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Britain just laid out plans to end the internet’s Wild West days and take a world-leading role in regulating big tech

Britain just laid out plans to end the internet’s Wild West days and take a world-leading role in regulating big tech

Britain wants to end the internet’s days as the Wild West by taking a world-leading role in regulating the world’s biggest tech companies. The UK government said it wants to legislate for a new independent regulator that will oversee “harmful content” on social media, search engines, messaging, and file-sharing platforms. It would be the first…


Westpac dumps personal financial advice for the masses

Westpac dumps personal financial advice for the masses

Two of the bank’s top executives will leave the business as a result of the shake-up with consumer bank executive George Frazis leaving to pursue other opportunities and BT CEO Brad Cooper leaving after assisting with the transition. Mr Cooper is also the deputy chairman of lobby group the Financial Services Council.Westpac will continue to…


Vive La France! Facebook, Google, Amazon Face $452 Million Tax Bill

Vive La France! Facebook, Google, Amazon Face $452 Million Tax Bill

Vive La France! Facebook, Google, and Amazon Face $452 Million Tax BillA new tax proposal could see internet giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google taxed for revenues in France. | Source: ShutterstockFrance expects to collect $452 million in 2019 through a new digital tax that targets 30 Big Tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Amazon, and…