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Amazon, Facebook and Apple thriving in lockdown

Image copyright Reuters The coronavirus crisis might be causing widespread economic upheaval around the world, but the world’s biggest tech firms are thriving. Amazon sales soared 40% in the three months ending June, while Apple saw a surge in purchases of its iPhones and other hardware. At Facebook, the number of people on its platforms, which include WhatsApp and Instagram,… Read more →

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Facebook civil-rights record hammered in own review

Image copyright EPA AFP GETTY IMAGES REUTERS BBC Facebook’s civil-rights policy is “too reactive and piecemeal”, leaving activists “frustrated and angry”, an audit commissioned by the company says. Details from a draft copy of the review, due to be published later, have been revealed by the New York Times. Facebook has already said it will not make “every change” called… Read more →

Google and Facebook too powerful, says watchdog

Image copyright Getty Images The UK needs tougher rules to curb the dominance of Google and Facebook, including powers to break them up, the Competition and Markets Authority has said. It is concerned that the firms’ dominance in digital advertising raises barriers for new competitors. This may be pushing up prices for consumers, the CMA said. The tech giants said… Read more →