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US tech firms meet intelligence services on election security

Social media companies face pressure to beef up security following Russian efforts to influence 2016 campaign.

US tech firms meet intelligence services on election security

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Google is fined $170m for collecting data on kids

Settlement resolves allegations that YouTube violated a federal online privacy law by tracking children under 13.

Google is fined $170m for collecting data on kids

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Apple apologises, and makes changes to Siri's privacy policy

In a statement, the tech giant announced new plans aimed at improving its digital-assistant services.

Apple apologises, and makes changes to Siri's privacy policy

Google

Google staff warns against working with US border agencies

A letter signed by almost 400 people urges Google not to be involved in 'human rights abuses'.

Google staff warns against working with US border agencies

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Watching children: YouTube videos with minors get more clicks

Child advocates want YouTube to help prevent predators from getting to clips that may allow them to sexualise minors.

Watching children: YouTube videos with minors get more clicks

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Big tech too powerful? US Justice Department opens investigation

The department wants to find out if tech firms are hurting consumers by harming competition in the online marketplace.

Big tech too powerful? US Justice Department opens investigation

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Trump calls for inquiry into Google's work with China

Google reiterated its denial that it works with China's military, or that it has been infiltrated by its intelligence.

Trump calls for inquiry into Google's work with China

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US senators: Social media giants let algorithms 'run wild'

Lawmakers on tech subcommittee call for stronger rules on privacy and use of personal data for recommended content.

US senators: Social media giants let algorithms 'run wild'

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How much is your data worth? New bill would make Google tell you

Legislation would force Facebook, Amazon and other technology giants to reveal the value of the user data they collect.

How much is your data worth? New bill would make Google tell you

AJ Impact

YouTube could remove children's content from its platform

The Google-owned video service has come under fire for not better protecting its younger users.

YouTube could remove children's content from its platform

AJ IMPACT

Google 'suspends some business with Huawei' after US blacklist

Reported move could hit Huawei's phone business outside China as it will immediately lose access to Android updates.

Google 'suspends some business with Huawei' after US blacklist

Cuba

Google signs deal with Cuba to boost internet services

The deal is aimed at speeding up connectivity to help bring communications on the island into the 21st century.

Google signs deal with Cuba to boost internet services

Europe

EU backs copyright reforms in blow to big tech

Reforms will force Google to pay publishers for use of their content, a move critics say threatens the free internet.

EU backs copyright reforms in blow to big tech

European Union

EU hits Google with $1.69bn fine for abusing online ads market

The penalty brings the tech giant's total tab with the European bloc to $9.31bn in less than two years.

Human Rights

Apple, Google urged to remove app that lets Saudi men track wives

Absher lets Saudi men specify when and where women under their 'guardianship' are allowed to travel.