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

Turn off the microwave to boost wifi, says UK’s media regulator – Networking – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

People should avoid using the microwave at the same time as they are making video calls, watching HD videos or doing something important online because the ovens can slow wifi signals, Britain’s media regulator Ofcom said on Wednesday. The tip was included in advice on improving broadband performance during the Continue Reading

Apple fined record €1.1bn by French competition regulator | Technology

Apple has been fined a record €1.1bn (£990m) by antitrust regulators in France for engaging in anti-competitive agreements with two wholesalers. The penalty imposed on the US tech giant is the largest ever handed out to a company by the Autorité de la Concurrence. Commenting on the move, Isabelle de Continue Reading

French antitrust regulator fines Apple €1.1bn – Finance – Hardware- Tempemail

France’s competition watchdog on Monday fined iPhone maker Apple 1.1 billion euros (A$2.01 billion), saying it was guilty of anti-competitive behaviour towards its distribution and retail network. The fine, the biggest ever levied by the French antitrust body, comes at a time of heightened scrutiny on US tech giants by Continue Reading