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UK’s Facial recognition firm faces possible £17m privacy fine
An Australian firm which claims to have a database of more than 10 billion facial images is facing a potential £17m fine over its handling of personal data in the UK.
Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls
Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.
Russia demands foreign tech companies open offices in the country or face sanctions
The demand listed Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok among the companies being targeted - and some of them already have Russian offices.
Apple Sues Pegasus-Maker Israeli Firm For Targeting Its Users
In a statement, Apple said it is also seeking a "permanent injunction to ban NSO Group from using any Apple software, services, or devices".
How Bad Is US Covid Rebound? ICU Beds Offer Worrying Clue
The COVID-19 numbers are a sobering reminder of how brutal the pandemic remains for the US health-care system, and could augur trouble ahead for its Northeast states.
Lush quits Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat amid concerns over online harm
The firm says it has "finally had enough" and turns its back on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat due to growing concerns over user safety.
Bodies pile up outside hospital morgue as Romania struggles with fourth wave of Covid
"It's relentless -- relentless," sighed nurse Claudiu Ionita, standing in front of a line of gurneys in Bucharest University Hospital's morgue. On each gurney lay a body inside a black plastic bag.
Apple pushes return to office plans back to February
Initial plans for staff at one of the world's largest technology companies to be back in the office this September were delayed due to the Delta variant.
Google signs 5-year deal to pay for news from AFP
It's one of the biggest licensing deals struck by a tech giant under a new French law.
Instagram's Impact On Children Probed By US States
The investigation targets, Meta's techniques for increasing the frequency and duration of engagement by young users and the resulting harms, said California Attorney General
Facing opposition, U.S. bank regulator nominee pledges to protect small lenders
U.S. President Joe Biden's pick to lead one of the country's top banking regulators will focus on ensuring a fair and competitive market in which small and mid-size banks can thrive, according to her prepared congressional testimony rele...
Facebook failing to protect users from Covid misinformation, says monitor
Twenty accounts and groups tracked by NewsGuard gained more than 370,000 followers over past year
Cuban activist Yunior Garcia Aguilera arrives in Spain
Cuban activist Yunior Garcia has arrived in Spain on a tourist visa, along with his wife, a Spanish government official confirmed to CNN on Wednesday
Israel’s New AML Rules May Help Banks Onboard Crypto Clients
Regulators still need to issue guidance for banks on how to deal with crypto-related transactions
Google Cloud, Snap, Spotify And Several Other Sites Down
Spotify said it was aware of "some issues right now and are checking them", after more than 50,000 users reported they were facing issues.
Facebook and the true meaning of 'meta'
Prefixes rarely make headlines, but with Facebook's rebrand, "meta" became a word for 2021. Nathan Dufour explores its ancient origins to find out what it says about our present.
Cuba reopens doors to tourism as threat of protests looms
Cuba reopened schools and its borders to international tourism on Monday as opposition groups urged supporters to protest for greater political freedoms, setting up a tense showdown between the government and its critics on the Caribbean...
'Mad Money' Jim Cramer Names Three Metaverse Companies One Should Invest In
The term metaverse was coined in the 1992 science fiction novel "Snow Crash" where humans interact with each other as avatars in an online realm that resembles the real world, but is computer generated. In recent years, tech companies ha...
US Media Watchdog Grades Big Tech Average 'F' Over Suppression of Free Speech
In recent years, US watchdogs have noted an increase in the incidence of censorship by the tech giants of Silicon Valley against their users in the field of free speech regarding political issues and, in particular, information about the...
‘They tell you what you want to hear’: people buying fake vaccine cards get scammed themselves
The Covid vaccine is free, but some people have tried to illegally obtain fake vaccine cards only to get scammed, by other criminals
Iceland spoofs Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Meta’ unveiling in tourism video
Inspired by Iceland says skip the metaverse and visit the country without wearing ‘silly looking headsets’
Australia Vaccine-Mandate Protesters Compare State Government To Nazis: Report
In Australia, where 83% of people aged 16 and above have been fully inoculated against the coronavirus, nationwide vaccinations are voluntary.
'Sex workers, reggae girls, squatters, all the ones who didn’t fit in': how Rebel Dykes reveals a secret lesbian history
What began when Siobhan Fahey looked up her old friends from 80s London, grew into a vital document of a tough community at the forefront of the gay rights struggle
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