UK regulator to investigate Apple over ‘unfair’ App Store terms | Apps

Britain’s competition regulator has opened an investigation into Apple over claims the company is using its control over the App Store to impose “unfair and anti-competitive” terms on app developers. The Competition and Markets Authority announced the investigation on Thursday morning. It says it decided to investigate based on its Continue Reading

Facebook and Twitter say Australia wants to give regulator too much power in bid to combat online bullying | Australian politics- Tempemail

Facebook and Twitter have raised concern controversial new legislation aimed at curbing bullying and governing online activity will give Australia’s eSafety commissioner too much power over speech online with little oversight. The online safety bill, introduced into parliament last week, is aimed at giving a broad range of powers to Continue Reading

UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing | WhatsApp

The UK’s data regulator is writing to WhatsApp to demand that the chat app does not hand user data to Facebook, as millions worldwide continue to sign up for alternatives such as Signal and Telegram to avoid forthcoming changes to its terms of service. Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, told Continue Reading

Australia’s competition regulator flags legal cases against tech companies over ads | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Competition regulator Rod Sims has foreshadowed possible further legal cases against tech groups as a result of inquiries into mobile phone app stores and how ads are sold online. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which Sims chairs, has been investigating so-called “ad tech”, where search engine Google is a Continue Reading

Digital Markets Unit: what powers will new UK tech regulator have? | Technology

The government has unveiled its first tentative steps towards the regulation of digital monopolies, following an investigation by the competition watchdog into the digital advertising industry. A new body, the Digital Markets Unit, will be established to lead the effort. But what it will do, what powers it will have, Continue Reading

Liberal MP Craig Kelly’s hydroxychloroquine claims should be removed from social media, regulator says | Social media- Tempemail

Social media content harmful to public health, including misleading claims about hydroxychloroquine made by the Liberal MP Craig Kelly, should be taken down under new proposed codes of conduct, the media regulator has said. The Australian Communications Media Authority chief executive, Creina Chapman, made the comments to the inquiry into Continue Reading

SA Regulator Flags Crowd1 as Suspected Pyramid Scheme | Tempemail

South African financial regulators have been taking a renewed critical look at Crowd1 – a  nebulous, highly controversial and popular Spanish (or Russian) company that claims to be a networking marketing firm, among other things. Crowd1 has already been banned in Namibia and the Philippines, and other countries, under suspicions Continue Reading

Irish Regulator questions Apple over Siri audio recordings- Tempemail

Read Article Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), Apple’s main regulator in the European Union, on Thursday said it was in contact with the company after a whistleblower called for action over a programme that listens to users’ recordings. The regulator acted after Thomas Le Bonniec, a former Apple contractor, wrote to European data Continue Reading

Regulator asks for Credit Suisse directors’ mobile data – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Swiss regulators have requested electronic messaging data from the mobile phones of several Credit Suisse managers and supervisory board directors as part of a probe into spying at the bank, three people familiar with the matter said. Switzerland’s markets watchdog FINMA is examining the culture and governance at one of Continue Reading

Facebook, three Indonesian firms in early talks for mobile payment approval – regulator – Finance – Software – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Three Indonesian digital fintech firms are working with Facebook Inc to apply for regulatory approval to launch mobile payments in the country, an official at the financial regulator said. The plan, if approved, could be among the first such service under the social media firm’s unified payment service Facebook Pay Continue Reading