Australian federal court rules that Google misled Android mobile device users about personal location data collected between January 2017 and December 2018.
Online giant’s plans follow surge in internet traffic after pandemic restrictions drove more users and advertisers online.
The move from the Russian authorities comes after nationwide protests over last month's jailing of Alexey Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin.
Broadcast Minister Kris Faafoi tells representatives of both Google and Facebook to reach deals which will help the country's struggling media sector.
Facebook followed Google in agreeing to negotiate paid arrangements with Australian media, leading the government to water down the arbitration requirements.
The data behemoth has been implicated in several human rights abuse scandals, and activists critique the secretive deal and its ramifications for the public.
The government says the law will ensure that news businesses "are fairly remunerated for the content they generate, helping to sustain public interest journalism in Australia."
The compromise reached between the tech giants and Canberra means that Facebook and Google, the main targets of the law, are unlikely to be penalised.
Margaret Mitchell was suspended after she vented about the discriminatory treatment and firing of her colleague, Timnit Gebru.
The US-based company says it has restricted news content from being read and shared in its news feed, drawing a line in the sand against a proposed Australian law that would require it and Google to pay the country's news publishers for journalism.
The tech giant has been striking deals with publishers that will provide news for its News Showcase, showing Australia its proposal to force Google and Facebook to pay local news companies for content was unnecessary.
Google Arts & Culture, a non-profit initiative, is highlighting Mosul at the moment, in collaboration with Al-Ghad Radio, Iraq. The project went live on January 28, 2021.
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