Internet

Australian leader urges Facebook to lift its news blockade

Australia's prime minister on Friday urged Facebook to lift its ban on news access for Australian users and return to the negotiating table with media organizations, warning that other countries would follow his government's ...

Internet

Australia leader expects 'sensible outcome' to news pay plan

Australia's prime minister said Monday that he expected a "sensible outcome" to his government's plans to make digital platforms pay for journalism after Facebook threatened to block Australian publishers and individuals ...

Business

German govt to climb aboard at Lufthansa in virus rescue

Berlin will climb aboard airline giant Lufthansa as its largest shareholder in a nine-billion-euro ($9.8 billion) rescue if investors and competition authorities agree, as the coronavirus-stricken carrier faces an arduous ...

Internet

Germany to tighten screws on online hate speech

With the danger growing from far-right extremists and torrents of threats against politicians, Germany plans to toughen online speech laws and tighten the screws on social networks.

Security

Greece: Government websites hit by cyberattack

The Greek government said Friday that the official state websites of the prime minister, the national police and fire service and several important ministries were briefly disabled by a cyberattack but have been restored.

Business

Nissan faces $22 million fine for misreporting Ghosn pay

Nissan should be fined $22 million for filing documents that under-reported the compensation of former chief Carlos Ghosn, Japanese regulators recommended Tuesday, with troubled the firm saying it would not dispute the penalty.

Business

Canada to follow France lead in taxing digital giants

Canada will impose a levy on internet giants such as Amazon, Google and Facebook similar to France's digital services tax that created tensions with Washington, two ministers said Monday.

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