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US Antitrust Cases Against Facebook Dismissed By Judge
Judge James Boasberg of the US District Court of Washington, DC dismissed the case filed in December by the Federal Trade Commission and more than 40 states, which could have rolled back Facebook's acquisition of Instagram and the messag...
White House Preparing Executive Order Over Antitrust Concerns
The drive to release such an order comes as House lawmakers are moving forward with sweeping antitrust legislation aimed at restraining the power of Big Tech firms.
Hezbollah Says Block on Iranian, Lebanese, Yemeni Sites ‘Exposes Falsehood’ of US Free Speech Claims
The Justice Department seized dozens of Middle Eastern domains this week, chief among them the .com domain of Press TV, a foreign language news service owned by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. Iran slammed the decision and warned ...
Britain to investigate whether Amazon, Google do enough to block fake reviews
Britain’s competition regulator started a formal investigation on Friday into whether Amazon and Google have done enough to prevent or remove fake reviews.
Amazon and Google under UK competition watchdog scrutiny for not ‘doing enough’ to tackle fake review scourge on their platforms
Citing suspicions that Amazon and Google have not adequately addressed their fake review problems, the UK’s competition regulator has launched probes against the tech giants in relation to breaches of consumer protection law.
Privacy, Stability, & Monetary Sovereignty: EU Central Bank Board Member Defends Digital Euro Idea
In an era of increased interest in cryptocurrencies, both unregulated items, like Bitcoin, and "stablecoins", governments around the world are seeking ways of keeping up to date with modern trends. Several central banks are currently exp...
Germany Opens Antitrust Probe Against Apple
Andreas Mundt, president of the Federal Cartel Office said that a key focus of the investigation will be the operation of the App Store.
Facebook, Alphabet keep rising; Apple, Netflix fade
After a synchronized surge last year, so-called FAANG stocks peel away as investors look beyond pandemic
Facebook promises to clarify what it considers satire after being reprimanded for flagging meme as hate speech
Facebook has pledged to provide a more detailed explanation of what constitutes satire on its platform, after the company’s oversight board ruled that a meme commenting on the Armenian genocide was wrongfully removed.
Fake ads on Facebook spoil real life fairy story
Robin Wight makes impressive wire sculptures of fairies and dandelions which have won the admiration of hundreds of thousands of people online.
'Being yourself online shouldn't be revolutionary'
Two midsize fashion influencers speak out about the importance of body positivity on social media.
Facebook to Implement Software That Can Detect Fake Photos & Videos Via AI
Deepfakes are media files, including photos, video and audio footage, edited through the use of artificial intelligence (AI) that provide a high degree of realism and often cause confusion after being spread via social networking.
Petition to deny Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin spaceflight reentry to Earth making the rounds
A new petition is looking to make Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos' upcoming suborbital spaceflight a one-way trip.
Lawmakers unveil measure that could break up big tech companies like Amazon, Apple
A proposal would force large companies to split up or spin off businesses that present a conflict of interest
Nearly 26M Amazon, Facebook, Apple, eBay user logins stolen by hackers
Websites such as Amazon, Walmart, eBay, Facebook were targeted
If You Have Venmo, Do This Now: Make Friends Private
Pete Buttigieg, Antony Blinken, and other Biden Cabinet officials were recently exposing their personal information on the payments app. Here's how you can make your account safer.
UK regulator warns Google about accepting scam adverts
FCA tells MPs it will take action against social media and search engines that host online frauds
European privacy groups challenge facial scan firm Clearview
Four groups say Clearview stockpiled biometric data on more than 3 billion people without their knowledge or permission by “scraping" their images from websites.
Facebook remote working plan extended to all staff for long term
Facebook will let all employees who can work away from the office do so after the Covid pandemic is over.
In Leak Investigation, Tech Giants Are Caught Between Courts and Customers
Apple, under fire for turning over the data of two lawmakers to the Trump Justice Dept., said it did so unknowingly, while Google fought a request for New York Times data because it related to a corporate client.
IMF Concerned About El Salvador's Bitcoin Legal Tender
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed “economic and legal” concerns over the El Salvador’s new pro-BTC legislation: “Ley Bitcoin”, which was approved by the country's national congress.
Nigerian Gov't Tells Social Networks to Register as Businesses
The Nigerian government has said that social networks should register in the African country as commercial enterprises to be able to continue operations after the Twitter controversy, Nigerian newspaper Premium Times reported on Wednesda...
Moscow Court Increases Fines on Twitter to $380,000 for Failing to Delete Banned Content
A Moscow court fined Twitter 19 million rubles ($258,950) on Thursday for its failure to remove banned content with calls to take part in illegal protests, thereby increasing fines on the company for the same offence to 27.9 million rubles.
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