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New Indian rules put Facebook, WhatsApp, Netflix in tough spot

New Indian rules put Facebook, WhatsApp, Netflix, et al in tough spot

(ATF) Joining global efforts to regulate the social media explosion and rein in the influence of the tech giants, India announced new rules on Thursday that could force WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram and others to break their end-to-end encryption assurance.The rules would also pose a fresh challenge to the operations of …

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EU poised to pounce next as Facebook's Aussie news spat rolls on

EU poised to pounce next as Facebook's Aussie news spat rolls on

Facebook exchanged some big punches with the Australian government this week in the ongoing row over news payments but there’s even bigger opponents waiting in the wings – the EU and the US.MEPs are already working on two landmark draft European digital regulations – the Digital Services Act (DSA) and …

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US FTC order lumps TikTok in with Amazon, Facebook and Google

US FTC query lumps TikTok in with Amazon, Facebook and Google

(ATF) The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday December 14 ordered nine social media and video streaming companies to provide data on how they use personal information.ByteDance, the Chinese owner of short video app TikTok, was among the companies ordered to provide data on how they collect personal information; …

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Call for social media oversight in India after Facebook exec quits

Call for social media oversight in India as Facebook exec quits

(ATF) The resignation on Tuesday of Facebook's top lobbyist in India, Ankhi Das, after a global outcry about inaction over hate speech, has led to renewed demands for social media platforms in India to adhere to a code of conduct – as in Europe.The push for an Indian code on …

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