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Trump administration concerned about Australia's tech giant crackdown

Trump administration concerned about Australia's tech giant crackdown

The Trump administration has weighed in on a world-first piece of legislation that would require Facebook and Google to pay for news in Australia.

  • by Zoe Samios and Anthony Galloway

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Tech sector backs Facebook fightback against shakedown
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Tech sector backs Facebook fightback against shakedown

Figures in the Australian tech sector are worried new regulations on Facebook and Google will set a dangerous precedent.  

  • by Cara Waters
Do Facebook and Google protest too much?
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Social media

Do Facebook and Google protest too much?

Can Facebook carry out its threat to exclude news content from its Australian platforms? Possibly, but not without great effort and cost.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
'We don't respond to coercion': Frydenberg rejects Facebook news boycott threat
Media & marketing

'We don't respond to coercion': Frydenberg rejects Facebook news boycott threat

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Communications Minister Paul Fletcher have said the government will not bow down to threats from the tech giants.

  • by Zoe Samios and David Crowe
Media companies push for clarity on tech giant payments
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Media companies push for clarity on tech giant payments

Australian media companies have suggested tweaks to a new code being created by the ACCC that will make Google and Facebook pay for their content.

  • by Zoe Samios and Fergus Hunter
Google moves to block movie piracy loophole
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Media & marketing

Google moves to block movie piracy loophole

Google will hide hundreds more piracy websites from its search results under a new agreement with Creative Content Australia.

  • by Zoe Samios
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Fortnite creator on a crusade against Apple and Google
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Fortnite creator on a crusade against Apple and Google

The self-described computer nerd and a college dropout behind Fortnite is not backing down in his fight with tech giants.

  • by Erin Griffith
Gloves off: Google turns to its users in fight against Australian regulations
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Gloves off: Google turns to its users in fight against Australian regulations

Google has co-opted users and YouTube influencers in a campaign against new media rules. But its stance hasn't gone down well in Canberra.

  • by Zoe Samios and Fergus Hunter
Google boss says regulatory concerns 'not only about the money'
Media & marketing

Google boss says regulatory concerns 'not only about the money'

Google Australia managing director Mel Silva has doubled down on this week's public fight against regulation.

  • by Zoe Samios
Big Tech’s domination of business reaches new heights in the pandemic
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Apple

Big Tech’s domination of business reaches new heights in the pandemic

Tech titans flew high before COVID-19, making billions of dollars a year. But society's upheaval from COVID-19 has put them in a position to dominate business in a way unseen since the days of railroads.

  • by Peter Eavis and Steve Lohr
Google's Pixel 4a is all the smartphone you need, for $600
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Google's Pixel 4a is all the smartphone you need, for $600

Google's latest cut-price Pixel changes the game for budget handsets again, with a spectacular camera and a new modern look.

  • by Tim Biggs