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Platform Industry: Amazon corporate logo on a wall

DC attorney general broadens Amazon lawsuit

Washington DC, has broadened its antitrust lawsuit against Amazon to challenge the online retailer’s agreements with wholesalers as well as third-party sellers, city Attorney...

Platform News: Apple retail store

Apple’s App Store concessions fail to address top concerns

In the space of a week, Apple Inc made two sets of changes to its App Store rules, which are the subject of lawsuits, regulatory probes and legislation around the world, but the tw...

Platform News: China's Didi

What is driving China’s clampdown on Didi and data security?

China’s cyberspace regulator has launched a probe into ride-hailing giant Didi Global, calling for it to stop adding new users and for app stores to remove it, days after it ...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter loses immunity over user-generated content in India

Twitter Inc no longer enjoys liability protection against user-generated content in India as the stumbling US social network has failed to comply with new IT rules, the Indian gove...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Industry group warns law changes may force tech firms to quit Hong Kong

An Asian industry group that includes Google, Facebook and Twitter has warned that tech companies could stop offering their services in Hong Kong if the Chinese territory proceeds ...

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...

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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 ...