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Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021
Without speaking a word or scratching a pen across paper, President Joe Biden drove up the pressure on Big Tech companies already smarting under federal and congressional investigations, epic antitrust lawsuits and near-constant condemnation from politicians of both parties.
Monday, Jun. 14, 2021
A group of House lawmakers put forward a sweeping legislative package Friday that could curb the market power of Big Tech companies and force Facebook, Google, Amazon or Apple to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business.
The bipartisan proposals are the...
Monday, Jun. 7, 2021
Google To Change Its Practices After Being Fined $268M By France For Abusing "Dominant" Ads Position
Google is being fined 220 million euros ($268 million) by France's antitrust watchdog for abusing its "dominant" position in online advertising.
Practices used by the search engine giant to sell ads "penalize Google's competitors" along with publishers of mobile sites and applications,...
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2021
An eclectic group of people — including LeBron James, James Corden, Jennifer Garner and Sir David Attenborough — have nabbed nominations for this year’s Webby Awards, recognizing the best internet content and creators.
The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced the...
Saturday, Mar. 27, 2021
New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris was ecstatic when Amazon named Long Island City in 2018 as a front-runner for its new headquarters, a project that would bring 25,000 jobs and $2.5 billion in construction spending to his district in Queens.
But his support faded quickly when he...
Friday, Mar. 26, 2021
The CEOs of tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google faced a grilling in Congress Thursday as lawmakers tried to draw them into acknowledging their companies' roles in fueling the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and rising COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.
In a hearing by the...
Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2021
Google says it won't develop new ways to follow individual users across the internet after it phases out existing ad-tracking technology from its Chrome browser, a change that could shake up the online advertising industry.
Google says it's taking the move to protect user privacy. It's...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021
Australia's law forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news is ready to take effect, though the laws' architect said it will take time for the digital giants to strike media deals.
The Parliament on Thursday passed the final amendments to the so-called News Media Bargaining Code agreed...
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021
Facebook announced Tuesday that it would lift a ban on Australians viewing and sharing news on its platform after it struck a deal with the government on proposed legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.
The social media company caused alarm with its sudden decision...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
For two decades, global news outlets have complained internet companies are getting rich at their expense, selling advertising linked to their reports without sharing revenue.
Now, Australia is joining France and other governments in pushing Google, Facebook and other internet giants to...