regulation

Alibaba Growth Slumps As China Consumption Slows

Alibaba reports disappointing quarterly growth and full-year revenue expectations amidst regulatory crackdown and more cautious consumer spending

2 weeks ago

US States Investigate Instagram Over Youth Risk

Group of US states launches consumer protection probe into the way Instagram targets young people and affects them following whistleblower…

2 weeks ago

Surveillance Commissioner Opposes Absorption By ICO

Surveillance camera and biometrics commissioner says plans for ICO to take over dual roles are 'ill-conceived' as government consultation nears…

3 weeks ago

Alibaba Singles’ Day Growth Slumps Amidst Crackdown

Alibaba's Singles' Day grows at slowest rate since launch amidst regulatory crackdown, as e-commerce giants emphasise social responsibility

3 weeks ago

US Senate Looks To Limit Big Tech Companies’ Acquisitions

Bill introduced in US Senate would make it easier for regulators to block deals they see as anticompetitive by placing…

4 weeks ago

US Security Committee Reviews Tencent’s £919m Sumo Takeover

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States launches probe into Tencent's proposed acquisition of British gaming studio amidst increased…

1 month ago

Facebook Says Instagram Makes People ‘Feel Better’

Facebook responds to criticism over well-being, saying it is spending $5bn on the issue this year and that Instagram makes…

1 month ago

WeChat Fixes Content ‘Glitch’ Amidst Regulatory Pressure

Tencent fixes 'loophole' that allowed Bing and Google to temporarily display WeChat results, as China regulators seek to open up…

1 month ago

Elon Musk Tells US Government To Back Off Crypto Regulation

Tesla boss Elon Musk pushes back against crackdowns, and says US government should avoid regulating the cryptocurrency market

2 months ago

UK Appeals Court Finds Artificial Intelligence Not A ‘Person’

Appeals Court of England and Wales rejects case by man who cited 'creativity machine' artificial intelligence as inventor in two…

2 months ago

China Bans All Cryptocurrency Transactions

China's central bank calls all cryptocurrency transactions 'illegal' in strongest statement to date, causing sharp price drops for Bitcoin and…

2 months ago

Facebook Oversight Board To Examine Free Pass For High-Profile Users

Facebook's Supreme Court, the Oversight Board, is to investigate the 'cross-check' system used for content decisions for high-profile users

2 months ago

OpenSea Employee Resigns Over NFT ‘Insider Trading’ Row

Community members had accused OpenSea employee of using insider information to buy NFTs being promoted by the site, then resell…

3 months ago

US Financial Regulator ‘Carrying Out Massive SolarWinds Probe’

Many US companies are reportedly concerned they could be exposed to liability after Securities and Exchange Commission requests breach data

3 months ago

Judge Orders Apple To Change App Store Payment Rules

California judge orders Apple to allow app developers to include links to outside forms of payment in major shake-up, but…

3 months ago

Texas Law Bans Social Media ‘De-Platforming’

US state of Texas passes law that prohibits social media companies from removing users based on their views, following Donald…

3 months ago

US Regulator ‘Investigating’ Crypto Exchange Developer Uniswap Labs

US Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly launches probe into Uniswap Labs, developer of world's biggest decentralised finance platform

3 months ago

Didi ‘May Fall Under State Control’ Under City Proposal

Ride-hailing giant Didi Global could be brought under the control of state-operated firms under reported proposal by Beijing municipal government

3 months ago

US Says Policy Against Huawei Has ‘Not Eased’

US says policy against Huawei has 'not been eased or amended', after criticism over approval of hundreds of millions of…

3 months ago

EU Set To Launch Formal Probe Of Nvidia’s ARM Takeover

European Commission set to launch full-scale probe of Nvidia's proposed acquisition of ARM following formal notification in early September

3 months ago

Didi ‘Considers’ Data Deal With State-Backed Company

Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Global reportedly considering data deal with state-backed third party as it looks to resolve regulatory probe

4 months ago

Weibo Removes Celebrity List Amidst China Social Media Crackdown

China's Twitter-like service Sina Weibo removes celebrity-ranking list following state criticism, as country's tech crackdown continues

4 months ago

SEC Head Calls For Power To Regulate Cryptocurrencies

Chairman of the US financial regulator calls on Congress for authorisation to police cryptocurrency trading, lending and platforms

4 months ago

Elon Musk Sides With Epic In Apple App Store Fees Dispute

Entrepreneur Elon Musk sides with Epic Games in legal dispute with Apple over App Store fees, calling charges 'de facto…

4 months ago

US Tightens Rules For Chinese IPOs After Didi Debacle

US Securities and Exchange Commission requires disclosure of risks from Chinese regulators for Chinese companies' IPOs following Didi selloff

4 months ago

US Targets YouTube, Facebook In Covid Misinformation Push

US presidential administration targeting YouTube as well as Facebook and other social media companies over Covid-19 vaccine misinformation as cases…

4 months ago

Ericsson Sees China Revenues Fall As Trade War Bites

Ericsson reports revenue hit in China and predicts 'materially lower market share' there, following Sweden's move to ban Huawei 5G…

5 months ago

Binance Pulls Digital ‘Stock Tokens’ After Crackdown

Hong Kong becomes latest in string of regulators around world to issue warnings about Binance 'stock tokens' as company pulls…

5 months ago

China Expands Regulatory Crackdown On Didi As Investors Sue

China expands regulatory crackdown on ride-hailing firm Didi Global following IPO last month, as US investors sue over share price…

5 months ago

US Regulator Proposes More Restrictions For Huawei

Federal Communications Commission grants initial approval for rules banning new Huawei and ZTE equipment, and requiring carriers to 'rip and…

6 months ago