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Bill seeks to make social media firms liable for online content

Legislation which will be published on Tuesday would see responsibility for online content shifted back on to tech giants rather that the person who posts the content. Social media companies could face the prospect of unlimited fines if they fail to remove posts which risk prejudicing criminal trials. Legislation which will be published on Tuesday would see responsibility for online ... Read More »

Energy firms, tech startups and oil majors have eyes on the charging stations market meant for electric vehicles

he battle over how and where Europeans charge their electric cars is expanding from the continent’s cities to its motorways. A hybrid electric car plugged in for charging Power utilities, tech start-ups, and oil majors are fighting to establish themselves as the dominant players in the fast-growing business of charging stations, but advances in electric vehicles means where they build them is ... Read More »

Germany approves plans to fine social media firms up to €50m

 German justice minister Heiko Maas, the driving force behind the new bill. Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP Social media companies face fines of up to €50m (£43m) if they persistently fail to remove illegal content from their sites under a new law passed in Germany The German parliament on Friday approved the bill aimed at cracking down on hate speech, criminal material and ... Read More »

US Tech Firms Give Up Security Secrets For Access To Russian Market

  U.S. technology companies routinely share sensitive product security secrets with Russian agencies in order to gain access to the country’s lucrative tech market, a compromise that could enable Moscow’s aggressive hacking efforts against Western governments and companies. Russian officials demand tech companies hand over source codes for security products such as firewalls, anti-virus applications, and encrypted software before they are ... Read More »

SoftBank to Buy Robotics Firms Boston Dynamics, Schaft From Alphabet

HIGHLIGHTS SoftBank will buy Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Alphabet It did not disclose the terms of the transactions Boston Dynamics was acquired by Google in 2013 Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday that a unit of the company will buy two firms that build walking robots from Alphabet Inc, which would add to the group’s growing artificial intelligence ... Read More »

Why Web Design Firms Can Help You Better Your Brand

Web design firms are comprised of trained professionals throughout numerous skillsets in online development and marketable interweb content. Their talents often include optimization via search engines and social media networks, both of which hold positive sway over multiple internet communities. Therefore, web design firms can significantly help you better your brand. And here’s why: Knowledgeable Designers with Genuine Interests Web ... 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 »

Tories pledge to push social media firms to fight online extremism

Ben Wallace’s comments follow a Guardian investigation into the way Facebook moderates content. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters The security minister, Ben Wallace, has said that a Conservative government would increase the pressure on social media companies to help fight online extremism in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack. He said ministers were open to consider financial penalties or a change ... Read More »

Will Goodbody: Time social media firms stopped the rot

Facebook is recruiting an extra 3,000 moderators to scan the network for hate speech There are so many positive things about social media and messaging. It has transformed how we communicate, how we share thoughts, ideas and views, how we get our news, how we learn, how we show our emotions. It has brought together people who are physically and ... Read More »

Alibaba Accuses IP Firms of Filing Fake Counterfeit Claims

Alibaba Accuses IP Firms of Filing Fake Counterfeit Claims Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Thursday alleged that several intellectual property agencies were filing false complaints against vendors on its e-commerce platforms. The company called for a boycott of these IP agencies, also known as “reputation-protection” firms, which are hired by businesses to help manage their IP rights. Alibaba singled out ... Read More »