EU Set To Demand Internet Firms Act Faster To Remove Illegal Content

Companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter could face European Union laws forcing them to be more proactive in removing illegal content if they do not do more to police what is available on the Internet. From a report: The European Union executive outlines in draft guidelines reviewed by Reuters how Internet firms should step up efforts with measures such as establishing trusted flaggers and taking voluntary measures to detect and…

September 13, 2017
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President Trump blocks $1.3B sale of Lattice Semiconductor to China-backed private equity fund Canyon Bridge, citing national security (Bloomberg)

September 13, 2017

Bloomberg: President Trump blocks $1.3B sale of Lattice Semiconductor to China-backed private equity fund Canyon Bridge, citing national security  —  Fourth presidential block of foreign takeover in last 27 years  —  Order adds to string of failed Chinese deals for U.S. firms Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Computer vision-powered kiosk startup Bodega faces huge internet backlash after Fast Company article says it “wants to make mom-and-pop corner stores obsolete” (Ali Montag/CNBC)

September 13, 2017

Ali Montag / CNBC: Computer vision-powered kiosk startup Bodega faces huge internet backlash after Fast Company article says it “wants to make mom-and-pop corner stores obsolete”  —  For two former Google employees, the launch of their new app may not have gone exactly as planned. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Kaspersky Software Banned From US Government Systems Over Concerns About Russia

Mark Wilson writes: The Department of Homeland Security has told US government agencies to remove Kaspersky software from their systems. The directive was issued because of concerns about influence exerted over the company by the Russian government. Government agencies have been given three months to identify and start to remove Kaspersky’s security products. Kaspersky has constantly denied connections to the Russian government, but the US is simply not willing to…

September 13, 2017
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A deep look at Heart of Texas, a Russia-linked Facebook group that promoted Texas succession and had 225K+ members before being taken down in summer of 2017 (Casey Michel/Extra)

September 13, 2017

Casey Michel / Extra: A deep look at Heart of Texas, a Russia-linked Facebook group that promoted Texas succession and had 225K+ members before being taken down in summer of 2017  —  When is a Texan not a Texan?  —  Earlier this week, Facebook announced that they had shuttered almost 500 accounts they believe … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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