IT Essentials: Concessions, capitalism and decentralisation

Big Tech is finding that modern regulators have teeth

Tom Allen
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Both the modern web and modern capitalism centralise power into the hands of the few, and the world is waking up to the dangers
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Both the modern web and modern capitalism centralise power into the hands of the few, and the world is waking up to the dangers

It's been an upsetting week for Meta. It turns out that some governments won't simply roll over when New Blue demands something, but will actually...force compliance? Wait, is this right?

The Canadian government moved this week to force Meta to pay publishers for the news content it shows on Facebook and Instagram. Rather than agreeing or trying to find a compromise, Meta opted to b...

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