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Facebook Questions UK’s CMA Authority On Giphy Purchase

In strongly worded letter, Facebook says the CMA's suggested divestiture of Giphy “is grossly unreasonable and disproportionate”

1 week ago

Google Appeals $591m Copyright Fine From French Watchdog

'Disproportionate fine' says Google, as it files appeal against 500 million euros penalty imposed by France’s competition regulator

2 weeks ago

YouTube Trials Cheaper Premium Lite Option

Not that much cheaper. Google's YouTube is trialing a more affordable premium subscription tier that doesn't display adverts

1 month ago

Facebook Defends Cutting Off Researcher Access To Data

Pot kettle black? Social networking giant Facebook says research cannot be justification for compromising people's privacy, after issuing repeated warnings

1 month ago

Facebook Warns Of ‘Significant’ Slowdown In Growth

Social networking giant Facebook records fastest growth since 2016, but warns annual revenue growth will slow “significantly”

2 months ago

Printer Ink Can ‘Cost More Than Champagne’

Manufacturer-branded printer cartridges can be priced 286 percent more than third-party alternatives, costing consumers hundreds of pounds a year, Which?…

2 months ago

President Biden Targets Tech Monolopies, Data Collection

Sweeping executive order signed by US President Joe Biden on Friday targets tech giant domination, broadband provision, data collection, right…

2 months ago

Government Welcomes EU Data Protection Agreement

Personal data will continue to 'seamlessly flow' between the United Kingdom and Europe, after European Union agreement

3 months ago

Google Delays Third-Party Cookie Removal Until 2023

Google blinks first and delays Chrome’s plan to phase out support for third-party cookies until 2023, citing need to work…

3 months ago

Amazon, Google Face CMA Investigation Over Fake Reviews

Thorny problem of fake reviews faces an official investigation, with the removal efforts of Amazon and Google being examined by…

3 months ago

European Commission Opens Google Advertising Probe

Official antitrust investigation opened into alleged anticompetitive conduct by Google in the online advertising tech sector

3 months ago

Google ‘Faces Formal EU Probe’ Into Advertising Business

European Union antitrust regulator reportedly preparing formal investigation into Google's online advertising business by end of year

3 months ago

Regulator ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Live Facial Recognition

Information Commissioner concerned that live facial recognition could be linked to social media to create 'supercharged CCTV'

3 months ago

Facebook Begins Testing Ads In Oculus VR Games

Facebook is to begin testing advertisements in its Oculus virtual reality games, as it seeks to create a 'self-sustaining platform'…

3 months ago

UK Watchdog Agrees ‘Oversight’ On Google’s Cookie Removal

Unhappy advertiser complaint sees CMA taking a key oversight role over Google’s planned removal of third-party cookies (i.e. its Privacy…

3 months ago

Apple FaceTime To Open Up To Android, Windows Users

Apple WWDC announcement reveals Android and Windows users will be able to join FaceTime calls in the Autumn, but only…

3 months ago

Google To Pay £189m, And Change Advertising Businesses

Landmark settlement. Google to pay 220m euros (£189m) in order to settle French antitrust charges, and agrees to make changes

3 months ago

Facebook Faces UK, European Antitrust Probes

Double whammy. The United Kingdom and European Commission have launched two seperate, but formal antitrust investigations of Facebook

4 months ago

Amazon Buys James Bond Studio MGM For $8.5bn

Significant development in the streaming war, as Amazon purchases veteran film studio MGM for $8.45 billion

4 months ago

Twitter Paid Service ‘Twitter Blue’ To Cost $2.99

Monthly subscription costing $2.99 will give Twitter users advanced features, including an 'undo' option and 'collection' facility for tweets

4 months ago

Most Users Opt Out Of iOS App Tracking – Flurry Analytics

Expected blow for advertising industry, as new figures show a lcear majority of people refuse to allow iOS apps to…

4 months ago

German Regulator Orders Facebook To Stop Using WhatsApp Data

Three month data collection ban. Facebook has been banned by regulator from processing the personal data from German WhatsApp users

4 months ago

Verizon Sells Internet Icons AOL, Yahoo

Expensive ownership of Internet icons AOL and Yahoo comes to an end, after Verizon announces sale to private equity group

5 months ago

Apple iOS Update With Tracking Consent Prompts Mixed Reaction

Apple's release of its iOS 14.5 update this week requires app developers to ask user permission to track their activity…

5 months ago

Snapchat Owner ‘Explored Ways’ Of Violating Apple’s Privacy Rules

Snap, owner of Snapchat, admits it conducted tests into tech that could bypass Apple's privacy controls to track iPhone users

6 months ago

CMA Deepens Probe Of Facebook Giphy Deal, After No Concessions

Facebook refuses to offer any antitrust concessions over Giphy acquisition, prompting in-depth probe by UK competition watchdog

6 months ago

Facebook Lifts Ban On Political Advertising In US

Social network is to resume political, electoral and social issue adverts in the United States, after temp ban for November…

7 months ago

Twitter Confirms ‘Super Follow’ Option, For Paid Content

Money maker. Super follow feature coming soon on Twitter, will allow users to receive tips or digital payments from followers

7 months ago

Google Has Not Updated Its iOS Apps For Two Months

No update for Google's iOS apps including Chrome, Photos, YouTube etc, after Apple insists on privacy 'nutrient label' requirement

7 months ago

Australia To Introduce Publisher Payment Bill Next Week

Facebook called it 'bad legislation' and Google says it is 'unworkable', and threatened to pull out, as Australia gears up…

7 months ago