TECH PLATFORMS SUCH as Alphabet's Google and Meta Platforms's Facebook face tighter restrictions on how they target ads to users, after European lawmakers voted to toughen upcoming legislation.
The European Parliament moved to favour rules that restrict platforms from using sensitive data, race or religion, for instance, for targeting purposes, and require them to make it easy for users to opt out of tracking while continuing to use their products.
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If you want to hide users, pull out of India: Govt to VPN providers
ON THE GOVERNMENT Wednesday asserted that the new CERT-In directives have to be followed by everybody, be it virtual private network (VPN) service providers, cloud service providers or others, and in case anyone does not want to abide by the rules, they are free to pull out from the country.
Govt considers cotton export ban to curb price rise
AFTER WHEAT, THE government is considering a proposal to ban exports of cotton, at least until the end of this marketing year, on September 30, as the relentless rise in prices of the fibre and its by-products has severely hurt firms in the textiles-garments value chain.
Hybrid work gets smart software updates
Microsoft Teams Essentials has introduced three new features to help small businesses perform better
Airtel CEO Vittal says 35% cut in 5G reserve price is disappointing
BHARTI AIRTEL INDIA and South Asia MD and CEO Gopal Vittal on Wednesday said that the 35% cut in the reserve price of 5G spectrum is not adequate and 'quite disappointing'. However, he did not comment on the company's strategy for the upcoming auctions.
Cement sector set to see new wave of consolidation
ADANI'S FORAY TO HEAT UP COMPETITION
GOM for raising GST on online gaming to 28%
Tax incidence increase to depend on whether levy is on platform fee or contest entry amount, including prize pool
Equity valuations remain pricey despite correction
Trend to continue if downgrades in earnings estimates are significant
Microsoft To Double 'Budget For Salary Hikes
Microsoft plansto “nearly double” its budget for employee salary increases and boost the range of stock compensation it gives some workers by at least 25%, an effort to retain staff and help people cope with inflation.
Musk Doubts On Spam Accounts May Hit Deal
$44-Billion twitter acquisition
Hyundai partners Tata Power for EV charging infra
HYUNDAI INDIA, WHICH will launch the Ioniq 5 electric vehicle (EV) later this year and aims to have six EV models by 2028, has partnered with Tata Power to build an EV charging network.
A Perfect Match
The Future of ...WHAT'S COMING DOWN THE RUNWAY IN FADS, FASHION, AND FIRMWARE
I think influencer marketing should become more plugand-play, like with Facebook ads."
How to block (and unblock) someone on Facebook
Is someone bugging the heck out of you on Facebook? Here’s how to block ‘em.
AIRBNB Allows Employees to Live and Work From Anywhere
Airbnb will allow its employees to live and work almost anywhere around the world, fully embracing a remote work policy to attract staff and ensure flexibility.
La era de la neuroprivacidad
Puede sonar a ciencia ficción, pero ya se puede leer el pensamiento y estamos a un paso de influir en él, gracias a los avances en neurotecnología. Pronto, los datos no provendrán de las redes sociales o nuestras búsquedas en Internet: se recogerán directamente de nuestro cerebro. Y mientras las grandes empresas se frotan las manos, los científicos advierten que ya es la hora de regular. Legislemos los neuroderechos.
Investors are rethinking a strategy that's served them for the better part of a decade
SHARES OF FACEBOOK PARENT META SOAR DESPITE GROWTH SLOWDOWN
Facebook parent Meta’s first-quarter profit and its count of daily users jumped past Wall Street’s expectations despite the company’s slowest revenue growth since going public a decade ago. Shares were up sharply in after-hours trading.
EU LAW TARGETS BIG TECH OVER HATE SPEECH, DISINFORMATION
Big tech companies like Google and Facebook parent Meta will have to police their platforms more strictly to better protect European users from hate speech, disinformation and other harmful online content under landmark EU legislation approved last weekend.
IN ELECTION MISINFORMATION FIGHT, '2020 CHANGED EVERYTHING'
Beth Bowers grew up in the 1960s and 1970s with parents who marched in protests, wrote letters to members of Congress and voted in elections big and small.
INSTAGRAM ADDS FUNDRAISING TO REELS TO HELP NONPROFITS
Meta Platforms Inc., the social media giant formerly known as Facebook, plans to celebrate Earth Day by expanding its offering of fundraising tools and making them more easily available to 1.5 million nonprofits on its Facebook and Instagram platforms, including those involved in fighting climate change.