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Google, Amazon and several large adtechs are helping fund the spread of disinformation about COVID-19 by placing unknowing brands’ advertisements on websites with false claims about the pandemic, according to a new report. The Global Disinformation Index, a UK government-backed group seeking to combat the spread of disinformation online, published

Global and local tech giants are offering their services for free via an online portal that has launched to assist Australian companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) unveiled the online resource centre yesterday to help businesses and workplaces move towards remote working arrangements as the

The scale and nature of acquisitions carried out by digital platform companies like Google and Facebook are posing new challenges to regulators, Australia’s competition tsar has warned. Speaking at a gala event in Melbourne last night for a global merger workshop, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims

Australia’s digital advertising ecosystem and internet platforms will continue to face regulatory scrutiny well into the new decade, with two new ACCC probes announced this month.  Following the conclusion of the ACCC’s 18 month-long investigation into Google and Facebook, this week Treasurer Josh Frydenberg directed the competition watchdog to conduct

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Youtube made US$15 billion from selling ads last year, according to Alphabet’s latest financial results, which broke out revenue for the video platform and its cloud business for the first time.  Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine – Six great digital experience case studies Google acquired Youtube for US$1.65 billion in

The current ecosystem of programmatic advertising is unsustainable, according to the APAC MD of multinational adtech Index Exchange, who has welcomed Google’s decision earlier this month to phase out third party cookies. Adele Wieser, Index Exchange’s regional managing director APAC says privacy was the catalyst for Google’s decision to effectively

Google has decided to phase out third party cookies, the small pieces of code which help to track users as they move across the internet, over the next two years. In the latest Which-50 Minicast, adtech veteran and director at Rex White Consulting Tim Whitfield breaks down the decision and

Last week Google confirmed it will phase out support for third party cookies, saying the tracking tool was no longer compatible with a private internet. The decision effectively means the eventual end of third party cookies and has repercussions for most of the online advertising industry. Google’s Chrome browser dominates

Chrome, far and away the world’s most used browser, is planning to phase out third party cookies within two years, the company announced today. Google admitted its browser’s use of third party cookies, which covertly track users across the web, is now out of step with consumers’ expectations of privacy,

The Australian government will review Australia’s Privacy Act, give more power to the ACCC to police digital platforms and order an inquiry into the supply of ad tech services and online advertising by agencies. Following a 12-week consultation period, the federal government today issued its response to the ACCC’s digital