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By egarciagarcia | A personal compilation of the news that are shaping the #digital future of Europe.

Facebook says it will start removing posts that may lead to violence

Facebook will start removing misleading and inflammatory posts that may trigger violent attacks, the social network said Wednesday, as it faces criticism over its response to sectarian conflict in countries such as Myanmar and Sri Lanka.<p>Facebook said that a new policy will cover misinformation …

Internet

European Commission publishes briefing on no-deal Brexit planning

LONDON — Transport between the EU and the U.K. will be “severely impacted” with roads and ports blocked by customs queues and millions of British and …

Great Britain

How Europe smothers creativity

The European creative industry faces great challenges. U.S. tech platforms such as Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google are expanding rapidly …

GDPR

Trump attacks EU for Google antitrust fine

President Donald Trump on Thursday lambasted the European Union’s $5 billion antitrust fine against Google, expanding his America First agenda into a …

Donald Trump

The Guardian view on Google’s mammoth fine: tackling big tech | Editorial

The information commissioner gave Facebook a rap over the knuckles earlier this month, putting the company on notice of likely fines – the equivalent of a few minutes’ revenue – for breaches of privacy. Yesterday the European commission gave Google a rather more vigorous correction, fining it …

Google Search

Google record fine could lead to Android fork

Google

Economic benefits of the Digital Single Market

Economic benefits of the Digital Single Market by J. Scott Marcus & Georgios Petropoulos On 10 July 2018, J. Scott Marcus testified before the …

European Parliament

Margrethe’s magical fine machine — and how it works

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager on Wednesday introduced the world to a contraption that she’s been hiding for years in her …

Europe

Don’t expect an app revolution to follow the EU’s Android ruling

Smartphone and tablet users won’t be the immediate winners of the EU’s landmark decision (and record €4.3 billion fine) on Google’s Android operating …

Google Search

With record antitrust fine, Europe lands blow against Google

In the global regulatory battle with Big Tech, mark that Europe 2, Google zero.Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s competition chief, announced a record …

Google Search

Svoboda MEP: Europe needs a copyright regime for the internet age

European copyright law is stuck somewhere around 2000, in the era of satellite and cable broadcasting, not the internet age. That is why a copyright …

European Parliament

Pressure on Commission ahead of decision on connected car technology

<i>This article is part of our special report What’s driving Europe’s strategy on connected cars?.</i><p>Pressure is mounting on the European Commission ahead …

Telecoms

Google fined £3.8bn by EU over Android antitrust violations

Google has been hit with a landmark €4.34bn (£3.8bn) fine by the European Union over “serious illegal behaviour” to secure the dominance of its search engine on mobile phones.<p>The European commission imposed the record penalty after finding that the US tech firm required smartphone manufacturers to …

Google Search

The EU fining Google over Android is too little, too late, say experts

The European commission has fined Google £3.8bn for anti-competitive behaviour regarding its Android mobile operating system. It’s looking to force the company to cede some control, but is it too little too late?<p>The record fine is not to be dismissed, but for Google it is the EU’s suggested remedy …

Google Search

Artificial intelligence will be net UK jobs creator, finds report

Artificial intelligence is set to create more than 7m new UK jobs in healthcare, science and education by 2037, more than making up for the jobs lost in manufacturing and other sectors through automation, according to a report.<p>A report from PricewaterhouseCoopers argued that AI would create …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook protects far-right activists even after rule breaches

Leading far-right activists have received special protection from Facebook, preventing their pages from being deleted even after a pattern of behaviour that would typically result in moderator action being taken.<p>The process, called “shielded review”, was uncovered by Channel 4 Dispatches, after the …

Internet

Spectrum costs hit the world’s poorest hardest

Juncker: EU signs data transfer deal with Japan

The European Union has wrapped up negotiations with Japan on a deal that will allow companies to transfer personal data back and forth between the …

Europe

EU to slam Google with record fine ahead of Juncker US visit

Google is set to face a record-busting EU antitrust fine this week over its Android mobile operating system but rivals hoping that an order to halt …

Google Search

A draft code of practice on online disinformation

The working group of the multi-stakeholder forum on online disinformation has delivered a draft Code of Practice to tackle online disinformation. The …

Fake News

UK in strong position to be leader in crypto economy, report says

The UK is well-placed to become a leader in blockchain technologies and the crypto economy, according to a new report.<p>Britain has all the required resources, as well as industrial and governmental will, to become a global hub for the technology by 2022, according to analysis by the Big Innovation …

Blockchain

What’s really at stake in Google’s Android antitrust case

LONDON — Google is no stranger to regulatory standoffs with Europe. But this time, Brussels is playing for keeps.The European Commission is in the …

Mobile Devices

Facebook under pressure for weak consumer policy

European regulators will announce next week whether they will punish Facebook for its consumer terms and conditions, after the company was warned in …

Privacy

Airbnb warned it breaches EU rules over pricing policy

Airbnb has been found in breach of EU law and given until the end of the summer to ditch a range of practices, including that of belatedly applying additional fees to the prices it promotes online.<p>The accommodation service has been accused by the European commission and national regulators of …

Europe

Microsoft calls for facial recognition technology rules given 'potential for abuse'

Microsoft has called for facial recognition technology to be regulated by government, with for laws governing its acceptable uses.<p>In a blog post on the company’s website on Friday, Microsoft president Brad Smith called for a congressional bipartisan “expert commission” to look into regulating the …

Surveillance

Microsoft calls for regulation of facial recognition, saying it’s too risky to leave to tech industry alone

Microsoft is calling for government regulation on facial-recognition software, one of its key technologies, saying such artificial intelligence is too important and potentially dangerous for tech giants to police themselves.<p>On Friday, company president Brad Smith urged lawmakers in a blog post to …

Artificial Intelligence

Work in an Age of Automation

As the machines working alongside humans continue to evolve, workers will need to adapt. That means that, instead of studying for two decades and …

Labor Economics

US pencils in high frequency 5G auction for late 2019

The US will auction off high frequency 5G spectrum in the second half of 219, according to the FCC's chairman, Ajit Pai. In a blog post following his …

Telecoms

Three-quarters of consumers have interacted with artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence