US FTC to Investigate Video Game Loot Boxes

Federal regulators have vowed to investigate a growing trend in video games that analysts say could soon become a $50 billion (roughly Rs. 3.5 lakh crores) industry but which has drawn fire from critics who compare the practice to gambling. Senior officials at the Federal Trade Commission, America’s top consumer watchdog, said Tuesday that they will […]


Amazon Workers Split as Company Raises Minimum Wage

Almost no workers clapped this week at the all-hands meeting after lunch at this Amazon fulfilment centre outside Nashville when a plant manager announced that the company’s minimum wage was climbing to $15 (roughly Rs. 1,100) an hour. Instead of celebrating, many workers put their hands up to ask questions and express deep frustration, according to five […]


Facebook Expands Fake Election News Fight, but Falsehoods Still Rampant

Another training exercise looked at how the company would handle a burst of pages administered in other countries suddenly promoting material related to the US election. Even as Facebook ran exercises, an article published Wednesday by the Facebook-supported Digital Forensic Research Lab at the Atlantic Council found that of the four most popular articles being shared […]


Facebook Should Be Treated as Content Creator, Say Attorneys in Ad Policy Case

For the efforts it makes to “customise” audience for its advertisers, Facebook should legally be considered as a “content creator” just as any other media outlet, according to US attorneys involved in a case relating to the social networking giant’s ad policies, the media reported. This assertion may have immediate legal ramifications and open the way for […]