Tech giants such as Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google will face tougher penalties if they flout privacy laws, under a plan Australia's prime minister said is necessary to safeguard personal information. Australia's government will introduce measures to increase fines for breaches, strengthen disclosure policies and embolden its privacy regulator to crack down on data misuse, according to a statement Sunday. The plan comes amid mounting pressure for social media platforms to remove offensive and extremist content after 50 people died in last week's attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. The shooting were live-streamed. “They need to stop hate content and they need to do the right thing
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One of Britain's most influential advertising gurus has called for internet giants to be broken up, accusing them of 'sucking money out' of the economy and damaging business and society. In a withering attack, Sir John Hegarty – the man behind the famous 1980s Levi's laundrette advert and Audi's 'Vorsprung durch Technik' slogan – said companies such as Google and Facebook must be regulated more strictly because they have 'turned into monopolies' and are not putting enough back into the economy. Google and Facebook have become so powerful that experts believe they account for as much as 90 per cent of all new digital advertising spending in the UK. Sir John, a legend in the advertising industry
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. and Devon Andrews scored 29 points apiece as Florida International beat Texas State 87-81 in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament on Saturday night. Tre'Larenz Nottingham tied a career high with 27 points for the Bobcats (24-10). Eric Terry added 15 points. Jaylen Shead had 13 points. For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
Here's a question for you. If you're in Silicon Valley and someone tells you they have a “short runway”, what should you do? The correct answer is run for the hills, because in tech circles that's code for: “My company is almost out of cash and about to blow up spectacularly.” That's not the only euphemism that West Coast entrepreneurs like to use. Take “high burn rate”, for example. You might guess it's referring to something positive, but it actually means a start-up is haemorrhaging money. But my favourite bit of tech terminology has to be the idea of “pivoting”. As in: “My start-up used to sell clothes online, but now we've pivoted to trading bitcoin in Kazakhstan.” In other words, your first
Associated Press WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. -- Garret Driller and Nina O'Brien won parallel slalom titles at the U.S. championships Saturday at Waterville Valley Resort. O'Brien has won three consecutive national titles after winning the super-G and Alpine combined earlier this week at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine. The parallel slalom is a first-time championship event. O'Brien was in second, 0.08 seconds back, after her qualification run and faced Canadian and Dartmouth student-athlete Stephanie Currie in a knockout-round, head-to-head final. Alice Merryweather, who won the downhill title Tuesday, rounded out the podium. Driller sat in third after the qualifying round and advanced to face Tucker
Undoubtedly, the advent of social media changed the way we travel. Take one look through your Instagram or Facebook feed and you’ll likely come across at least a post or two that gives you just a touch of jealousy or inspires your wanderlust.
"The goal is to give investors the opportunity to express an opinion about whether an independent board chair is a good idea or not and to give the board that information," Jonas said. "If a majority of outside shareholders agree to that, even if its only 40%, that's an opinion that I think everyone would agree should be taken seriously." Investors need to remember that at founder-controlled companies, when the going gets tough, they don't really have much say. They can try to send messages to management and the board, through things like shareholder resolutions, but the founder/controlling shareholder always has the final say. -Therese Poletti; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com (END)
Kenyan and Zambian boxing fans have taken their battle to social media ahead of the epic boxing clash between Kenyan Fatuma Zarika and Zambian Catherine Phiri. The World Boxing Council (WBC) World Super Bantamweight champion will be aiming to defend her title against the Zambian at the KICC on Saturday. Buoyed by her victory against the Zambian on unanimous points' decision in December, Zarika does not see Phiri as a threat to her ambition of retaining the world title. The two met on Friday and traded some friendly barbs as Phiri promised the Kenyan a serious battle when the duo take to the ring. However, boxing fans have created their own war of words on Facebook as the clock ticks towards the
The woman who started a petition to halt the Brexit process says she has received multiple telephoned death threats and has deleted her Facebook account after receiving a “torrent of abuse” online. Margaret Anne Georgiadou started a petition on the UK parliament’s website in late February, calling for Article 50 to be revoked and for the UK to remain in the EU. It rapidly gained signatures this week after Theresa May appealed to the country and MPs to back her deal.
Facebook on Wednesday announced the $399 Oculus Rift S, the latest version of its PC-connected virtual reality headset. The Oculus Rift S will launch this spring alongside the standalone Oculus Quest headset, which is also priced at $399. Facebook FB on Wednesday announced the $399 Oculus Rift S, the latest version of its PC-connected virtual reality headset that will go on sale this spring.