‘Wolf in watchdog’s clothing’: India’s new digital media laws spark fears for freedoms | India

Not long before he was elected as India’s prime minister in 2014, Narendra Modi spoke of his dreams of a “digital India”, where “access to information knows no barriers”. But this week, unprecedented barriers on every form of digital content, from online news to social media and films and television Continue Reading

Google faces $400m fine over Fitbit takeover if it doesn’t wait for competition watchdog’s approval | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Google faces a fine of up to $400m if it takes over Fitbit before the Australian competition regulator completes an investigation into the transaction. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Tuesday rejected an offer from Google to enter into a court-enforceable undertaking limiting the way it would use Continue Reading

Facebook’s Giphy deal draws UK competition watchdog’s attention – Software- Tempemail

Facebook’s acquisition of popular GIF website Giphy is being scrutinised by the United Kingdom’s competition watchdog for possibly reducing competition. The parent of messaging app WhatsApp bought Giphy, a popular website for making and sharing animated images, or GIFs, in May to integrate it with its rapidly growing photo-sharing app, Continue Reading

International watchdog’s study finds 5G is safe

What just happened? An international standards body has found there is no evidence that 5G mobile networks pose any threat to human health. The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has spent seven years examining the scientific evidence and has updated its guidelines to improve protection for 5G technologies Continue Reading

Ad watchdogs simplify influencer guidance, but are current rules ‘impractical’?- Tempemail

Following feedback from influencers and ad agencies, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have issued an abridged version of their guide to ad labelling and disclosure on social media platforms. The overhauled advice portal doesn’t contain any material updates to the current rules. Instead, Continue Reading