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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.

Bunnings Warehouse

A committed and engaged workforce is essential to deliver a winning offering in a competitive retail environment, says Michael Schneider, MD of Bunnings Warehouse. Speaking yesterday at an event hosted by Facebook for its Workplace product, Schneider outlined how the home improvement retailer approaches employee engagement. Sign up for Which-50’s

Facebook’s scandal plagued 2018 and looming regulation will do little to damage it in the near term, according to Forrester analysts. Long term, however, it is a different story, with analysts tipping the company’s maniacal focus on growth will bring about its downfall. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

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Facebook will launch a cryptocurrency in 2020, signalling a move beyond the social media and advertising markets it has dominated for the last decade. But Facebook, which continues to battle privacy and security scandals, insists financial and social data will be separated. Sign up to Which-50’s Digital Marketing Newsletter Nominate

Facebook Australia will begin streaming official NRL and AFL highlights and weekly wrap up shows after signing a new deal with the sports’ governing bodies. The social media giant continues to sign content partnerships to bolster its new streaming platform, Watch, which launched in Australia last year. Sign up for

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Apple has once again exerted its control over its mobile operating system to limit data collection in the name of improved user privacy. During its WWDC event this week Apple unveiled a single sign-in function, which is pitched as a privacy-focused alternative to Google and Facebook logins. The “Sign in

All four US consumer tech giants — Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple — are facing a new antitrust probe conducted by the US Congress. The House Judiciary Committee announced on Monday it would launch a broad investigation to determine if dominant firms are engaging in anti-competitive conduct, and whether or

Between January and March this year Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts, according to social media giant’s own reporting. The company released the latest figures, vowing to be more transparent as it faces a multi-billion fine and a gathering chatter about a potential break up by American regulators. Sign up

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The ACCC is debating whether current competition laws need to be amended to deal with the deep pockets of Facebook and Google and their tendency to buy smaller companies which one day could rival their own businesses. This is a part of the consumer watchdog’s current digital platform inquiry into

It is twelve months since GDPR came into force, but you need to look back a little further to really appreciate why the world is now very different for marketers than it was a year and a day ago. And why it risks becoming toxic for advertising technology and marketing