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Britain pushes tough tech rules under new digital watchdog

Big tech companies like Google and Facebook parent Meta would have to comply with tough British rules under a new digital watchdog aimed at giving consumers more choice online—or face the threat of big fines.

Business

Online privacy and profit clash with fortunes at stake

Facebook and Google are under growing pressure to better balance privacy and ad-targeting—with their fortunes at stake as users rebel, regulators loom and Apple pounces on the moment to polish its image.

Internet

EXPLAINER: What is the metaverse and how will it work?

The term "metaverse" is the latest buzzword to capture the tech industry's imagination—so much so that one of the best-known internet platforms is rebranding to signal its embrace of the futuristic idea.

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