Meta will ask permission for personalized advertising in the EU after all
Meta is adjusting its policy around personalized advertising for EU users. This ends the imposition of personalized ads on users of the company's social media platforms. Users will be given a choice.
Meta is changing the policy around personalized ads for EU users. The change is necessary to co... Read more
EU users can keep conversations with Google Bard out of training set
Chatbot Bard has a Privacy Hub in Europe. That allows users to keep their conversations with Bard out of the training set of machine learning technologies.
Google released his chatbot Bard to the European public yesterday. TechCrunch then sought to find out why the chatbot is now allowed to com... Read more
Meta’s VP metaverse is optimistic: ‘The metaverse hype is dead’
Meta is quietly beginning to realize the state of the metaverse: "The metaverse hype is dead," says Vishal Shah, vice president of metaverse at Meta. But don't think we won't hear Zuckerberg and his team say another word about the metaverse. According to Shah, the time is now to actually build the ... Read more
Meta can no longer collect user data while antitrust authorities win
Meta no longer has a legal basis to show its users personalized ads. This week, the European Union's Court of Justice ruled that the practices violate the GDPR. The ruling sets a precedent for more convictions on data collection by dominant players in the digital world
On July 4, amid the celeb... Read more
Facebook tests Digital Markets Act and lets EU download apps
Meta wants to open up Facebook ads to offer Android apps. Only Europeans will be able to use the service, once the Digital Markets Act democratizes app stores.
Europe's Digital Markets Act is scheduled to launch in the spring of 2024. The law allows all players to offer apps. Thus, the law offe... Read more
EU commissioner visits Silicon Valley as a last warning
EU Commissioner Thierry Breton visited Silicon Valley last week, reminding big tech names of EU regulations they must soon follow. The rules focus on social media content, AI and data. The situation is particularly volatile at Twitter, as the platform previously left the EU's voluntary code of cond... Read more
EU asks Google and Facebook to flag AI content
The EU is trying to combat the flow of disinformation from Russia with new rules for social media sites. This forces Google and Facebook, among others, to clearly label AI-generated posts.
Social media will immediately be asked to flag posts and images created using AI. This should partially hel... Read more
EU competition chief to investigate multinationals’ tax deals
The European Union's competition chief, Margrethe Vestager, has announced that the bloc's regulators will likely launch investigations into tax deals between EU countries and multinationals.
This follows a review of the arrangements made in the previous decade. Vestager, who has previously order... Read more
Microsoft makes changes to EU data controller configurations
The company is aiming to keep in line with latest EU regulations on data handling and storage.
This week Microsoft announced that it is making changes to how diagnostic data from Windows devices is processed and controlled.
Currently, to enroll devices in the Windows diagnostic data processo... Read more
EU countries’ stance on artificial intelligence draws criticism
EU countries agreed on draft artificial intelligence (AI) regulations ahead of negotiations with EU parliamentarians to iron out the kinks. However, according to the European Consumer Organization (BEUC) and opposing lawmakers, the countries failed to address facial recognition concerns.
Last y... Read more