EU forces Meta and Google to combat hate speech and fake news
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Multibillion-dollar fines

The European Union reached an agreement on landmark legislation forcing Big Tech firms such as Google and Facebook's parent company Meta, as well as other internet services, to more aggressively combat hate speech and misinformation or risk multibillion-dollar fines.

Google bans call-recording apps
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Even if they are legal

Google has banned call-recording apps from the Play Store, in a move which seems to be designed to drive journalists nuts.

Brave kicks off Accelerate Mobile Pages (AMP)
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De-AMP

Browser Brave is trying to kill off Google's Accelerate Mobile Pages (AMP) using a new feature called De-AMP.

Google shows Russian troop dispositions and facilities
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Now even the Russian generals know where they are

On Monday, the Internet got a much better look at military facilities across Russia. Google Maps stopped obscuring the sensitive locations.

Russia going to sanction Google for telling the truth
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In Tsar Putin’s Russia truth is not something we say out loud

Russia's communications watchdog has said it is taking punitive measures against Google for allegedly violating Russian law.

Canadians might make big content pay newspapers
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Got to prop up the mass media

The Canadian government introduced legislation Tuesday to force digital giants to compensate news publishers for the use of their content.

Google copies Apple's pay antics
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If they can get away with it, why can't we?

Google has seen Apple prop up its App store by insisting developers use its Apple Pay systems and thought it was an excellent way to make money.

Apple fixes two critical zero-day vulnerabilities
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iPhones, iPads, and Macs wide open

Apple released fixes for two critical zero-day vulnerabilities in iPhones, iPads, and Macs that give hackers dangerous access to the devices internals.

Russian hackers trying to hack NATO
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Some eastern European governments also targeted

Russian hackers have attempted to penetrate the networks of NATO and the militaries of some eastern European countries.

Google translators forbidden to use the word “war”
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At least in Russia

For a while now we have pointed out that AI based translation services are unreliable, but it turns out that they are vulnerable to political pressure too.