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Google and Amazon will have to tell companies how they rank products on their platforms while Facebook and other tech firms will have to be more transparent about their terms and conditions under new EU rules approved on April 17.
The European parliament voted on April 17 to fine firms like Facebook, Google and Twitter up to 4 percent of their turnover if they persistently fail to remove extremist content within one hour of being asked to do so by authorities.
STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The devastation of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral is blow to all Europe and all Europe will contribute to its rebuilding, leaders of the European Union declared on Tuesday at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Google will have to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook filter out protected content under new copyright rules aimed at ensuring fair compensation for the European Union's US$1tril (RM4.12tril) creative industries.
EU countries are set to agree an overhaul of the bloc's two-decade old copyright rules next week, requiring Google to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook to filter out protected content, despite increasing opposition from some governments.
Apple, already the subject of EU antitrust scrutiny, on April 11 became the target of a Dutch investigation for allegedly favouring its own apps on its popular App Store.
Telecoms lobbying group GSMA stepped up pressure on April 9 on EU lawmakers to reject a European Commission push for a wifi-based standard for cars, saying that it was an old technology that would not reduce road accidents.
Facebook has bowed to pressure from the European Commission and consumer authorities by revising its terms, making it clear what it does with users' data and taking responsibility when data has been mishandled by third parties.
A key committee of EU lawmakers on April 8 rejected a European Commission push for a WiFi-based technology for cars, backing critics who support the alternative 5G standard.
Companies working with artificial intelligence need to install accountability mechanisms to prevent its being misused, the European Commission said on April 8, under new ethical guidelines for a technology open to abuse.