UK to keep social networks in check with internet safety regulator

The UK government is taking a hard line when it comes to online safety, appointing what it claims is the world’s first independent regulator to keep social media companies in check. Companies that fail to live up to requirements will face huge fines, with senior directors who are proven to have been negligent of their […]

Telegram Block Begins in Russia, Says Regulator Roskomnadzor

Russia’s state telecommunications regulator said on Monday it had begun blocking access to messenger service Telegram after the service’s owner refused to comply with an order to give Russian state security access to users’ secret messages. The watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said in a statement on its website that it had sent telecoms operators a notification about blocking access […]

Foxconn Gets Green Light From China’s Antitrust Regulator for Sharp Deal

Taiwanese tech giant Hon Hai said antitrust authorities in China had approved its takeover of ailing Japanese electronics maker Sharp, clearing the last obstacle to the drawn-out deal. The purchase, which was supposed to close last month, has reportedly been held up by China – one of the countries that was reviewing the deal over […]

Baidu’s model ‘deceptive’, Regulator Says in Probe Over student’s death

internet giant Baidu, China’s equivalent of Google, have to exchange the way it displays search effects, regulators said Monday, following an outcry over the death of a pupil whose circle of relatives used it to are trying to find a cancer cure. The ruling through the cyberspace management of China (CAC) calls into query the […]