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Facebook remote working plan extended to all staff for long term
Facebook will let all employees who can work away from the office do so after the Covid pandemic is over.
In Leak Investigation, Tech Giants Are Caught Between Courts and Customers
Apple, under fire for turning over the data of two lawmakers to the Trump Justice Dept., said it did so unknowingly, while Google fought a request for New York Times data because it related to a corporate client.
IMF Concerned About El Salvador's Bitcoin Legal Tender
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed “economic and legal” concerns over the El Salvador’s new pro-BTC legislation: “Ley Bitcoin”, which was approved by the country's national congress.
Nigerian Gov't Tells Social Networks to Register as Businesses
The Nigerian government has said that social networks should register in the African country as commercial enterprises to be able to continue operations after the Twitter controversy, Nigerian newspaper Premium Times reported on Wednesda...
G7 plan will slash UK tax revenue from US tech firms, say experts
Global changes could mean Treasury loses £230m from Google, Amazon, Facebook and eBay
Moscow Court Increases Fines on Twitter to $380,000 for Failing to Delete Banned Content
A Moscow court fined Twitter 19 million rubles ($258,950) on Thursday for its failure to remove banned content with calls to take part in illegal protests, thereby increasing fines on the company for the same offence to 27.9 million rubles.
'Historic' G7 deal to stop global corporate tax avoidance welcomed by tech giants Google and Facebook
"It's a proud moment," says Chancellor Rishi Sunak as G7 finance ministers commit to a global minimum tax of at least 15%.
Facebook refused all 202 Hong Kong gov't user data requests since onset of security law
Social media giant Facebook has refused all 202 Hong Kong government requests for user data it received in the six months after Hong Kong enacted the national security law last June.
Apple’s new iCloud VPN not available in China, but will be in Hong Kong
Apple’s new ‘private relay’ feature for iCloud, which hides users’ browsing data even from the company itself, will not be available in China but will be in Hong Kong – source
G7: Rich nations back deal to tax multinationals
The G7 group of advanced economies has reached a "historic" deal to make multinational companies pay more tax.
12 of the richest LGBTQ people in the world
David Geffen, Tim Cook, Giorgio Armani, and Ellen DeGeneres have all accumulated huge wealth.
I wrote a letter to my son about what it means to be a Black man in the UK today
My wife Deborah had chosen my son’s name, Zion, before he was born; meaning ‘the Promised Land’, it’s synonymous with destiny.
The G-7 Nations Agree To Make Big Tech Companies Pay Their Fair Share Of Taxes
The wealthy democracies agree to support a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15% to deter multinational companies from avoiding taxes by stashing profits in low-rate countries. It sounds good, but no worries. It’s not going t...
India issues ultimatum to Twitter: The platform has one last chance to comply, or face "unintended consequences"
India’s government on Saturday warned Twitter to immediately comply with the country’s new social media regulations, which critics say give the government more power to police online content, while Twitter wants to keep their monopoly on...
"Insult": Trump On Facebook Decision To Ban Him For 2 Years
Donald Trump called the Facebook suspension "an insult" to Americans who voted for him.
Facebook under new investigation by competition authority
The Competition and Market Authority is probing whether the company abuses its dominant market position.
Donald Trump suspended from Facebook for two years
Donald Trump has been suspended from Facebook and Instagram for two years.
Facebook's Marketplace in EU and UK antitrust crosshairs
Europe and Britain launched formal antitrust investigations into Facebook (FB.O) on Friday to determine if the world's largest social network was using customer data to unfairly compete with advertisers, in a new assault on its business ...
Google to accept cryptocurrency exchange, wallet advertisements in August
Google's advertising policy currently allows regulated cryptocurrency exchanges to advertise in the United States and Japan
Facebook To End Special Treatment For Politicians After Trump Ban: Report
Facebook is expected to announce its response to recommendations made by the company's oversight board when it ruled on the firm's suspension of former US President Donald Trump.
Google's New Policies Allow Crypto Wallet and Exchange Related Ads
Google has announced an update to its financial products and services policy, which includes its policy on cryptocurrency advertising.
US Suspends Tariffs On India, UK, EU nations In Digital Tax Dispute: Trade Body
"The United States is focused on finding a multilateral solution to a range of key issues related to international taxation, including our concerns with digital services taxes," US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said in a statement.
Huawei Launches Long-Awaited Operating System in Bid To Knock Google Off Top Place
The Chinese company has in the past been cut off from updating Google’s Android OS as a result of sanctions implemented by the US government last year. What’s more, Huawei is also planning to build a large ecosystem of software developer...
Russian Lawmakers Pass Bill To Make Foreign Internet Companies Go Local
Russian lawmakers on Tuesday backed a bill that would force foreign internet companies to set up local offices or face harsh penalties, including an outright ban.
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