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The architect of Australian media reforms being watched around the world claimed victory on Wednesday, even as critics said concessions to the laws forcing Big Tech to pay for news content have given Facebook and Google a get-out clause.
Applications have just opened for a new round of a Google-funded scheme to help media organisations in the African region improve their revenues – as tech giants fight it out with Australia about funding news.
Facebook faced an angry backlash on Thursday after blocking news feeds in Australia in a surprise escalation of a dispute with the government which could be a test for the future of online publishing worldwide.
The French consumer safety and competitive market regulator on Monday said it had imposed a fine of 1.3 million dollars (1.1-million-euro) on two of Google’s affiliate offices for the deceptive classification of hotels.
An Australian regulator is considering letting internet users choose what personal data companies like Google share with advertisers, as part of the country’s attempts to shatter the dominance of tech titans.
Google on Friday threatened to pull its search engine from Australia over a proposed media code that would require the tech firm to pay for news content.
Google and a French publishers’ lobby said on Thursday they had agreed a copyright framework under which the U.S. tech giant will pay news publishers for content online, in a first for Europe.
Small drones will be allowed to fly over people and at night in the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday, a significant step toward their use for widespread commercial deliveries.
A quintet of smaller search engines from around the world are banding together to request that European Union regulators address Google’s dominance in the online search market, and take a closer look at its controversial auction process.
Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has been restored in India after being unreachable for many users there since July 1st, Android Police reported. Reports about what was causing the outage have varied. Some users reported the Indian government appeared to be behind the block, and others said they were getting what appeared to be DNS lookup errors, according to Android Police.
Indications have emerged that Nigeria is tilting towards this digital way of asset and money exchange as evident in the Google summation that Nigeria leads other African countries in the Google search engine on bitcoin in 2019
Google, a Search Engine company, on Thursday, commended the efforts of Federal Government through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on effective regulations to promote e-governance in the country.
Google clashed with France in a top EU court on Tuesday arguing it feared for freedom of speech if forced to apply Europe’s “right to be forgotten” principle worldwide.
Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter over the company’s reported work on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China, The New York Times said Thursday.
European Union regulators today slapped Google with a massive $5 billion penalty for abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system.
The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman, former Sarkin Fadan Kauru, as the new Emir of Kauru.
Soldiers of the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council area of Abia State, have reportedly destroyed an illegal oil refinery located in Odogba community in Rivers State.
The President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi who spoke to newsmen on telephone said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting on Friday.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has criticised the killing of eight miners in an attack at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area.
All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, says wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, is a voice of conscience calling politicians to be their better selves.
“It was with great sadness that a short time ago I received word from Buckingham Palace that His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh has passed away at the age of 99,” Boris Johnson said in a statement.
Commissioner for Education in Akwa Ibom State, Idongesit Etiebet, said the state government spends N1.5 billion yearly on external examinations in public secondary schools in the state.
The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday the world economy could recover faster than expected in 2021, revising its January projection up by 0.5 per cent points to 6 per cent.
In well-coordinated airstrikes and artillery fires, the Nigerian military eliminated top leaders of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and scores of their fighters in Borno State.