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Tech giants targeted on tax

Treasurer Scott Morrison revealed new regulations in the federal budget on Tuesday to crack down on multinational digital and tech companies known to pay minimal…

Data misuse a concern for 80pc of Australians

Weeks after Facebook’s data harvesting scandal, data is still on the minds of media professionals and the general public alike. With awareness of the issue…

Facebook CEO admits need for external regulation

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg faced US Congress this week in the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, admitting that self-regulation is no longer working….

Privacy Commission launches Facebook inquiry

Australia’s Information and Privacy Commission will formally investigate how social media site Facebook allowed the information of more than 311,000 Australians to be shared with…

Big price to pay for poor crisis management: Botsman

Fear, suspicion and disenchantment are deadly viruses that spread fast when companies fail to respond quickly and take ownership of mistakes, as has happened with…

Protect your data: How to update your privacy settings

Everyday, consumers are unwittingly uploading data about themselves on to digital platforms. The Australian’s CHRIS GRIFFITH outlines how you can protect yourself from data harvesting. It’s…

Facebook’s data harvesting highlights trust pitfalls

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has taken responsibility for allowing research firm Cambridge Analytica to access the data of millions of users, with the upcoming Australian…

Facebook, Google inquiry ‘a priority’ for ACCC

Facebook and Google’s role in the Australian media ecosystem will come under strong scrutiny, as Australian Consumer and Competition Commission chairman Rod Sims names the…

Unilever CMO challenges Google, Facebook on trust

The “swamp” of Google and Facebook is facing increased transparency pressure as the chief marketing and communications officer of Unilever – the owner of more…

Facebook now to prioritise ‘trusted’ sources

Facebook has said it will prioritise news from “trusted” and local news sources in user news feeds following significant publisher backlash over the social media…

Support grows for content carriage fees

Rupert Murdoch has called for digital giants Facebook and Google to pay carriage fees to news publishers to compensate for benefiting from their content

Massive publisher impacts from Facebook changes

One year after Facebook began its commitment to publishers through its journalism program, the social network has sprung a new algorithm on publishers which is set to undoubtedly impact their ability to reach audiences.