed at tackling unfair competition and companies’ handling of critical data.

Tencent WeChat

WeChat suspends new user registration for security compliance

WeChat has temporarily suspended registration of new users in mainland China as it undergoes a technical upgrade “to align with relevant laws and regulations”, China...

Platform News: Apple logo

German competition watchdog launches Apple investigation

Apple became the fourth major digital company to face closer scrutiny from Germany’s antitrust watchdog after the cartel office said it had launched an investigation into whe...

European Commission

EU states back personal data flows with ex-member Britain

European Union member states have agreed that UK standards for the protection of personal data are sufficiently high that such information can continue to flow between the EU and i...

Platform News: 5G and data transfer

Canada launches long-awaited auction of 5G spectrum

Canada is set to begin a hotly anticipated auction of the mobile telecommunications bandwidth necessary for 5G rollout, one that was delayed more than a year by the pandemic.

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