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October 13, 2021 4:10 PM

Facebook’s new ‘smart glasses’ could be American spying tool, Russian security agency says, warning of potential ban in country

Russia’s top domestic security agency, the FSB, has aired a series of concerns about Facebook’s flagship wearable tech device, saying the camera-equipped glasses designed in partnership with Ray-Ban could be used for espionage.

October 11, 2021 4:02 PM

In Australia, Facebook et al to check misinformation complaints

The issue of damaging online posts has emerged as a second battlefront between Big Tech and Australia.

October 7, 2021 4:26 PM

Social media companies remove less hate speech in 2021

In a leaked Commission report, firms deleted 62.5 percent of material after it was flagged, down from 71 percent in the previous annual audit.

October 7, 2021 12:11 PM

European Parliament calls for increased EU cybersecurity capacity

In a resolution on the state of the EU cyber defence capabilities, the European Parliament called on the European Commission and EU member states to increase spending and staff dedicated to cyber defence.

October 6, 2021 12:36 PM

European Parliament calls for a ban on facial recognition

Non-binding resolution also asks for AI-based predictive policing ban.

September 30, 2021 6:00 PM

EU agrees promise of joint US tech regulation

EU states have backed a joint statement with the US on cooperation in trade of semiconductor technology and joint regulation of the AI and big-tech industries. The EU and US held inaugural talks on the project on Wednesday. But France pushed to strike out a commitment to a second meeting in 2022 and on "mutual dependence" on semiconductors, in a show of pique over a US-Australia submarine deal, Reuters reports.

September 29, 2021 5:50 PM

YouTube deletes RT’s German channels over Covid misinformation

Russian state-backed broadcaster was found to have breached YouTube’s rules on coronavirus coverage

September 27, 2021 4:09 PM

Instagram pauses effort to build version of app for kids amid scrutiny

Instagram is pressing pause on plans to develop a version of its service for kids under 13 after facing pressure from lawmakers to back down on the effort and new questions about the impact the photo-sharing service has on teen girls.

September 24, 2021 4:52 PM

EU accuses Russia of involvement in 'Ghostwriter' cyberattacks

The European Union has warned the Kremlin that it could "consider taking further steps" over Moscow's complicity in recent cyberattacks targeting the bloc's members.

September 24, 2021 3:06 PM

Google, India antitrust watchdog tussle in court over probe leak

Google accused India's antitrust regulator in court on Friday of being a "habitual offender" by leaking confidential information of cases it was examining, an accusation the watchdog rejected.