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Suppression orders ‘pointless’ while tech giants go unregulated

Suppression orders ‘pointless’ while tech giants go unregulated

Facebook, Google, even Amazon should 'fess up to the fact that they're publishers and act accordingly, say experts.

Silicon Valley arrogance arrives in Australia

Silicon Valley arrogance arrives in Australia

In a talk at the Melbourne Business School this week, Hal Varian, Google's chief economist, had very few answers for the most pressing issues facing Google and its ilk.

Crikey Clarifier: what is Google doing in China?

Crikey Clarifier: what is Google doing in China?

Google is planning on relaunching a censored search engine in China, raising protest from human rights groups and its own employees.

Has reality finally caught up with the driverless car hype?

Has reality finally caught up with the driverless car hype?

Despite a colossal level of hype, a few small signs indicate driverless cars might be on our roads sooner rather than later.

Crikey Worm: deported Tamil refugee arrested in Sri Lanka

Crikey Worm: deported Tamil refugee arrested in Sri Lanka

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.

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

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

Media Files: Campion drops privacy complaint

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

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

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

How Google became the internet’s biggest standover man

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

Rundle: next stop, socialising Google and Facebook

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.