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Facebook takes down 16,000 groups trading fake reviews after another poke by UK’s CMA

Facebook has removed 16,000 groups that were trading fake reviews on its platform after another intervention by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the regulator . The CMA has been leaning on tech giants to prevent their platforms being used as thriving marketplaces for selling fake reviews since it began investigating the issue in 2018 — pressuring both eBay and Facebook to act against fake review sellers back in 2019. The two companies pledged to do more to tackle the insidious ...
Tags: Amazon, Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Ebay, France, Social Media, Tech, Spain, Paypal, Policy, United Kingdom, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma


UK Launches New Watchdog to Police Big Tech's Ad Market Monopoly

The UK government launched a new watchdog agency on Wednesday that will be tasked with keeping an eye on Big Tech companies like Google and Facebook, according to an announcement published online. The stated goal of the new watchdog is to police the “concentration of power among a small number of firms” in the world…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, Science, Media, Ebay, Advertising, Social Media, Companies, Computing, News Corp, World Wide Web, Business Finance, Big Tech, Andrea Coscelli


Apple faces yet another regulator investigation into whether its 30% App Store commission is unfair for developers, this time in the UK

Apple CEO Tim Cook. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The UK's competition regulator said on Thursday it has started investigating Apple.  Apple charges developers a commission of up to 30% on purchases customers make via App Store apps. Developers have complained the commission is unfair and anti-competitive. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Britain's competition regulator said on Thursday it has opened an investigation into Apple after complaints that the iPhone mak...
Tags: Apple, UK, Trends, Britain, European Commission, App Store, Cma, Reuters, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Apple Apple, Supantha Mukherjee, Andrea Coscelli, App Store Commission, Tim Cook MANDEL


Apple's App Store Faces New Antitrust Investigation in UK

Regulators in the UK have launched a new antitrust investigation into Apple’s App Store, according to an announcement from Britain’s Competition and Market’s Authority on Thursday. And if the details sound similar to the European Union’s antitrust probes, that’s no accident.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, Science, Technology, European Union, Companies, Itunes, Britain, Computing, App Store, Cma, Apple Inc, Big Tech, Andrea Coscelli


Apple’s App Store is now also under antitrust scrutiny in the UK

Apple is facing another antitrust investigation in Europe into how it operates the iOS App Store. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced today that it’s opened an investigation following a number of complaints from developers alleging unfair terms and as a result of its own work in the digital sector. “The CMA’s investigation will consider whether Apple has a dominant position in connection with the distribution of apps on Apple devices in the UK — and, if so, whether Apple i...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Competition, Epic, Arizona, Commission, European Commission, Antitrust


After Facebook’s news flex, Australia passes bargaining code for platforms and publishers

A week after Facebook grabbed eyeballs globally by blocking news publishers and turning off news-sharing on its platform in Australia, the country’s parliament has approved legislation that makes it mandatory for platform giants like Facebook and Google to negotiate to remunerate local news publishers for their content, to take account of how journalism is shared on their platforms. The News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code was developed in conjunction with Australia’s Compe...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Media, Australia, Tech, Eu, Policy, Nick Clegg, Parliament, Competition And Markets Authority, News Media, Josh Frydenberg, Clegg


Facebook took the nuclear option in Australia. It may be on a collision course with at least 7 other countries.

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott Facebook has blocked Australian users from sharing news articles on its platform.  The move comes after months of wrangling with Australian officials.  But the tech giant also faces pressure from a growing number of governments on how it handles news. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook blocked Australian ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, Microsoft, Australia, Washington, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, US, Trends, Eu, Spain


The UK's competition regulator has launched an investigation into Google's plans to remove tracking cookies from Chrome

AMY OSBORNE/AFP via Getty Images The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has launched in investigation into Google's plans to remove third-party tracking cookies from Chrome. As part of the probe, the CMA is also investigating Google's "Privacy Sandbox" project, where it is proposing new, privacy-conscious technologies to replace cookies for advertising and measurement purposes. The CMA said it had received complaints from Marketers for an Open Web (MOW), a coalition of technology and ...
Tags: Chrome, Google, UK, Technology, Media, Advertising, Trends, Britain, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Reuters, Mow, Andrea Coscelli, AMY OSBORNE, Privacy Sandbox, Tanishaa Nadkar


UK’s markets regulator asks for views on Nvidia-Arm

The UK’s competition and markets regulator is seeking views on Nvidia’s takeover of Arm Holdings as it prepares to kick off formal oversight of potential competition impacts of the deal. The US-based chipmaker’s $40BN purchase of the UK-based chip designer, announced last September, has triggered a range of domestic concerns — over the impact on UK jobs, industrial strategy/economic sovereignty and even national security — although the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)’s probe will focu...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Hardware, Softbank, US, Tech, Competition, Cambridge, Nvidia, ARM Holdings, Cma, Consolidation, Hermann Hauser, Hauser, Markets Authority CMA


UK: CMA Chief Executive Calls For New Regime To Regulate Digital Markets - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Andrea Coscelli, CEO of the Competitions and Markets Authority, has outlined the regulatory body's vision for a new, stricter regime for monitoring anti-competitive practice and abuse...
Tags: UK, News, Cma, Andrea Coscelli, Competitions and Markets Authority


Five Eyes sign new framework to tackle anti-competitive practices

The Five Eyes nations signed a multilateral framework to share intelligence, case theories, and investigative techniques to coordinate on investigations into anti-competitive practices across international borders. The framework, called the Multilateral Mutual Assistance and Cooperation Framework for Competition Authorities (MMAC), came into effect on September 2. The Register first reported this development. The Five Eyes is an intelligence alliance between USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Z...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, UK, News, Australia, US, Competition, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, House, New York Times, New Zealand, Antitrust, Department Of Justice


Facebook and Google may be forced to share data with rivals as the UK seeks to check their power

Facebook and Google may be forced to share their hordes of data with rival companies, under a new plan laid out by the UK's competition watchdog. The regulator has recommended closer scrutiny of the two platforms, noting their 'unassailable' market positions in digital advertising. The watchdog is proposing the creation of a new unit that could issue fines and force the two giants to alter their business practice. In 2019, £14 billion was spent on digital advertising in the UK — around 80% of ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Trends, Cma, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Andrea Coscelli, Facebook Visit Business Insider


Startups and investors are at war with the UK's competition regulator over its aggressive approach to deals like the Amazon-led $575 million investment in Deliveroo

There's a fight brewing in the UK over whether the competition regulator is too aggressive about probing deals involving big US tech firms. Tech lobby group COADEC wrote to UK chancellor Rishi Sunak on Tuesday stating that delays caused by regulatory probes risk killing off British startups. The UK's competition watchdog has been examining a $575 million funding round led by Amazon into UK delivery startup Deliveroo since July 2019. The watchdog has signalled it will scrutinize deals involving...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, UK, London, US, Trends, Tech, Nasa, Andrew Tyrie, Cma, Accel Partners, Deliveroo, Index Ventures, Business Insider, Markets Authority, Neil Rimer


Facebook and eBay pledge to do more to tackle trade in fake reviews after pressure from UK regulator

Facebook and eBay have made commitments to do more to stop fake reviews being sold on their platforms after coming under pressure from a UK markets regulator — even as fresh examples of the problem have been found on Facebook-owned Instagram. Last June the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) warned the two platform that they must do more to prevent the sale of fake reviews on their platforms, saying it had found “troubling evidence” of a “thriving marketplace for fake and misleading onlin...
Tags: Travel, Social, Facebook, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, Instagram, Ebay, Social Media, United Kingdom, Consumer Rights, Which, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Fake Reviews, UK Government


Facebook and eBay cracked down on the sale of fake online reviews after being warned by a UK regulator

Facebook and eBay have formally agreed to crack down on dubious accounts selling fake online reviews via their platforms after being told to do so by the UK's competition regulator. At the behest of the UK's Competition and Markets Authority, both firms signed up to agreements "to better identify, investigate and respond to fake and misleading reviews." Though the CMA isn't alleging that Facebook or eBay are intentionally allowing people to offer up fake reviews, it said that "businesses who p...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, UK, Ebay, Trends, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Deliveroo, Watch Google, Andrea Coscelli, eBay Instagram and Facebook Facebook


Influencers No Longer Allowed to Post Stealth Ads to Instagram According to New UK Rules

Have you had a chance to watch one of the two dueling Fyre Festival documentaries on either Netflix or Hulu? You really should – it’s a good watch on either service but one thing it really draws into clear relief is just how powerful social media influencers are, especially those on Instagram. Image via Pixabay from Pexels.com. And it looks like the UK Competition and Markets Authority has had enough of these types posting ads under the guise of personal content. In a new series of guidelines ...
Tags: Photography, UK, News, Bbc, Netflix, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Hulu, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, New UK, Pixabay, Pexels, Lewis Silkin, Andrea Coscelli, Advertising Markets Authority


UK to probe fairness of personalized pricing practices in online retail

The UK government has announced an investigation into personalized pricing practices in online retail following growing concerns that vulnerable consumers are at risk of price discrimination through the use of  ecommerce technologies that vary prices for products such as cars, holidays and household goods via the use of personal data points. The Competition Markets Authority (CMA) will also be involved in the research, which was announced yesterday. The government-commissioned research is inten...
Tags: Ecommerce, Europe, UK, Government, Tech, Search Engines, Online Shopping, Competition, United Kingdom, Financial Conduct Authority, Fca, Retail, Online Retail, Cma, Pricing, UK Government


Call for social media adtech to be probed by UK competition watchdog

A British Conservative politician, who has called repeatedly for Mark Zuckerberg to come to parliament to answer questions about how Facebook fences fake news — only to be repeatedly rebuffed — has made a public call for the UK’s competition regulator to look into social media giants’ adtech operations. Damian Collins, the chair of the DCMS committee which has spent months this year asking questions about how disinformation spreads online — culminating in a report, this summer, recommendin...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Germany, US, Social Media, Tech, Ofcom, United Kingdom, Financial Conduct Authority


Competition regulator considering UK digital ad market inquiry

CMA remarks add to pressure on Google and Facebook, which dominate £13bn marketThe chief executive of the UK competition regulator has said it is “actively considering” launching an investigation into the digital advertising market.The comments from Andrea Coscelli of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) are the latest example of growing pressure on Google and Facebook, which dominate the £13bn UK market. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Advertising, Regulators, Ofcom, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Andrea Coscelli


The UK's competition watchdog is investigating whether comparison sites like Trivago and Hotels.com actually give people the best deals

The Competition Markets Authority is investigating whether booking websites actually allow customers to find the best deals. It is focusing on four key areas: search results, pressure selling, discount claims, and hidden charges. The investigation was prompted by concerns some websites could be breaking customer law.   LONDON — The UK Competition Markets Authority (CMA) on Friday opened an investigation into whether accommodation booking websites really give customers the best hotel deals av...
Tags: UK, London, Trends, Bitcoin, Cma, Competition Markets Authority, UK Competition Markets Authority CMA, Andrea Coscelli