Neowin News Feed for: Regulation Neowin News Feed for: Regulation en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Bank of England's head calls for regulation of stablecoins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Bank of England&#039;s Andrew Bailey has called on the G20 to regulate stablecoins and other crypto-assets. He said this must be done to prevent money laundering and monetary policy destabilisation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 03 Sep 2020 18:06:02 +0000 UK's media regulator will force social media firms to remove harmful content <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK&#039;s media regulator is set to get new powers which will allow it to fine social media companies if they don&#039;t act promptly to remove harmful content. The government will make a statement later. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:46:01 +0000 Google's Sundar Pichai wants more regulation on artificial intelligence <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google&#039;s Sundar Pichai has said in a piece for the Financial Times that governments should create new regulations for artificial intelligence technologies in a bid to prevent abuse. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:06:01 +0000 G7 group report says Facebook must show Libra to be safe and secure before any launch <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The G7 has drafted a new report that will be presented to finance ministers this week during a meeting. It looks at the dangers of stablecoins, like Libra, and highlights what needs to be addressed. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:40:01 +0000 PayPal withdraws its support from Facebook's Libra Association <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>PayPal has announced that it has withdrawn itself from the Libra Association, the governing body of the Libra cryptocurrency started by Facebook. The news follows speculation that the firm had doubts. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 05 Oct 2019 06:24:01 +0000 UK's Financial Conduct Authority says crypto assets have no intrinsic value <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Financial Conduct Authority in the UK has stated that it doesn&#039;t believe that some cryptocurrencies including bitcoin don&#039;t need to be regulated. It also claimed they have no intrinsic value. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 31 Jul 2019 16:22:01 +0000 Facebook opens door to broader FTC scrutiny over its data privacy practices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has reportedly told the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that it is open to granting the agency broader control over its privacy practices in exchange for ending the federal probe on the firm. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Fri, 03 May 2019 17:18:01 +0000 UK proposes regulatory measures to fine internet firms over harmful content <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK Government is considering penalizing individual executives of social media firms and tech companies who may fail to curb the spread of harmful content on their services, among other measures. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Mon, 08 Apr 2019 12:30:01 +0000 OpenAI won't release an AI model due to its ability to create fake news <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>OpenAI has developed a model that can produce realistic textual responses, however, the firm has opted not to release it due to its potentially malicious applications in fake news and impersonation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:50:01 +0000 Egypt threatens to sue Apple for allegedly stifling competition in the country <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Egypt has given Apple 60 days to end restrictions it has been imposing on local retailers in the country that block them from buying from other distributors and, thus, limit competition. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:18:01 +0000 White House considering launching an antitrust probe on Google and Facebook <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>An early-stage draft order is said to be under consideration by the White House as part of the government&#039;s effort to look into potential antitrust violations by Google and Facebook, among others. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:20:02 +0000 U.K. government could introduce internet regulators as it considers “all options” <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The U.K. could be set to get one or two internet regulators in future as the government works out its proposals for such an idea. It could see regulation of junk food ads, and content on social media. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 21 Sep 2018 02:40:01 +0000 Microsoft appeals to the U.S. government to regulate facial recognition tech <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has appealed to the U.S. government to appoint a commission to regulate facial recognition technology, laying out various concerns that come with its proliferation among consumers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sharath Ravishankar) Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:44:01 +0000 My Data Request makes requesting your data easy with arrival of GDPR <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With the EU&#039;s GDPR rules coming into effect on Friday it&#039;s a good time to point out My Data Request, a website which makes it easy to request your data from all the most popular services online. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sun, 20 May 2018 09:34:01 +0000 Google is clamping down on cryptocurrency ads in June <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has said that it is banning cryptocurrency advertising on its AdWords platform due to a lack of regulations. The decision comes just over a month since Facebook decided to slap on a ban too. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:34:01 +0000 White House official says bitcoin regulation not near <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Rob Joyce, head of cybersecurity at the White House, has cast doubt on the possibility of bitcoin regulation in the near term. The White House is still weighing up the benefits and risks of bitcoin. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:32:02 +0000 Theresa May lays into social media companies during her Davos speech <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom dove straight into calling for harsher regulations on social media companies during a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dreyer Smit) Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:36:01 +0000 South Korea might impose cryptocurrency trading ban <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The finance minister of South Korea has stated that the country is drafting up a law that would ban the trading of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum. The news has caused prices to drop. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:22:01 +0000 Majority in UK and China want internet regulation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new study conducted for the BBC reveals that the UK and China were the most in favor of internet regulation being put in place by the government while Greece and Nigeria were against the idea most. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:54:01 +0000 UK Government to require registration of drones, owners to sit safety tests <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a statement on its website, the UK Government has announced plans to require new drones heavier than 250 grams to be registered, with their owners obligated to sit safety awareness tests. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ben Esapa) Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:32:01 +0000 Elon Musk has warned US Governors they need to regulate AI "before it's too late" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Speaking at the National Governors Association 2017 Summer Meeting, Elon Musk argued that AI needs to be regulated &quot;before it&#039;s too late&quot; and that it is the biggest threat to our civilization. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:42:01 +0000 Russian central bank wants a bitcoin tax <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Russia&#039;s central bank is formulating legislation which should go through the Duma next month. The law will propose that bitcoins be taxable and monitored with reporting systems in place. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 30 May 2017 15:48:01 +0000 Milwaukee County imposes ordinance requiring permits for digital events in its parks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Frustrated with the strain placed upon park resources, Milwaukee County has introduced new regulations to tackle issues associated with large influxes of visitors playing augmented reality games. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:24:01 +0000 Chinese bitcoin exchanges start imposing 0.2% transaction fees <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After meeting with China&#039;s central bank, levies upon transactions going through many of the country&#039;s bitcoin exchanges have been implemented to help deter speculation among high volume traders. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:08:01 +0000 Microsoft releases Office 365 Germany into general availability <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>While German businesses operate under very strict regulations, it can hamper the use of cloud services. Now, Microsoft has released Office 365 Germany designed to address regulatory requirements. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:04:01 +0000 China moves to combat malware by requiring the registration of app stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>App stores operating in the People&#039;s Republic of China will now have to register with the Cyberspace Administration of China. The move should see the spread of malware via stores lessen. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:18:01 +0000 European Commission proposes changes for internet cookies <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The European Commission has plans to give users more control over their cookie preferences, whilst changing legislation requiring websites to alert users of any cookies stored on the browsing device. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Hull) Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:16:01 +0000 New York, Paris and other major cities band together to force Airbnb, Uber to the table <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Major cities around the world are reportedly banding together in an effort to use their size and market power to bring Airbnb, Uber and other &quot;charing economy&quot; companies to the negotiating table. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:06:01 +0000 China to control computer and phone purchases in Xinjiang to help suppress terrorism <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new rule has been implemented in Xinjiang, China, where people are obliged to register their information whenever they buy gadgets. This was reportedly a move to reduce terrorism in the area. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:12:01 +0000 Parents in Taiwan are now legally obliged to limit their kids' computer time <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A law has been expanded in Taiwan that obliges parents to regulate their children&#039;s time on the usage of electronic devices. The law now also equates excessive gadget use with smoking and drinking. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:56:01 +0000 US E-label law removes physical FCC mark from your beautiful devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new law that was passed in the US allows companies to ditch the physical FCC approval mark generally etched onto devices in favor of a much more subtle software seal of approval. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:08:01 +0000 Bitcoin regulation to "come this year" says New York financial services superintendent <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/194426958Bitcoin-Tag.jpg" alt="" /></div>Bitcoin exchanges may be forced to adopt &#039;know-your-customer&#039; strategies and other rules currently imposed on banks under new plans to regulate the Bitcoin industry by the end of this year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (James Walker) Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:24:35 +0000 Editorial: Let's bring the UN's internet regulation talks into the open <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In less than a month, behind closed doors, the UN is going to hold discussions that could have huge ramifications for internet users everywhere. Let&#039;s get them to come clean and bring it into the open <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:21:49 +0000 America to crack down on blogger payola <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nw_dailynews-new.gif" alt="" /></div>US regulators are to crack down on bloggers who fail to disclose money or gifts received from companies when reviewing their products. In the new policy from the Federal Trade Commission, offending bloggers could eventually... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Tue, 06 Oct 2009 10:20:30 +0000 Congress urged to pull back from web regulation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Scott Cleland, chairman of net neutrality forum, believes moves to extend internet regulation in the US will stifle future web video innovation and hence urged the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet to... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 12 May 2007 23:18:48 +0000 Illinois Governor proposing game regulation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Governor Rod Blagojevich seeks law to punish those who sell violent and sexually explicit games to minors. It's as if the Governor of Illinois never heard of the Entertainment Software Ratings Board.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 17 Dec 2004 16:07:43 +0000 Ofcom warns on tighter Internet regulation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If the Internet industry does not better regulate itself, then public and political opinion may force tighter regulation upon it, warns Ofcom, which still has an eye on local loop unbundling The Internet... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 20 Feb 2004 15:28:30 +0000