Jul 26, 2019

Australia to police tech giants' algorithms

Australian regulators plan to launch the world's first office dedicated to scrutinising algorithms used by tech giants such as Facebook and Google. A new, special branch of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is to carry out the work. The announcement came just days after US authorities announced separate plans to investigate the tech giants. "These companies are among the most powerful and valuable in the world," said Australian treasurer Josh Frydenberg. He said it was time that people had a clearer understanding of how the tech giants' algorithms worked.

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