Meta’s VR Oculus Business Said to Be Probed by US States

Multiple states have begun investigating potential violations in how Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, runs its virtual-reality Oculus business, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Two of the sources said the US Federal Trade Commission was also involved in the antitrust investigation. Meta did not immediately respond to a request for comment. […]

Kim Kardashian, Floyd Mayweather to Be Probed in Alleged Crypto Scam

As part of a class action lawsuit filed recently in California, US, several high-profile celebrities are now facing a legal investigation. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, American boxer Floyd Mayweather, and NBA player Paul Pierce, among others, have been sued for allegedly participating in an organised pump-and-dump scheme focused around a cryptocurrency called EthereumMax (EMAX). […]

Google’s Treatment of Black Female Workers Said to Be Probed in US

California’s civil rights regulator is investigating Google’s treatment of Black female workers following alleged incidents of harassment and discrimination, according to two people familiar with the matter and emails from the agency seen by Reuters. Attorneys and analysts at the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) have repeatedly interviewed several Black women who […]

Donald Trump Social Media Deal Being Probed by US Regulators

US regulators are scrutinising a deal between Donald Trump’s fledgling social media company and an investment vehicle to bring the former president’s venture to the stock market, documents showed Monday.  The companies, once merged, say they plan to launch the social media platform Truth Social nationally early next year, hoping to rival services like Twitter, which […]

Microsoft Said to Have Probed Bill Gates Over Relationship with Employee

Bill Gates left the Microsoft board in 2020 as the board pursued an investigation into the billionaire’s romantic relationship with a female employee, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The founder and former head of the US technology giant stepped down as board chair in March 2020. “Microsoft board members decided that Bill Gates needed […]

Facebook Said to Be Probed for ‘Systemic’ Racial Bias in Hiring, Promotions

A US agency investigating Facebook Inc for racial bias in hiring and promotions has designated the probe as “systemic,” attorneys for three job applicants and a manager who claim the company discriminated against them told Reuters on Friday. A “systemic” probe means the agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, suspects company policies may be contributing to […]

Google Chrome’s Proposal to Remove Third-Party Cookies to Be Probed in UK

UK’s competition watchdog said on Friday it has launched an investigation into Google’s proposals to remove third-party cookies and other functions from its Chrome browser, following concerns it would curb rival digital advertising. The investigation will assess whether the proposals could cause advertising spend to become even more concentrated on the ecosystem of Alphabet’s Google […]

Lanka Premier League Being Probed By ICC Over Alleged Match-Fixing Attempt: Report | Cricket News

The ICC has said it won’t comment on ongoing investigations.© AFP The International Cricket Council is investigating an alleged attempt to fix Sri Lankan Premier League matches due to start Thursday, a media report said. The complaint alleges a former national cricketer approached a Lanka Premier League player, and is being looked at […]

Google Being Probed by Italian Watchdog Over Advertising Market Abuse

Italy’s antitrust authority is investigating Alphabet’s Google for alleged abuse of its dominant position in the Italian online display advertising market, it said on Wednesday. The investigation follows a complaint filed by Italian digital advertising lobby group IAB last year, and adds to regulatory scrutiny the Silicon Valley tech giant is facing worldwide. The watchdog […]

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