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In its ongoing effort to get the whole town wired for high-speed internet, Monterey officials will hire an accounting firm to take a look at a local internet company's books. Doing so may put to rest, once and for all, worries that a local company can't handle the job of operating a fiber-optic network here.
Most of the handful of chiefs who have spoken out against Facebook have long been forthright on the topic of privacy. It is no coincidence that their businesses do not rely on the collection of personal data to the same degree that most internet companies do. Mr. Cook of Apple, which makes the vast majority ...

The Federal Trade Commission merely requires internet companies to have a privacy policy available for consumers to see. A company can change that policy whenever it wants as long as it says it is doing so. As a result, internet companies have been taking our personal property — our private ...
Like many fellow internet companies, YouTube has no shame about mimicking Snapchat. Seth Rosenblatt/CNET. If it seems like every internet company is launching its own version of "Stories," you aren't exactly wrong. (Like, at all. Really.) YouTube is the latest to trot out the concept, but with a different ...
Facebook and other internet companies are racing to prepare for a sweeping new European Union (EU) privacy law that aims to give consumers greater control over the use of their data. The law comes at a critical time for the industry, which is already facing tough questions over its data practices.

A new internet provider is in town, but it has a climb ahead of it before it can gain access to a dilapidated communications tower near Gansner Field Airport. Representatives from MINetworks, locals Isaac Harms and Mike Pence, requested permission from the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to use the ...
This was a tough month for internet companies, especially Facebook. The company, which counts about one-quarter of the world's population as members, has recently dominated the headlines as a result of a 50-million-person data breach and allegations of influencing elections by accepting illegal, ...
Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like Issuer Direct Corporation (AMEX:ISDR), with a market cap of US$49.01M. However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business? Internet companies, even ones that are profitable, tend to be high risk.
The year after Facebook was founded, privacy advocates complained that an internet company built on tracking user habits was “constantly finding new ways to exploit personal information.” Except they weren't talking about Facebook. They were worried about Amazon. The article, published in 2005 by the ...
Internet companies that sued to block the South Dakota law, including Overstock.com and Wayfair, argue that while the business world has changed, collecting and distributing sales taxes remains a burden. "The truth is that sales tax collection has become more complex as the number of tax jurisdictions ...
The European Commission has outlined a plan to change the system of taxation for large Internet companies. The argument is that huge digital companies like Google and Amazon have been paying an unfair, low tax rate in Europe. Most of the biggest firms are American, and they say they're being unfairly ...
Netflix is one of many internet companies that could be adversely affected by the rollback of net neutrality rules. The 2015 rules prevented internet service providers (ISPs) including AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, from charging companies like Netflix higher fees for faster service speeds. But while Netflix's size ...
The Internet Association has filed to intervene in the ongoing lawsuit against the FCC challenging the repeal of net neutrality protections. The Internet Association is a trade association that represents some of the world's biggest internet companies, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Dropbox, and ...
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation amending Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to allow civil and criminal sex trafficking-related claims against internet companies, sending the bill to the White House. The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex ...
The US Senate just passed an important bill to tackle the loopholes used by internet companies that facilitate ads for sex trafficking. Senators voted yesterday to pass the historic FOSTA-SESTA (Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act). This bill establishes criminal and civil liability for ...
"When Facebook takes stronger action in how it shares customer data...we'll consider returning." Melanie Schmitz Twitter Mar 22, 2018, 11:38 am. SHARE; Facebook · Twitter · Email · SMS · WhatsApp. Share. Mozilla says it is pulling its ads from Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. (CREDIT: LEON ...

Most people will agree that online sex trafficking should be stopped. However, a new bill aimed at doing that, which is likely to be signed into law this week, could have unintended consequences that broadly impact online publishers and the internet as a whole. The legislation, called the Stop Enabling Sex ...
Big internet companies could be hit with a levy of 3% on their turnover if a European Commission proposal published today becomes law. Plans for an "interim tax" - intended as a temporary measure - would establish a way of taxing activities that are not currently taxed. The money raised would be ...
GDS has continued strong leasing by leveraging its existing relationships with the top e-commerce and internet companies doing business in China. Compared to the US, China leads in e-commerce and mobile payments revenue by a significant margin. Adoption of public cloud (IaaS) is a different story.
You might never have heard of Tencent Holdings Ltd (OTCMKTS:TCEHY), or if you have it may only have been in reference to it becoming the first Chinese internet company worth more than half a trillion dollars last year. However, if you invest with me in my various NexGen newsletters, you know I've been ...
Internet companies are under new scrutiny for facilitating Russian interference in the 2016 election. (BigStock Photo). Washington ... Internet companies are facing increased scrutiny as details of Russia's attempts to influence U.S. elections using technology come into focus. The three companies invited to ...
Facebook stock is down more than 7% in Monday trading, vaporizing more than $30 billion in market value. Investors in internet companies rarely get spooked by regulatory threats — in the US regulatory threats simply don't exist, and the potential liability of internet regulation in Europe doesn't rise to a level that would ...
But the customer-is-the-product deal doesn't always work to the user's advantage. This weekend, the public learned data company Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed 50 million Facebook users' personal information to influence the 2016 election. Internet companies have a financial disincentive to ...
The Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that the bill could tip the scales in favor of powerhouse internet companies with large legal departments. “They may also have the budgets to implement a mix of automated filters and human censors to comply with the law. Small startups don't. And with the ...
It's been a project of Sydney businesswoman Tara Milburn's that had been on the backburner for the past eight years. Now, she's putting all her effort into growing an online branded goods company named Ethical Swag. “It hasn't been something I've focused on full time. I had other full-time employment so ...
IL Leadership Shakeup At Broomfield's Gogo Air Internet Company. CEO Michael smith was ousted and replaced by a board member after stock slump and tough market in airline connectivity. By Jean Lotus, Patch Staff | Mar 5, 2018 9:13 pm ET ...
Sea, the Singaporean Internet company that listed in the U.S. last fall, has fallen to new lows after reporting Q4 earnings. Losses continued to widen, with the company posting a staggering -241% net margin. The fact that the company's Garena gaming subsidiary has just released its first proprietary game is ...
French Finance minister Bruno Le Maire has confirmed that in the coming weeks, the EU will publish details of a new directive changing the way multinational internet giants are taxed. In an interview with JDD, Le Maire revealed that a new tax would be imposed on revenues with a rate ranging from 2 to 6 ...
Democrats and advocates of an open internet fear that without net neutrality, big internet companies could block or slow access to certain sites unless those sites or internet subscribers pay extra. Congress gave the federal government authority for setting the rules for the internet, so Oregon and other states ...
The European Union has given internet companies including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Google three months to start taking steps to remove extremist content. The European Commission advised companies that removing “terrorist content” like hate speech and Islamic State propaganda should be ...
Christopher Padilla, IBM's vice president for government affairs, argued in a blog post on Thursday that internet companies need to be held in check by the government in the same way firms in other industries are. “Over the last year, it has become increasingly clear that something is out of balance in that ...
Line, a subsidiary of South Korean internet company Naver, launched on Tuesday a news-aggregation feature called Line Today that takes content from ... Line's strategy reflected the same approach taken by larger internet companies, such as Tencent Holdings and Baidu, to entice existing users and new ...
Silicon Valley had strongly opposed the bill, because it would chip away at an existing law that gives internet companies broad immunity for the content that people put on their services. Tech companies that argued against the bill said that the current law has encouraged free speech online and helped the ...
ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A former Homeland Security secretary said the fight against Russian election meddling should put internet companies rather than the government in charge of regulating content on social media. Jeh Johnson, who headed the Department of Homeland Security in President ...
(WASHINGTON) — A former Homeland Security secretary said the fight against Russian election meddling should put internet companies rather than the government in charge of regulating content on social media. Jeh Johnson, who headed the Department of Homeland Security in President Barack ...
The internet companies that sold ads to the Russian trolls can enact their own reforms. Here's what they should do. First, block foreign buyers from purchasing ads that mention candidates before elections, even if they don't tell people how to vote. Foreign nationals (foreign citizens who are not permanent ...
The European Commission has been preparing new recommendations on how member states should address “illegal online content.” DAMIEN MEYER/Getty Images. Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and ...
WATSONVILLE — One year ago, an internet service provider launched an initiative aimed at bringing fast internet to low-income people in South County. Charter Communications was back in Watsonville Friday to remind residents about the $14.99 per month plan – called Spectrum Internet Assist – which ...
A man who lives in Madison County is so frustrated his area does not have high speed internet that he's taking matters into his own hands. When Clint Hyde moved to Madison from Fairfax County, he assumed he would be able to work remotely from home. He soon realized his best option for internet was ...
AT&T lobbyist Mike Scott chats with Rep. Jim Gartner, D-Topeka, following a House committee hearing Monday on broadband internet service reforms. [Tim Carpenter/The Capital-Journal]. By Tim Carpenter. Tuesday. Posted Feb 6, 2018 at 8:08 AM. Share. TOPEKA — Kansas companies worked to pull the plug Monday on ...
Late last year I published Part I of a project to map out all the complaints we hear about social media in particular and about internet companies generally. ... Of course, Apple's an internet company too (iTunes, Apple TV, iCloud, and so on), but the company's not hooked on the advertising revenue streams ...
Then-Gogo CEO Michael J. Small shows airplane tracking monitors to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015 at the company's headquarters. Small has stepped down and is being replaced by Gogo director Oakleigh Thorne. (Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune). Ally MarottiChicago Tribune. In-flight internet company Gogo has a new ...
Six major tech companies, joining the legal battle over net neutrality, announced plans on Monday to sue the Federal Communications Commission. Foursquare, Etsy, Expa, Shutterstock, Kickstarter, and Automattic, which owns WordPress.com, announced plans to challenge the FCC's decision to overturn ...
Internet companies pressured to end streaming for 'NRAtv'. Streaming services such as Amazon, Apple and Google are being pressured to cut ties with the National Rifle Association's NRAtv, according to a report from USA Today. Posted: Feb. 24, 2018 12:25 PM. Updated: Feb. 24, 2018 2:02 PM. Posted By: Jafet Serrato.
On February 23, 2018, Better Life Commercial Chain Share Co., Ltd (“Better Life”)in a filing with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange disclosed that the subsidiaries of Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com and Chinese internet Company and operator of media platform WeChat, Tencent Holdings Limited, have ...
Internet companies pressured to end streaming for 'NRAtv'. Streaming services such as Amazon, Apple and Google are being pressured to cut ties with the National Rifle Association's NRAtv, according to a report from USA Today. Posted: Feb. 24, 2018 12:25 PM. Updated: Feb. 24, 2018 2:02 PM. Posted By: Jafet Serrato.
(WASHINGTON) — A former Homeland Security secretary said the fight against Russian election meddling should put internet companies rather than the government in charge of regulating content on social media. Jeh Johnson, who headed the Department of Homeland Security in President Barack ...
The internet companies that sold ads to the Russian trolls can enact their own reforms. Here's what they should do. First, block foreign buyers from purchasing ads that mention candidates before elections, even if they don't tell people how to vote. Foreign nationals (foreign citizens who are not permanent ...
The European Commission has been preparing new recommendations on how member states should address “illegal online content.” DAMIEN MEYER/Getty Images. Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and ...


 

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