European Union investigating Musk’s X (Twitter) over possible breaches of social media law

The European Union (EU) is looking into whether Elon Musk’s online platform X breached tough new social media regulations in the first such investigation since the rules designed to make online content less toxic took effect. “Today we open formal infringement proceedings against @X” under the Digital Services Act (DSA), European Commissioner Thierry Breton said […]

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Party leader Micheal Martin after addressing the Fianna Fail annual conference at the Dublin Royal Convention Centre in Dublin. Picture date: Saturday November 4, 2023.

Irish deputy premier welcomes court order against Google over ‘misleading’ ads

Ireland’s deputy premier has welcomed a court decision to ensure he receives information from Google in relation to “misleading” ads shared online earlier this year. Tanaiste and foreign affairs minister Micheal Martin took a case against the tech giant last week over ads that he said were “linked” to him. On Thursday, he was granted […]

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Epic Games wins court case against Google over barriers to Android app store

A federal court jury in the US has decided that Google’s Android app store has been protected by anti-competitive barriers that have damaged smartphone consumers and software developers, dealing a blow to a major pillar of the technology empire. The unanimous verdict in San Francisco came after just three hours of deliberation following a four-week […]

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The OpenAI logo is displayed on a cell phone with an image on a computer monitor generated by ChatGPT's Dall-E text-to-image model, Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, in Boston. Europe's yearslong efforts to draw up AI guardrails have been bogged down by the recent emergence of generative AI systems like OpenAI's ChatGPT, which have dazzled the world with their ability to produce human-like work but raised fears about the risks they pose. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Europe reaches deal on world’s first comprehensive AI rules

European Union negotiators have clinched a deal on the world’s first comprehensive artificial intelligence rules. The agreement paves the way for legal oversight of technology used in popular generative AI services such as ChatGPT that has promised to transform everyday life and spurred warnings of existential dangers to humanity. Negotiators from the European Parliament and […]

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Meta and TikTok explain response to Dublin riots and misinformation

Social media companies have explained their reaction to the Dublin riots that resulted in millions of euro worth of damage to public infrastructure. Tanaiste Micheal Martin said in the aftermath of the riots that he was concerned at the “rapid mobilisation of so many people via social media platforms”. Dublin-headquartered companies Meta, TikTok and Google […]

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A general view of the Apple App store app on an iPad.

Apple names its App Store apps of the year

Outdoor exploration app AllTrails has been named the iPhone app of the year in Apple’s annual App Store awards. Make-up sketchpad app Pret-a-Makeup was named the iPad app of the year, with image editor Photomator awarded the Mac app of the year, indie film streaming app Mubi picked up the Apple TV app award, and […]

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