New York Times: Tech Giants Shift Profits to Avoid Taxes. There’s a Plan to Stop Them.

New York Times: Tech Giants Shift Profits to Avoid Taxes. There’s a Plan to Stop Them.. “Digital tax dodgers, take heed: International leaders have advanced a plan to prevent large multinational companies like Apple, Facebook and Amazon from avoiding taxes by shifting profits between countries. It’s an effort to de-escalate a global battle over how to tax the digital economy.”

‘People are frustrated’: Turf war brewing over how to regulate tech titans (Sydney Morning Herald)

Sydney Morning Herald: ‘People are frustrated’: Turf war brewing over how to regulate tech titans . “The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and Australian Communications and Media Authority are all vying for key roles in a new regulatory regime designed to curb the tech titans’ dominance.”

Bloomberg Quint: Amazon, Google Face Tax Test as Indonesia Reins In E-Commerce

Bloomberg Quint: Amazon, Google Face Tax Test as Indonesia Reins In E-Commerce. “Indonesia is drafting a tax bill that will force local e-commerce startups and digital giants such as Google, Amazon and Netflix to collect and pay value-added tax. The bill, expected to be passed into law next year, will also set a legal basis for the government to impose income tax based on a company’s economic presence in Indonesia.”

ZDNet: Where do the tech giants send your data?

ZDNet: Where do the tech giants send your data?. “Your phone beeps with Instagram and WhatsApp notifications. You are listening to music on YouTube and emailing from Gmail. Later today, you might use Airbnb to book a trip to Rome so you can finally eat at that amazing restaurant you stumbled across on Twitter. Your data is entered –- and stored. But what exactly are these companies doing with your data? And more importantly, where are they sending it?”

Reuters: In tech ‘awakening,’ U.S. workers at Google, Amazon join climate protests

Reuters: In tech ‘awakening,’ U.S. workers at Google, Amazon join climate protests. “Hundreds of workers from Google, Amazon and other technology companies on Friday joined climate-change marches in San Francisco and Seattle, saying their employers had been too slow to tackle global warming and needed to take more drastic action.”

The Journal (Ireland): Government to put pressure on social media companies over online safety

The Journal (Ireland): Government to put pressure on social media companies over online safety. “Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has said that he plans to introduce an independent online safety commissioner, following calls for more action to ensure that children are using the internet safely online.”

Tech world’s ‘outrageous’ denial of responsibility invites backlash: ACCC boss Rod Sims (Sydney Morning Herald)

Sydney Morning Herald: Tech world’s ‘outrageous’ denial of responsibility invites backlash: ACCC boss Rod Sims. “Governments around the world will hit Facebook and Google with increasingly onerous restrictions unless the tech giants drop their ‘outrageous’ insistence they are neutral distributors of information, according to Australia’s competition tsar Rod Sims.”