Australia watchdog calls for controls on Facebook, Google

Australia’s competition watchdog today recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google’s dominance of online advertising among a slew of measures to better police the internet giants. Continue Reading

Social media could play decisive role in LS polls: IT expert

Technology would occupy centre-stage for the first time in India’s general elections, says an IT expert, who believes social media could well play a decisive role in sealing electoral outcomes in many constituencies in the coming Lok Sabha polls. Continue Reading

Data scandals: The undoing of social media major Facebook?

Last night, word about yet another issue with data privacy came out, where Facebook had allegedly given technology companies like Microsoft, Netflix and Spotify special access to user’s data. Continue Reading