Law

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

US Senate advances sweeping tech bill taking aim at China

The US Senate has advanced a sweeping package of legislation intended to boost the country’s ability to compete with Chinese tech, as Congress increasingly seeks to take a to...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter suggests India’s orders to block accounts inconsistent with local law

The social media platform Twitter has said it believes orders by the Indian government to take down accounts are inconsistent with local law and that for some accounts, it would no...

Platform News: Twitter App

Turkey slaps ad ban on Twitter under new social media laws

Ankara has imposed advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest as soon as they failed to appoint local agents in Turkey under a new social media law, according to decision...

Platform News: people sat in front of a Cisco Systems logo

Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Dell join legal battle against hacking company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google on Monday joined Facebook’s legal struggle against hacking company NSO, submitting an amicus brief in federal court which warned th...

Facebook App

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...

Platform News: Alibaba online marketplace

Alibaba CEO says China’s draft anti-monopoly rules ‘timely and necessary’

China’s move to draft rules aimed at preventing monopolistic behaviour by online platforms is timely and necessary, Alibaba Group CEO Daniel Zhang has said.

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

German draft IT security law strives for consensus on telecoms vendor risks

Germany would have to reach a consensus in government that a telecoms seller poses a national security threat so as to exclude its equipment from federal 5G networks, according to ...

European Commission

EU Industry chief: Tech groups services could face bans if they breach rules

Tech firms’ services could be banned from the European market if they do not heed EU regulation, Europe’s industry chief Thierry Breton told German weekly Welt am Sonnt...

Platform News: Epic Games, the maker of the Fortnite game

Federal judge dismisses some claims by Apple in fight against Epic Games

A federal judge in California has ignored a few of Apple’s counterclaims against Epic Games, Bloomberg News reported, narrowing the reach of a dispute that has seen that the ...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

ByteDance challenges Trump’s TikTok divestiture order

ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of video-sharing app TikTok, filed a request late on Tuesday with a U.S. Appeals Court challenging a Trump government order set to take effect...

Platform News: Epic Games, the maker of the Fortnite game

US judge rules Apple could bar Epic Games’s ‘Fortnite’ from App Store

A federal judge in California has ruled in an injunction request that Apple could bar Epic Games’s “Fortnite” from its App Store, but must not harm Epic’s d...

Platform Industry: Ebay app and online marketplaces

Two former eBay workers plead guilty to cyberstalking campaign

Two former eBay workers have pleaded guilty to participating in a comprehensive cyberstalking campaign against a Massachusetts couple whose online newsletter was seen by top execut...

Platform Industry: Amazon branding on screen

Amazon sends legal notice to Future Group over Reliance deal

Amazon.com has said it has sent a legal notice to a promoter of Future Group, alleging the Indian merchant breached the provisions of its contract by signing a deal with Reliance I...

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

US judge to hold TikTok ban hearing on November 4th

A US judge said on Tuesday he would hold a Nov. 4 hearing on whether to permit the American government to bar transactions with TikTok, a move that the Chinese-owned short video ap...