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The EU's Copyright Directive charm offensive pats Europeans on the head and tells them leave it up to the corporations

When it comes to the new Copyright Directive, some in the EU would prefer that Europeans just stop paying attention and let the giant corporations decide the future of the Internet. In a new Q&A about the Directive, the European Parliament – or rather, the JURI committee, which, headed by Axel Voss, spearheaded the shepherding of Article 13 and 11 through a skeptical Parliament, sets out a one-sided account of the most far-reaching regulation of online speech in living memory, insisting that ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Post, Copyfight, News, US, America, Eu, Parliament, Big Tech, Juri, Axel Voss, Article 11, Article 13, Fixcopyright


Hollywood Asks EU To Drop Article 13 Entirely, Because It Might Possibly Have A Tiny Compromise For The Internet (techdirt)

Earlier today, we had a post detailing the completely ridiculous "defense" of Articles 11 and 13 in the EU Copyright Directive that the EU Parliament's JURI Committee released. It was so full of misleading statements, outright lies, and contradictory arguments that it would have been hilarious, if it wasn't trying to justify changing the entire internet for the worse. However, those of us who think that the EU should drop Article 13 (and Article 11) entirely now have a very unlikely ally: the le...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, News, Eu, Commission, Mpaa, Mpa, Mike Masnick, Youtube Google, EU Parliament, EU Court of Justice, CJEU, JURI Committee, German Federal Court of Justice Bundesgerichtshof


A map of London's most toxic breathing spots

Dirty air is an invisible killer, but an effective one.More than 9,000 people die prematurely in London each year due to air pollution, a recent study estimates.This map visualizes the worst places to breathe in Central London. The Great Smog of 1952 London used to be famous for its 'pea-soupers': combinations of smoke and fog caused by burning coal for power and heating. All that changed after the Great Smog of 1952, when weather conditions created a particularly dense and persistent layer...
Tags: Health, Google, UK, New York, London, Thames, Eu, History, Beijing, Pollution, United Kingdom, Innovation, Environmentalism, Air, Victoria, Khan


Google Tests Ghost Town Like Search Results For The EU

The EU is a fun place, they have lots of rules and regulations and want Google to do lots of things that may not benefit the end user. I am not a lawyer, I don't live in the EU but when I saw what Greg Sterling posted on Search Engine Land - I had to share it here.
Tags: Google, Seo, Eu, Google Search Engine, Greg Sterling


Stephen Fry Narrates Two Animated Videos Explaining How Fear, Loathing & Misinformation Drove the Brexit Campaign

For millions watching in the UK and around the world, anticipating the looming Brexit deadline over the past two years has been like watching the slowest train wreck in history. But for those not following the coverage daily, the impending UK secession from the European Union is mystifying. Just how many trains are there, and where are they coming from, and how fast, exactly, are they going? From the future of food and drug imports, to the status of the “currently invisible” border betwe...
Tags: Google, Politics, UK, College, US, Eu, European Union, Atlantic, George Orwell, Theresa May, Current Affairs, NHS, Republic Of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Stephen Fry, Brexit


EU copyright directive nearing final form as Google tests stripped-down news SERPs

Once the language is finalized, each member state will need to ratify the directive. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. [Author: Greg Sterling]
Tags: Google, Seo, Eu, Greg Sterling


Even the rightsholders think Europe’s Article 13 is a mess, call for an immediate halt in negotiations

With only days to go before the planned conclusion of the new EU Directive on Copyright in the Single Digital Market, Europe's largest and most powerful rightsholder groups -- from the Premier League to the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Association of Commercial Television in Europe -- have , repeating their message from late last year: namely, that the Directive will give the whip hand to Big Tech. Article 13 -- which still mandates copyright filters for big platforms, despite...
Tags: Google, Europe, Post, Copyfight, News, Eu, Premier League, Parliament, European Parliament, Big Tech, Motion Picture Association MPA, EUCD, Axel Voss, Article 11, Article 13, Association of Commercial Television


A VC’s Take: Global Volatility Hurts U.S. Venture Ecosystem

As Xconomy’s editors looked back at the year just passed, we asked technology leaders to comment on the trends they’d observed in 2018, and the developments they expected in 2019. Some leaders responded with their views on the business impact of the Trump era, pointing to specific policy positions such as tax code revisions, curbs on immigration, and the decision by federal regulators to roll back net neutrality requirements on telecom carriers.Alex Niehenke, a partner at Foster City, CA-based ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Net Neutrality, Internet, Entrepreneurship, China, Russia, Funding, Immigration, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Investment, Eu, Web


What we learned this week

Great to see the ‘right to repair’ being discussed in both the US and the EU – a legal obligation to make appliances repairable is an important step towards reducing obsolescence and waste. My co-author Katherine Trebeck was interviewed on Good Morning Scotland this weekend, all about the book and her work with the Wellbeing […]
Tags: Scotland, Future, Miscellaneous, US, Eu, Katherine Trebeck


All of the major tech companies are going their separate ways, making things more difficult for regulators

Investors fell in love with a basket of stocks they called FAANG (for Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google) and rode those investments up a tall curve for years. Policymakers and regulators found it convenient to paint a single big target on "the big tech platforms" as the spate of privacy- and election-related controversies since 2016 raised calls for government action. But the closer the government looks at the companies' problems, the harder it gets to settle on any one-size-fits-al...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, New York, Hollywood, Microsoft, Congress, Washington, Trends, Cisco, Eu, Netflix, Internet Association, Silicon Valley


Weekend reading: British passport no longer rules the waivers

What caught my eye this week. G ot your passport ready and your bag packed for the last flight out of Heathrow when Britain goes all 21 Days Later on Brexit Day? The good news is even I don’t think that’s going to happen. We’ll be more in for months of Dad’s Army amateurism should we leave with no-deal on the 29th March. But the reviled metropolitan elites will immediately put their brains towards sorting out the mess foisted upon them, and anarchy will be avoided.1 The bad news is Britain has...
Tags: Google, Europe, Japan, UK, China, India, Marketing, US, Cbi, Eu, Bloomberg, Britain, Labour, John Bercow, Fca, Heathrow


Warning: “GDPR Extortion” Could Hurt Your Business, Here’s What to Do!

Most US-based business leaders are at least somewhat familiar with the GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation.) Although this broad set of data regulations is designed to protect the privacy of citizens in the European Union, it will significantly affect US businesses as well. It will also likely lead to a new and costly cybercrime: “GDPR extortion.” How will EU-based data regulations affect businesses in the US? What is GDPR extortion? How can businesses protect themselves? These are the ...
Tags: Google, US, Sales, Research, Eu, European Union, European Commission, Gdpr, Equifax, EU General Data Protection Regulation Although


UK has ‘red flagged’ 4,600 sellers for tax evasion on marketplaces like Amazon in 2 years

Sites like Amazon and eBay have made it very compelling for consumers to buy online rather than in stores, in part because prices are very competitive and in many cases cheaper than what buyers might find in traditional retailers. But in the U.K., it turns out that some of those low prices are in part due to sellers dodging taxes, so now the government is cracking down. The U.K.’s tax authority has “red-flagged” 4,600 online merchants, from a total of 7,000 investigations, in the last two years ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Ecommerce, UK, Taxes, Ebay, Tech, Eu, Hmrc, Customs, Asos, Amazon EBay, JSL, Treasury Mel Stride


The EU’s “right to be forgotten” is not an effective way to improve your online reputation

My company, BrandYourself, helps individuals clean up, protect and improve their online reputation and privacy. I’ve written about online reputation and its importance in the past (here, here and here), but this is one of the major principles we believe: a negative google result can happen to anyone and it shouldn’t keep you from ever moving on with your life. All it takes is a single negative Google result to ruin your career. Maybe you made a mistake when you were young. Maybe you broke up wit...
Tags: Google, Eu, European Court Of Justice, Branding, DUBLIN Ireland, BrandYourself, Brand-Yourself.com


Nissan’s new Leaf e+ is packing more than just 226 miles of range

Electric vehicle competition is heating up and it’s pushing some of the first entrants to add range and other features in hopes of keeping up with automakers that are just bringing EVs to the market. Nissan has been in this EV game for nearly nine years now. The company has sold more than 380,000 Leaf vehicles globally since the EV first went on sale in 2010. And while it debuted a refreshed version of its all-electric Leaf just 16 months ago, the automaker is back with another Leaf variant that...
Tags: Energy, Electric Vehicle, Japan, Cars, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphone, Automotive, United States, Transport, Nissan, Driver, Kia, Electric Cars, Charging Station


Google Wins Round in Fight Against Global Right To Be Forgotten

Google shouldn't have to apply the so-called right to be forgotten globally, an adviser to the EU's top court said in a boost for the U.S. giant's fight with a French privacy regulator over where to draw the line between privacy and freedom of speech. From a report: While backing Google's stance, Advocate General Maciej Szpunar of the EU Court of Justice said that search engine operators must take every measure available to remove access to links to outdated or irrelevant information about a per...
Tags: Google, France, Tech, Eu, Luxembourg, EU Court of Justice, EU Google, Maciej Szpunar


EU adviser sides with Google on 'right to be forgotten' dispute

An advisor to the European Court of Justice has sided with Google in a dispute over the “right to be forgotten” rule, which allows European residents to remove some references to themselves from search engine results. France’s data regulator has argued that the right to be forgotten should apply to the entirety of Google’s search engine, not just the separate versions created for countries in Europe. Google, however, has argued that the rule only applies to its search engine in Europe. On Thursd...
Tags: Google, Europe, News, France, Eu, Luxembourg, European Court Of Justice, Europe Google, CCIA, Szpunar, Maciej Szpunar, Computer Communications Industry Association, Alexandre Roure


'Right to be forgotten' by Google should apply only in EU, says court opinion

NGOs warned of potential harm to internet users’ rights if Google lost ECJ caseThe “right to be forgotten”, which enables claimants to request the removal of links to irrelevant or outdated online information about them, should not be enforceable globally, the European court of justice (ECJ) has found in a preliminary opinion.The controversial power, requiring search engines to prevent access to material on the internet, should be enforceable only in the EU and not worldwide, the court’s advocat...
Tags: Google, Europe, Technology, Law, Internet, Eu, UK News, World news, Court of justice of the European Union, Right To Be Forgotten, Ecj, Maciej Szpunar


'Right to be forgotten' by Google should apply only in EU, says court

NGOs warned of potential harm to internet users’ rights if Google lost ECJ caseThe “right to be forgotten”, which enables claimants to request the removal of links to irrelevant or outdated online information about them, should not be enforceable globally, the European court of justice (ECJ) has found in a preliminary opinion.The controversial power, requiring search engines to prevent access to material on the internet, should be enforceable only in the EU and not worldwide, the court’s advocat...
Tags: Google, Europe, Technology, Law, Internet, Eu, UK News, World news, Court of justice of the European Union, Right To Be Forgotten, Ecj, Maciej Szpunar


Google may be headed for victory in EU right-to-be-forgotten indexing appeal

The top legal advisor for the European Court of Justice has recommended that delisting under RTBF not extend outside the EU. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. [Author: Greg Sterling]
Tags: Google, Seo, Eu, European Court Of Justice, Rtbf, Greg Sterling


Advisor to Europe’s top court favors regional limit to ‘right to be forgotten’

Google will be cheered by the view of an influential advisor to Europe’s top court vis-a-vis the territorial scope of the so-called ‘Right to be Forgotten’. Since a 2014 Court of Justice decision, search engines operating in Europe have been required to accept and review requests from private citizens to delist outdated or irrelevant search results associated with their name, balancing decisions against any public right to know. Google has been carrying out these delistings on regional Europe...
Tags: Google, Europe, Lawsuit, Privacy, Google Search, Tech, Eu, European Union, Search Engines, Search Engine, Right To Be Forgotten, Rtbf, Cnil, AG, Court of Justice, Peter Fleischer


EU top court adviser: Google can limit right to be forgotten

LONDON (AP) — An adviser to Europe's top court says Google doesn't have to extend "right to be forgotten" rules to its search engines globally.The European Court of Justice's advocate general released a preliminary opinion Thursday... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Europe, Business, London, Eu, Ap, European Court Of Justice


TransferWise applying for Brussels license in bid to navigate a ‘no deal’ Brexit

TransferWise, the London-headquartered international money transfer company, is applying for a new licence in Brussels, in a bid to navigate a possible “no deal” Brexit as the U.K. prepares to leave membership of the European Union on March 29 this year. One of the definite plusses of EU membership, and something that has undoubtedly benefited U.K. fintech startups, is so-called “passporting” of financial services. This sees a certain level of financial regulatory harmony across the EU and means...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, UK, London, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Belgium, Brussels, Lithuania, Brexit, Revolut, Transferwise, Nbb


Apple has reportedly hired a fierce Facebook critic after repeatedly attacking the firm's 'industrial' data hoarding

Apple has reportedly hired Sandy Parakilas, a former Facebook employee who has become a prominent critic of the social network. It coincides with Apple CEO Tim Cook being strongly critical of Facebook and other companies, which rely on collecting user data. According to the Financial Times, Parakilas will join Apple's privacy team and work to ensure new products protect users' security and privacy. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has already been angered by Cook's criticism of his company. Apple...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Cook, Trends, Eu, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Msnbc, Mark, Financial Times Apple, Sheryl, Cambridge Analytica, Sandy Parakilas


Google Clash Over Global Right to Be Forgotten Returns to Court

Ahead of a ruling later this year, an adviser at the EU Court of Justice will on Jan. 10 deliver an opinion on whether the world’s most-used search engine can limit the geographical scope of the privacy right to EU-based searches. Google has been fighting efforts led by France’s privacy watchdog to globalize the right to be forgotten after the EU court’s landmark ruling in 2014 forcing the search engine to remove links to information about a person on request if it’s outdated or irrelevant. Th...
Tags: Google, Science, France, Eu, Alphabet Inc, EU Court of Justice, EU Google


TransferWise applies for Belgian license amid Brexit fears

Transferwise, the cross-border payments unicorn, has announced it’s in the process of applying for a Belgian license, in order to ensure a continuity of service to its European customers in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The company also plans to open an office in the Belgian capital, although has pledged to keep its London office open, where it employs over 200 people. In a statement, TransferWise’s CEO and co-founder, Kristo Käärmann, said: “Brussels is at the heart of all EU affairs, so estab...
Tags: Startups, UK, London, Money, Tech, Eu, World, Brussels, Kristo Käärmann, National Bank of Belgium


When Economic Theory Fails: A Critical Look At Waldfogel’s Digital Renaissance

In this piece, Neil Turkewitz digs deep into the recently released book by Joel Waldfogel entitled "Digital Renaissance: What Data and Economics Tell Us About the Future of Popular Culture, a work which explores how the entertainment industry is fairing in the current explosive digital age with regard to the quality of content being produced. ________________________ Guest post by Neil Turkewitz from Medium Joel Waldfogel has released a book entitled: “Digital Renaissance: What Data ...
Tags: Google, Music, Eu, Guest Post, Mcdonalds, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Waldfogel, IFPI, Digital Renaissance, Hal Varian, Neil Turkewitz, Joel Waldfogel, Ariel Katz, Hal Varian Waldfogel


Principles for evolving technology policy in 2019

The past year has seen a range of public debates about the roles and responsibilities of technology companies. As 2019 begins, I’d like to share my thoughts on these important discussions and why Google supports smart regulation and other ways to address emerging issues.We’ve always been and still are fundamentally optimistic about the power of innovative technology. We’re proud that Google’s products and services empower billions of people, drive economic growth and offer important tools for yo...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Eu, Public Policy


How we’re supporting smart regulation and policy innovation in 2019

The past year has seen a range of public debates about the roles and responsibilities of technology companies. As 2019 begins, I’d like to share my thoughts on these important discussions and why Google supports smart regulation and other innovative ways to address emerging issues.We’ve always been (and still are) fundamentally optimistic about the power of innovative technology. We’re proud that Google’s products and services empower billions of people, drive economic growth and offer important...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Eu, Public Policy


Inside Facebook's suicide algorithm: Here's how the company uses artificial intelligence to predict your mental state from your posts

Facebook is scanning nearly every post on the platform in an attempt to assess suicide risk. Facebook passes the information along to law enforcement for wellness checks. Privacy experts say Facebook's failure to get affirmative consent from users for the program presents privacy risks that could lead to exposure or worse. In March 2017, Facebook launched an ambitious project to prevent suicide with artificial intelligence. Following a string of suicides that were live-streamed on the platfor...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, World Health Organization, The New York Times, Erickson, Ashley Madison, Gdpr, HIPAA, Center for Democracy and Technology, Duarte, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline



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