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Just because a tech company has a big share of the market doesn't mean it has the power to keep it.

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It's the biggest monopolisation case since a 1998 lawsuit against Microsoft. But it may be several years before a settlement of any kind is reached

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Making Google and Facebook pay Australian news publishers might be good politics, but it is odd economics.

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With companies increasingly handing decisions over to AI, tech giants like Google and Microsoft have to navigate the ethical challenges posed by machines.

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If the ACCC takes one of the tech giants to court for breach of the code, the penalty could be more than $10 million.

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Following a privacy policy change in 2016, Google has collected users' data from third-party websites and apps. The ACCC argues users were misled into signing away their privacy.

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The watchdog has voiced concerns over the proposed US$2.1 billion merger, from which both users and Australian health services could lose out.

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As news media revenues tumble still further amid the COVID-19 recession, the government has pledged mandatory rules to force tech giants to pay for using news content.

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An Australian court ordered Google to identify the person behind an anonymous review.

UNSW Business School Associate Professor Rob Nicholls explains what this means.

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Regulators are beginning to tackle big tech companies' hidden use of consumer data.

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