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Regulation could protect Facebook, not punish it

You know what tech startups hate? Complicated legal compliance. The problem is, Facebook isn’t a startup any more, but its competitors are. There have been plenty of calls from congress and critics

Platform power is crushing the web, warns Berners-Lee

On the 29th birthday of the world wide web, its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has sounded a fresh warning about threats to the web as a force for good, adding his voice to growing concerns about big

Uber parks its service in Morocco

Uber is pulling the brakes on its service in Morocco, which will cease on February 23, as it waits (and hopes) for local regulators to accommodate app-based ride-hailing.

London sets out safety-first plan for regulating ride-sharing

After London sent ripple's of shock through Silicon Valley last year, by denying Uber a renewal of its private hire vehicle license, the city's transport regulator is doubling down on its scrutiny of

Facebook’s ad system shown failing to enforce its own anti-discriminatory policy

Results from a new ProPublica investigation suggest the tech giant is failing at even simple self-policing.

Uber fined $8.9M in Colorado for driver screening failures

Uber has been slapped with an $8.9 million fine in Colorado after state criminal investigators found it had allowed 57 individuals with past criminal or motor vehicle offenses to drive and pick up pas

In their first Russia hearing, tech giants try to placate Congress (with mixed results)

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee kicked off the first of three hearings this week examining the relationship between social media and Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elect

Uber CEO to meet London transport chief after license loss

Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will go to London to meet with the city's transport commissioner following the regulator's decision to withdraw licensing.

Uber only has itself to blame for London license loss

The tech industry's over-processed supply of irony might not be enough to service all the ramifications of Uber being stripped of its London license by the city's transport regulator.

The Wizards of Armageddon set up shop in Silicon Valley

The Research and Development Corporation (RAND) has helped the U.S. think through some of the toughest scientific and regulatory challenges since the 1940s. This year, the think tank is opening its fi

Dear Floyd Mayweather, you’re why the SEC exists

Dear Floyd Mayweather: While perusing Facebook, I chanced across your post drumming up interest in the upcoming Stox initial coin offering (ICO). I understand your motivations in wanting to diversif

Uber to pull out of Denmark, blaming new taxi law

Uber says it will pull out of Denmark next month, on April 18, blaming a taxi law that includes requirements such as mandatory fare meters and seat sensors.

Uber loses legal challenge against English tests for London drivers

The bad news just keeps piling up for Uber. The ride-hailing giant has lost a court battle against London's transport regulators which have been seeking to raise the level of English spoken by private

DraftKings has received a Malta gaming license, paving the way for European expansion

DraftKings was just approved for a Controlled Skill Games License from the Malta Gaming Authority, which is the entity that runs gaming in Malta – a small island nation south of Italy. While thi

US regulators hammer down on unauthorized drone use

The Federal Aviation Administration and SkyPan International in Chicago have settled a civil suit that was closely watched by the nascent commercial drone industry. The government agency said the 

What does Trump mean for tech M&A?

After Donald Trump’s unexpected presidential victory earlier this month, the tech community has been trying to assess how the new administration will impact them. There are concerns that there will

LinkedIn is now officially blocked in Russia

Amid a tense stand-off and attempt at negotiations, Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor has started to enforce a proposed block of LinkedIn in the country, after the social network

Opternative sues South Carolina for the right to give online eye exams there

Telehealth startup Opternative filed a suit against South Carolina today over a law that bars consumers there from getting a prescription for new glasses or contacts with an online eye exam. Technical

California regulators warm up to the idea of driverless cars sans steering wheel

Proposed rules that would allow for testing of truly driverless cars on roads in California are gaining steam in the state’s legislature. Specifically, Assembly Bill 1592 in California was revi

New rules for commercial drone use take effect today in the U.S.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration put new rules into effect today regulating the commercial use of small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones. The rules apply to drones that weigh up to 55 pou
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