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The industry group representing technology companies including Google and Facebook has pushed back on the ACCC’s recommendation that the government should strengthen the protections in the Privacy Act. Responding to ACCC Digital Platform Inquiry report, which made 23 recommendations, the Digital Industry Group (DIGI) has argued Australia cannot afford a

Facebook has unveiled a new tool which lets users limit Facebook’s ability to target advertising to them based on their activity outside the social media platform. The Off-Facebook Activity function will give users a summary of the apps and websites that send Facebook information about their activity which is used

The advertising ecosystem needs to work collaboratively so independent publishers and app developers can make money online, outside the walls of Google and Facebook, argues the technology chief of advertising technology company Rubicon Project. “The independent advertising community is about finding ways for independent publishers and independent application developers to

magnifying glass investigation look closer

The ACCC has revealed it has five “well advanced” investigations into Facebook and Google, following the release of its digital platforms inquiry, which was critical of the two American multinationals. Addressing the Melbourne Press Club this week, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said the consumer watchdog has “five investigations well advanced”

Facebook Calibra, Libra

A global group of regulators led by Australia and the UK are asking Facebook to explain how it will protect personal information in its new cryptocurrency venture.  Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The regulators have “concerns” about the initiative which would see Facebook potentially adding the financial data

Facebook’s new global CMO wants prospective hires to know exactly what they’re signing up for: a  challenging long-term transformation project on an enormous global scale. Antonio Lucio, the former CMO of HP and Visa, joined the Facebook 11 months ago to lead its marketing efforts as the company grapples with

AI, shark, acquisitions

Deal making landscape in the artificial intelligence (AI) tech space during 2014–2018 was dominated by global tech giants, according to GlobalData. Of the top five acquirers, four were based out of the US, with Ireland-based Accenture being the only exception in the list. The four US-based companies–Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and

The dominance of Google and Facebook must be addressed through comprehensive reform, according to Australia’s competition watchdog, which has identified systemic problems in the digital media industry. The ACCC today released its report on its inquiry into digital platforms, calling for new codes of practice, greater regulatory oversight, and reforms

Facebook has settled a long running privacy investigation with the FTC, agreeing to pay a record US$5 billion fine and upgrade its privacy measures. The Australian privacy watchdog has welcomed settlement but says it will continue its own investigation into the social media giant. The FTC settlement was just one

Facebook will receive a US$5 billion fine from American regulators for its failure to protect users’ privacy. Federal Trade Commissioners voted 3-2 in favour of the settlement with the social media behemoth, to conclude its long-running probe stemming from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to people familiar with the matter.