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Canada’s Digital Charter to overhaul laws and address fake news

Canada has launched its new Digital Charter, designed to protect citizens and regulate social media platforms. Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau said the charter will target fake news and online hate speech, stating that platforms are failing users and Canadian citizens. “Platforms have... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Canada, Platforms, Justin Trudeau, Misinformation, Privacy Law, Fake News, Digital Charter


Twitter accidentally collected and shared some iOS users’ location data with a partner

Twitter revealed on Monday that a bug in its iOS app – which it has fixed – had caused users’ location data to be collected, even if the users had not chosen to share the data. The company said it accidentally shared this data with one of its partners. It did not name the partner, but... ...
Tags: Travel, Ios, Twitter, News, Privacy, Social Media, Cyber Security, Regulation, Privacy Breach


Facebook autogenerates content promoting terrorist groups and propaganda, AI detection a failure, says whistleblower complaint to US SEC

An anonymous whistle-blower complaint against Facebook to the US Securities and Exchange Commission shows that Facebook inadvertently facilitated militant and terror propaganda by auto-generating videos and pages consisting graphic violence, insurgency activity, logos, promotional videos and other... ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Internet, US, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Terrorism, SEC, Content, Hate Speech, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Content Moderation


Nepal tables new IT Bill: registration of social networks, data retention, censorship, intermediary liability issues

The government of Nepal has proposed a new Information Technology Bill, 2075 (2018) which aims to replace the Electronic Transaction Act (ETA). The bill has been claimed by the government to address long-standing concerns related to IT management. However, civil society activists criticise the bill... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Censorship, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Nepal, South Asia, Eta, Nepal's IT Act, Information Technology Bill


SDF Podcast 27: When April Fool’s meets Groundhog Day

Tweet So this is the episode when the three stooges of the SmallDataForum were meant to reflect wistfully on what was Great Britain exiting Greater Europe. The irony of recording this on April Fool’s Day wasn’t lost on us. Brexit Fool’s day is every day, these days. Our resident classicist Sam even managed to squeeze in Juvenal’s Satire VI, and even though the reference was in regard to another April Fool’s – Facebook regulation, haha – Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes might just as w...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, London, Social Networks, Internet, Youtube, Germany, Russia, US, Trends, Social Media, Communication


Key Points from Mark Zuckerberg’s call for regulation of the Internet: harmful content, data portability, election interference, privacy

In his article in the Washington Post, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg suggested the need for new rules from lawmakers to balance the interests and responsibilities of all the different stakeholders’ i.e. people, companies and governments. He called for regulation on four areas require an active... ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Internet, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Zuckerberg, Washington Post Facebook, Internet Regulation


Facebook agrees to remove multiple targeting options for housing, employment, and credit card ads in the US

Facebook will now remove ad targeting via age, gender and zip code for housing, employment, and credit card ads (HEC ads) as part of its settlement with American civil rights groups. ‘Multicultural affinity’ targeting and any other targeting option relating to protected groups will be... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Messenger, News, Instagram, Internet, Advertising, US, Social Media, Regulation, Facebook Messenger, Aclu, Targeted Ads, HEC


“It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Australian PM calls for global tech scrutiny

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on social media after the New Zealand mosque shooting was live-streamed on Facebook last week. “It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Morrison wrote in a letter to Japan’s prime... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Japan, Technology, News, Internet, Australia, Youtube, Social Media, Regulation, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit


Election Commission urges “voluntary restraint”; asks FB, Twitter, Google, ShareChat, TikTok and BigoTV to lay down code of ethics for elections

Social media platforms Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Google, ShareChat, TikTok and BigoTV and the IAMAI will lay down a code of ethics for election-related operational details by today evening. In a meeting, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora “exhorted the Social Media Organizations, who... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Regulation, Eci, Misinformation, Election Commission, Fake News


IT Parliamentary panel asks Facebook to do more to fight misinformation

The Indian parliamentary committee on IT has asked Facebook to do more to curb fake news on its platform ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, reports Reuters. The committee told Facebook that it wasn’t doing enough to curb misinformation, and questioned the steps it has taken to do this so... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Internet, Government, Social Media, Whatsapp, Policy, Regulation, Reuters, Fake News, MeitY, Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Harmful content: Facebook and Google may face a sanctions regime in the UK

American tech giants Facebook and Google may soon face mammoth penalties in the UK if they fail to control the spread of fake news, hate speech, and other kinds of harmful content, according to an upcoming policy paper, reports Business Insider. The paper focuses on internet safety, and calls for... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, UK, News, Privacy, Internet, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Content, Platforms, Gdpr, Content Moderation


TikTok fined $5.7M by the US FTC for violating kids’ privacy

Video content app TikTok has been penalized $5.7 million by the US Federal Trades Commission for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), after complaints that it illegally collected personal information of children below 13 years without parental consent. The complaint... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Video, News, Internet, China, US, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Streaming, Content, Ftc, Musical.ly, Bytedance, Tiktok


Developments in the digital ecosystem today

By Trisha Jalan and Sneha Johari A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem: ACT Fibernet has expanded to Lucknow, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. T-Series will start producing web series and web films, this venture will be headed by Vinod... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Video, News, Privacy, Internet, Government, Social Media, Insurance, Whatsapp, Policy, Regulation, Flipkart


Facebook: 5 new fact-checkers for India, Regulation in Germany, Canada and startup acquisition

Facebook adds five IFCN-certified fact-checkers in India, now in 6 languages  Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Facebook has added 5 new third-party fact-checkers in India – India Today Group, Vishvas.news, Factly, Newsmobile, Fact Crescendo, the company said in a statement. The checkers are... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, News, Instagram, Privacy, Internet, India, Social Media, Whatsapp, Regulation, Content, Fact Check, Germany Canada, Fake News, IFCN


Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse

The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use of dating apps published by the Sunday Times yesterday. The newspaper found  more than 30 cases of child rape have been investigated by police related to use of dating apps including Grindr and Tinder since 2015.  It reports that one 13-year-old boy with a profile on the Grindr app was raped or abused by at least 21 men.  The Sunday Times also f...
Tags: Social, Apps, Europe, UK, Instagram, Tinder, Social Media, Tech, Bbc, Policy, Dating, Regulation, United Kingdom, Child Abuse, Dating Apps, Times


Facebook paid teens to install an app that collected their data: report

Facebook has been secretly paying users – teens included – to install a “Facebook Research” app which tracked and collected the users’ phone and web activity via third-party beta testing services. This was revealed in a TechCrunch investigative report published yesterday. The... ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Facebook, News, Privacy, Children, Social Media, Data, Regulation, Privacy Breach, Data Analytics, Facebook research


ShareChat removes 50,000 accounts with fake content

ShareChat has banned 50,000 profiles to keep pornographic, violent and fake content off of its platform, reports the Economic Times. A ShareChat spokesperson told MediaNama that the platform ran a campaign 6 months ago asking users to flag/report problematic content. However, the company refused to... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Content, Intermediary Liability, Economic Times, Content Regulation, Medianama, IT Act, Indic, Fake News, ShareChat, Online entertainment content


Germany’s anti-trust body to order FB to stop gathering unspecified user data

Germany’s anti-trust regulator plans to order Facebook to stop gathering some user data (unspecified), reports Reuters. The regulator, Federal Cartel Office, will tell Facebook in a ruling as to what action it would have to take in the next few weeks. The Federal Cartel Office has been... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, News, Internet, Government, Germany, Social Media, Data, Regulation, Antitrust, Data Protection, Reuters, Federal Cartel Office


Mozilla calls proposed IT rule changes for intermediaries ‘blunt and disproportionate’

MeitY’s new proposed rules for intermediaries are “blunt and disproportionate solutions” to issues surrounding harmful online content, Mozilla Corporation said in a statement to MediaNama. Free speech vs regulation: a fine balance Content pulldown: Mozilla emphasizes that the new rules... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Government, Censorship, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Mozilla, Isp, Intermediary Liability, Mozilla Corporation, IT Act, IT Rules


Voices in AI – Episode 71: A Conversation with Paul Daugherty

Today's leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese .voice-in-ai-byline-embed { font-size: 1.4rem; background: url(https://voicesinai.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-voices-background.jpg) black; background-position: center; background-size: cover; color: white; padding: 1rem 1.5rem; font-weight: 200; text-transform: uppercase; margin-bottom: 1.5rem; } .voice-in-ai-byline-embed span { color: #FF6B00; } About this Epi...
Tags: Business, Jobs, Disruption, Blog, Seo, Regulation, Machine Learning, Ai, Accenture, Byron, University Of Michigan, PAUL, Paul Daugherty, Byron Reese, Fourth Age, Accenture Visit


Voices in AI – Episode 59: A Conversation with Tiger Tyagarajan

Today's leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese .voice-in-ai-byline-embed { font-size: 1.4rem; background: url(https://voicesinai.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-voices-background.jpg) black; background-position: center; background-size: cover; color: white; padding: 1rem 1.5rem; font-weight: 200; text-transform: uppercase; margin-bottom: 1.5rem; } .voice-in-ai-byline-embed span { color: #FF6B00; } About this Epi...
Tags: Enterprise, Ge, Blog, Seo, Regulation, Ohio, Ai, General Electric, Byron, Augmented Intelligence, Byron Reese, Computational Linguistics, Fourth Age


Sponsored post: How Regulation Will Unlock A New Crypto-Boom

Regulation is quickly becoming a hot topic in the crypto-world. The unregulated, “Wild West” environment of the crypto market left investors wide open to fraudsters, scammers, and shady firms out to make a quick buck. The technology of blockchain and Bitcoin is here to stay. But to bring value to investors, it’s going to need tighter rules and more responsible companies with their eyes on the future. The crypto market, worth $450 billion, won’t disappear overnight. The next step will be figuring...
Tags: South Korea, Montana, China, Blog, Seo, Regulation, Bitcoin, Mining, Xerox, Silicon Valley, Ethereum, Fintech, Irs, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Cto


Facebook’s ad system shown failing to enforce its own anti-discriminatory policy

 Results from a new ProPublica investigation suggest the tech giant is failing at even simple self-policing. Read More
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Social Media, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Regulation, Discrimination, Propublica, Facebook Advertising, Ethnic Affinity Targeting


Connecting Mexico: 5 Questions With Grisell Sordo, Telmex

Teléfonos de México, more commonly known as Telmex, is one of Mexico’s most well-known and well-respected brands. Isabel Blasco, Managing Director of Interbrand Mexico City, got the chance to sit down with Grisell Sordo, head of Marketing, Business Intelligence and Consumer Insight at Telmex to discuss how the brand is overcoming challenges and maintaining its pedigree as a historically well-known Telecom brand.  Why do you think Telmex has become such a big brand in Mexico? Telmex is a big bra...
Tags: Mexico, Advertising, Regulation, Telecoms, Telecom, Branding, Interbrand, 5 Questions, Telmex, Grisell Sordo, Grisell Sordo Telmex, Interbrand Mexico City


The FCA is avoiding the elephant in the room

The Financial Conduct Authority’s recent report into the asset management industry didn’t go far enough for one frustrated fund manager. Requesting anonymity (but known to us at Monevator) they share their thoughts below… T he report by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) into the asset management industry is, in the view of this writer, a lost opportunity. Nowhere in its 144 pages does it mention the words beta or alpha. Yet the heart of the problem with fund managers is not costs, as the ...
Tags: Marketing, Regulation, Financial Conduct Authority, Fca, Ibm, Commentary, Lake Wobegon, Financial Conduct Authority FCA, Upton Sinclair, Passive investing, Monevator, Platform Fees


Investment platforms and fund managers roughed up in FCA final report

T he Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to launch an investigation into investment platforms such as Hargreaves Lansdown, amid concerns that market competition may not be delivering value to consumers. The FCA says its forthcoming Investment Platforms Market Study will: …consider how investment platforms and firms offering similar services in adjacent markets compete to win new customers and retain existing customers. True, that doesn’t sound wildly excitement. It’s certainly no Liam Neesom ...
Tags: UK, Marketing, Regulation, Fca, Hargreaves Lansdown, Competition And Markets Authority, Commentary, Platforms, Don, Financial Conduct Authority FCA, Robin Powell, Liam Neesom Taken, Retail Distribution Review, FCA City, BBC FCA


Risk, Governance, and Compliance is all about Visibility

It is no secret that enterprises moving towards digital transformation are taking on more risk. However, measuring and managing that risk has evolved into more of an art than science. And as will any art, judging effectiveness is all but impossible.  A critical failing when it comes to identifying risk and its consequences. While risk is nothing new, technology has changed how risk is viewed and more importantly, how risk is amplified. Something enterprises have become well aware of as their int...
Tags: Security, Europe, Feature, Blog, Seo, Risk Management, Cybersecurity, Regulation, Governance, Infosec, Compliance, Pfeil, CISO, Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence


Watchdog Group: ‘No Man’s Sky’ Wasn’t Misleading

Some say the game didn't live up to expectations
Tags: News, Video Games, Uncategorized, Advertising, Marketing, Regulation, Advertising Standards Authority, Hello Games, No Man's Sky


Weekend reading: FCA tackles asset managers in new report, but investors are doing it for themselves

Good reads from around the Web. T his week saw the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) publish the interim findings of its deep dive into the asset management industry and how it treats its customers. With the report weighing in at 200-pages, I’ve only been able to superficially skim it so far for myself. But pundits and campaigners seem pleased. Andy Agathangelou, founding chair of the Transparency Task Force group, says: “There’s not been a chance for a detailed analysis yet but their opening ...
Tags: Google, UK, New York, Marketing, America, Bloomberg, Regulation, New York Times, Fca, Warren Buffett, US Treasury, Santander, Michael Lewis, Vanity Fair, Cnbc, Trump


ANA Calls FCC Rules ‘Unprecedented, Misguided, Counterproductive’

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just adopted rules guaranteeing that broadband customers have choice, transparency and strong security for personal information collected by ISPs. The rules separate the use and sharing of information into three categories and include clear guidance for both ISPs and customers on opt-in, opt-out and exception to consent requirements. The rules also include transparency, broadband provider and common-sense data breach notification requirements. The rul...
Tags: Fcc, Advertising, Broadband, Regulation, Tom Wheeler, Federal Communications Commission, Commission, Capitol Hill, Pew Research Center, Ana, Ftc, Association of National Advertisers, Comcast AT T Verizon, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Jaffe, Dan Jaffee



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