The dispute is part of a larger battle by authorities in Europe and elsewhere to force Google and other tech companies to compensate publishers for content.
“We disagree with a number of legal elements, and believe that the fine is disproportionate to our efforts to reach an agreement and comply with the new law,” Google France Vice President Sebastien Missoffe said in a press statement.
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Amazon said it will allow many tech and corporate workers to continue working remotely indefinitely, as long as they can commute to the office when necessary.
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CALIFORNIA EXTENDS TAX ON PHONES TO FUND HIGH-SPEED INTERNET
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Facebook, in the aftermath of damning testimony that its platforms harm children, will be introducing several features including prompting teens to take a break using its photo-sharing app Instagram, and “nudging” teens if they are repeatedly looking at the same content that’s not conducive to their well-being.
WHITE HOUSE PROPOSES TECH ‘BILL OF RIGHTS' TO LIMIT AI HARMS
Top science advisers to President Joe Biden are calling for a new “bill of rights” to guard against powerful new artificial intelligence technology.
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LG Electronics has reached a deal with General Motors to pay $1.9 billion to $2 billion to reimburse the automaker for the cost of recalling Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles due to the risk of battery fires.
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OLED For Less
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GOOGLE SAYS FLIGHT SEARCH TOOL CAN HELP YOU FLY ‘GREENER'
A basic search for flights will give an estimate of how many kilograms of carbon dioxide the flight will spew from start to finish.
Australia Wants Facebook Held Liable for Anonymous Comments
Australia’s prime minister described social media as a “coward’s palace” and warned that digital platforms including Facebook should be held liable for defamatory comments posted anonymously.
HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY FROM THE INTERNET
It’s not just government spying; big-tech behemoths including Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft have collected huge amounts of people’s data in order to serve up targeted ads—and then, there’s the personal data that’s scooped up in all the breaches and hacks.
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Big Tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised to obey local laws and to protect civil rights while doing business.
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GOOGLE is already putting machine learning to work on improving itself
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