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Economy Oct 18Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in Europe to build ‘metaverse’
The company said in a blog post Sunday that those high-skilled workers will help build "the metaverse," a futuristic notion for connecting online that uses augmented and virtual reality.
World Oct 08Google cracks down on ads promoting climate change denial
Google will no longer allow digital ads promoting false climate change claims to appear next to the content of other publishers, hoping to deny money to those making such claims and to stop the spread of misinformation on its platform.
World Sep 17As Russian polls open, app that promotes opposition candidates removed from online stores
An app created by allies of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny disappeared from Apple and Google stores on Friday.
World Jun 22European Union investigates Google’s conduct in digital ad tech sector
European Union regulators have launched a fresh antitrust investigation of Google, this time over whether the company is stifling competition in digital advertising technology.
World Jun 13Biden says ‘very gracious’ queen ‘reminded me of my mother’
Biden returned to the dais and he, the first lady and the white-gloved woman who has held the British throne for nearly 70 years watched the military march past before they went inside for tea. As they left the dais,…
World Jun 08Swaths of internet go down after cloud outage
Multiple websites went offline briefly across the globe Tuesday after an apparent outage at the cloud service company Fastly, and there were reports of sporadic disruptions after the company patched the problem about an hour later.
World Apr 30EU accuses Apple of antitrust breach after Spotify complaint
European Union regulators accused Apple on Friday of violating the bloc's antitrust laws, alleging the iPhone maker distorts competition for music streaming by imposing unfair rules for rival services in its App Store.
Arts Mar 11Digital artwork auctions for $69 million amid online craze
Christie's said it also marks the first time a major auction house has offered a digital-only artwork with a non-fungible token as a guarantee of its authenticity. Known as NFTs, they have swept the online collecting world recently.
Economy Jan 28Oversight panel overturns 4 Facebook content takedowns in first ruling
In its initial batch of rulings, the board ordered Facebook to restore posts by users that the company said broke standards on adult nudity, hate speech, dangerous individuals and misinformation.
Economy Dec 15EU, Britain to toughen rules, fines for tech giants
The EU outlined its long-awaited sweeping overhaul of digital regulations while the British government released its own plans to step up policing of harmful material online, signaling the next phase of technology regulation in Europe.