Russia slows down Twitter in row over ‘illegal’ content- Tempemail

Russia has restricted the use of Twitter by slowing down its speed and threatened to block the service completely, after accusing the social media giant of repeatedly failing to remove banned content from its site. Roskomnadzor, the country’s state communications watchdog, said there were more than 3,000 posts containing “illegal Continue Reading

‘No more monkey selfies’: scientists told images could drive illegal pet trade | Environment- Tempemail

Celebrity primatologists and scientists have been urged not to post selfies with chimpanzees, orangutans and other primates on social media to help conservation efforts for threatened species. Cuddling baby monkeys on camera and sharing Instagram posts interacting with primates at sanctuaries is strongly discouraged under new guidelines aimed at scientists, Continue Reading

Poland plans to make censoring of social media accounts illegal | Poland- Tempemail

Polish government officials have denounced the deactivation of Donald Trump’s social media accounts, and said a draft law being readied in Poland will make it illegal for tech companies to take similar actions there. “Algorithms or the owners of corporate giants should not decide which views are right and which Continue Reading

Authorities Take Down World’s Largest Illegal Dark Web Marketplace – Tempemail

Europol on Tuesday said it shut down DarkMarket, the world’s largest online marketplace for illicit goods, as part of an international operation involving Germany, Australia, Denmark, Moldova, Ukraine, the U.K.’s Tempemail Crime Agency (NCA), and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). At the time of closure, DarkMarket is believed 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

Online harms bill: firms face up to £18m fine for illegal content | Internet safety- Tempemail

Social media companies will need to remove and limit the spread of harmful content or face fines of up to £18m, the 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, sets Continue Reading

48 U.S. States and FTC are suing Facebook for illegal monopolization – Tempemail

The US Federal Trade Commission and a coalition of 48 state attorneys general on Wednesday filed a pair of sweeping antitrust suits against Facebook, alleging that the company abused its power in the marketplace to neutralize competitors through its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp and depriving users of better privacy-friendly Continue Reading

US justice department expected to sue Google over accusation of illegal monopoly | Google

The US justice department filed a lawsuit against Google on Tuesday, accusing the tech company of abusing its position to maintain an illegal monopoly over search and search advertising. “Two decades ago, Google became the darling of Silicon Valley as a scrappy startup with an innovative way to search the Continue Reading

San Francisco tweaks facial recognition ban that made it illegal for city employees to use iPhones

In brief: The San Francisco administration’s ban on the use of facial recognition has had the surprising side effect of making devices like newer iPhones illegal to use by municipal workers. Officials are now tweaking the law to allow their use while still maintaining a strict ban on using facial Continue Reading

K League taps SportsRadar to fight piracy and illegal streaming- Tempemail

The Korea Professional Football League (K League) has brought on sports data intelligence company SportsRadar as its global media rights distributor. The multi-year deal will see Sportradar provide intelligence and investigation services to support the K League in the protection of its intellectual property through anti-piracy and illegal streaming investigations. Continue Reading