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The politics of technology

The latest mutiny at Google illustrates what a political game technology has become and it’s only going to get more so.

Facebook faces hyper-targeted advertising lawsuit

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has lodged a lawsuit against Facebook, challenging the hyper-targeted big data model which has made OTTs billions over the years.

Europe cools internet monopoly rhetoric

Almost every politician around the world is currently using Silicon Valley as a metaphoric punching bag, but the European Commission will not be drawn into the monopolies debate.

Social media censorship continues to escalate

In recent days another round of restrictions has been imposed across YouTube and Facebook, with social media companies increasingly being used as proxies in a culture war.

User backlash after Tencent’s Reddit interest

Chinese internet giant Tencent is reportedly leading the pack for Reddit’s Series D round, with the social media giant aiming to raise between $150 and $300 million, but not everyone is happy.

France fines Google for being vague

The French regulator has swung the GDPR stick for the first time and landed it firmly on Google’s rump, costing the firm €50 million for transparency and consent violations.

Polls

Should privacy be treated as a right to protect stringently, or a commodity for users to trade for benefits?

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