Italy fines Google, Apple €10million over data use

Italy’s antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet’s Google and iPhone maker Apple 10 million euros (an equivalent of $11.2 million) each for “aggressive practices” linked to the commercial use of user data. The authority said in statement the two tech groups did not provide “clear and immediate information” on how they collect and use the data… Read More Italy fines Google, Apple €10million over data use

Russia fines Google 3 million roubles over failure to delete banned content

A Moscow court fined Alphabet Inc.’s Google 3 million roubles (an equivalent of $40,400) on Monday for not deleting content that it deemed illegal, part of a wider dispute between Russia and the U.S. tech giant. Russia in October threatened to fine Google a percentage of its annual Russian turnover for repeatedly failing to delete… Read More Russia fines Google 3 million roubles over failure to delete banned content

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announces resignation, hands over to technology chief Parag Agrawal

Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey is stepping down from his role and Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal will now lead the company, the social networking site announced on Monday. The appointment of Agrawal, a 10-year veteran of Twitter, signaled a tacit endorsement by the board of a strategy the company previously laid out… Read More Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announces resignation, hands over to technology chief Parag Agrawal

Australia to introduce new laws that compel media platforms to reveal details of cyber trolls

Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday. The government has been looking at the extent of the responsibility of platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, for defamatory material published on their sites and comes after the country’s highest… Read More Australia to introduce new laws that compel media platforms to reveal details of cyber trolls

Russia launches investigation into complaint against Netflix over LGBT content

Russia is investigating a complaint against Netflix after the public commissioner for protecting families accused the streaming company of violating Russian law on “gay propaganda”, the Vedomosti daily reported. The commissioner, Olga Baranets, complained to the Interior Ministry that Netflix was in breach of a 2013 law that bans disseminating “propaganda on non-traditional sexual relations”… Read More Russia launches investigation into complaint against Netflix over LGBT content

Apple files lawsuit against Israeli cyber firm NSO Group over spying allegations

Apple Inc said on Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against Israeli cyber firm NSO Group and its parent company OSY Technologies for alleged surveillance and targeting of U.S. Apple users with its Pegasus spyware. The iPhone maker said it is also seeking to ban NSO Group from using any Apple software, services or devices… Read More Apple files lawsuit against Israeli cyber firm NSO Group over spying allegations

U.S., Israel launch joint task force to tackle ransomware attacks

The U.S. Treasury Department said on Sunday it will partner with Israel to combat ransomware, with the two countries launching a joint task force to address cybersecurity. The task force will develop a memorandum of understanding supporting information sharing related to the financial sector, including cybersecurity regulations and threat intelligence, the Treasury Department said. The… Read More U.S., Israel launch joint task force to tackle ransomware attacks

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to group of talented expatriates

Saudi Arabia has granted citizenship to a group of expatriates including doctors, clerics and academics, becoming the second Gulf Arab state to introduce a formal naturalization programme for foreigners with exceptional skills this year. The announcement follows a royal decree issued last Thursday which grants citizenship to “experts and exceptional global talents” who will contribute… Read More Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to group of talented expatriates