Facebook restricts publishers and users in Australia from sharing news content

Facebook Inc will restrict publishers and users in Australia from sharing or viewing news content in response to a proposed law that would require it and Alphabet Inc’s to pay publishers for content, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday. The law “fundamentally misunderstands” the relationship between tech platforms and publishers, Facebook said,… Read More Facebook restricts publishers and users in Australia from sharing news content

News Corp signs global news deal with Google

News Corp struck a global news deal with Alphabet Inc’s Google, the Rupert Murdoch-controlled media company said on Wednesday, in one of the most extensive deals of its kind with big tech. The companies will develop a subscription platform, share advertising revenue through Google’s ad technology services, build out audio journalism and develop video journalism… Read More News Corp signs global news deal with Google

U.S. charges three North Koreans over $1.3billion hacking spree

The United States has charged three North Korean computer programmers with a massive hacking spree aimed at stealing more than $1.3 billion in money and cryptocurrency, affecting companies from banks to Hollywood movie studios, the Department of Justice said on Wednesday. The indictment alleges that Jon Chang Hyok, 31, Kim Il, 27, and Park Jin… Read More U.S. charges three North Koreans over $1.3billion hacking spree

Bitcoin hits all-time record exchange rate above $50,000

Bitcoin charged to a record high on Wednesday, a day after the cryptocurrency vaulted the $50,000 hurdle, even as analysts warned about the sustainability of such prices amid elevated volatility. The world’s biggest digital currency, which has a market capitalisation of over $900 billion, hit a record $51,721 price, fuelled by signs that it is… Read More Bitcoin hits all-time record exchange rate above $50,000

New York attorney general files lawsuit against Amazon over worker safety issues around coronavirus pandemic

New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday over its handling of worker safety issues around the COVID-19 pandemic at two warehouses, just days after the retailer filed its own lawsuit seeking to block her case. In a complaint filed in a New York state court in Manhattan, James said Amazon’s drive… Read More New York attorney general files lawsuit against Amazon over worker safety issues around coronavirus pandemic

Epic Games escalates fight against Apple with EU antitrust complaint

Fortnite creator Epic Games has taken its fight against Apple to European Union antitrust regulators, escalating its dispute with the iPhone maker over its App Store payment system and control over app downloads. The two companies have been locked in a legal dispute since August, when the game maker tried to avoid Apple’s 30% fee… Read More Epic Games escalates fight against Apple with EU antitrust complaint

France’s National Assembly approves law to tackle extremist religious practices

France’s National Assembly on Tuesday approved legislation designed mainly to counter a rise in Islamism in towns and cities which the government says threatens national unity. The legislation did not single out any particular religion, but it cracked down on practices such as forced marriage and virginity tests. It included tough measures against online apologists… Read More France’s National Assembly approves law to tackle extremist religious practices