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Meta wants details of tech capabilities kept under wraps in ACCC case
Cryptocurrency 2022-06-09 7:23 pm By Sam Matthews

Facebook owner Meta is fighting for broad non-publication orders in its battle with the ACCC over material it says could prejudice jury members in criminal […]

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ACCC takes Facebook owner to court over scam celebrity cryptocurrency ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-03-18 11:45 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The consumer regulator has initiated court proceedings alleging Facebook technology allowed scam cryptocurrency ads featuring celebrities to target susceptible users and that the social media […]

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Facebook takes fight over Cambridge Analytica case to High Court
High Court 2022-03-14 2:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook has filed an application with the High Court seeking to overturn a judgment that found it can be sued in Australia for alleged privacy […]

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ACCC weighs changing the law to rein in tech giants
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-28 3:47 pm By Sam Matthews

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is considering whether new laws are needed to rein in Google, Apple and Facebook, including rules to curb self-preferencing […]

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Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest launches private criminal case against Facebook over crypto scam ads 
White Collar 2022-02-03 3:12 pm By Sam Matthews

Australian mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest has filed private criminal proceedings against Facebook over cryptocurrency investment scams that used his name and image. In proceedings […]

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ACCC greenlights Meta’s proposed acquisition of Kustomer
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-18 6:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says Meta’s proposed acquisition of customer relationship management start-up Kustomer is unlikely to have any substantial impact on competition. […]

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Instagoods takes trade mark fight with Instagram to Federal Court
Intellectual Property 2021-07-08 3:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Retail tech and dating start-up Instagoods has appealed a successful challenge of its Instadate trade mark registration by social media giant Instagram. The appeal to […]

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Facebook says ACCC’s data collection allegations ‘overstated’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-06 11:52 am By Miklos Bolza

Facebook has accused the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of overstating the amount of data it collected on users through its discontinued Onavo Protect mobile […]

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Lawyer to seek ‘no adverse costs’ order in cartel class action against Facebook, Google
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-18 3:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

The self-represented lawyer behind a $1 billion class action against Facebook and Google over a cryptocurrency ad ban has said he will bring the first […]

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Facebook ‘pleased’ to restore Australian news pages after tweaks to media code
Media 2021-02-23 5:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Social media giant Facebook has announced it will soon reverse its ban on news pages in Australia after discussions with the Morrison government resulted in […]

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