Category Archives: Internet Use/New Technologies

Russia Raises Heat on Twitter, Google and Facebook in Online Crackdown

Russia is increasingly pressuring Google, Twitter and Facebook to fall in line with Kremlin internet crackdown orders or risk restrictions inside the country, as more governments around the world challenge the companies’ principles on online freedom.

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PIR Launches 2021 .ORG Impact Awards With Increased Prize Money

Public Interest Registry launched their .2021 .ORG Impact Awards Tuesday with a call for nominations, an increase in prize money and updated categories.

Now in their third year, the awards seek to honour innovative and inspiring organisations and individuals making the world a better place.

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OECD joins Christchurch call to action to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online

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[news release] The OECD has joined the Christchurch Call to Action to Eliminate Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online, adding its support to an international coalition of stakeholders working to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting the Internet.

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EU artificial intelligence rules will ban ‘unacceptable’ use

Some “unacceptable” uses of artificial intelligence would be banned in Europe under proposals unveiled on Wednesday.

The European Commission’s rules would ban “AI systems considered a clear threat to the safety, livelihoods and rights of people”, it said.

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