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 News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

German regulator acts to halt ‘illegal’ WhatsApp data collection

Germany’s lead data protection regulator for Facebook said that it was taking action against the social network to prevent the collection of personal data from users of its W...

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Apple to start enforcing new app privacy notifications in coming weeks

Apple has said that in the coming weeks it will start enforcing a new privacy notification rule that digital advertising firms such as Facebook have warned will impact their sales.

Platform News: Twitter App

Russia accuses Twitter of breaking law by failing to delete content

Russia’s communications regulator has accused Twitter of violating Russian law, saying the social media platform had not complied with some of its requests to delete banned c...

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

Turkey probes Facebook’s move to collect WhatsApp data

The Turkish Competition Board said on Monday it had launched an investigation into WhatsApp and its owner Facebook Inc days after the messaging app asked users to agree to let Face...

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: Google News

French watchdog fines Google, Amazon for breaching cookies rules

France’s data privacy watchdog has given out its largest ever fine of 100 million euros (approximately $121 million) to Google for violating the country’s principles on...

Platform News: Amazon packages

Europe charges Amazon with using dominance and data to squeeze rivals

The European Union charged Amazon with damaging international competition within the retail space, alleging that the US tech titan uses its size, power and information to obtain an...

Platform Industry: SAP software logo

SAP users face cost squeeze, pressure to digitalise

The clients of software group SAP are enduring severe declines in revenue and earnings while at the same time confronting intensifying pressure to hike IT spending to go digital, a...

Cloud IaaS

PaaS player Twilio to buy cloud customer data start-up for $3.2 billion

Cloud communications platform provider Twilio Inc intends to buy customer data infrastructure firm Segment for about $ 3.2 billion, the publication Forbes reported late last week.

SalesForce CRM adapts its software for pandemic vaccine distribution has said it has adapted a number of its business applications to help healthcare organizations and government entities distribute vaccines for the novel coronavirus ...

Google Fitbit Wearables

Google’s Fitbit deal set to win okay from EU regulators after fresh concessions

Google is set to win EU antitrust approval for its $2.1 billion purchase of fitness tracker maker Fitbit to carry on Apple and Samsung from the wearable technology market, people f...

Tencent WeChat

Chevron asks employees to delete WeChat app

Chevron Corp has asked employees internationally to delete Tencent’s WeChat from their work phones, following the Trump administration’s executive order to prohibit the...

coronavirus tracing uk

Brits get cycling as data from fitness app shows pandemic boom

Active travel is booming in the United Kingdom as millions of commuters, shoppers and schoolchildren get on their bicycles to prevent confined spaces on public transport during the...

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