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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Are Facebook and Google reaching the limits of their power?

Facebook is caught between the dollars of its advertisers today and its eagerness to avoid regulation tomorrow.

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Google pays publishers, including Crikey, for using news. Will audiences follow?

Google will pay some publishers for their content for a new news product.

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Time to ban facial recognition in Australia before it wrecks more lives

US states, cities, police forces and tech companies are turning their backs on facial recognition technology. Why is Australia continuing to embrace it?

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Tips and Murmurs: MP aims for the stars … Greens watch … Frydenberg’s alternative histories

History 101 for Josh Frydenberg, and practical help for BLM. Plus more tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.

Vice Australia axes local jobs in latest media cutbacks

At its height, Vice Australia employed about 50 staff. Today its news operations are one writer and one editor.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg with Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp. (Image: AP/Mark Lennihan)

How ad tech turns the web into a giant, money-churning Ponzi scheme

The opaque ad tech system – dominated by Google and Facebook – absorbs half the money spent on online advertising.

George Defteros in 2005 (Image: AAP/Joe Mann)

From gangland to Google: tech platform banged up by landmark defamation case

A Victorian judge has handed down a decision that extends the reach of defamation law way further into the search engine’s bowels than had previously been thought possible.

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

Treasurer recycles News Corp’s Google attack. Will it help him? Just ask Malcolm

News Corp falsely claims tech giants like Google steal content from it. And now Josh Frydenberg has endorsed its lies.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg with Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp. (Image: AP/Mark Lennihan)

Hang on a snippet. News media calls win over tech giants too soon

Australian news publishers are excited about a mandatory code of conduct for Google and Facebook, but they should prepare for a fight.