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President Trump vows to veto defence bill unless Section 230 is scrapped

President Trump has just announced that he would veto the $740 billion National Defence Authorization Act unless it includes a measure eliminating a federal law protecting tech com...

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Amnesty: Vietnam steps up online crackdown, jailed activists at record high

The number of political prisoners in Vietnam has reached its highest on record, according to a tally from Amnesty International, which in a report has accused Facebook and Google o...

Amazon

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...

Google

UK to curb Google and Facebook with tougher competition rules

The United Kingdom will impose a new competition regime from next year in order to attempt to stop Google and Facebook with their dominance to push out smaller companies and disadv...

European Union

EU: Tech giants face fines or even break-up if they breach new rules

Tech giants which violate new EU rules aimed at controlling their abilities could face penalties, be ordered to change their practices as well as be forced to break their European ...

Twitter

Twitter plans to relaunch its verification program next year

Twitter has released plans for the new policy on how people are “verified” on the site, an area the company has long promised to revamp to handle confusion and criticis...

YouTube

YouTube bans OAN from posting new videos for a week

YouTube has said it has barred the news outlet One America News Network from posting new videos for a week after it broke off the site’s rules against content which claims th...

Google

Google under review for possible UK competition enquiry

The UK’s competition regulator has said it was assessing whether a complaint about Google related to digital advertisements warranted a formal competition law investigation.

Big Data

Apple, GroupM and others ask for tough protection for data in Google lawsuit

Apple Inc, advertising giant GroupM and many others requested that the judge hearing the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google on Friday to let them de...

COVID-19 coverage

New contact tracing apps stir hope for virus fighters in US states

A fresh wave of mobile apps which help monitor exposure into the coronavirus is coming to US states ahead of the vacations as public health officials bet that recently introduced f...

YouTube

YouTube to add link on COVID-19 vaccines to combat misinformation

YouTube has said that it is adding a hyperlink to provide details about the development of COVID-19 vaccines into the coronavirus panel on its site, expanding its attempts to fight...

Google

Google at odds with US over protective order for firms tied to lawsuit

Google along with the US Justice Department have failed to reach agreement on a protective arrangement for third parties such as Microsoft that supplied information to the authorit...

Google

Google curtails free photo storage and pushes users to buy space

Google will start limiting how many high tech pictures users can store on the company’s cloud backup agency beginning next June, it announced Wednesday, in a move which could...

European Union

What’s going on: EU regulators versus top tech

EU regulators have charged Amazon with distorting competition in online retail and opened a second investigation into its business practices, as antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager ...