Powerful platforms, big questions

The industry and society wrestle with the great power concentrated in Google and Facebook, and whether those platforms are up to the great responsibility that comes with it.

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Google founders step back... but remain in control
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4 days ago

Google founders step back... but remain in control

Larry Page and Sergey Brin have a stellar track record in accumulating wealth and power while trying to avoid accountability.

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Health sites sharing personal data with Google, Facebook and Amazon
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Nov 14, 2019

Health sites sharing personal data with Google, Facebook and Amazon

Financial Times has conducted thorough investigation into apparent breaches of privacy laws.

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Google wins European 'right to be forgotten' case
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Sep 25, 2019

Google wins European 'right to be forgotten' case

Europe's top court rules that 'right to be forgotten' should be enforced only in Europe.

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Platforms warn Australia about 'unintended consequences' of reform
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Sep 12, 2019

Platforms warn Australia about 'unintended consequences' of reform

An industry entity representing Google, Facebook, Twitter and other platforms unsurprisingly argues that Australia should slow its roll when it comes to digital-media regulation.

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Google accused of using 'GDPR workaround' to feed personal data to advertisers
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Sep 5, 2019

Google accused of using 'GDPR workaround' to feed personal data to advertisers

Evidence submitted to Ireland's data watchdog raises questions about Google's Authorized Buyers ad exchange.

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Why PMPs can help brands break the duopoly habit
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Aug 22, 2019

Why PMPs can help brands break the duopoly habit

Spending for ads on Facebook and Google remains an easy decision. But private marketplaces offer compelling advantages and are overcoming more objections.

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