Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Others Back Groups Suing Maryland for New Digital Ad Tax

Google, Facebook, Amazon, and other tech giants aren’t happy with the state of Maryland. They’ve just backed lobbyists seeking to stop Maryland from passing a new state tax on digital advertising revenue. The lobbying groups filed a lawsuit against Maryland just days after the General Assembly voted to enact the new tax over Gov. Larry … Read more

Australia Wants Facebook and Google to Pay for News Published on Their Platforms

Who remembers what life was like before we got the news directly from our Facebook feeds or Google search results? Well, Australians may soon have to start jogging their memories. Tech titans Facebook and Google are coming to terms with a new law passed by the Australian government that forces tech companies to give subsidies … Read more

Facebook Pays $650 Million for Privacy Violations

A federal judge has approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook, in what is being called the largest settlement for a privacy violation in history! 🤑 Facebook was sued in Illinois in 2015 for allegedly using its photo face-tagging feature and other user biometric data without its users’ consent. U.S. District Judge James … Read more