Business

Twitter Blue signups unavailable after raft of fake accounts

Twitter's relaunched premium service—which grants blue-check "verification" labels to anyone willing to pay $8 a month—was unavailable Friday after the social media platform was flooded by a wave of imposter accounts ...

Business

European Parliament ratifies 'new era' tech laws

The European Parliament on Tuesday ratified landmark laws that will more closely regulate Big Tech and curb illegal content online, as the EU seeks to bring order to the internet "Wild West".

Machine learning & AI

The dangers of big data extend to farming

Most internet users are by now aware of the vulnerability of their personal data. When the news broke that tech companies misuse and manipulate our personal data, there was a widespread "techlash" against the corporate giants ...

Internet

EU agrees deal to tame internet 'Wild West'

The European Union on Saturday finalised new legislation to require Big Tech to remove harmful content, the bloc's latest move to rein in the world's online giants.

Business

Online privacy and profit clash with fortunes at stake

Facebook and Google are under growing pressure to better balance privacy and ad-targeting—with their fortunes at stake as users rebel, regulators loom and Apple pounces on the moment to polish its image.

Security

Microsoft fixes cloud platform vulnerability after warning

Microsoft says it has fixed a flaw in its cloud computing platform that cybersecurity researchers warned could have enabled hackers to take over a cloud-based database product used by many big companies.

Business

Break them up? 5 ways Congress is trying to rein in Big Tech

Groundbreaking legislation is advancing in Congress that would curb the market power of tech giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple and could force them to untie their dominant platforms from their other lines of business. ...

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