From the archives: Fake it till you make it: meet the wolves of Instagram – podcast | News- Tempemail

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2018: Their hero is Jordan Belfort, their social media feeds display super-rich lifestyles. But what are these self-styled traders really selling? By Symeon Brown Continue Reading

UK watchdog to investigate Facebook takeover of Giphy | Technology- Tempemail

The UK’s competition regulator is launching an in-depth investigation of Facebook’s $400m (£290m) acquisition of the gif creation website Giphy over fears that it could lead to a squeeze on the supply of gifs to other social networks such as Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Continue Reading

Is big tech now just too big to stomach? | Business

The coronavirus pandemic has wrought economic disruption on a global scale, but one sector has marched on throughout the chaos: big tech. Further evidence of the industry’s relentless progress has come in recent weeks with the news that Apple and Amazon both raked in sales of $100bn (£72bn) over the Continue Reading

Mexican regulators ban showing president’s full conferences Mexico City Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador President Mexican- Tempemail

Mexico’s election regulatory agency announced Tuesday it will ban media outlets from transmitting at full length President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s daily morning news conferences. The temporary ban is aimed at ensuring equity in the country’s June congressional and state elections, after opposition parties complained that López Obrador uses the Continue Reading

Bitcoin: be prepared to lose all your money, FCA warns consumers | Business

Consumers should be prepared to “lose all their money” if they invest in products that promise high returns from cryptoassets such as bitcoin, the City watchdog has warned. The Financial Conduct Authority urged consumers to understand what they were investing in and the financial risks involved, given they were unlikely Continue Reading

Tech giants may face billions of pounds in fines from new UK watchdog | Business- Tempemail

The UK’s new tech regulator should have the power to fine Google, Facebook and other tech giants billions of pounds if they fail to stick to a new code of conduct, according to the competition regulator. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which will host the new dedicated Digital Markets Continue Reading

Instagram to crack down on ‘hidden advertising’ in UK | Technology

Facebook-owned Instagram is to crackdown on social media influencers and celebrities who make posts without telling followers when they have been paid to do so, following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority. The CMA said it has been investigating the issue of “hidden advertising” by social media influencers Continue Reading

EU regulators to probe Alexa, Siri and other voice assistants – Software- Tempemail

EU competition regulators are seeking information from 400 companies to establish if there are problems in the market for voice assistants such as Alexa and Siri and other internet-connected devices that could lead to antitrust cases. The European Commission has opened similar inquiries in the past into sectors such as Continue Reading

EU regulators seek feedback on Google’s Fitbit data pledge – Hardware- Tempemail

EU antitrust enforcers are asking interested parties whether Google’s pledge not to use fitness tracker maker Fitbit’s health data for its advertising, and to separate the dataset from its own, might ease concerns over their tie up. Alphabet’s Google made the pledge to the European Commission late on Monday to Continue Reading

EU regulators probe Google’s proposed Fitbit acquisition – Hardware- Tempemail

EU regulators are checking whether Google’s purchase of Fitbit might allow it to drive rival makers of wearable devices, app developers and other online service providers out of the market, and boost its dominance in online advertising and search. Healthcare providers are also being asked whether they would see Google Continue Reading