Swiss say Facebook's digital currency plan will face hurdles

[ad_1] In this March 29, 2018 file photo, the Facebook logo on a screen at Nasdaq in Time Square, New York. Facebook and its partners have asked financial authorities in Switzerland to evaluate their plan to create a new digital currency called Libra. Facebook has said a nonprofit association headquartered in Geneva would oversee Libra, […]

Momentum grows for a digital watchdog to regulate tech giants

[ad_1] With Big Tech accused of everything from decimating industries to abusing privacy, calls are growing for the creation of a federal regulator. Presidential candidates, consumer advocates and some antitrust enforcers have focused on breaking up Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.”s Google—or at least forcing them to unwind past acquisitions. Yet […]

Internet users usually have a positive experience online, but potential for digital divide to widen

[ad_1] Credit: Shutterstock Research from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), part of the University of Oxford, has revealed a rapid increase in use of the internet for commercial, banking and entertainment purposes. The number of people paying bills online, watching films and TV series’ and streaming music via the internet has increased significantly since 2013. […]

China is working on its own digital currency

[ad_1] Enlarge / An employee counts 100-yuan notes at a bank in Nantong in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on July 23, 2018. -/AFP/Getty Images China’s central bank is working on a cryptocurrency that will be similar to Facebook’s Libra, a government official said this week, according to Reuters. China’s central bank has had a group […]

Giving people a 'digital identity' could leave them vulnerable to discrimination, experts warn

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Global efforts to give millions of people missing key paper documents such as a birth certificates a digital identity could leave them vulnerable to persecution or discrimination, a new study warns. Work is underway to use digital technology so refugees and others lacking vital legal papers can have access to […]

Digital tax deal in works but key questions 'outstanding': OECD

[ad_1] Pascal Saint-Amans is overseeing talks aimed at establishing a global framework for taxing the operations of technology multinationals G7 leaders announced at their Biarritz summit meeting this week a pledge to update international tax rules, in particular with regards to technology giants whose operations span the globe, by next year. For Pascal Saint-Amans, who […]

US tech industry group denounces Trump deal on France digital tax

[ad_1] US President Donald Trump (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled an agreement allowing France’s digital tax to remain in place until a new global taxation plan takes effect A US trade group representing major technology firms on Tuesday denounced an agreement on France’s digital tax announced by Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron […]

US, France reach agreement on digital taxes

[ad_1] France’s President Emmanuel Macron (R) and US President Donald Trump deliver a joint press conference in Biarritz, south-west France on August 26, 2019, on the third day of the annual G7 Summit French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday G7 members had reached an agreement on the taxation of tech giants, a long-standing subject of […]

How to make money online from a digital product

[ad_1]   The world of digital marketing is a strange and exciting one. If you’ve seen pictures of people standing in front of private jets with text promising you can “live the dream and make money online,” then they’re probably talking about some form of digital marketing. Digital marketing simply means marketing on the web. […]

How to make money online from a digital product

[ad_1]   The world of digital marketing is a strange and exciting one. If you’ve seen pictures of people standing in front of private jets with text promising you can “live the dream and make money online,” then they’re probably talking about some form of digital marketing. Digital marketing simply means marketing on the web. […]