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TECH 20 Jul 2018 | 5:20 AM

Facebook must adhere to German Holocaust denial laws, says Berlin

Facebook must stick to German laws which ban Holocaust denial, the Justice Ministry in Berlin said after Mark Zuckerberg caused outrage by saying his platform should not delete such comments.

TECH 26 Apr 2018 | 5:59 AM

Brazil prosecutors say Windows 10 settings violate local laws

Federal prosecutors in Brazil asked a court to force Microsoft to change its default installation process for Windows 10, which they said violated several local laws by collecting user data without their "express consent".

TECH 25 Apr 2018 | 4:20 AM

Twitter improves user data policy ahead of new European privacy laws

Twitter Inc said it is updating its privacy policy to allow users to view information they share with the microblogging service and show how its being used, ahead of new regulatory guidelines on European data privacy laws.

TECH 23 Mar 2018 | 4:45 AM

EU plans tougher consumer laws for Facebook, Gmail

The European Union is planning to apply tougher consumer laws to social media networks and email providers like Facebook and Google's Gmail as scrutiny of data protection grows in the wake of an outcry over Facebook's handling of data.

TECH 26 Sep 2017 | 8:00 AM

Man found guilty under UK terrorism laws after refusing to reveal passwords

A man who refused to provide passwords to his electronic devices when stopped by British police was found guilty under terrorism laws at a court in London, in a case that campaigners say threatens personal privacy.

TECH 07 Aug 2017 | 6:00 AM

Germany needs tougher laws against cyber crime

Germany's top police official has called for tougher laws to fight cyber crime on the illegal Internet – the Darknet – and other organised criminal structures.

TECH 24 Aug 2016 | 7:00 AM

Ashley Madison parent broke Canada, Australia privacy laws

The parent company of infidelity dating website Ashley Madison was responsible for numerous violations of privacy laws at the time of a massive release of customer data in a cyberattack last year, privacy watchdogs in Canada and Australia said.

TECH 12 Aug 2016 | 8:14 AM

S.Korea says investigating whether Google broke antitrust laws

South Korea's antitrust regulator said on Aug 12 it is looking into whether Google has violated the country's anticompetition laws, acknowledging formal scrutiny of the global Internet search company for the first time.

Technology 28 Jan 2016 | 8:41 AM

Indonesia telecoms firm blocks Netflix over local laws, censorship

Indonesia said a decision by the country’s biggest telecoms provider to block Netflix could be reversed if the global video-streaming giant obeyed local laws, particularly on “porn” and “radicalism”.

TECH 14 Jan 2015 | 9:25 AM

Obama seeks enhanced cyber security laws to fight hackers

President Barack Obama renewed a push to beef up US cyber security laws after recent headline-grabbing hacking attacks against companies like Sony Pictures, Home Depot and Target.