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July 2, 2020 10:36 AM

Digital tyranny switches into a higher gear

In a blog post, Hungarian political scientist Tamás Lánczi shared his thoughts on Facebook and the future of digital freedom of expression.

June 28, 2020 10:34 AM

Why Trump’s administration is going after the GDPR

The Trump administration is ramping up attacks on the GDPR, saying it protects online scammers and fraudsters at a time of exploding cybercrime linked to the coronavirus pandemic. High-ranking U.S. officials expressed concerns about the GDPR's restrictive implications for public safety and law enforcement, as well as the issue of divergent interpretations of the law.

June 25, 2020 1:34 PM

Google to start paying some news publishers for content

Google says it will start paying some publishers for their news content, in a move that could pave the way for reduced tensions between the internet search giant and the beleaguered news industry. The company plans to launch this year a licensing program to pay publishers for “high-quality content.”

June 24, 2020 1:23 PM

Here's a running list of companies boycotting Facebook

Numerous businesses are pausing their advertising campaigns on Facebook (FB) and Instagram

June 24, 2020 12:43 PM

EU pushing ahead with digital tax despite US resistance, Vestager says

The European Union’s powerful antitrust and COVID-19 bailout enforcer says the EU will push ahead with its own digital services tax even if the U.S. sticks to its efforts to block a global deal.

June 23, 2020 12:40 PM

Germany’s highest court orders Facebook to stop cross-platform data sharing

With immediate effect, Facebook must stop merging and sharing user data across its platforms including WhatsApp and Instagram in Germany, according to a ruling by the country’s highest court.

June 18, 2020 12:38 PM

France will start taxing Facebook and Google even if the USA opposes it

Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister of Finance announced last week that France will start collecting digital services tax on tech giants irrespective of whether the United States participates in the talks on finding a global solution.

June 17, 2020 11:04 AM

Facebook to let users turn off political adverts

In a piece written for USA Today newspaper (a part of Facebook’s third-party fact checker program), he says Facebook’s goal is to help 4 million people register to vote in the US elections.

June 17, 2020 10:55 AM

Google fined due to the People’s Fooling Cathedral

The National Council for Combating Discrimination (CNCD) decided to fine Google Romania with 10,000 lei (€2,000), after, in May, the tag on Google Maps for the location of the People’s Salvation Cathedral was changed to “People’s Fooling Cathedral.”

June 16, 2020 10:43 AM

Apple was condamned in France due to the misuse of personal data’s

UFC-Que Choisir, a French consumers group accused Apple of collecting iTunes and Apple Music users’ data’s.