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Displaying items by tag: Lobbying

The big five technology firms in the US — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — spent about US$582 million lobbying the US Congress on various issues between 2005 and 2018, the VPN provider vpnMentor says, basing its claims on analysis of available data.

Published in Technology Regulation

Leaked internal Facebook documents show that the company was targeting politicians in a number of countries, promising them investments and incentives in exchange for pushing against privacy laws on the social media giant's behalf.

Published in Technology Regulation

A report by lobby group the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, on sponsored overseas trips made by Australian federal politicians to a number of countries, says that Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei sponsored 12 trips for politicians to visit its headquarters in Shenzhen, making it the biggest corporate sponsor of such trips.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The delayed decision by the Labor government in Victoria to legalise the Uber ride-sharing service shows that every issue it considers is decided on a political basis.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 14 February 2014 11:14

US at risk of Wi-Fi crisis

As the NBN debate continues to rage on in Australia, a coalition of US tech companies and advocacy groups is calling for the expansion of Wi-Fi, arguing its airwaves are getting too congested.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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