Facebook, Google has up to Nov. 2020 to comply to Australian competition rules

On Thursday, Australia made it lucidly clear to technology giants Facebook Inc and Google Inc that will have to agree and comply to Australia’s new rules, designed to ensure that they do not abuse their market power and damage competition, failing which the government will impose new controls on them. In a statement, Australian Prime…

Employees want more oversight and transparency over Google’s Dragonfly project

In 2006, Google had entered China only to leave in 2010 over an escalating dispute with regulators that was capped by what security researchers identified as state-sponsored cyberattacks against Google and other large U.S. firms. According to a transcript of a meeting between Google’s CEO and its employees, the search engine giant is not close…

China Labor Watch pulls up Foxconn for labor conditions at its China plant

The usage of temporary workers at Foxconn’s plants have been an issue that has dogged the world’s largest contract manufacturer for many years now. Following a report by a U.S. watchdog that working conditions at one of Foxconn’s factory in China, which makes devices for Amazon, was harsh, Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision…