Facebook, Google extend political ad ban amid misinformation rise

Facebook, Google extend political ad ban amid misinformation rise

Facebook and Google have extended their bans on political ads in the United States amid misinformation circulated aimed at bolstering claims by President Donald Trump of fraud in his loss to Joe Biden.
Vietnam's internet e-conomy reaches $14 billion

Vietnam's internet e-conomy reaches $14 billion

Vietnam’s internet economy reaches a total value of $14 billion in 2020, one of the fastest growth rates in Southeast Asia, according to a Google report.
Google expansion stimulates Vietnamese digital transformation

Google expansion stimulates Vietnamese digital transformation

Google expansion has motivated the digital transformation in Vietnam, inspiring developers and regulators to take a slice from the funds leaving the country.
Indonesian government obligates global tech titans to obey tax duty

Indonesian government obligates global tech titans to obey tax duty

Tech titans can no longer ignore their tax obligations as more and more governments are taking a firmer grip, with Indonesia being the latest to join.
Google nears copyright deal with French newspapers

Google nears copyright deal with French newspapers

Google said on Wednesday it was close to a digital copyright deal with French newspapers, which would be the first under EU rules aimed at ensuring news publishers are paid for content displayed in search results.
South Korean government to look into Google and Apple app stores

South Korean government to look into Google and Apple app stores

Apple and Google are in the sight of the South Korean government as their fee-charging policies have been too heavy a burden for app developers for many years.
Vietnam: Tax duty to be obligatory for Google, Facebook soon

Vietnam: Tax duty to be obligatory for Google, Facebook soon

Google and Facebook will have to perform their tax duty and take responsibility for content verification of cross-border advertising services in Vietnam.
Google slams Australia law forcing tech giants to pay for news

Google slams Australia law forcing tech giants to pay for news

US technology giant Google went on the offensive Monday against an Australian plan forcing digital giants to pay for news content, telling users their personal data would be "at risk".
Indonesia imposes 10-percent VAT on foreign high-tech groups

Indonesia imposes 10-percent VAT on foreign high-tech groups

Indonesia began to impose a 10-percent value-added tax on sales by technology firms including Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and Google on July 7 in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the country’s state finances.
Bank accounts of local advertisers to be drained for Facebook and Google tax arrears

Bank accounts of local advertisers to be drained for Facebook and Google tax arrears 1

Dozens of thousands of local advertisers of Facebook and Google are on edge since the Law on Tax Administration has come into force on July 1.
Global NGOs rap Google's Fitbit buyout

Global NGOs rap Google's Fitbit buyout

An international group of consumer advocates and NGOs denounced Google's bid for sports smartwatch-maker Fitbit Thursday, saying it would threaten privacy and grant Google unfair access to a new market.
Vietnam closes in on tech app tax avoiders

Vietnam closes in on tech app tax avoiders

Apple and Google are once again under fire over tax avoidance in Vietnam, with none of their revenues from their app markets being retained in the country. However, a new law could soon enable local authorities to take their cut.
Google faces employee petition to end tech sales to police

Google faces employee petition to end tech sales to police

OAKLAND: More than 1,600 workers at Alphabet Inc are petitioning its Google unit to stop selling email and other services to police departments, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.
Gripes persist regarding Google’s data collection

Gripes persist regarding Google’s data collection

The lack of a comprehensive legal framework to protect online users’ privacy is putting their personal information at risk and causing public concern, further fuelled by the latest lawsuit against Google for illegally invading the privacy of millions of its users.
Made-in-Vietnam Bphone failed to get Google's certification

Made-in-Vietnam Bphone failed to get Google's certification

BKAV's smartphone Bphone B86 failed to reach Google's Play Protect certificate due to Google's demand that at least a million devices be sold each year.
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