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Big tech’s ‘blackbox’ algorithms face regulatory oversight under EU plan

Major Internet platforms will be required to open up their algorithms to regulatory oversight under proposals European lawmakers are set to introduce next month. In a speech today Commission EVP Margrethe Vestager suggested algorithmic accountability will be a key plank of the forthcoming legislative digital package — with draft rules incoming that will require platforms to explain how their recommendation systems work as well as offering users more control over them. “The rules we’re preparing ...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Tech, Eu, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Commission, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, European Council, Algorithmic Accountability, Platform regulation, Digital Services Act, AlgorithmWatch, Digital Markets Act

Europe to limit how big tech can push its own services and use third party data

European lawmakers are taking aim at big tech’s ability to push its own services in search results at the expense of rivals, with Commission EVP Margrethe Vestager confirming today that a legislative proposal due in a few weeks will aim to ban what she called “unfair self-preferencing”. The concern is that so-called gatekeeper platforms have the ability to manipulate the way that they rank different businesses — and “show their own services more visibly than their rivals”, she said in a speec...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, France, Tech, Eu, Policy, Netherlands, Commission, European Commission, Antitrust, EU Council, European Parliament, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, US Department of Justice

United States: State Aid Temporary Framework Extended And Expanded - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

On October 13, the Commission extended and expanded for the fourth time the scope of the State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak (the "TF").
Tags: News, United States, Commission, Cleary Gottlieb Steen, Hamilton LLP

Not if but when: Why you should be preparing for commission compression now

Consumer behavior, demand and expectations are going to reduce commissions. It's a matter of when, not if. The savvy agent is preparing for commission compression or at least acknowledging the possibility.
Tags: Opinion, Service, Radio, Commission, Teams, Agent, Columns, Select, Jay Thompson, Ibuyers, Ibuying, Mike Delprete, Commission Compression, Buyer's Agent Commission

UPSC Defence Services Examination-I 2021

UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) (I) 2021   The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) (II), 2020 on 7th  February 2021 for admission to Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Naval Academy, Ezihimala, Air force Academy, Hyderabad, and Officers Training Academy, Chennai for the courses (Men and Women) for recruitment of following 345 Sarkari Naukri Vacancy of Officers in Navy, Army, and Indian... Please Click on the Title to R...
Tags: Jobs, Navy, Commission, Army, Academy, Officer, Hyderabad, Armed Forces, Chennai, PSC, Manisha, Airforce, UPSC, Union Public Service Commission UPSC, Recruitment Examination, Navy Army

Google’s EU Android choice screen isn’t working say search rivals, calling for a joint process to devise a fair remedy

Google search engine rivals have dialled up pressure on the European Commission over the tech giant’s ‘pay-to-play’ choice screen for Android users in Europe — arguing the Google-devised auction has failed to remedy antitrust issues identified by the European Commission more than two years ago. The joint letter to the Commission, which has been signed by Ecosia, DuckDuckGo, Lilo, Qwant and Seznam, requests a trilateral meeting between the EU executive, Google, and the five search rivals...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Europe, Justice, Microsoft, France, US, Tech, Eu, Search, Policy, Competition, Commission, European Commission, Antitrust

SC dismisses CCI plea, directs Karnataka HC to decide on antitrust probe into Amazon, Flipkart in 6 weeks: Report

The Supreme Court refused to hear a plea filed by the Competition Commission of India, which sought to remove a Karnataka High Court-directed stay on its probe against Amazon and Flipkart, Bar and Bench reported. Instead, the apex court directed the Karnataka High Court to decide on the matter within six weeks, and said that it will only review the petition in case a decision isn’t made in that time frame. The CCI  a probe into alleged competition law violations by Amazon and Flipkart on Januar...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, Supreme Court, E-commerce, Commission, DG, Flipkart, Karnataka, CCI, Mehta, Karnataka High Court, Competition Commission of India, DVM, Competition Law, Amazon Flipkart

Wall Street's first-half profits rocketed 82% to their highest since 2009

Wall Street stands empty as people stay away from the area due to the coronavirus on March 30, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images New York's securities industry notched its largest first-half profit since 2009 due to sharp increases in trading and underwriting activity, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in a Thursday report.Pretax profits through the first six months of the year surged 82% to $27.6 billion. Underwriting revenues hit a record of $10.4 billion in ...
Tags: New York, Congress, Senate, White House, New York City, Trends, Bank Of America, House, Commission, Bank, Nancy Pelosi, New York Stock Exchange, New York State, Nyse, Paul Tudor Jones, Brian Moynihan

GOP Sen. Cory Gardner defends his seat against Democrat John Hickenlooper in Colorado

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is running for US Senate after a failed presidential bid. Associated Press Former Governor John Hickenlooper will face first-term GOP Sen. Cory Gardner in Colorado 2020 US Senate's race.  Hickenlooper has a long track record in Colorado as a former two-term mayor of Denver and a former governor, serving from 2011 to 2019.  Since 2014, Colorado has rapidly transformed from a swing state to much more reliably Democrat at the federal and state levels. Vi...
Tags: Politics, Colorado, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Commission, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Denver, Clinton

FCC Defends Helping Trump, Claims Authority Over Social Media Law

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Federal Communications Commission's top lawyer today explained the FCC's theory of why it can grant President Donald Trump's request for a new interpretation of a law that provides legal protection to social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Critics of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan from both the left and right say the FCC has no authority to reinterpret Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which gives legal immunity to ...
Tags: Fcc, Supreme Court, Congress, Court, Tech, Ars Technica, Federal Communications Commission, Commission, Johnson, Donald Trump, Scalia, Arlington, Free Press, Iowa Utilities Board, Ajit Pai, Thomas Johnson

How to watch the final 2020 presidential debate between Trump and Biden

Getty President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will return to the debate stage on Thursday at 9 PM ET. Voters will have the chance to hear the two candidates' stances on issues including COVID-19, race, and climate change. Here's how to watch.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will debate face-to-face for the last time on Thursday night, less than two weeks before the election. The presidential...
Tags: Politics, News, Youtube, Nbc News, Trends, Joe Biden, Commission, Fox News, Pbs, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Presidential Debates, Nashville Tennessee, Chris Wallace, Belmont University

EU parliament backs tighter rules on behavioural ads

The EU parliament has backed a call for tighter regulations on behavioral ads (aka microtargeting) in favor of less intrusive, contextual forms of advertising — urging Commission lawmakers to also assess further regulatory options, including looking at a phase-out leading to a full ban. MEPs also want Internet users to be able to opt out of algorithmic content curation altogether. The legislative initiative, introduced by the Legal Affairs committee, sets the parliament on a collision course wit...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, France, US, Tech, Eu, Ireland, Nick Clegg, Commission, Belgium, EC, Cnil, DPA, TCF

The Trump campaign accused the presidential-debates commission of a 'pro-Biden bias' after it didn't include talking points that Trump could use to skewer Biden on Thursday

A composite image of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump at the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2020. Jim Watson, Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images President Trump's campaign has accused the presidential-debates commission of having "pro-Biden bias," complaining about an absence of questions on foreign policy in this Thursday's debate. Stepien accused the Commission on Presidential Debates of helping "insulate Biden from his own ...
Tags: Politics, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, News UK, Commission, Biden, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Robert Gates, Trump, Nashville Tennessee, CLEVELAND Ohio, CPD

Presidential debate commission allows for muting microphones so Trump and Biden can have uninterrupted time

Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and US President Donald Trump speaking during the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, 2020. Jim Watson, Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images The Commission on Presidential Debates announced it will employ new rules at the next debate to mute microphones to allow each presidential candidate gets two minutes of uninterrupted time. The mo...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Commission, Nashville, Debate, Biden, Donald Trump, Abc News, Trump, Presidential Debates, Election 2020

Trump Camp Accuses CPD Of Enacting ‘Pro-Biden Antics’ Ahead Of Last Debate

President Trump isn’t holding back his efforts to work the refs ahead of his last presidential debate against Democratic rival Joe Biden this week. In a scathing letter issued to the Commission on Presidential Debates on Monday, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien griped about the absence of foreign policy as one of the six topics selected for the final presidential debate, which were chosen by moderator Kristen Welker of NBC News. Welker announced earlier Monday that debate topics include: “F...
Tags: New York Post, News, Nbc, White House, America, Joe Biden, Cnn, Commission, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Chris Wallace, CPD, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Camp

Who regulates social media?

Social media platforms have repeatedly found themselves in the United States government’s crosshairs over the last few years, as it has been progressively revealed just how much power they really wield, and to what purposes they’ve chosen to wield it. But unlike, say, a firearm or drug manufacturer, there is no designated authority who says what these platforms can and can’t do. So who regulates them? You might say everyone and no one. Now, it must be made clear at the outset that these companie...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Europe, Instagram, Fcc, Social Networks, Congress, California, France, Government, Social Media

EU switches on cross-border interoperability for first batch of COVID-19 contacts tracing apps

The European Union has switched on cross-border interoperability for a first batch of COVID-19 contacts tracing apps that use Bluetooth proximity to calculate the exposure risk of smartphone users after a pilot of the system last month. National apps whose backends are now linked through the gateway service are Germany’s Corona-Warn-App, the Republic of Ireland’s COVID tracker, and Italy’s immuni app. This means a user of one of those apps who travels to any of the other countries can expect the...
Tags: Health, Apps, Europe, UK, Privacy, France, Germany, Tech, Eu, Spain, Catalonia, European Union, Italy, Commission, Northern Ireland, Luxembourg

UK: Coronavirus - What Serious Incidents Should Academies Be Reporting To The ESFA? (September 2020) - Veale Wasbrough Vizards

On 3 June, the Commission published supplementary guidance for trustees on what matters might need to be reported during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: UK, News, Commission, Veale Wasbrough Vizards

France and the Netherlands Call For Tough EU Powers To Curb Big Tech

France and the Netherlands have proposed stricter EU rules to oversee large technology firms, such as Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon. From a report: In a joint document, seen by CNBC and due to be sent to the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, the two countries suggested that an EU authority should be able to control the market position of these large tech platforms. "Our common ambition is to design a framework that will be efficient enough to address the economic footprint of such act...
Tags: France, Tech, Eu, Netherlands, Commission, Cnbc, Cedric, Amazon From, Alphabet Facebook

EU’s Google-Fitbit antitrust decision deadline pushed into 2021

The deadline for Europe to make a call on the Google -Fitbit merger has been pushed out again — with EU regulators now having until January 8, 2021, to take a decision. The latest change to the provisional deadline, spotted earlier by Reuters, could be the result of one of the parties asking for more time. Last month the deadline for a decision was extended until December 23 — potentially pushing the decision out beyond a year after Google announced its intention to buy Fitbit, back in Novembe...
Tags: Google, Europe, US, Tech, Eu, House, Commission, Fitbit, Reuters, Alphabet Google, House Judiciary Committee, Google Fitbit

The FCC is examining whether to roll back Section 230 laws that protect social media firms, drawing fire for being Trump's 'puppet'

Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Reuters The Federal Communications Commission will "clarify the meaning" of Section 230 of the US Communications Act, its chairman Ajit Pai said Thursday. Section 230 grants internet companies power to moderate the content that appears on their platforms, and protects them from liability for illegal content posted by users. President Trump has railed against Section 230, arguing that it allows tech companies like Facebook to cens...
Tags: Facebook, New York Post, Fcc, Supreme Court, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Federal Communications Commission, Commission, Department Of Justice, Republican, Donald Trump, Pai, Trump, Carr

US communications regulator to revisit Section 230 safe harbour protections for social media companies

The legal immunity enjoyed by internet companies such as Facebook and Twitter is under challenge in the US. Ajit Pai, chair of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the regulatory body will start exploring the legal interpretation of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1986, which guarantees safe harbour protections to companies operating on the internet. Pai’s announcement came just a day after Twitter and Facebook, in a controversial more, decided to block ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Twitter, New York Post, News, Fcc, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, India, BJP, US, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, New York Times, Commission

Time to comment on the proposed new fees

From our division director, Dale, WA8EFK…. The fees Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in this morning’s Federal Register. The deadline for comments is November 16, and the Reply comment deadline is November 30. With this in mind, I am extending the following suggestions you might consider using in writing to the FCC in response to the NPRM. Our thanks to Dave Siddall K3ZJ, ARRL Counsel, for these guidelines. Be sure to carefully review the paragraphs; “Some Suggestions” as the informa...
Tags: Fcc, Congress, California, Radio, United States, Commission, Fees, Amateur, Omd, Amateur Radio, Enforcement Bureau, Classes/Testing/Licensing, Dale WA8EFK, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Dave Siddall, FCC Fees for Radio Amateurs Amateurs

The Capital Note: China Bulls Shop, Europe’s Sour Grapes

Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: China’s successful bond issue, America’s high tech (and the resentment it generates in the EU), China’s Covid exports (no, not that one) and the end of risk-free assets.China Bulls Shop U.S. investors facing meager returns on developed-market bonds bought up record amounts of Chinese sovereign debt in a bond offering today. According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. investors bought at least $250...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, News, Yahoo, Washington, France, China, Germany, US, America, Eu, European Union, Beijing, Atlantic

Removal Of Judge Upheld

The New York Court of Appeals has upheld the decision of the Commission on Judicial Conduct to remove a judge for, among other things, improper behavior towards employees The evidence before the Commission with respect to charge I included the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Commission, New York Court of Appeals, Commission on Judicial Conduct, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts

UK: Focus Antitrust - 14 October 2020 - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

The European Commission has accepted commitments from Broadcom to bring to an end the Commission's investigation under the abuse of dominance rules.
Tags: UK, News, Commission, European Commission, Broadcom, Charles Russell Speechlys

France and the Netherlands signal support for EU body to clip the wings of big tech

The French and Dutch governments have signalled support for EU rules that can proactively intervene against so-called gatekeepers, aka “structuring platforms” or “large digital platforms with significant network effects acting as gatekeepers” — or, more colloquially, ‘big tech’. They have also called for a single European body with enforcement powers over such platforms — and the ability to audit their algorithms. “ Pre-emptive action should intervene prior to the stage where damage become...
Tags: Google, Social, Ecommerce, Europe, France, Tech, Eu, Policy, Netherlands, Commission, European Commission, EC, Financial Times, Google Android, DSA, Mona Keijzer

Chinese lawmakers deliberate upon personal data protection bill

China on Tuesday sent its draft personal data protection law to its legislature for deliberation, a press release from the National People’s Congress (NPC), the country’s parliament, said. Summarising the bill, the release warns countries and regions with “corresponding measures” if they take “unreasonable measures” against China in the name of data protection. The release has also cautioned international organisations of consequences if they harm Chinese citizens’ privacy. The bill is not yet p...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, China, India, European Union, Commission, Bill, Delhi, Committee, Consent, Union Cabinet, State Council, Liu, Standing Committee, Caixin

Trump and Biden will participate in separate town halls at the same time instead of 2nd presidential debate

President Donald Trump and former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump will participate in an NBC News town hall on Thursday evening, the network announced on Wednesday. The town hall will take place at the same time as his 2020 Democratic opponent's Joe Biden's on ABC News, which was announced last week.  The change of schedule ca...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Nbc, Abc, Nbc News, Trends, Joe Biden, Commission, Miami, Philadelphia, Debate, Biden, Donald Trump, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos

Lab-grown meat project gets first taste of EU public funds

A cultured meat research program led by a Spanish biotech firm has been awarded a €2.7M grant under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 R&D funding framework. The consortium project, called ‘Meat4All’, says it’s the first lab-grown meat research effort to get public investment by the EU — which it’s taking as a sign that regional lawmakers are “effectively” committing to cultured meat. EU president Ursula von der Leyen has made a Green Deal a key plank of her policy plan for the bloc — with the lo...
Tags: Food, Europe, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commission, Biotech, San Sebastian, Future of Food, Ursula von der Leyen, Lab-grown Meat, Horizon 2020, BioTech Foods, Organotechnie