Calls for more race-based data fail to consider the many risks associated with collecting it.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to calls for the collection of race-based data. But the risks of algorithmic discrimination must be addressed.
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Facebook and Google's publicity campaigns against Australia's new media regulations show they're worried other countries will follow suit.
Facebook is worried publishers may charge as much as they want for their content. But we believe parameters can be set based on the value Australians put on public interest journalism.
The code seems to oversimplify how news content on big digital platforms should be assigned commercial value.
Over the past decade, news media companies have been at the mercy of big tech platforms' algorithms in delivering them readers. But with no guarantee of sustained revenue, media firms are looking elsewhere.
‘Suck it and see’ or face a digital tax, former ACCC boss Allan Fels warns Google and Facebook.
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Tech giants don't like Australia's plan to force Google and Facebook to pay for news, to fund public interest journalism. But the government may well respond with a digital tax, says Allan Fels.
Fortnite developer Epic Games deployed its own in-app payment system to circumvent a 30% transaction fee taken by Apple and Google. Fortnite got the boot, and multiple lawsuits ensued.
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The letter is part of a campaign running across Google's platforms, designed to gaslight Australian users. Don't fall for it.
Words alone won’t make corporate America more diverse.
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Recent anti-racism protests have spurred dozens of companies to vow to diversify their workforces, yet big tech's efforts to do so since 2014 show promises aren't enough to overcome the real problem.
Traditional media was left out in the cold years ago due to the advent of technology, meaning today’s news media crisis has been a long time in the making.
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The news media crisis is constant but there are a few practical solutions available to help the news business get out of the hole.
If the ACCC takes one of the tech giants to court for breach of the code, the penalty could be more than $10 million.
Lockdowns also affect socioeconomic groups differently, and should be combined with income support to protect mental health.
House lawmakers grilled these four CEOs on July 29.
As the government considers antitrust action against big US technology companies, a global business scholar identifies four myths that need busting first.
Are you ready to start sharing your personal information with an app developed by Google and Apple?
In response to the Covid-19 epidemic, more than 50 countries have developed tracing applications to help alert citizens and authorities when outbreaks occur. But the process is anything but simple.
A balloon of Google’s “Project Loon” to supply remote areas with Internet connections.
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Kenya's new internet balloons could help to get more Kenyans online and drive new industry.
‘You have an alert.’
The reason the UK contact-tracing apps failed? It fell foul of privacy rules decided in California.
The watchdog has voiced concerns over the proposed US$2.1 billion merger, from which both users and Australian health services could lose out.
Maintaining social distancing is a challenge as workplaces reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Smartphone apps and wearable devices can tell when workers have been within six feet of each other, promising to help curb the coronavirus. But they're not all the same when it comes to privacy.
By tracing the location of millions of devices, Google has mapped the pandemic response at a scale never seen before.