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Australia considers more regulation of Google and Facebook

Jul. 26, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government released a report Friday recommending tighter oversight over multinational digital platforms including Google and Facebook, to ensure fairness for other media businesses and give people more control over how their data is used. The Australian Competition...

Is 'Big Tech' too big? A look at growing antitrust scrutiny

Jul. 24, 2019 3:16 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup? The U.S. Justice Department has announced a major antitrust investigation into unnamed tech giants, while the House Judiciary Committee has begun an unprecedented antitrust probe into Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple over their aggressive...

Real estate agents use digital strategy to get buyers

Jul. 17, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the internet replaced newspapers as a primary way to advertise homes and other property for sale, real estate brokers learned they had to be increasingly strategic about marketing online. That has meant adapting evolving digital marketing trends to attract people looking to buy or sell...

France moves to make companies block hate speech online

Jul. 4, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers have approved a measure that is intended to force search engines and social networks to take hate speech off the internet. The measure adopted Thursday by the lower house of the French parliament would require social networks to remove hate speech within 24 hours of a...

Tech giants face questions on hate speech going into debates

Jun. 26, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced questioning by a House panel Wednesday on their efforts to stanch terrorist content and viral misinformation on their social media platforms. The scrutiny comes as the tech giants step up safety measures to prevent disinformation online...

Tech makes it easier to search wilderness for missing people

Jun. 24, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Yesenia D'Alessandro loaded a GPS tracking app on her cellphone and trudged into a remote Hawaii forest, joining more than 100 other volunteers looking for a missing hiker. She climbed through muddy ravines, crossed streams and faced steep drop-offs in the thick tangle of trees and ferns...