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Congress to grill US internet giants

Congress to grill US internet giants

SAN FRANCISCO: The heads of Facebook, Google and Twitter will testify before Congress Thursday on disinformation,...
Published 25 Mar, 2021 05:08am
Biden beefs up White House staff, including Big Tech critic Wu
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Biden beefs up White House staff, including Big Tech critic Wu

  • Wu authored "The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age" in 2018, in which he warned about the inequalities created by extreme economic concentraion.
  • "Putting this twitter feed on hold for now -- so long!" Wu, said in a post on Friday.
Published 05 Mar, 2021 08:58pm
India's Reliance partners with Google, Facebook for digital payment network bid: ET
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India's Reliance partners with Google, Facebook for digital payment network bid: ET

  • Set up in 2008, NPCI is a not-for-profit company, which as of March 2019 counted dozens of banks as its shareholders, including the State Bank of India, Citibank and HSBC.
  • A spokesperson for Infibeam declined comment on the report, saying the company was bound by the confidentiality of process, while Reliance, Google and Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Published 27 Feb, 2021 05:58pm
Facebook to invest $1bn in news industry after Australia row
Technology

Facebook to invest $1bn in news industry after Australia row

  • The social network's commitment to the news industry follows Google's $1 billion investment last year, as technology giants come under scrutiny over their business model as well as the proliferation of misinformation on their platform.
  • In a blog detailing its version of the showdown, Facebook said the news ban was related to a "fundamental misunderstanding" of the relationship between the company and news publishers.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 08:06pm
Facebook blocks news content in Australia as it blasts proposed law
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Facebook blocks news content in Australia as it blasts proposed law

  • The Australian federal government has said it plans to put the legislation, which effectively force Google and Facebook to strike deals with media companies or have fees set for them, to a vote in the coming weeks.
  • The move, announced in a blog post on Wednesday, represents a divergence in responses among the big tech giants under attack by news publishers, which have blamed the companies for destroying their advertising business.
Published 18 Feb, 2021 01:43am