Archive for Digital Updates – August

Google Having Secret Meetings with Select Publishers about Privacy Sandbox
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Google Having Secret Meetings with Select Publishers about Privacy Sandbox

Digiday reported that Google has been meeting with select, large publishers about its privacy sandbox. Though a Google spokesperson said they are “committed to open ... Read More
New York Chosen as Venue for Google Antitrust Cases
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New York Chosen as Venue for Google Antitrust Cases

The Judicial Panel for Multistate Litigation (JPML) ruled on the antitrust litigation pending against Google and selected New York as the forum for all cases ... Read More
ACCC Allows for Greater Collective Bargaining by News Publishers
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ACCC Allows for Greater Collective Bargaining by News Publishers

On August 5, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that it would allow Country Press Australia (CPA) and its members to collectively negotiate ... Read More
Twitter Partnering with News Publishers to Diminish Misinformation
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Twitter Partnering with News Publishers to Diminish Misinformation

On August 2, Twitter announced that it would be collaborating with The Associated Press and Reuters “to identify and elevate credible information on Twitter.” This program should ... Read More
Google Suspected in Latest Campaign Against Australian Bargaining Code
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Google Suspected in Latest Campaign Against Australian Bargaining Code

On August 26, The Australian reported that Google is suspected of using “scare tactics” to push back against the recent passage by the Australia Competition ... Read More
Google Implements New Ad Blockers
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Google Implements New Ad Blockers

Google is supposed to implement a new “heavy ad blocker” in late August, according to a Google official’s activity on a Chromium message board. Google ... Read More
News Publishers Push Back on Apple Policies
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News Publishers Push Back on Apple Policies

On August 20, Digital Content Next (DCN) sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking about better terms for revenue sharing from digital subscriptions ... Read More
DOJ Attorneys Want to Delay Big Tech Lawsuit
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DOJ Attorneys Want to Delay Big Tech Lawsuit

The Wall Street Journal reported that some Department of Justice (DOJ) staffers are concerned that the lawsuit against Google is not ready to be filed, despite Attorney ... Read More
Google Spreads Misinformation About ACCC News Media Bargaining Code
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Google Spreads Misinformation About ACCC News Media Bargaining Code

Google released an open letter to Australians claiming that the Australia Competition & Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) draft news media bargaining code threatens consumer data privacy, the accuracy ... Read More
ACCC Rules Facebook & Google Must Pay Australian Publishers
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ACCC Rules Facebook & Google Must Pay Australian Publishers

On July 31, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission's (ACCC) released its mandatory News Media Bargaining Code to correct the power imbalance between big tech and ... Read More
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