Europe dials up pressure on tech giants over election security

The European Union has announced a package of measures intended to step up efforts and pressure on tech giants to combat democracy-denting disinformation ahead of the EU parliament elections next May. The European Commission Action Plan, which was presented at a press briefing earlier today, has four areas of focus: 1)…

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Trump rage-tweets Google alleging search bias

While several tech giants have found themselves in President Trump’s crosshairs since he took office, he has just unleashed what looks to be his most sustained attack on Google to date — firing off a couple of tweets at ~5.30am Washington DC time to rail against what he claims is…

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Boy aged three injured in ‘acid attack’

The boy was “out with his young family” when “acid or a corrosive substance” was either “thrown at or sprayed towards him” in what the officer described as a “very rare”, “deliberate attack”. The city’s MP said it was “horrific”, while the city council leader described it as “pure evil”.…

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