Google Collects 20 Times More Data on Android Than Apple Does on iPhone: Study

Google and Apple both collect data from Android and iOS every 4.5 minutes on average. Google collects more data from Android users than Apple does from iOS users, a new research report states. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, compared the data that a Pixel phone shared with Google with what iPhones share with Apple … Read more

YouTube Will Lift Ban on Trump Channel When Risk of Violence Decreases: CEO

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube will lift its suspension on former U.S. President Donald Trump’s channel when it determines the risk of real-world violence has decreased, the company’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki, said on Thursday. YouTube suspended Trump’s channel for violating policies against inciting violence after the assault on the U.S. Capitol by the former president’s supporters in … Read more

South Africa’s Information Regulator Says WhatsApp Cannot Share Users’ Contact Information

JOHANNESBURG – Facebook Inc cannot share any contact information it collects from WhatsApp users in South Africa with its other properties without first obtaining authorisation from the country’s Information Regulator (IR), the agency said on Wednesday. In January, the Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp informed users it was preparing a new privacy policy, under which it … Read more

Russia Rebukes Facebook for Blocking Some Media Posts

MOSCOW – Russia accused Facebook on Monday of violating citizens’ rights by blocking some media outlets’ content in the latest standoff between a government and Big Tech. Communications watchdog Roskomnadzor at the weekend threatened Facebook with a minimum 1 million rouble ($13,433) fine and demanded it restore access to content posted by TASS news agency, … Read more

India’s Draft E-Commerce Policy Calls for Equal Treatment of Sellers

NEW DELHI – India will require e-commerce firms to treat sellers equally on their platforms and ensure transparency, according to a draft policy seen by Reuters on Saturday that follows criticism against business practices of big online companies. India has been deliberating a new e-commerce policy for months amid complaints from brick-and-mortar retailers who allege … Read more