Google and News Corp strike a deal as Australia seeks to make platforms pay for news

Google struck a deal with the Murdoch-owned media conglomerate News Corp as proposed legislation in Australia threatens to jeopardize tech platform’s future operations in the country. Under the three-year deal announced Wednesday, News Corp brands in the U.S., U.K. and Australia like The Wall Street Journal and New York Post will be featured in the Google News Showcase. The companies will… Read More Google and News Corp strike a deal as Australia seeks to make platforms pay for news

Australian Lawmakers Refuse to Blink After Google Threats

Australia’s Parliament will reportedly debate making Google and Facebook pay for news after a committee recently recommended no changes to drafts of proposed laws. AP News reports that Australia’s Parliament is set to debate forcing Google and Facebook to pay news publishers for their content after a Senate committee on Friday recommended no changes to drafts of… Read More Australian Lawmakers Refuse to Blink After Google Threats

Australian Christians In Shock: Ten Year Jail Sentence For Preaching Repentance

he parliament of Victoria (Australia) is about to conclude the process of the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill.The law has been approved by both the Lower House and the Legislative Council of the Victorian parliament and could be soon ready to be implemented.Any practice that aims to “change or suppress a person’s sexual… Read More Australian Christians In Shock: Ten Year Jail Sentence For Preaching Repentance

Big tech is accused of ‘blackmail’ after Google threatens to remove search function and Facebook warns it will pull news from Australia if law forcing them to pay media companies for content is passed

Google has threatened to remove its search function in Australia and Facebook warned it would pull news content if a new law requiring the tech giants to compensate media organisations is passed.  The proposed law, introduced to the Australian Parliament in December, will force Facebook and Google to negotiate fees with news companies whose stories appear… Read More Big tech is accused of ‘blackmail’ after Google threatens to remove search function and Facebook warns it will pull news from Australia if law forcing them to pay media companies for content is passed