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US Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google Coming ‘Within Weeks’

US Justice Department pushes ahead with competition lawsuit against Google as some within the department battle for more time to…

2 weeks ago

Apple Delays Advertising Privacy Changes

After pushback from Facebook and advertising associations, Apple delays implementation of new privacy controls on advertisers tracking ability

2 weeks ago

Facebook To Halt Last Minute Political Adverts In US

Facebook said it will not take on any new political ads in the seven days prior to the US election,…

2 weeks ago

Facebook Hits Out At Apple’s Advertising Changes

Apple iOS 14 promises world of pain for small developers, warns Facebook, with option to give app users the option…

3 weeks ago

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 month 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

2 months ago

Google Bans Ads For ‘Dangerous’ Coronavirus Content

Google will bar advertising from running alongside coronavirus-related content that goes against 'authoritative scientific consensus'

2 months 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…

2 months 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

2 months 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…

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 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…

3 months ago

Google To Lift Ban On Coronavirus-Related Advertisements

Medical bodies, governmental agencies and NGOs to be allowed to run Covid-19 ads, followed by political organisations, Google confirms

6 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

6 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

6 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…

7 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

8 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…

8 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…

8 months ago

Most Website Consent Mechanisms ‘Illegal’ Under GDPR

Study finds websites' consent platforms largely fail to comply with data protection rules, and may even incentivise 'illegal configurations'

8 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…

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

9 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

9 months ago

EU Queries News Publishers On Google Data Practices

European Commission asks news publishers for details on how Google collects user data from their sites as it launches online…

9 months ago

Facebook Sues Firm For ‘Celeb Bait’ Adverts That Installed Malware

Social networking giant takes action against advertising fraud with a lawsuit against Hong Kong firm

10 months ago

Google To Restrict Political Adverts Worldwide

Political adverts that target sections of people will no longer be allowed on Google's platforms worldwide

10 months ago

Lawmakers Call For Pause On Targeted Political Adverts

Pause online political adverts that are targeted and contain false information, international lawmakers have urged tech firms

11 months ago

Civil Rights Activists Meet Zuckerberg, As Facebook Rebrands

Meeting with Facebook boss over political adverts, as social network rebrands itself as FACEBOOK

11 months ago