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“France passes law taxing digital giants in defiance of US anger”

“France’s parliament on Thursday passed a law making it the first major economy to impose a tax on digital giants, defying a probe ordered by an angry US President Donald Trump that could trigger reprisal tariffs. The new law aims … Continue reading

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“U.S. Must Put a Ban on Google Helping China Develop a Global Digital Dictatorship”

“Google’s AI efforts in China, Weichert says, will require the company to expand its cloud computing capabilities in the country—it is exploring cooperation with China’s Tencent in this area—and it will need quantum computing. Google will be making substantial contributions … Continue reading

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PAY UP! “France Plans 5% Digital Tax as Governments Chase Internet Giants”

“(Bloomberg) — France intends to tax the revenue of about 30 Internet giants such as Amazon.com Inc. to help ensure “fiscal justice,” according to Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. The levy of as much as 5 percent of French sales … Continue reading

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[U.K.] “Facebook labelled ‘digital gangsters’ by report on fake news “

“Facebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as “digital gangsters”. The final report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport … Continue reading

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Study: “The Happiest Teens Use Smartphones, Digital Media Less Than An Hour A Day”

“A new study finds that teens who are hooked on their phones and other digital devices are “markedly” unhappier than their less-plugged-in peers. Researchers from San Diego State University and the University of Georgia examined data on more than a … Continue reading

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The days of Copyright for digital media are numbered.

“…In the study authored by American Assembly VP Joe Karaganis and Dutch freelancer/Ph.D researcher Lennart Renkema, it is revealed that 45 percent of U.S. citizens and 46 percent of German citizens actively pirate media.  Those rates jump to nearly 70 percent … Continue reading

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“Bill making cryptocurrencies legal way of payment comes into force in Japan “

“New legislation authorizing digital currency [Example: Bitcoin] as a legal payment method has come into force in Japan. The text of the law was released by Japan’s Financial Services Agency on March, 24.” https://www.rt.com/business/383101-japan-law-bitcoin-currency/

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