Henry Perks / Unsplash The Federal Court has found Google misled some users about personal location data collected through Android devices for two years, from January 2017 to December 2018. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) says this decision is a “world first” in relation to Google’s location privacy settings. The […]

Lukas Coch/AAP The long-awaited mandatory code that will force Google and Facebook to pay Australian media companies for news content was finally unveiled yesterday. The Treasury Laws Amendment Bill 2020 (news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code) will be introduced to parliament today, before being referred to a Senate […]

GETTY IMAGES Scientists have expressed support for a leading artificial-intelligence ethics researcher who says Google fired her. An open letter demanding transparency has now been signed by more than4,500 people, including DeepMind researchers and UK academics. Google denies Timnit Gebru’s account of events that led to her leaving the company. She […]

In 2019, US President Donald Trump declared “space is the new war-fighting domain”. This followed the creation of the US Space Force and a commitment to “American dominance” in outer space. Other space-faring nations, and those who fear the acceleration of an arms race in space, were greatly concerned. At the latest meeting of the United […]

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Googlefor unlawful monopolisation. The department says Google’s conduct harms competition and consumers, and reduces the ability of new innovative companies to develop and compete. It’s the most important monopolisation case in the US since 1998, when the DoJ brought proceedings […]

Have you used Google lately and been greeted by a yellow warning saying that the way Australians search on Google is under threat? To understand why these messages are appearing, Media Files interviewed former chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Professor Allan Fels, and CEO of the […]