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Google's vision of social engineering outed in company video Google appears to have visions of controlling people in the future through the information that it slurps up every day, judging by a leaked 2016…
Facebook has become too big and powerful, advocacy groups claim. A coalition of eight advocacy groups is asking the US Federal Trade Commission take steps to break up Facebook, with Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger spun…
Some firms apprehensive, others see opportunity as GDPR date approaches With just a few days to go before the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect, companies are scrambling to be compliant.
Google forks out US$11m to settle AdSense class action A class action against Google for allegedly terminating AdSense accounts and not paying out the balance at the time of suspension has been settled.
GDPR: data protection in an uncertain and insecure cyber world, says top lawyer The biggest change in laws governing data protection is due to take effect in the European Union on 25 May and a seasoned practitioner of…
Apple deposits first tranche of EU fine for alleged tax evasion Apple has paid the first instalment of a fine levied by the European Union for alleged tax evasion, depositing €1.5 billion (US$1.76 billion) into an…
Google is fighting the fine in India. After initially claiming that a fine imposed on it by the Indian anti-trust watchdog raised only "narrow concerns", Google has now changed tack and is…
Google employees quit over involvement in Pentagon drone project A dozen Google employees have quit their jobs in protest against the company's involvement in Project Maven, a US Defence Department program that uses artificial…
Cisco to pull YouTube ads over fears of unsuitable placement Networking gear manufacturer Cisco is pulling all its advertisements from Google's YouTube video site, because it feared that they would appear on unsuitable content, according…
NZ Commerce Commission seeks info on electricity sector emerging technologies New Zealand’s competition enforcement and regulatory agency, The Commerce Commission, has written an open letter outlining its intention to gather information from regulated electricity distributors…

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