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Europe takes another step towards copyright pre-filters for user generated content – TechCrunch

Europe takes another step towards copyright pre-filters for user generated content – TechCrunch In a key vote this morning the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee has backed the two most controversial elements of a digital copyright reform package — which critics warn could have a chilling effect on Internet norms like memes …

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Kaspersky pulls plug on Europol joint venture after EU parliament vote to ban its software – TechCrunch

Kaspersky pulls plug on Europol joint venture after EU parliament vote to ban its software – TechCrunch Fresh political woes for Russian security firm Kaspersky, which has reacted angrily to a vote in the European Union Parliament last week to ban its software — on the grounds that it has …

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After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud – TechCrunch

After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud – TechCrunch As we enter the 20th year of Salesforce, there’s an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise software with his launch …

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Here are the experts who will help shape Europe’s AI policy – TechCrunch

Here are the experts who will help shape Europe’s AI policy – TechCrunch The European Commission has announced the names of 52 experts from across industry, business and civil society who it has appointed to a new High Level Group on AI which will feed its strategy and policymaking around artificial …

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UK watchdog issues $330k fine for Yahoo’s 2014 data breach – TechCrunch

UK watchdog issues $330k fine for Yahoo’s 2014 data breach – TechCrunch Another fallout from the massive Yahoo data breach that dates back to 2014: The UK’s data watchdog has just issued a £250,000 (~$334k) penalty for violations of the Data Protection Act 1998. Yahoo, which has since been acquired by …

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Pressure mounts on EU-US Privacy Shield after Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal – TechCrunch

Pressure mounts on EU-US Privacy Shield after Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal – TechCrunch Yet more pressure on the precariously placed EU-US Privacy Shield: The European Union parliament’s civil liberties committee has called for the data transfer arrangement to be suspended by September 1 unless the US comes into full compliance. Though …

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Cambridge Analytica’s Nix said it licensed “millions of data points” from Axciom, Experian, Infogroup to target US voters – TechCrunch

Cambridge Analytica’s Nix said it licensed “millions of data points” from Axciom, Experian, Infogroup to target US voters – TechCrunch The repeat grilling by the UK parliament’s DCMS committee today of Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the now ex company Cambridge Analytica — aka the controversial political and commercial ad …

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Europe to cap intra-EU call fees as part of overhaul to telecoms rules – TechCrunch

Europe to cap intra-EU call fees as part of overhaul to telecoms rules – TechCrunch European Union institutions have reached a political agreement over an update to the bloc’s telecoms rules that’s rattled the cages of incumbent telcos. Agreement was secured late yesterday after months of negotiations between the EU …

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Europe’s top court takes a broad view of privacy responsibilities around platforms – TechCrunch

Europe’s top court takes a broad view of privacy responsibilities around platforms – TechCrunch An interesting ruling by Europe’s top court could have some major implications for data mining tech giants like Facebook and Google, along with anyone who administers pages that allow platforms to collect and process their visitors’ …

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Coya raises $30 million to launch its insurance service in Europe – TechCrunch

Coya raises $30 million to launch its insurance service in Europe – TechCrunch Coya, a Berlin-based insurance startup, has raised $30 million in new cash as investors around the world continue to see opportunities in modernizing the insurance industry. Founded by two early employees at the European credit and risk …

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