Google, Mel Silva
Politics

The Australian Senate is holding an inquiry into the market dominance of Big Tech, including Meta, Google, Apple & Amazon

- October 5, 2022 3 MIN READ

Years after launch of the Digital Platform Services Inquiry (DPSI), so-called Big Tech firms face further scrutiny after the Senate announced a second inquiry into their market share, manipulation of customers, vertical integration, and use of proprietary algorithms. The Senate Standing Committees on Economics’ Influence of International Digital Platforms inquiry has been tasked with exploring the degree… Read more »

Global tech

How the world’s biggest tech companies are sanctioning Russia over the Ukraine invasion

- March 7, 2022 4 MIN READ

The world’s five leading tech companies – Google (now Alphabet), Apple, Facebook (now Meta), Amazon and Microsoft – have taken steps to impose significant and (mainly) voluntary sanctions on Russia, in response to its invasion of Ukraine. But the decisions didn’t come unprompted. Ukraine has lobbied the major tech companies in the same way it… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg
Global tech

2021 was the year governments really started to wise up against big tech

- January 5, 2022 4 MIN READ

After all the bad press tech companies have received, would anyone still be surprised to learn the outwardly smiling face of social media conceals a sophisticated data-collection industry? Last year’s headlines delivered news of an array of concerning data and privacy violations from the world’s biggest tech players. But interestingly, it also seemed to be… Read more »

Global tech

TikTok Politics: How the rise of digital nationalism is a massive win for US big tech

- May 25, 2021 4 MIN READ

The massive digital platform market has until recently been dominated by a handful of US-based companies such as Facebook and Google. However, as foreign governments and competing platforms try to erode this domination, platforms are becoming a new sphere of geopolitical manoeuvring. The European Union wants to gain more control over international tech companies and… Read more »