The announcement comes after call by Beijing last month for a tech-driven structural upgrade of the world's second-largest economy through investment in "new infrastructure" .
Under the notifications system, someone exposed to a person who tests positive for Covid-19 will receive an alert on their phone. The two US companies said 22 countries had so far asked to use their platform.
"Its sheer size justifies the scrutiny," said Dania Rajendra of the activist group Athena, a coalition which is focused specifically on Amazon's corporate activity and treatment of workers.
Facebook’s new oversight committee is built to take the mystery out of what is allowed on its platforms, and what isn’t.
The biggest growth is in mobile gaming, with many internet cafes closed during the pandemic and the accessibility to mobile devices growing. Mobile gaming will account for $77.2 billion in revenue in 2020, an increase of 13.3 percent from 2019.
US, UK and Australian officials have asked Facebook access to read private messages as the social medium plans to extend its privacy to Messenger and Instagram Direct.
Vice president of augmented and virtual reality at Facebook explains how thought-commanded interactions might dramatically alter how people experience augmented or virtual reality scenarios, which currently feature hand-held controls.
Palestinian teen's deportation at US border shows how America's vision of a free internet has collapsed.
The US digital behemoth unveiled details of its nascent streaming video platform Stadia at this week's Gamescom trade fair in Cologne in the hope it can gain massive traction among hardcore gamers to zap past other providers of existing gaming fare.
Regulation of multinational digital platforms aimed at ensuring fair deals for other media businesses and more control for individuals over how their data is used.
Three Republican commissioners voted for the fine while two Democrats opposed it, a clear sign that the restrictions on Facebook don't go as far as critics and privacy advocates had hoped for.
Facebook has been hit by a number of privacy-related issues recently, including a glitch that exposed passwords of millions of users stored in readable format within its internal systems to its employees.
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