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Twitter Admits Possible $250m FTC Fine Over Targeted Ads

Filing reveals Twitter is facing a possible fine of up to $250 million for using phone numbers and email address…

1 week ago

EU Launches Antitrust Probe Into Google’s Fitbit Acquisition

European competition regulators launch formal antitrust investigation of Alphabet's Google and its decision to acquire Fitbit

1 week ago

Twitter Mulls Subscription Options, As Ad Revenue Plummets

Coronavirus hits Twitter's advertising revenue, causing senior management to mull alternative ways to make money from users

3 weeks ago

Google Offers Not To Use Fitbit Data To Avoid EC Probe

Attempt to avoid a formal European Commission antitrust investigation, see Google confirm offer to not use Fitbit health data for…

1 month ago

Google Can Avoid EC Antitrust Fitbit Probe With Data Pledge – Report

Alphabet may be able to offset looming EC antitrust probe of its Fitbit acquisition, if it pledges not to use…

1 month ago

Facebook Criticised By Own Audit For ‘Setback’ Of Civil Rights

Two-year-long audit commissioned by the social network, slates Mark Zuckerberg's firm for 'serious setbacks for civil rights'

1 month ago

Facebook Boycott Organisers Disappointed With Zuckerberg Meeting

No concessions. Organisers of the advertising boycott of Facebook left disappointed after meeting CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives

1 month ago

Apple Criticised For App User Tracking Alert

Plan for iOS 14 to give app users the option to decline ad tracking has been criticised (surprise, surprise) by…

1 month ago

Mark Zuckerberg Says Advertisers Will Be Back ‘Soon Enough’

What boycott? Facebook's boss Mark Zuckerberg dismisses growing advertiser boycott of the platform over its hate speech policies

1 month ago

Facebook Faces Growing Advertising Boycott

Growing boycott of Facebook sees more than 400 brands, including Coca-Cola and Starbucks pulling advertising from the platform

1 month ago

Verizon Joins Growing Facebook Advertising Boycott

Advertising boycott grows. US phone giant Verizon confirms it has “paused” advertising on Facebook over its policy on controversial posts

2 months ago

Facebook Removes Trump Ad, Cites ‘Organised Hate’ Policy

Symbol used by the Nazis to identify political prisoners used in adverts for the re-election campaign of US President Donald…

2 months ago

Facebook Tightens Political Advertising Rules Ahead Of US Election

Rule change for political ads to make clear who paid for it, as social networking giant seeks to tighten rules…

2 months ago

Facebook Advertising Growth Slows Amid Pandemic

The global slowdown in the digital advertising market due to the Coronavirus pandemic, slows advertising revenue growth at Facebook

4 months ago

Google Told By French Regulator To Pay For Re-using News Or Content

Google has been instructed by the French competition authority to pay French publishers and news agencies for re-using content or…

4 months ago

Coronavirus: Google Pledges $800 Million For Covid-19 Crisis

Search engine giant pledges $800 million to fight against Coronavirus, mostly with the provision of free advertising for organisations

5 months ago

Coronavirus: Facebook Admits Covid-19 Is Hurting Advertising Sales

Social networking giant Facebook says that Coronavirus is hitting its principle money-making capability, namely advertising sales

5 months ago

Facebook Gives WHO Free Adverts To Battle Coronavirus

Free Facebook adverts for the World Health Organisation (WHO) says Mark Zuckerberg, as the spread of coronavirus continues around the…

5 months ago

Martin Lewis Calls For Action As Fake Ad Reports His Death

No, the founder of MoneySavingExpert and well known money saving expert Martin Lewis, is not dead, despite fake adverts to…

6 months ago

Google Disappoints After Revealing YouTube’s $15 Billion Revenue

Strong financials from Google's parent, as it reveals for the first time the turnover of YouTube and Google Cloud business

6 months ago

Facebook Shares Fall Amid Sharp Rise In Costs

Social networking giant delivers strong financial results, but investors took fright at big increase in expenses and costs

7 months ago

Apple Fixed Tracking Flaws In Safari, But Google Director Disagrees

Google identified multiple privacy flaws in Apple's Safari browser, which the iPad maker said it has fixed, but a Google…

7 months ago

WhatsApp Reaches 5 Billion Downloads On Play Store

Facebook's messaging service has hit 5 billion downloads, amid reports that it has backed off plans to insert adverts into…

7 months ago

Alphabet Hits $1 Trillion Market Valuation

Exclusive trillion dollar club. Google's parent Alphabet becomes the fourth US tech giant to reach a market value of $1…

7 months ago

Twitter Apologises For Adverts For Neo-Nazis

Twitter says sorry after it is found that it's ad tool allowed for discriminatory terms to be used for targetted…

7 months ago

Facebook Refuses To Ban Misleading Political Adverts

Platform makes limited changes to its stance on political adverts, but still refuses to ban ads that are misleading or…

7 months ago

Former Executive Slams Google Over Human Rights

Former head of international relations has alleged that things have changed from Google's original moto of “don't be evil”

7 months ago

2019: Highlights and lowlights for the tech sector

2019 has seen technology and big name tech firms dominate news headlines, amid privacy concerns, digital tax and national security…

8 months ago

France Fines Google 150m Euros For Anti-Competitive Behaviour

Anti-competitive behaviour and advertising rule breaches. France hits Google with hefty 150m euros penalty over its online advertising domination

8 months ago

UK Regulator Turns Attention To Tech Giant Competition Regulation

The UK Competition and Markets Authority says it may consider implementing tougher rules on tech giants over competition concerns

8 months ago