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#Facebook and #Google in dock over pressure on softening European ‘fake news’guidelines

#Facebook and #Google in dock over pressure on softening European ‘fake news’guidelines

| May 22, 2019

Facebook and Google pressured and “arm-wrestled” a group of experts to soften European guidelines on online disinformation and fake news, according to new testimony from insiders released to journalists at Investigate Europe and published by openDemocracy, the London-based global news website. Extracts from these testimonies allege that Facebook and Google undermined efforts to make the tech giants more […]

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Concern growing in #EU capitals over #USA action against #Huawei

Concern growing in #EU capitals over #USA action against #Huawei

| April 23, 2019

Efforts by the American administration to persuade European governments to ban equipment manufactured by Chinese company Huawei from next generation 5G networks is causing growing concern in EU capitals. 5G will change the way we live. It is not just the successor to the 4G mobile phone network, but a quantum leap in technology which […]

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#WiFi4EU – New call for municipalities to apply for free Wi-Fi network in public spaces

#WiFi4EU – New call for municipalities to apply for free Wi-Fi network in public spaces

| April 2, 2019

On 4 April at 13h CEST the Commission will launch a new call for applications for WiFi4EU. The call, which is open to municipalities or groups of municipalities in the EU, will last one day and a half, until 5 April 2019 at 17h CEST. Municipalities will be able to apply for 3,400 vouchers, valued €15,000 each, which they […]

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#Huawei – part of the solution, not part of the problem

#Huawei – part of the solution, not part of the problem

| February 3, 2019

Abraham Liu is a man with a mission. As the Huawei’s new Chief Representative to the European Union, his role is to convince EU politicians and policy makers that his company is a leading global provider of information and communications infrastructure and smart devices that can be trusted, and not a vehicle for Chinese spying. […]

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#OnlineShopping – Stopping #GeoBlocking and country redirects

#OnlineShopping – Stopping #GeoBlocking and country redirects

| December 5, 2018

Good news for online shoppers: no more geo-blocking and country redirects. The rules adopted by MEPs became a reality this week. Read on to find out more. Many Europeans shop online on a daily basis. Whether it’s for electronics, appliances or furniture, 57% of EU citizens bought something online in 2017. Shopping online is one […]

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#Facebook to fund trainee local newspaper reporters in Britain

#Facebook to fund trainee local newspaper reporters in Britain

| November 22, 2018

Facebook (FB.O) is donating £4.5 million to train journalists in Britain to support communities that have lost local newspapers and reporters, in no little part due to ad revenue and readers switching online to the social media giant, writes Paul Sandle. The US company said this week it recognized the role it played in how […]

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Claude Moraes: ‘We have to look at how #SocialPlatforms are used for campaigns’

Claude Moraes: ‘We have to look at how #SocialPlatforms are used for campaigns’

| October 16, 2018

Claude Moraes   Facebook should make substantial changes to its platform to ensure it complies with EU data protection law, according to a resolution adopted by the civil liberties committee last week. The resolution by the civil liberties committee concludes a series of hearing on the Cambridge scandal in which the data of 87 million […]

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