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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.
Nation Oct 16Twitter CEO says it was wrong to block links to Biden story
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says the company was wrong to block weblinks to an unverified political story, a move that had prompted cries of censorship from the right.
Nation Jun 16Internships get canceled or go virtual because of pandemic
Half of all internship openings in the U.S. have been cut since the pandemic outbreak, and 64% of those in the U.K., according to research by Glassdoor, the career website.
Health Jun 02French virus tracing app goes live amid debate over privacy
France is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks as lockdown restrictions gradually ease.
World Apr 21Conspiracy theorists burn 5G towers claiming link to virus
In Europe, conspiracy theories linking new 5G mobile networks and the coronavirus pandemic are fueling arson attacks on cell towers.
Economy Apr 07Online grocery services struggle to meet spike in demand
A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they've been struggling to keep up with a surge in orders, highlighting their limited ability to respond to an unprecedented onslaught of…
World Jan 28UK allows Huawei to supply limited 5G networks amid U.S. objections
Britain's decision is the first by a major U.S. ally in Europe, and follows intense lobbying from the Trump administration as the U.S. vies with China for technological dominance.
World Jan 24London police to use facial recognition cameras, stoking privacy fears
The Metropolitan Police Service said Friday it will use the cameras to automatically scan faces of people passing through small, targeted areas where intelligence suggests serious offenders will be found.
Economy Jan 20Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence
“There is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated. The question is how best to approach this,” Sundar Pichai said.
Nation Jan 07Facebook bans deepfakes in fight against online manipulation
Facebook says it is forbidding the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools. But the policy leaves plenty of loopholes.