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Telemedicine startups can survive and thrive under renewed regulation

Telemedicine will mature from a convenient replacement in a crisis to earning its own seat at the table in the healthcare industry as an essential participant in the continuum of care.

Google’s Privacy Sandbox targeted by fresh EU antitrust complaint

German publishers are the latest to band together to try to derail or at least delay Google’s “Privacy Sandbox” plan to end support for tracking cookies in Chrome via a complaint to

Apple fined $5.6M after Dutch dating app antitrust order

The Netherlands’ competition authority has fined Apple €5 million (~$5.6 million) for failing to comply with conditions in an order requiring it to allow local dating apps to make user of thir

UK’s Online Safety Bill falls short on protecting speech and tackling harms, warns committee

Another U.K. parliamentary committee has weighed in on the government’s controversial plan to regulate internet content with a broadbrush focus on “safety”. The Digital, Culture, Med

Google asks a judge to dismiss Texas antitrust lawsuit about its ad business

Google filed a motion Friday asking a federal court to dismiss most of the counts in an antitrust lawsuit led by the state of Texas. In the filing, the company argued that the Texas lawsuit isn’

Europe’s top privacy regulator calls for ban on political microtargeting

The European Union’s chief privacy and data protection regulator has urged EU policymakers to strengthen proposed ‘transparency’ rules for political ads — calling instead for m

European parliament backs big limits on tracking ads

The European Parliament has definitively backed major limits on behavioral advertising during a plenary vote on amendments to the pan-EU Digital Services Act (DSA). The move looks set to crank up pres

As its data flows woes grow, Google lobbies for quickie fix to EU-US transfers

As the legal uncertainty in Europe clouding use of US cloud services cranks up, Google has responded by firing up its lobbying engines to call for US and European lawmakers to get a move on and come u

A hard rain is coming for UK’s crypto boom

The U.K.’s ad-fuelled boom in crypto trading looks to be headed for major speed restrictions: The country’s financial watchdog said it will beef up rules around marketing of crypto assets

FTC challenges consolidation in tech with review of merger guidelines

It’s a sign of the times that on the very same morning, the FTC and Justice Department announced a thorough review of corporate merger policies with an eye to preventing anti-competitive acquisi

After Dutch antitrust order, Apple starts letting local dating apps use alternative payment options

Another regulatory brick in the wall for Apple: The iPhone maker agreed this weekend to changes to its App Store in the Netherlands focused on dating apps, agreeing to allow local developers of dating

Fintech and insurtech innovation in Brazil set to take off on regulatory tailwinds

In a country where many people are still unbanked, and queuing to pay bills is part of daily life, the impact of being able to pay anyone instantly can't be understated.

Give users genuine control over ad targeting, MEPs urged

Over 30 civil society organizations, pro-privacy tech businesses and European startups are making a last-ditch pitch to try to convince EU lawmakers to put stricter limits on surveillance advertising

Opportunity not fear: Reframing cybersecurity to build a safer net for all

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

Securing the global digital economy beyond the China challenge

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

Europe’s antitrust policy shouldn’t ignore China 

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

The US government needs a commercialization strategy for quantum

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

How to avoid falling into China’s ‘data trap’

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

Can America meet its next Sputnik moment?

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

US government must embrace stablecoins to maintain dollar dominance

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.
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