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US joins in antitrust scrutiny of Big Tech companies

US joins in antitrust scrutiny of Big Tech companies

(ATF) The US could be on the verge of joining the global anti-Big Tech push, as a top legislator was reported on Sunday to be preparing at least 10 bills targeting alleged anti-competitive behaviour.The US House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee’s anti-trust panel, released a 449-page report in October 2020 detailing …

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LinkedIn China bars new users 

LinkedIn China bars new users 

(ATF) In a statement issued on March 9, LinkedIn, the workplace social platform which belongs to Microsoft, temporarily blocked user registration in China.In a short statement, the LinkedIn said: “While we remain focused on our goal of creating economic opportunity for our members in China, we're temporarily pausing new member …

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Microsoft hack victims shore up cyber defences

Microsoft hack victims shore up cyber defences

(ATF) Companies hit by the hack on Microsoft systems over the weekend have been scrambling to shore up their cyber defences as it emerged that the European Union’s highest banking authority had been among targets.The White House also weighed on the incident, which was discovered in early January and has …

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Google, Facebook negotiating deals to compensate Aussie media

Google, Facebook negotiating deals to compensate Aussie media

(ATF) Google and Facebook are "very close" to multi-million-dollar deals with major Australian media outlets to pay for news, the country's Treasurer has said.The tech giants – under pressure both at home and abroad to share some of the billions in advertising revenue they have grabbed from news outlets around …

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Microsoft backs pay-for-news plan with challenge to Google

Microsoft backs pay-for-news plan with challenge to Google

(ATF) Software giant Microsoft said on February 3 that it would back Australia's controversial plan to make internet companies pay to re-publish local media, in a slap in the face to Google and Facebook, which have vehemently opposed the proposal.Brad Smith, Microsoft's president, issued a statement saying that there was …

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Call for social media oversight in India after Facebook exec quits

Call for social media oversight in India as Facebook exec quits

(ATF) The resignation on Tuesday of Facebook's top lobbyist in India, Ankhi Das, after a global outcry about inaction over hate speech, has led to renewed demands for social media platforms in India to adhere to a code of conduct – as in Europe.The push for an Indian code on …

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