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Russia says nyet, sanctions Mark Zuckerberg, LinkedIn’s Roslansky, VP Harris and other US leaders

From the department of Tit for Tat, on the heels of a cascade of sanctions against Russia, Russian organizations and Russian individuals over Russia’s aggressive war in Ukraine, the Russian Fore

UK targets fake reviews and killer acquisitions in reform package

The UK has announced a bundle of consumer protection and competition reforms which could see platforms that fail to tackle fake reviews fined up to 10% of their global annual turnover. Also incoming:

VP Harris: US commits to no anti-satellite tests that fill orbit with debris

The U.S. has declared it will no longer perform anti-satellite missile testing, a practice nearly universally deplored by the space community for its tendency to fill orbit with dangerous debris. Vice

What hostile takeovers are (and why they’re usually doomed)

Thanks to the machinations of a certain billionaire, the phrase “hostile takeover” has been liberally bandied about the media sphere recently. But while it long ago entered the mainstream

EU’s digital rule-book reboot could fumble dark patterns ban and trader checks, warns BEUC

When the European Commission presented its Digital Services Act (DSA) proposal in December 2020, it listed beefed up consumer protections as a headline goal for the flagship update to the bloc’s

Tim Cook uses privacy keynote to attack sideloading

Apple CEO Tim Cook has used a speech at the IAPP conference in Washington, D.C. today to frame looming competition reforms which could force the iPhone maker to allow sideloading of apps as a threat t

There are no laws protecting kids from being exploited on YouTube — one teen wants to change that

At just 17, Chris McCarty is taking matters into their own hands to protect children from being exploited for cash in family vlogs. As part of their project for the Girl Scouts Gold Award, the highest

EU-US data transfers deal could be finalized by end of year, says bloc

The European Commission continues to eschew pronouncing a firm timeline for finalizing a new EU-U.S. data transfers deal after the two sides reached a political agreement on a way forward last month.

The US needs a tech doctrine

Scott Bade Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Bade is special series editor of the TechCrunch Global Affairs Project and a regular contributor on foreign affairs. He's a former speechwriter for Mike B

Digital diplomacy gets a reboot

It should come as no surprise that government bureaucracies move slowly. But that just makes this week’s launch of the State Department’s Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP) seem positiv

It’s time to address the role of New Space firms in global security

Raquel Jorge Contributor Share on Twitter Raquel Jorge is policy analyst on technology and strategy at Elcano Royal Institute, with offices in Brussels and Madrid. She is a former Fulbright Fellow in

TikTok delays opening of first European data center again

TikTok has once again delayed the timeline for opening its first data center in the European Union, in Dublin, Ireland — saying the facility is now not expected to be fully operational until nex

Spanish scale-ups club together to shift the tech policy agenda

In the latest spark from its fast evolving tech ecosystem, Spain’s scale-ups are banding together to lobby lawmakers and press the economic case for their high-tech, high-growth business model m

Google Play will hide and block downloads for outdated apps starting later this year

Google is preparing to clear its Play Store of outdated apps. The company warned Android app developers that starting on November 1, 2022, it will hide apps and block their installation to users&#8217

Pinterest bans all climate change misinformation on its platform

Pinterest announced today it’s becoming the first major digital platform to introduce a comprehensive misinformation policy designed to combat false and misleading claims around climate change o

Artificial intelligence is already upending geopolitics

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

Europe’s AI Act contains powers to order AI models destroyed or retrained, says legal expert

The European Union’s planned risk-based framework for regulating artificial intelligence includes powers for oversight bodies to order the withdrawal of a commercial AI system or require that an

Apple’s tweaked antitrust offer drops separate binary requirement for Dutch dating apps

Apple has dropped a requirement for a separate binary which it had sought to impose on Dutch dating apps wanting to take up a legal entitlement to use non-Apple payment tech to process their in-app pu

Apple’s fine over Dutch dating apps antitrust order hits €50M — but ACM welcomes revised offer

The drip-feed of penalty fines for Apple in the Netherlands after an antitrust order about payment tech for dating apps has hit the maximum possible (for now) — reaching €50 million (~$55 mill
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