DOJ launches probe of automakers that agreed to California emissions rules

[ad_1] When the agreement was first announced in July, it was seen as a direct challenge to the Trump administration’s planned rollback of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which would have held automakers to improve fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. The paper’s sources claim the White House did not order the […]

US plans for fake social media run afoul of Facebook rules

[ad_1] In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo an iPhone displays the apps for Facebook and Messenger in New Orleans. Facebook says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be violating the company’s rules if agents create fake profiles to monitor the social media of foreigners seeking to enter the country. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File) […]

'Sense of urgency', as top tech players seek AI ethical rules

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Top players in global tech companies kicked off work Monday to draw up global ethical standards related to data and artificial intelligence, with Microsoft’s president voicing a “sense of urgency”. Some two dozen high-ranking representatives of the global and Swiss economies, as well as scientists and academics, met in Geneva […]

Facebook tightens rules for political ads ahead of US elections

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Facebook said Wednesday it would tighten its rules for political ad spending ahead of the 2020 US elections, notably by requiring more information about who is paying for campaign messages. The move is the latest by Facebook to crack down on efforts to deceive or manipulate users after the social […]

EU court rules sites must warn about Facebook 'like' button

[ad_1] It is not clear to users that clicking on the ‘like’ button sends data to Facebook, said the court Europe’s top court ruled Monday that online retailers must warn web users that they send personal data to Facebook through the “like” button. According to the European Court of Justice ruling, a site that embeds […]

YouTube needs 'new set of rules and laws': executive

[ad_1] In this file photo taken on June 28, 2013 a webcam is positioned in front of YouTube’s logo in Paris. Millions of children regularly use YouTube to watch video game tutorials, television shows and even to watch random people unbox new toys. But consumer and child protection groups are worried that the Google-owned video […]