The Bank of England'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.
The UK's media regulator is set to get new powers which will allow it to fine social media companies if they don't act promptly to remove harmful content. The government will make a statement later.
Google'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.
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.
PayPal has announced that it has withdrawn itself from the Libra Association, the governing body of the Libra cryptocurrency started by Facebook.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.
The Financial Conduct Authority in the UK has stated that it doesn't believe that some cryptocurrencies including bitcoin don't need to be regulated. It also claimed they have no intrinsic value.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An early-stage draft order is said to be under consideration by the White House as part of the government's effort to look into potential antitrust violations by Google and Facebook, among others.
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.
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.
With the EU's GDPR rules coming into effect on Friday it'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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Speaking at the National Governors Association 2017 Summer Meeting, Elon Musk argued that AI needs to be regulated "before it's too late" and that it is the biggest threat to our civilization.
Russia'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.
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.
After meeting with China's central bank, levies upon transactions going through many of the country's bitcoin exchanges have been implemented to help deter speculation among high volume traders.
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.
App stores operating in the People'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.
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.
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 "charing economy" companies to the negotiating table.
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 law has been expanded in Taiwan that obliges parents to regulate their children's time on the usage of electronic devices. The law now also equates excessive gadget use with smoking and drinking.
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.
Bitcoin exchanges may be forced to adopt 'know-your-customer' strategies and other rules currently imposed on banks under new plans to regulate the Bitcoin industry by the end of this year.
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