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YouTube shows smaller video artists the door

YouTube will drastically cut down on the number of its partners who can make money from the platform, making it possible only for those who have 1000 subscribers and at least 4000 hours of viewing to earn anything from ads.

Google avoided paying US$3.7b in taxes in 2016: report

Google has managed to squirrel away €15.9 billion (US$19.2 billion) in a Bermuda shell company in 2016, helping the search behemoth to avoid paying at least US$3.7 billion in taxes, according to regulatory filings in the Netherlands.

Digital Sourcing in ACCC's sights over suspected consumer law breach

The competition watchdog, the ACCC, has warned that overseas based online retailer Digital Sourcing ApS (Digital Sourcing) is suspected of breaching Australian Consumer Law by misleading consumers and asserting a right to payment for unsolicited goods.

Optus, ACCAN give thumbs up to proposed USO

The impending introduction of a new Universal Service Obligation, aimed at improving regional telecoms delivery in Australia, has been welcomed by telco Optus and the peak body representing consumer interests in telecommunications, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.

France warns WhatsApp of fines over data-sharing with Facebook

France's privacy watchdog has indicated that it may levy fines on messaging app WhatsApp if the lcompany does not follow an order to stop sharing user data with its parent company Facebook.

NZ’s Stuff Fibre cops warning over Internet speed claims

New Zealand broadband provider Stuff Fibre has been hit with a warning by the country’s competition regulator, The Commerce Commission, for making unsubstantiated claims that it is “Probably NZ’s Fastest Internet”.

Net neutrality not ‘serious issue’ for Australia: analyst

Australia and most countries don’t have to fear Internet quality problems in the same way as would be possible in the US, according to a telecoms analyst who made the comments following the US decision to end net neutrality rules which regulate access to the Internet.

US brings an end to net neutrality regulations

The Federal Communications Commission in the United States has ended net neutrality rules which regulate access to the Internet and which required Internet Service Providers to treat all Web traffic equally.

ACCC snares Catchdeal, Techrific, BecexTech over dodgy mobile, tablet advertising

Online electronics retailers BecexTech, Techrific and CatchDeal have provided court-enforceable undertakings to the competition watchdog, the ACCC, after admitting they advertised electronic goods such as mobile phones and tablet computers as 'new', when they were in fact refurbished.

Facebook changes policy, to book local ad revenue locally

Facebook has changed its approach to booking its ad revenue, announcing that it will move to a local selling structure in countries where it has an office to support local advertising sales.

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