Internet

Facebook panel punt on Trump puts onus back on Zuckerberg

Facebook's top executives set up an independent oversight board to avoid having to make tough decisions about explosive content—but the panel's first major ruling on Donald Trump sent the ball right back into Mark Zuckerberg's ...

Business

Big Chinese firms fined over anti-monopoly law

China fined 11 companies including tech giant Tencent on Friday, taking aim at their acquisitions and joint ventures as authorities target monopolistic practices.

Business

EU accuses Apple of antitrust breach over App Store rules

European Union regulators accused Apple on Friday of violating the bloc's antitrust laws, alleging the iPhone maker distorts competition for music streaming by imposing unfair rules for rival services in its App Store.

Business

China summons internet firms to warn over unfair competition

Financial regulators in China summoned 13 internet companies on Thursday to call for changes to their fintech operations, the central bank said in a notice, as Beijing ramps up scrutiny on monopolistic practices in the country's ...

Machine learning & AI

EU outlines ambitious AI regulations focused on risky uses

Risky uses of artificial intelligence that threaten people's safety or rights such as live facial scanning should be banned or tightly controlled, European Union officials said Wednesday as they outlined an ambitious package ...

Computer Sciences

Researchers use AI to empower environmental regulators

Like superheroes capable of seeing through obstacles, environmental regulators may soon wield the power of all-seeing eyes that can identify violators anywhere at any time, according to a new Stanford University-led study. ...

Business

Chinese regulator orders Ant Group to conduct major overhaul

Chinese regulators have ordered Ant Group, a financial affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, to become a financial holding company to ease financial oversight amid stepped up scrutiny of technology firms.

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