Friday, 14 December 2018

Tag Archives: EU

Facebook facing UK fine over data protection breaches

LONDON: Britain’s information regulator slapped Facebook with a small but symbolic fine for breaches of data protection law after millions of users’ data was improperly accessed by consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The 500,000 pound ($663,850) fine is less that 10 minutes worth of revenue for the social media firm worth $590 ...

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France says Europe united against US tariffs

AIX-EN-PROVENCE: The French government insisted on Sunday that Washington should expect united retaliation from Europe to further tariff increases after Germany signaled it was prepared to negotiate. With Germany’s powerful car industry facing the threat of higher U.S. duties, Chancellor Angela Merkel said last Thursday she would back a lowering ...

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EU border agency warns Spain may be new migrant hotspot

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AP – FILE BERLIN: The head of the EU’s border agency warned Sunday the western Mediterranean route from Morocco to Spain might develop into the next key pathway for migrants seeking to reach Europe. “If you ask me what is my current biggest worry, I would say Spain,” Frontex chief ...

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No breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks

VIENNA: World powers and Iran appeared to make no concrete breakthrough in talks to provide Tehran with an economic package to compensate for US sanctions that begin taking effect in August. Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia met their Iranian counterpart in Vienna for the first time since US ...

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China presses Europe for anti-US alliance on trade

BRUSSELS: China is putting pressure on the European Union to issue a strong joint statement against President Donald Trump’s trade policies at a summit later this month but is facing resistance, European officials said. In meetings in Brussels, Berlin and Beijing, senior Chinese officials, including Vice Premier Liu He and ...

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$5.2 Million in Cryptocurrency Seized in EU’s Largest LSD Raid

LONDON: The Deep Web or the “Darknet” gained a lot of notoriety back in 2013 when the United States FBI took down the Internet’s largest online black market and drug trafficking ring known as The Silk Road after an extended manhunt for the site’s libertarian creator, Ross William Ulbricht. Ulbricht, better ...

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Brexit bill becomes law

LONDON: A bill enacting Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has become law after months of debate, the House of Commons speaker announced on Tuesday, to cheers from eurosceptic lawmakers. Speaker John Bercow said the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which repeals the 1972 Eu­­ro­pean Communities Act through which Britain beca­­me ...

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Google, Facebook manipulate users to share data despite EU law

LONDON: Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering “invasive” and limited default options despite new EU data protection laws aimed at giving users more control and choice, a government study said Wednesday. The Norwegian Consumer Council found that the US tech giants´ privacy updates clash ...

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EU copyright law passes key hurdle

RUSSELS: A highly disputed European copyright law that could force online platforms such as Google and Facebook to pay for links to news content passed a key hurdle in the European Parliament on Wednesday. Major publishers have pushed for the reform, seeing it as an urgently needed solution against a ...

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Airlines to complain to EU over French strikes

AFP BRUSSELS: Budget carrier Ryanair and British Airways owner IAG said Wednesday they will file a complaint to the EU over what they say is France’s failure to tackle crippling strikes by air traffic controllers. They say repeated strikes by French controllers, particularly in Marseille, are having a devastating impact ...

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