Google has vowed not to build new ways of tracking users across the internet as it makes plans to scrap third-party cookies on Chrome.
Facebook announced on Friday preliminary agreements with three Australian publishers, a day after the country’s parliament passed a law that would make the digital giants pay for news.
Facebook, Google and Australia have been under the spotlight over the past two weeks in a row about how much tech giants pay towards news content shared on their platforms.
Google has urged the Government to focus on digital skills and innovation to spark economic growth after the coronavirus pandemic.
Facebook, following in Google’s footsteps, says it plans to invest one billion US dollars to “support the news industry” over the next three years.
Facebook’s stand-off with Australia over the sharing of news on the social network was the result of a “fundamental misunderstanding” about the platform’s relationship with publishers, Sir Nick Clegg has said.
Facebook has said it will lift its ban on Australians sharing news after it struck a deal with the government on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.
Fortnite maker Epic Games has suffered a setback in its competition fight with Apple after a tribunal ruled a case cannot continue in the UK.
Australia’s prime minister on Friday urged Facebook to lift its blockade of Australian users and return to the negotiating table with news publishing businesses.
Facebook has been accused of using bullying tactics after its decision to ban news on its platform in Australia.
For two decades, global news outlets have complained that internet companies are getting rich at their expense, selling advertising linked to their reports without sharing revenue.
Australian plans to make digital giants pay for journalism have raised questions among proponents and critics, including whether it effectively makes Google and Facebook “pay for clicks”.
Facebook has blocked Australians from sharing news in a stunning act of retaliation against government moves to make the social media giant pay for Australian journalism.
Facebook has announced it has blocked Australians from viewing and sharing news on the platform because of proposed laws in the country to make digital giants pay for journalism.
The maker of Fortnite has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in the European Union in the latest episode of an escalating feud between the two companies.
Google has agreed to pay a fine of 1.1 million euros (£959,400) after French authorities concluded the search engine displayed “misleading” rankings for French hotels.
Seven West Media has become the largest Australian news media business to strike a deal with Google to pay for journalism.
Priti Patel has told tech giants they have a social responsibility to take down anti-vaccination content and wider misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.
Google has begun rolling out its News Showcase tool – which offers personalised news content to users – in the UK.
People’s online searches can be used as a tool to help epidemiologists spot coronavirus outbreaks early, researchers have said.
Google is making it possible for smartphone users to measure their heart and respiratory rate simply using the camera.
Microsoft has said it supports Australia’s plans to make the biggest digital platforms pay for news and would help small businesses transfer their advertising to Bing if Google quits the country.
Newspaper bosses have called for media organisations to receive a larger portion of the profits their content generates on online platforms.
More than half a million misinformation videos about coronavirus have been removed by YouTube in the past 12 months, the Google-owned platform’s boss has said.
Google has warned security researchers they are being targeted by an ongoing government-backed hacking campaign based in North Korea.
Google has said it is confident that proposals to scrap third-party cookies on Chrome are right for the web despite questions about the impact it could have on sites dependent on them for revenue.
Many more people across north and north-east Scotland are traveling to work than during the first lockdown and experts have warned not enough is being done to support workers to stay at home.
Loon, the company which created internet signal-carrying weather balloons to bring connectivity to remote parts of the world, has announced it is shutting down.
Google has threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government goes ahead with plans to make tech giants pay for news content.
The makers of popular game Fortnite have begun legal action against Apple and Google in the UK, accusing the tech giants of breaking UK competition rules.