Tag: Internet

Iran TV airs interview with jailed ‘zombie’ Instagrammer

Iranian state television has aired an interview with an Instagrammer famous for drastically altering her appearance through plastic surgery to look like a zombie and arrested for alleged "blasphemy". The social media celebrity known as Sahar Tabar was arrested on the orders of Tehran's Islamic...

Four killed as police fire on Bangladesh protesters

At least four people were killed and nearly 50 injured Sunday after police fired on thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims protesting a Facebook post by a Hindu who allegedly defamed the Prophet Mohammed, officials said. Mob attacks over Facebook posts perceived to be blasphemous have emerged...

China talks up tech prowess in face of US rivalry

China on Sunday said it aims to become a "great power" in the online world and took a swipe at Washington on trade, kicking off its annual conference promoting the Communist Party's controlled and censored version of the internet. US-China rivalry is increasingly playing out...

US, France reach agreement on digital taxes

by Adam PLOWRIGHT with Clare BYRNE in Paris French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday G7 members had reached an agreement on the taxation of tech giants, a long-standing subject of friction between France and the US which has threatened to retaliate with tariffs on French...

Australian watchdog calls for controls on Facebook, Google

Australia's competition watchdog on Friday recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google's dominance of online advertising among a slew of measures to better police the internet giants.   Intensifying the global drumbeat of calls to regulate some...

Facebook firm in its quest to launch Libra cryptocurrency

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday reaffirmed his commitment to the social network's quest to launch Libra cryptocurrency despite pushback from governments and critics. Facebook last month unveiled plans for Libra in an announcement that sparked fears of the unintended consequences of a loosely...

US antitrust review of Big Tech firms to curb monopolies

The United States on Tuesday announced it would begin an antitrust review of major online platforms to determine if they have "stifled" innovation or reduced competition. The announcement by the Justice Department did not name specific companies but appeared to signal the department was targeting...

US senator calls for investigation into FaceApp

Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the FBI and the FTC, the US...

G20 countries see internet giants as new tax source: Nikkei

G20 countries are planning a new tax policy for digital giants like Google, based on the business a company does in a country, not where it is headquartered, the Nikkei business daily said Thursday. The basic policy is likely to be signed by finance ministers...

New SBS Transit train design helps viewers make better choices online

Singapore—As part of its Better Internet Campaign (BIC) 2019, the Media Literary Council introduced a new concept for SBS Transit trains to help the public become more aware of their online consumption choices and to use shared online spaces responsibly. Since the campaign’s theme is...