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Tencent’s Honor of Kings to Launch in US, EU Amid Regulatory Chill in China

Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch its mega-hit smartphone game “Honor of Kings” in the EU and United States this year, a person familiar with the plans said, amid a backlash in China over its addictive features. The game has roughly 55 million daily active users and analysts estimate its monthly revenue is more than CNY 1 billion ($147.09 million), ... Read More »

Social Media Firms Have Increased Removal of Hate Speech, Says EU

HIGHLIGHTS EU said that social networks have improved in removing hate content EU earlier ordered social sites to delete all objectionable content Germany even threatened to fine EUR 50 million for the same Social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have stepped up both the speed and number of removals of hate speech on their platforms in response ... Read More »

EU Privacy Watchdogs Warn WhatsApp on Privacy Policy, Yahoo on Breach

HIGHLIGHTS EU sent letters to WhatsApp and Yahoo Said they had concerns about WhatsApp’s recent change in privacy policy Asked Yahoo to communicate all aspects of the data breach European privacy watchdogs said on Friday they had sent letters to WhatsApp over its sharing of information with parent company Facebook and Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and its scanning ... Read More »

EU Aims for Tougher Scrutiny of Silicon Valley Data-Heavy Deals

The European Union may include purchase prices in the criteria used to trigger its antitrust probes, aiming to catch more data-heavy transactions in serious merger reviews in another warning shot to Silicon Valley. The European Commission said Friday the EU’s revenue-based rules mean some deals can currently avoid scrutiny when the target company doesn’t have significant sales even if it ... Read More »

Microsoft Seeks EU Approval for $26 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition

Microsoft sought EU antitrust approval on Friday for its $26 billion bid for social network LinkedIn, a spokesman said on Friday, kicking off a month-long review by regulators of its largest deal. “We filed today,” company spokesman Robin Koch said. He said the European Commission has set a November 22 deadline to examine the case. The EUcompetition authority can either clear ... Read More »

US Slams EU, but Apple Tax Demand First Issued in Washington

US Slams EU, but Apple Tax Demand First Issued in Washington HIGHLIGHTS The US Treasury said Commission ruling endangers EU-US economic relations Amazon and McDonald’s are still being investigated A series of EU accusations that Google has abused its market power The United States is furious at the European Union for handing Apple a $14.5 billion tax demand on Tuesday ... Read More »

EU Mulls Stricter Controls on WhatsApp, Skype

The European Union will in September propose subjecting internet services like WhatsApp and Skype to similar rules as traditional telecommunications companies, a spokesman said Wednesday. The European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation bloc, is set to recommend tighter privacy and security for services like Facebook-owned message service WhatsApp and Microsoft’s video phone portal Skype. Spokesman Christian Wigand said ... Read More »

facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft back eu Hate Speech regulations

internet giants facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft signed up Tuesday to a brand new ecu code ofconduct against hate speech, the european commission said. the us–primarily based firms have agreed to hurry up their reactions while unlawful material is flagged up, with the goal of looking in any respect suspicious cloth inside 24 hours. “The latest terror attacks have reminded ... Read More »

eu Hate Speech Deal indicates Mounting Pressures Over internet content blocking off

HIGHLIGHTS facebook and Microsoft will review reviews of hate speech in 24 hours. The deal also includes YouTube and Twitter. ecu deal is a worrisome fashion toward greater government restrictions. An settlement on Tuesday by using four principal US internet organizations to dam unlawful hate speech from their offerings in Europe within 24 hours suggests the tight nook the corporations ... Read More »