Government & Policy
Elon Musk takes Twitter out of the EU’s Disinformation Code of Practice
Twitter has withdrawn from the European Union’s Code of Practice on online disinformation, per the bloc’s internal market commissioner, Thierry Breton. In a tweet last night — which
To avert more UK antitrust woes, Meta to limit how it uses ad data to boost Facebook Marketplace
Facebook’s parent Meta has given key assurances to U.K. antitrust regulators as it looks to counter concerns over how it uses advertising data to benefit its own products. The news comes in the
Sam Altman’s big European tour
Fresh from telling US lawmakers he’s a fan of regulation and laws are needed to mitigate the risks around artificial intelligence — and, indeed, calling for an international regulatory bod
Top Indian tech advocacy group replaces Big Tech execs following criticism
The Internet and Mobile Association of India, an influential tech industry body, has appointed Dream Sports co-founder and chief executive Harsh Jain as the new chairperson of the association, bucking
Ask Sophie: What are my options if a company rescinds my OPT job offer?
I'm an international student graduating this month, but the company I was supposed to start working for on OPT has rescinded my job offer.
Google to work with Europe on stop-gap ‘AI Pact’
Google’s Sundar Pichai has agreed to work with lawmakers in Europe on what’s being referred to as an “AI Pact” — seemingly a stop-gap set of voluntary rules or standards
TikTok’s lead privacy regulator in Europe takes heat from MEPs
MEPs in the European Parliament had the opportunity of a rare in-person appearance by Ireland’s data protection commissioner, Helen Dixon, to criticize the bloc’s lead privacy regulator fo
The Shein-Reliance India alliance could offer inspiration for Chinese startups
Shein is partnering with Reliance to re-enter India, a strategy which, if proven viable, could set an example for startups grappling with the China backlash amid rising geopolitical tensions. The Chin
OpenAI leaders propose international regulatory body for AI
AI is developing rapidly enough and the dangers it may pose are clear enough that OpenAI’s leadership believes that the world needs an international regulatory body akin to that governing nuclea
China bans Micron chips in key infrastructure over ‘national security’ risks
China has banned some sales of Micron products after launching a probe into the American memory chip giant for cybersecurity risks in early April. The decision is widely seen as part of the tit-for-ta
The government can’t seize your data — but it can buy it
Congress needs to ban the government from buying up sensitive geolocation data entirely — not just preventing its seizure.
Procedural justice can address generative AI’s trust/legitimacy problem
Companies building AI platforms can engage society in the process and earn — not demand — trust and legitimacy.
Apple retail still has a diversity problem, union says
The higher you climb up the corporate ladder at Apple, the whiter it gets. That’s according to data analyzed by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the union that’s helping retail workers
Beijing calls on cloud providers to support AI firms
As large language models from Western tech firms show the potential to disrupt everything from marketing to teaching to coding, China is rushing to cultivate its home-grown AI pioneers by stepping up
Micron to invest $3.6B in Japan for next-gen memory chips
Micron Technology said it will invest up to 500 billion yen ($3.6 billion) in Japan for the next few years with support from the Japanese government to up its game in next-generation memory chips.
Time’s up for Elizabeth Holmes
After years of high-profile court proceedings, Elizabeth Holmes could actually be headed to prison. For real this time. The former Theranos founder and CEO was found guilty of defrauding investors las
Google pushes ahead with in-app billing policy in India, insists watchdog compliance
Google said on Wednesday that its Google Play’s payments policy is compliant with the Indian watchdog’s order and it is moving ahead with plans to enforce the policy in the South Asian mar
Europe greenlights Microsoft’s $68.7B Activision acquisition
The European Commission (EC) has given the go-ahead to Microsoft’s proposed $68.7 billion bid for gaming giant Activision. The news comes a few weeks after the U.K. emerged as the first jurisdic
US tech policy must keep pace with AI innovation
Today, leaders of technology businesses and the United States government are coming together to map out a unified vision for responsible AI.
An open letter to tech workers about careers in public service
Tech workers who have been laid off possess a lot of highly skilled talent that's poised to take steps in new directions.