Australia framing regulatory code of conduct between media outlets and digital platforms, sees revenue sharings from Facebook and Google

On Monday, Australia’s Treasurer Josh Frydenberg disclosed, Canberra will force online giants including Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc to share advertising revenue with local media firms. Australia is set to become one of the firts countries to require digital platforms to pay for content that they use. The development comes in the wake of…

Vodafone Group PLC exits Facebook’s Libra crypto currency project

In a statement, Facebook’s Libra Association said, Britain’s Vodafone Group PLC has left its global digital currency initiative. In recent months, Facebook’s digital currency has seen an exodus of its backers midst increased regulatory scrutiny, including financial companies such as Mastercard Inc and Paypal Holdings Inc. In June 2019, Facebook had announced a plan to…

White House unveils regulatory principles that will govern usage of AI

On Tuesday, the White House proposed regulatory principles to govern the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) aimed at limiting authorities’ “overreach”; it also said, it wants European authorities to follow its lead and avoid aggressive approaches. Producing a fact sheet the White House said, federal agencies should “conduct risk assessment and cost-benefit analyses…

Due diligence on cryptocurrencies a must before they are widely adopted: EU Finance Ministers

Finance ministers from the European Union have agreed that private digital currencies including Facebook’s Libra should not be allowed in the European Union until potential risks surrounding them are clearly addressed. The move confirms the tough stance claimed by the EU on stablecurrencies such as Facebook’s Libra, which incidentally has attracted criticism from global regulators…

TSMC’s semiconductor shipments to Huawei not affected by U.S ban

TSMC, formally known as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, is the world’s biggest contract chip manufacturer. On Thursday, TSMC, the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, stated, its shipments to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd have not been affected by U.S. regulatory trade action against the Chinese telecom maker. These comments was made by TSMC’s spokeswoman Elizabeth Sun…

Facebook’s data deals with Microsoft, Apple and Amazon under grand jury scrutiny

Facebook’s 150 personal information sharing contracts with tech companies is now under a grand jury scrutiny. Question is can you ever trust Facebook? As per a report by the New York Times, U.S. federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal probe into data deals that Facebook Inc entered into with some of the world’s largest tech…

Bank of America completes its shifting from London to Dublin

With Dublin as its new European headquarters, Bank of America will operate through its branches in Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich. On Monday, Bank of America stated, having received the necessary court and regulatory approvals, it has completed the shifting of its market and banking operation from London to Dublin. The…

Cryptocurrency investors file lawsuit against Coincheck Inc

While Coincheck wants to resume trading once it can guarantee the secure resumption of its operations, investors want to withdraw their holdings so that they can continue trading on other cryptocurrency exchanges. On Thursday, cryptocurrency investors in Japan launched a lawsuit against Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc in efforts aimed at forcing it to allow…