July, 2018

Crikey Worm: deported Tamil refugee arrested in Sri Lanka

, Jul 19, 2018

Good morning, early birds. A Tamil refugee separated from his family in Australia has been arrested and released in Sri Lanka. Plus, concerns after a report into Australia's tax system. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Are Facebook and Google eavesdropping on your conversations? No, it’s far creepier than that.

, Jul 09, 2018

Stories abound of people who mentioned a subject while their phone was sitting idle, then got bombarded with online ads about that subject.

Media Files: Campion drops privacy complaint

, Jun 12, 2018

Barnaby Joyce's partner Vikki Campion has reportedly dropped a privacy complaint she submitted to the Australian Press Council over photographs The Daily Telegraph took of her while pregnant.

Crikey Worm: Google and Facebook levy to get government tax cuts over the line

, May 21, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The government's tax plan looks like it might get up with the help of a tax on Google and Facebook. Plus: Anthony Albanese asks why Australia hasn't supported an inquiry to the massacre in Gaza. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

How Google became the internet’s biggest standover man

, May 15, 2018

A recent submission to the ACCC enquiry shows that Australian businesses are being played by the search engine monopoly holders.

Rundle: next stop, socialising Google and Facebook

, Apr 26, 2018

As the banking Royal Commission makes clear, the need for social ownership and public control of financial institutions is more important than ever. And it doesn't stop there.

Eddie’s erectile dysfunction ‘fake news’ … Mamamia deletes abortion article … Google’s strong result …

, Apr 24, 2018

Eddie Maguire has come out swinging against a fake online ad which claims he has created drug for erectile dysfunction with TV personality Dr Phil. And other media tidbits of the day.

Google to give money to small news outlets through ‘news initiative’

, Mar 21, 2018

Google is looking to spend US$300 million on initiatives within news media to help negate the impact that its duopoly with Facebook has had on the industry.

Facebook and Google post record revenues as government pressure falls flat

, Feb 05, 2018

The media monoliths continue their unstoppable growth, despite fines from the EU and continued cries from traditional marketing bodies.
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Legal action halts Packer bio … Fairfax’s deal with Google … the revolving door …

, Dec 13, 2017

An unauthorised biography of billionaire James Packer by Australian Financial Review journalist Aaron Patrick has been put on ice because of legal threats.