China’s revamped law bans online services that ‘induce addiction’ in kids

China is implementing stricture measures in its bid to keep kids away from addictive digital content. The state-backed news agency Xinhua reported (via Reuters) that China has voted for revamped law that will ban internet products and services which...

UK opens inquiry into whether music streaming is fair for artists

Even major artists have long claimed that music streaming services pay them a pittance, and the UK government now wants to look into those complaints. The country’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is launching an inquiry (via BBC News) th...

EU reportedly drafts ‘hit list’ of big tech companies to face stricter rules

It’s no secret that the European Union wants a further crackdown on tech giants, and it may use a simple shortlist to decide which companies face new restrictions. Financial Times sources say the EU is drafting a “hit list” of up to 20 big tech firms...

White House budget proposal would hike AI and quantum funding by 30 percent

If the US is going to build a quantum internet and otherwise claim technical supremacy, it’s going to need appropriate funding — and that might be forthcoming. As the Wall Street Journal reports, The White House has proposed a 2021 non-defense budget...

Capital One fined $80 million over 2019 data breach

Capital One is facing a penalty for its giant 2019 data breach, although it might not be as serious as you’d expect. The Wall Street Journal (via The Verge) reports that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has fined Capital One $80 million...

Big tech antitrust hearing with Apple and Google rescheduled to July 29th

The House Judiciary Committee’s big tech antitrust hearing has a new date after a delay to honor the late Rep. John Lewis. In the wake of an Axios report, the committee has confirmed that the hearing has been rescheduled to July 29th at 12PM Eastern....