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Facebook, Google crack down on hate speech: EU

BRUSSELS - Facebook, Google and other US internet giants have sharply boosted efforts to clamp down on online hate speech, a top European Union official said on Thursday...

2 Jun 2017


Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015


Instagram, Google+ join EU group fighting hate speech

BRUSSELS - Facebook's Instagram and the Google+ social network have agreed to join an EU-sponsored group of US internet giants to combat online extremism, EU officials said Friday...

22 Jan 2018


New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Surge in consumers' use of messaging and social media is transforming their expectations of service, says new BT and Cisco research...

6 Dec 2017


EU seeks feedback for 'fake news' fightback

BRUSSELS - The EU launched a public consultation on the fake news phenomenon Monday, the first step in a process that could see the promotion of bogus news stories made illegal in Europe...

14 Nov 2017


Amazon bows to EU's demands on e-books

The EU said on Thursday that Amazon had bowed to its demands and agreed to drop clauses requiring e-book publishers to disclose information...

5 May 2017


Google wins extra time to fight EU Android probe

Google won more time on Wednesday to answer accusations by the European Commission that the US tech giant abuses the dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system...

14 Jul 2016


Amazon, Facebook, Google to testify at EU parliament

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: US online retailer Amazon, search engine giant Google and social network Facebook will testify at the European Parliament next week on the issue of tax breaks for big businesses...

13 Nov 2015


Google says EU anti-trust accusations 'wrong'

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: US Internet search giant Google on Thursday rejected accusations by EU anti-trust regulators that it illegally abuses its market dominance, in its first formal reaction to allegations by Brussels earlier this year...

28 Aug 2015


Google gets third extension to answer EU case

Brussels has given Google an extension until the end of August to answer an anti-trust case alleging that it abuses its search engine's market dominance, a company spokesman said on Thursday...

17 Aug 2015


Google gets extended deadline to answer EU case

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Brussels has given Google an extension until mid-August to answer an anti-trust case alleging that the tech giant abuses its search engine's market dominance, a company spokesman said on Monday.

30 Jun 2015


European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015


Hackers attack two Belgian media groups

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Hackers launched attacks on Monday against the Belgian media groups Rossel and IPM, targeting the websites of newspapers in Belgium and France, officials said....

15 Apr 2015


Uber drivers assaulted in Belgium: police

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Uber drivers in Belgium were assaulted by fake clients this weekend, including by at least one cabbie angered by the lower cost rival, Belgian police said on Monday...

24 Mar 2015


World Press Photo award withdrawn over 'violation'

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Organisers of the prestigious World Press Photo awards have revoked a major prize after receiving "misleading information" regarding the entry, which portrayed gritty industrial Belgian town Charleroi...

5 Mar 2015


EU quizzes Google rivals in stalled anti-trust case

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The EU's new anti-trust regulators have asked Google's rivals for fresh information before taking forward a sensitive four-year probe into the US Internet giant's activities, competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Thursday...

12 Dec 2014


EU launches anti-trust probe into Orange bid for Spain's Jazztel

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The EU has launched an in-depth probe into the €3.4bn acquisition of Spanish telecom Jazztel by French giant Orange to see if it distorts the market and undercuts customer choice...

5 Dec 2014


South Africa's Pondering Panda presents in Belgium

The South African consumer insights company, Pondering Panda, will be presenting mobile research insights at the 2014 BAQMaR conference being held in Ghent in Belgium on Wednesday 26 November 2014, as an invited speaker...

25 Nov 2014


Dodgy duchy deals: Juncker says no 'conflict of interest' over Luxembourg tax breaks

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker is fighting off charges of a conflict of interest over an inquiry into huge tax breaks agreed with top global companies when he was Luxembourg premier...

13 Nov 2014


Luxembourg, Juncker under fire after global tax leaks

LUXEMBOURG: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) investigation uncovers evidence of massive tax-avoidance deals in the tiny country...

12 Nov 2014

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