Image: Saul Loeb, contributor via Getty Images Piracy. Disinformation. Monitoring. CYBER is Motherboard’s podcast and feature story on the dark underbelly of the Internet. Many people who use ad blockers say they do this to block malicious ads that can sometimes hack into their devices or harvest sensitive information fromRead More →

Spain: CNMC identifies competition concerns in online advertising industry 23 Aug 2021 Bird and Bird To print this article, simply register or connect to The Spanish Competition Authority (“CNMC”) Recently published a study on the online advertising sector in which it analyzes the competitive conditions of the market, emphasizingRead More →

By Brenda Goh Chinese firm Tencent Holdings said on Wednesday that the internet industry would have to prepare for more regulations and uncertainties, but believed Beijing ultimately wanted to chart a long-term sustainable path for the industry. The games and social media giant, which beat forecasts with a 29% jumpRead More →

“Today, the advertising market is functionally unregulated. It’s a market worth hundreds of billions of dollars a year, and it’s the main driver of revenue for some of the country’s biggest companies. “Given the power of a company like Google to unilaterally manipulate the online advertising market, it is essentialRead More →

The EU has opened a new large-scale antitrust investigation into Google, investigating whether the tech giant has unfairly stifled competition in online advertising. Margrethe Vestager, the European digital competition authority, announced the investigation today – saying Google may have unfairly handicapped those who buy ad space, tech companies selling adRead More →

The European Commission has opened an antitrust investigation on Google for advertising. The organization says it will check whether Google favors its own online display advertising technology over competing advertisers and publishers. And it will examine whether Google “distorts competition by restricting third-party access to user data for advertising purposesRead More →

Google has been fined € 220m (£ 189m) by French competition regulators for abusing its dominant position in the online advertising market in a landmark settlement that could rebalance the relationship between tech giants and digital publishers. The agreement with the French Competition Authority, which found that Google unfairly favorsRead More →