The fine is the first one given to Google in Russia over data storage regulations. Facebook and Twitter previously received similar penalties for allegedly violating Russian regulations.
The Russian government’s efforts to control internet and social media use date back to 2012, when a law allowing authorities to blacklist and block certain online content was adopted. Since then, a growing number of restrictions targeting messaging apps, websites and social media platforms have been introduced.
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IRELAND INVESTIGATES TIKTOK OVER CHILD, CHINA DATA CONCERNS
TikTok is facing two EU data privacy investigations, one into its handling of children’s personal data and another over its data transfers to China.
TESLA BUILDS 1ST STORE ON TRIBAL LAND, DODGES STATE CAR LAWS
Carmaker Tesla has opened a store and repair shop on Native American land for the first time, marking a new approach to its years-long fight to sell cars directly to consumers and cut car dealerships out of the process.
NUCLEAR SUBMARINE DEAL WILL RESHAPE INDO-PACIFIC RELATIONS
The U.S., Britain and Australia have announced they’re forming a new security alliance that will help equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. The alliance will see a reshaping of relations in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. Here’s what it might mean for various players:
INTERNET FUNDING RULE COULD FAVOR RURAL AREAS OVER CITIES
Cities and urban counties across the U.S. are raising concerns that a recent rule from President Joe Biden’s administration could preclude them from tapping into $350 billion of coronavirus relief aid to expand high-speed internet connections.
EPIC GAMES APPEALS RULING IN LAWSUIT ALLEGING APPLE MONOPOLY
Epic Games filed notice that is appealing a federal judge’s decision in a lawsuit alleging that Apple has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition.
COURT REJECTS LAWSUIT AGAINST NSA ON “STATE SECRETS” GROUNDS
A divided federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit challenging a portion of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international email and phone communications.
BLOWERS, MOWERS AND MORE: AMERICAN YARDS QUIETLY GO ELECTRIC
For Jared Anderman, of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, switching from gasoline-powered tools to electric ones for lawn care was a no-brainer.
AMERICANS HAVE LITTLE TRUST IN ONLINE SECURITY
Most Americans don’t believe their personal information is secure online and aren’t satisfied with the federal government’s efforts to protect it, according to a poll.
3 FORMER US OFFICIALS CHARGED IN UAE HACKING SCHEME
Three former U.S. intelligence and military officials have admitted providing sophisticated computer hacking technology to the United Arab Emirates and agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve criminal charges in an agreement that the Justice Department described as the first of its kind.
DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats Sue NYC Over Pandemic Fee Caps
Three of the nation’s largest food delivery companies are suing New York City over a limit on fees it put in place during the pandemic to protect restaurants devastated by the forced closure of their dining rooms.
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GOOGLE is already putting machine learning to work on improving itself
GOOGLE TO INVEST $1.2B IN GERMANY CLOUD COMPUTING PROGRAM
Google said that it is investing 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) by 2030 to expand its cloud computing infrastructure in Germany and to increase the use of renewable energy.
GOOGLE APPEALS $591M FRENCH FINE IN COPYRIGHT PAYMENT SPAT
Google is appealing a 500 million euro ($591 million) fine issued by French regulators over its handling of negotiations with publishers in a dispute over copyright.
iCloud+: ENTERING NEW GROUNDS WITH NEXT SUBSCRIPTION GEN
This October, iCloud turns ten. In its decadelong lifespan, the cloud storage service has changed the way we work forever, allowing us to create documents on our iPads and use them on our Macs, store important memories with the Photos app, and conduct important business over the Mail app. This year, Apple’s taking iCloud to new heights, with the launch of iCloud+, a new subscription service that unlocks significant new features for power users.
Master Social Media Without Sacrificing Your Privacy
Some people have no filter. They’ll conduct the most personal phone conversations at maximum volume on the subway. Or they’ll regale perfect strangers with the excruciating details of their latest medical procedures. Most of us, though, have a better idea of how to maintain privacy for ourselves and our friends. But do you take the same attitude on social media? It’s easy to notice that you’re too loud on the phone in public, but it’s less easy to realize that your settings let any schmo read your social media posts. And yet protecting your privacy on social media is important, in more ways than you may realize.
THE Real Stakes OF THE “Future of Work” DEBATE
As companies and employees decide how, when, and where they should work in a post-pandemic world, let’s not forget this overlooked fact: If you harm your company culture, your customers will feel the impact.
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