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Critics warn of Apple, Google 'chokepoint' repression

The companies were facing international outrage after pulling a Russian opposition voting app off their online marketplaces in response to authorities' escalating pressure, including arrest threats

Critics warn of Apple, Google 'chokepoint' repression

Google, Apple ‘censor’ Navalny app as polls begin in Russia

Polls opened across the vast country on Friday after a year that saw a sweeping crackdown on president Vladimir Putin’s opponents, with Russians given the option of voting online

Russian service members of the Baltic Fleet forces of the Russian Navy walk out of voting booths at a polling station during a three-day parliamentary election in the Baltic Sea town of Baltiysk in Kaliningrad Region, Russia on 17 September 2021

Google says it offers $10.25b in consumer benefits in S Korea

Google on Wednesday said it offers around 12 trillion won (US$10.25 billion) in economic benefits for South Korean consumers annually through its services, highlighting its presence in the country ...

Google, Facebook and wholesale retailer Costco offer the best pay and benefit packages in the United States

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter over banned content

Russia regularly takes legal action against internet platforms for not removing content it labels illegal, such as pornographic material or posts condoning drugs and suicide

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter over banned content

S Korea fines Google almost $180 mn for market abuse

The penalty came weeks after South Korea passed a law banning major app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems, effectively declaring ...

S Korea fines Google almost $180 mn for market abuse

S Korea fines Google $177m for blocking Android customisation

A South Korea's antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet Inc's Google 207 billion won ($176.64 million) for blocking customised versions of its Android operating system (OS), in the US technology ...

S Korea fines Google $177m for blocking Android customisation

Google see the future of work as ‘hybrid’

Google also announced enhancements to its Workspace portfolio that integrate the tech giant’s apps for meetings, email, calendars, documents, chat and more

A logo is seen on the New York Google offices. New York City, US, on 29 July 2021

Google locks Afghan govt accounts as Taliban seek emails

Commandeering government databases and emails could provide information about employees of the former administration, ex-ministers, government contractors, tribal allies and foreign partners

Google locks Afghan govt accounts as Taliban seek emails

S Korea passes bill to curb Google, Apple’s in-app fee monopolies

The South Korean parliament on Tuesday passed a bill that would rein in the dominance Google and Apple exert over payments on their respective app stores. It became the first nation in the world to ...

S Korea passes bill to curb Google, Apple’s in-app fee monopolies

Google allegedly offered Netflix favourable terms over Play Store fees: Report

Tech giant Apple wasn’t the only digital storefront to offer Netflix a deal to keep the streaming service using the App Store payment system, as Google apparently offered to take a lower cut from ...

This file photo taken on 29 April 2018 shows the Google logo displayed on a screen and reflected on a tablet in Paris. Google workers` outrage over the notion of censoring searches to appease Chinese officials highlights the dilemma US tech companies face in accessing the lucrative market. Hundreds of Google employees were said to have signed a protest letter after reports that the company is working on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China. -- Photo: AFP
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