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China cyberspace regulator drafts new rules for internet behemoths

China’s cyberspace regulator has drafted new guidelines that will require the country’s internet behemoths to obtain its approval before they undertake any investments ...

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China targets online platforms in quest to ‘clean up’ internet

China will scrutinise online platforms such as social media networks and video-sharing sites to clamp down on fake accounts and information as part of its drive to “clean up&...

Platform Economy: The technology sector in Paris, France

France orders websites to remove online marketplace Wish

France has ordered search engines and online platforms to strip Wish from their listings over concerns about product safety and the US e-commerce marketplace said it was taking leg...

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A look at the intimate details Amazon knows about us

As a Virginia lawmaker, Ibraheem Samirah has studied internet privacy issues and debated how to regulate tech firms’ collection of personal data. Still, he was stunned to learn the...

Platform News: Social Media businesses

Social media users could disable algorithms in new US proposal

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the US House of Representatives has introduced a bill that would require internet platforms like Facebook and Google to allow users to see conten...

Facebook

Facebook to change rules on attacking public figures on its platforms

Facebook will now count activists and journalists as “involuntary” public figures and so increase protections against harassment and bullying targeted at these groups, ...

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China drafts new data measures, defines “core data”

Communist China published new draft measures aimed at bolstering its new data security law, including definitions of what it considered “core” and “important̶...

Platform News: Wise

Wise PLC to join the New Payments Platform in Australia

Digital money transfer group Wise Plc will join an Australian payments network which should allow transfers to be settled in the country faster and at lower cost, Chief Executive O...

China Platform Economy

Chinese content platforms pledge self-discipline

Chinese content platforms including Weibo and Tencent Video have agreed to enforce more self-discipline to help maintain a “clear” cyberspace environment, a government-...

FinTech player, PayPal

CNBC reports that PayPal is exploring stock-trading platform for US users

Shares of PayPal Holdings Inc jumped yesterday after a report that it is exploring ways to let its US customers trade individual stocks on its platform.

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For bank regulators, platform giants are now ‘too big to fail’

More than a decade on from the financial crisis, regulators are spooked once again that some companies at the heart of the financial system are too big to fail. But they’re n...

Platform News: Dreamers

US tech companies disappointed with DACA ruling, urge Congress to act

Some US tech companies expressed disappointment with a ruling by a federal judge that blocked new applications to a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United ...

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 ...

Grey Data - Poll Results

Poll: Big Tech should NOT receive legal protections under Section 230

Over the course of the last few months, we have been running two distinct polls asking questions about the current legal protections offered to ‘Big Tech’ and platform ...

SaaS Vendors

Top 25 SaaS businesses in 2022

We are often asked to compile lists as to what we deem the leading movers and shakers within the forever growing and expanding platform economy. One such request that has a recurri...

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