Chevron Corp plans on selling sustainable aviation fuel to Delta Air Lines

In a statement Chevron Corp and Delta Air Lines said, the former plans on producing a test batch of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and sell the same to Delta Air Lines at the Los Angeles International Airport, as part of a partnership the companies announced with Google to track SAF test batch emissions data using cloud-based technology.…

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South Korea takes steps to curb Apple and Google’s dominance on commissions for developpers

On Wednesday, a parliamentary committee in South Korea voted to recommend amending a law – a key step in banning Google and Apple from forcibly charging software developers commissions on in-app purchases. The development marks the first such step by a major economy. The amendment will come to a final vote in parliament. Both US…

Trump sues Twitter, Facebook, Google and their CEO citing violation of free speech guaranteed by First Amendment

In a significant development, former U.S. President Donald Trump has filed several lawsuits against Alphabet Inc’s Google, Twitter Inc, and Facebook Inc, alleging that the tech giant have unlawfully silenced conservative points of view. Trump has also filed lawsuits against the CEOs of these three social giants. Trump’s lawsuits, filed in the U.S. District Court…

House panel debate on data portability faces strong push back from Big Tech

While the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has voted to approve a bill to give antitrust enforcers more funds but it has yet to vote on four bills aimed at reining-in Big Tech. U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the Judiciary Committee, termed the bills as a “historic package of bipartisan legislation”…

Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and NetChoice sue Florida over new social media law

In a significant development two tech trade groups have filed a lawsuit against Florida over a new legislation that fines social media companies that ban political candidates, saying it violates free speech rights. The lawsuit states that the bill signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis earlier this week on Monday, was unconstitutional. It…

Canada will introduce digital service tax on tech giants from 2022

In a statement Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng said, Toronto has reiterated to Washington that it plans on going ahead with a digital services tax; the potential move is likely to impact U.S. tech giants including Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s Google. Ng made the remarks in bilateral talks with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, who has…

Russia lodges lawsuit against 5 social media platforms for not deleting violent protest posts

In a significant development that spells fresh bout of legal trouble for social media companies, Russian authorities are suing have launched a complaint against five social media platforms for allegedly failing to delete posts urging children to take part in illegal protests. Russian authorities have filed cases against Facebook, Twitter, Google, Telegram and Tiktok for…