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Aussies insist Google and Facebook be "fair dinkum"
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Follow the anti-trust rules or be regulated

Australia said technology giants such as Facebook and Google will have to agree to new rules to ensure they do not abuse their market power and damage competition, or the government will impose new controls on them.

US senators get hot under the collar over Apple and Facebook encryption
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Threaten regulation

US senators pummeled Apple and Facebook executives over their encryption and threatened to regulate the technology unless the companies make encrypted user data accessible to coppers and spooks.

EU not a fan of digial currency
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Friday, 06 December 2019 10:56

EU not a fan of digial currency


Libra ban likely

Private digital currencies like Facebook’s Libra should not be allowed in the European Union until the risks they could pose are clearly addressed, EU finance ministers agreed.

AI about to hit a wall
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Thursday, 05 December 2019 10:21

AI about to hit a wall


Facebooks AI brain warns

Facebook's AI bloke Jerome Pesenti has warned that the technology is about to hit a brick wall.

US claims it has enough antitrust laws to bring down big tech
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Just does not use them


The US Justice Department antitrust chief said that existent US antitrust laws were “flexible enough” to address the harm caused by technology companies, in the face of growing criticism that such laws cannot tackle tech monopolies.

Facebook shrugs off controversy to make huge sales
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Share prices up five percent

Shares of Facebook rose nearly five percent after the social network reported its third straight rise in the pace of quarterly sales growth as well as an increase in users.

Facebook sues NSO
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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 11:44

Facebook sues NSO


WhatsApp hack

Social networking site Facebook sued Israeli cyber surveillance firm NSO Group, alleging it hacked users of its messaging platform WhatsApp earlier this year.

Facebook starts paying for news
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Friday, 25 October 2019 11:10

Facebook starts paying for news


Shares stand with News Corp

News Corp CEO Robert Thomson is expected to begin praising the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the social notworker has agreed to start paying for news.

Facebook takes down 200 Russian and Iranian fake accounts
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It is OK if western politicians lie to you, just not Iranians and Russians

The social networking site which has decided to allow US politicians to lie about each other has cracked down on Russian and Iranian propaganda outfits doing the same thing.

Encryption equals freedom
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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 11:38

Encryption equals freedom


Snowden warns of the new battleground

Security whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that the world is facing its biggest security crisis in history as governments attempt to undermine encryption.