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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.

June 15, 2020 3:47 PM

Media calls on EU to crack down on online disinformation

Broadcasters, publishers and journalists called on the European Commission to implement “much stronger measures” to combat disinformation on internet platforms such as Google and Facebook. The joint declaration was signed by the European Federation of Journalists, the European Publishers Council and the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT), among others.

June 15, 2020 10:41 AM

Facial recognition as a victim of police brutality

Nowadays, one of the most discussed topics is the facial recognition, which can make easier more and more fields of our life. However, experts and lawmakers would like to regulate it more strictly, or even ban it.

June 10, 2020 2:02 PM

European Commission accuses China of peddling disinformation

In new plans announced Wednesday aimed at tackling online falsehoods connected to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the European Commission mentions Beijing for the first time as a source of online disinformation linked to the coronavirus aimed at undermining Western democracies, sowing internal divisions and projecting a distorted view of China's response to the global pandemic.

June 8, 2020 3:46 PM

According to Luc Julia, Siri’s co-creator, AI is not more than a hammer

The French digital printing application is available in France since 2nd June. Cédric O, the state secretary responsible for Digital Affairs would like everyone to have this application, especially young citizens.