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Facebook’s secret settlement on Cambridge Analytica gags UK data watchdog image
Facebook’s secret settlement on Cambridge Analytica gags UK data watchdog image
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Remember the app audit Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg promised to carry out a little under three years ago at the height of the Cambridge Analytica scandal? Actually the tech giant is very keen that you don’t. The UK’s information commissioner just...



Google threatens to close its search engine in Australia as it lobbies against digital news code image
Google threatens to close its search engine in Australia as it lobbies against digital news code image
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Google has threatened to close its search engine in Australia — as it dials up its lobbying against draft legislation that is intended to force it to pay news publishers for reuse of their content. Facebook would also be subject to the law. And has p...



Google inks agreement in France on paying publishers for news reuse image
Google inks agreement in France on paying publishers for news reuse image
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Google has reached an agreement with an association of French publishers over how it will be pay for reuse of snippets of their content. This is a result of application of a ‘neighbouring right’ for news which was transposed into national law followi...



EU chief warns over ‘unfiltered’ hate speech and calls for Biden to back rules for big tech image
EU chief warns over ‘unfiltered’ hate speech and calls for Biden to back rules for big tech image
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In a speech to the European Parliament today marking the inauguration of US president Joe Biden, the president of the European Commission has called for Europe and the US to join forces on regulating tech giants, warning of the risks of “unfiltered”...



Valve and five PC games publishers fined $9.4M for illegal geo-blocking image
Valve and five PC games publishers fined $9.4M for illegal geo-blocking image
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A four-year antitrust investigation into PC games geo-blocking in the European Union by distribution platform Valve and five games publishers has led to fines totalling €7.8 million (~$9.4M) after the Commission confirmed today that the bloc’s rules...