Partygoers fined for flouting COVID-19 rules on Thai island Thai Bangkok island Fines Bar- Tempemail

More than a hundred participants in a party in a bar on a popular Thai island including 89 foreigners received suspended jail terms and fines Thursday for breaking national coronavirus restrictions. Police arrested the 109 partygoers in a raid Tuesday night on the Three Sixty Bar on Koh Phangan in Continue Reading

UK plans big fines for online companies over harmful content companies U.K. Fines content Government- Tempemail

Social media and other internet companies face big fines in Britain if they don’t remove and limit the spread of harmful material such as child sexual abuse or terrorist content and protect users on their platforms, officials said Tuesday. Under legislative proposals that the U.K. government plans to launch next Continue Reading

Online harms bill: firms may face multibillion-pound fines for illegal content | Internet safety- Tempemail

Social media companies will need to remove and limit the spread of harmful content or face fines of billions of pounds, the UK government has announced, as it finally reveals the details of its proposed internet regulation. The online harms bill, first proposed by Theresa May’s government in April 2019, Continue Reading

Tech giants may face billions of pounds in fines from new UK watchdog | Business- Tempemail

The UK’s new tech regulator should have the power to fine Google, Facebook and other tech giants billions of pounds if they fail to stick to a new code of conduct, according to the competition regulator. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which will host the new dedicated Digital Markets Continue Reading

After Trump march: Arrests, accusations and COVID-19 fines arrests Peter Newsham Violence Donald Trump charges- Tempemail

After a weekend with dozens of arrests and scattered clashes between supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump both sides took to social media to accuse the other of instigating violence. Meanwhile, a long-standing D.C. bar stands in danger of losing its liquor license after becoming a haven for Trump Continue Reading

France orders social media firms to delete certain content within one hour or face fines- Tempemail

France has passed a new law that requires social media companies to remove certain content within one hour or face heavy fines. The regulation requires firms like Facebook and Twitter to delete hate speech and illegal content from their platforms, with potential fines now capped at €1.25 million (£1m). Hateful Continue Reading

French antitrust regulator fines Apple €1.1bn – Finance – Hardware- Tempemail

France’s competition watchdog on Monday fined iPhone maker Apple 1.1 billion euros (A$2.01 billion), saying it was guilty of anti-competitive behaviour towards its distribution and retail network. The fine, the biggest ever levied by the French antitrust body, comes at a time of heightened scrutiny on US tech giants by Continue Reading

Telcos to cop $250k fines for slack mobile number theft controls – Finance – Security – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Phone scammers trying to steal control of mobile phone numbers and the services they enable, like mobile banking and payments will have their lives made that little bit harder after Australia’s communications watchdog hit carriers with new rules and fines to frustrate the scams. The Australian Communications and Media Authority Continue Reading

French watchdog fines Apple $27 million for slowing down older iPhones

What just happened? Remember when Apple in 2017 admitted it throttled the performance of iPhones with older batteries? The company has just been fined $27 million by the French government for not informing owners about what it was doing. Following an investigation at the time that suggested a link between Continue Reading