Amazon joins Apple, Google in blocking Parler social app
Amazon has become the latest tech giant to clamp down on microblogging and social network service Parler, notifying it of plans to suspend its web hosting service on Sunday.
Google employees form new labor union in United States
In a rare move among Silicon Valley giants, over 200 employees at Google and its parent company Alphabet have formed a labor union. Their move coincides with growing scrutiny of influential high-tech operators worldwide.
10 US states sue Google for anti-competitive ad practices
The lawsuit accuses Google of violating anti-trust law with its ad revenue practices. The company and other major tech firms have been in hot water this year over antitrust and anti-competitiveness charges.
COVID 19: NMA calls for clinical studies of vaccine before its administered on Nigerians and more
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French privacy watchdog fines Google & Amazon over cookies
France's privacy regulator Cnil has fined Google €100 million and Amazon €35 million over how they use tracking devices, known as cookies, on their French websites. In a statement, Cnil said the technology giants had downloaded cookies without seeking users' consent, or providing clear enough notice. Meanwhile in the United States, the Federal Trade Commission, along with 48 Attorneys General, has launched legal action against Facebook over its dominance in social media. The FTC is seeking a court order to force the company to sell off WhatsApp and Instagram.
Australia unveils laws to make Google, Facebook pay for news
The "world-first" draft laws will create a level-playing field in the country's online advertising market, the government says. In response, Facebook said the legislation "misunderstands the dynamics of the internet."
Queen Elizabeth to get COVID-19 vaccine in weeks – Reports, Italy's death toll passes 60,000 and more
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Africa to lose 30 million jobs by end of 2020 - AfDB president, Low voter turn out in Lagos Bye-Elections and more
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