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US senator wants to ban ‘Big Tech’ from buying anything ever again

GOP Senator Josh Hawley, who has been a staunch critic of Big Tech over the past few years has introduced a bill that would ban all mergers and acquisitions by any company with a m...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook axes 16,000 groups for trading fake reviews

Social media company Facebook has removed 16,000 groups for selling or buying fake reviews of products and services on its platforms, after the UK’s competition watchdog inte...

Platform News: Microsoft-owned professional networking giant LinkedIn

LinkedIn says some user data scraped and posted for sale

Some LinkedIn data, including publicly viewable member profile, has been scraped and posted for sale, Microsoft Corp’s professional networking site said based on an investiga...

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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: Facebook on a smartphone

US Supreme Court backs Facebook in case about unwanted texting

The US Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for businesses to pester consumers with phone calls or text messages by tossing out a lawsuit accusing Facebook of violating a feder...

Platform News: Facebook the smartphone app in-front of monitors

Facebook denies fuelling polarization, launches tools to control feed

Facebook will let its users customize their content feed and give them control over who can comment on their public posts, the social media giant has said.

Platform Industry News: Facebook India

Facebook to curb hate speech as Indian states go to polls

Facebook Inc said it was taking steps to combat hate speech and misinformation in India as the world’s biggest democracy started its months-long multi-phase elections in four...

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

Google: ‘not up to us’ to dictate how news companies spend its $1 billion

Google has reached licensing deals with over 600 news outlets around the world and is seeing a “huge increase” in users requesting more content from specific publicatio...

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

Facebook messaging service gets delayed Brazil nod for payments

Brazil’s central bank has cleared the way for Facebook-owned WhatsApp to let its users send each other funds using the Visa and Mastercard card networks, months after vetoing...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

GOP lawmakers press Big Tech for internal research on kids’ mental health

Four GOP lawmakers in the US have requested Facebook, Twitter and Google turn over any studies they have done on how their services affect children’s mental health.

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook, Google plan new undersea cables between Southeast Asia and America

Facebook has said it planned two new undersea cables to connect Singapore, Indonesia and North America in a project with Google and regional telecommunication companies to boost in...

Platform News: Facebook

Venezuela calls Facebook suspension of Maduro ‘digital totalitarianism’

Venezuela’s government has accused Facebook Inc of “digital totalitarianism” after it froze President Nicolas Maduro’s page for 30 days for violating its po...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

American lawmakers fume over Big Tech’s answers on misinformation

In their first appearance before Congress since Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol, the chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter were asked by lawmakers whether their ...

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Twitter CEO Dorsey called out for trolling Congress during hearing

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey tweeted his frustration with lawmakers’ questions on the social media platform during a hearing about misinformation, leading one member of congre...