Data

Platform News: Cloud Computing giant AWS Amazon

Analysis: Amazon defies break-up wave sweeping conglomerates

Amazon.com Inc has become the poster child of technology giants bucking the trend of major conglomerates breaking up, thanks to bright growth prospects shielding it from pressure t...

Facebook

Ireland nears Facebook decision key to EU-US data transfers

The Republic of Ireland’s data watchdog expects to consult fellow EU regulators in April on its investigation into Facebook’s data transfers, moving closer to a decisio...

Platform News: WhatsApp messaging app

EU: WhatsApp has until end of Feb to clarify privacy policy change

Facebook unit WhatsApp has been given until the end of February to explain changes to its privacy policy and whether this complies with EU consumer protection laws after complaints...

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...

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