Regulation

NBN Co will be fined $30 per day for not fixing customer faults under new regulation – Ausdroid

Following a near two-year inquiry into NBN Co’s service standards, Australia’s consumer regulator is poised to announced new fines for the NBN operator if it fails to lift its game. Under a draft determination proposed by the ACCC, the NBN operator will hopefully move faster to address customer complaints to avoid financial consequences, with fines …

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Facial recognition ‘a perfect example’ of the need for regulation, and Amazon is working on it – GeekWire

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talks with reporters at a reception following the company’s Alexa devices and services unveiling at the Amazon Spheres on Wednesday evening in Seattle, with Amazon executives Jay Carney and Dave Limp to his right. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Jeff Bezos made a surprise appearance at an Amazon press reception Wednesday …

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President of Microsoft Argues for Social Media Regulation

U.S. law is established when it comes to liability for social media platforms that host inappropriate, infringing, or violent content. Under §230 of the Communications Decency Act, online platforms have general immunity from content posted by a third party. While there is no indication presently that Congress will address §230 immunity, social media and tech …

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Vaping illness deaths spark call for regulation of marijuana products

CLOSE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tallied six deaths and 380 probable and confirmed cases in 36 states as of Sept. 13, 2019. USA TODAY DENVER — Cancer-care expert Dr. Diana Martins-Welch finds herself in an unusual position: Last week she started telling her medical marijuana patients to quit vaping cannabis and pick …

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Tech sector needs to face up to responsibility and embrace regulation – GeekWire

Microsoft President Brad Smith called on the tech industry to “step up and do more to address the challenges” that technology has created, speaking in an interview for the GeekWire Podcast about his new book, Tools and Weapons, written with Carol Ann Browne. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Microsoft President Brad Smith has a light-up …

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Regulation in the SEO industry – Impossible or essential?

We all get them, the offers of free SEO audits, of thousands of backlinks from “DA 40 and above” sites for just $10 and the “helpful” list of spurious SEO issues with your website. Checking your junk folder every morning reveals another round of emails offering the SEO-moon-on-a-stick for a low, low price. As an …

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