Business Jun 5, 2019

Japan eyes legislation to regulate global and domestic tech giants

The government said Wednesday it plans to submit a bill to the Diet next year to regulate global and domestic technology giants amid concerns some are stifling fair competition due to their overwhelming market share. The bill to enhance transparency in the business transactions of ...

Silicon valley battered as Washington turns up antitrust heat

Business Jun 4, 2019

Silicon valley battered as Washington turns up antitrust heat

Technology giants are bracing for sweeping investigations into their business practices as top U.S. antitrust officials and lawmakers carved out a battle plan targeting Silicon Valley's best-known names — sending shares tumbling and raising the prospect of a drawn-out fight with the government. The House ...

World leaders and tech execs pledge to curb online violence

Business / Tech May 16, 2019

World leaders and tech execs pledge to curb online violence

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies joined a dozen countries in a global pledge Wednesday to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks. World leaders, led by French President Emmanuel Macron, and ...

Facebook restricts Live feature, citing New Zealand shooting

World May 15, 2019

Facebook restricts Live feature, citing New Zealand shooting

Facebook Inc. said on Tuesday it was tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of a massacre in New Zealand. A lone gunman killed 51 people at two mosques in the ...