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Australian court orders Google to pay £411,000 over defamatory YouTube videos

An Australian court has ordered Google to pay a former politician 715,000 Australian dollars (£411,000) over two defamatory YouTube videos. John Barilaro, the former New South Wales state deputy premier, had sued Google and comedian Jordan Shanks, also known as friendlyjordies, in the Federal Court over the videos. Justice Steven Rares found Mr Barilaro had […]

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Facebook owner Meta updates privacy policy

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has updated its privacy policies to make them “easier to understand”, with alerts about the changes to begin arriving on Thursday. The company said the changes “don’t allow Meta to collect, use or share your data in new ways”, but would help it be “clearer about how […]

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Facebook and Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users

Facebook parent Meta has said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political ads just months ahead of US mid-term elections. The announcement follows years of criticism that the social media platforms withhold too much information about how campaigns, special interest groups and politicians use the platform to target […]

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