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Tech giants should ‘open up their customer data to others’ says UK Govt report

A new UK government report has found tech giants are stifling innovation and reducing choices for consumers, calling for an overhaul of the UK’s competition rules and the creation of a new regulator.

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15/03/2019  |  Full story...

Brexit bots: Foreign Twitter accounts ‘amplified pro-Leave views’

Far-right political groups have been using fake accounts and co-ordinated behaviour on Twitter to amplify pro-Brexit views, according to new research.

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13/03/2019  |  Full story...

“Iron Net Curtain’: Thousands protest Russia’s new internet restrictions

Thousands of people in Moscow and two other Russian cities gathered to march against their government's new internet restriction laws on Sunday.

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12/03/2019  |  Full story...

The Queen makes her first Instagram post

The Queen has posted her first message on Instagram at a new Science Museum exhibition in London.

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11/03/2019  |  Full story...

Fake news report: UK investigation concludes Facebook is a "digital gangster"

A UK parliamentary committee has published its findings after an 18-month investigation into fake news, accusing Facebook of obstructing its inquiry and "intentionally and knowingly" violating data privacy laws.

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19/02/2019  |  Full story...

Where’s Mark? MPs ‘empty chair’ Facebook boss at fake news inquiry

Politicians from nine countries have put out an empty chair in protest at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s failure to appear at a hearing today.

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27/11/2018  |  Full story...

US Midterms: right-wing audiences engage more with news apps

US voters who lean toward the right are engaging with new apps more than their liberal counterparts, highlighting the stark difference in media consumption between voters, according to new research.

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06/11/2018  |  Full story...

US elections: Twitter shuts down 10,000 bot accounts 'discouraging voting'

Twitter has deleted more than 10,000 bot accounts that it says tried to discourage Americans from voting in the midterm elections, often targeting people likely to vote for a Democrat candidate.

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05/11/2018  |  Full story...

Search data reveals growing business concerns over Brexit

Spikes in searches for business-related Brexit issues coincide with key political landmarks such as the triggering of article 50 and the Prime Minister’s calls for a post-Brexit transition period, according to new research.

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31/10/2018  |  Full story...

Budget 2018: Digital industry reacts to ‘high street tax’ on Amazon, Facebook and Google

Technology giants will be forced to pay tax on the sales they generate in the UK, under new plans announced in the Budget.

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31/10/2018  |  Full story...

Brexit and digital marketing: What does a ‘no-deal’ mean for data?

A lot has been said about the impact of Brexit on British businesses, but what about the data and marketing industry specifically? New insight from the DMA gives a rundown on what Brexit and a no-deal could mean for our sector, as well as how companies can prepare for the worst case.

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30/10/2018  |  Full story...

Facebook fined £500k over Cambridge Analytica data scandal (10 minutes of its revenue)

Facebook has been fined £500,000 by a UK court over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, an amount which, based on last year’s revenue, the social network makes in less than 9 minutes of operation.

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25/10/2018  |  Full story...

Facebook hires Nick Clegg to lead news team

Facebook has hired former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg as the head of its global affairs and communications team, as the company looks to recover from its Cambridge Analytica data scandal earlier this year.

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22/10/2018  |  Full story...

Brexit and the UK consumer: How will it change marketing?

As debate rages over what kind of Brexit the UK faces, consumers are increasingly polarised over the impact on the economy and society -- and how that impacts the marketing industry.

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05/10/2018  |  Full story...

Brexit “material threat to London’s role as digital creative hub”: Tom Brake MP in interview warns of instant brain drain

As an MP, Tom Brake (LibDems) has been on the frontline of fighting Brexit because of the damage it would inflict on UK jobs, communities and prosperity. The big debates on lost manufacturing and finance sector jobs have hidden the equally damaging impact on UK media, tech and creative services firms. In this exclusive interview for Netimperative, he talks candidly – and the news isn’t good.

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05/10/2018  |  Full story...

Data fail: Conservative Conference app exposes MPs' phone numbers

A new app designed to help the Conservative Conference in the UK this week has sparked a PR disaster, after the app let anyone to see the mobile numbers of attendees and to change their photos and details.

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02/10/2018  |  Full story...

Creative protection or 'link tax'? EU votes for controversial internet copyright law

The European Union Parliament voted has overwhelmingly to approve a copyright reform that have been criticised for being harmful to an open internet.

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13/09/2018  |  Full story...

Nike gets political: Social media storm after recruiting former NFL star Colin Kaepernick

Nike has taken a bold step with its latest advertising campaign, recruiting controversial former NFL star who was one of the first to kneel during the US national anthem before matches to protest movement against racial injustice in the country.

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06/09/2018  |  Full story...

Goggle planning censored search engine in China?

Google is reportedly working on a censored version of its search engine in a bid to get round its ban in China.

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03/08/2018  |  Full story...

Brexit: Facebook finally reveals targeted ‘Vote Leave’ ads

The targeted campaign adverts used by the Leave campaign in the Brexit referendum have been revealed by Facebook.

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30/07/2018  |  Full story...

Facebook gets maximum fine for Cambridge Analytica scandal (but it would be much higher under GDPR)

Facebook is to be fined with the maximum £500,000 ($663,000) fine over data protection breaches related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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11/07/2018  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions highlights: The Power of Big Tech Platforms

Do tech giants support open societies or are they a threat to them? Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, chaired a big debate on the subject at this year’s Cannes Lions.

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22/06/2018  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions Winner: How a ‘Corruption Detector became Brazil’s most downloaded app

Consumer protection firm ReclameAQUI ran a campaign in to fight corruption in Brazil by offering a smartphone app ahead of an October 2017 general election. The app became the most downloaded in the country, and won this year’s mobile Grand Prix in Cannes Lions.

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22/06/2018  |  Full story...

Tencent and UK trade dept team up for ‘Cultural Creative’ drive

Chinese web giant Tencent and the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) of the United Kingdom (UK) have partnered to launch various “Culture Creative” initiatives.

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14/05/2018  |  Full story...

UK government to invest £300m in AI research

The UK government is investing £300m in artificial intelligence research, in a bid to accelerate the sector’s growth and position the UK as a leader in the field.

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30/04/2018  |  Full story...

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