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European Union says X's blue checks are deceptive 'dark patterns' that breach its social media laws

Jul. 12, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union said Friday that blue checkmarks from Elon Musk's X are deceptive and that the online platform falls short on transparency and accountability requirements, the first charges against a tech company since the bloc's new social media regulations took effect. ...

Albania's supreme court leaves ethnic Greek ex-mayor in prison

Jul. 12, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Supreme Court on Friday upheld a verdict of the lower courts keeping a former elected mayor from the country’s Greek minority in prison after he was convicted of buying votes. A Supreme Court statement said that it upheld the verdicts of the...

Hungary's Orbán faces backlash over his rogue 'peace mission' meetings with Western adversaries

Jul. 12, 2024 09:02 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has made a Trumpian vow to “Make Europe Great Again” during his country's six-month presidency of the European Union. As a first step last week, he astonished his allies by making a surprise trip to Ukraine -- his first since...

European Union says social media site X's blue checks are deceptive and transparency falls short under digital rules

Jul. 12, 2024 06:24 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — European Union says social media site X's blue checks are deceptive and transparency falls short under digital rules.

China’s exports grow 8.6% in June, beating forecasts despite trade tensions

Jul. 12, 2024 03:40 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s exports beat forecasts in June, customs data showed Friday, while imports grew less than expected. Exports grew 8.6% from the same time last year to hit $307.8 billion, according to data released by Chinese customs, beating estimates of about 7.4% to 8%...

Hungary's nationalist leader visits Trump at Mar-a-Lago following NATO summit

Jul. 12, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hungary's nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, traveled to Florida on Thursday and met with former President Donald Trump following a NATO summit in Washington, a move likely to aggravate frustrations among Western allies over similar secretive trips he made to Russia and...

EU accepts Apple pledge to let rivals access 'tap to pay' iPhone tech to resolve antitrust case

Jul. 11, 2024 12:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union on Thursday accepted Apple’s pledge to open its “tap to pay” iPhone payment system to rivals as a way to resolve an antitrust case and head off a potentially hefty fine. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm and top antitrust...

EU accepts Apple's pledge to open up its “tap to pay” iPhone payment system to rivals to resolve an antitrust case

Jul. 11, 2024 06:36 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — EU accepts Apple's pledge to open up its “tap to pay” iPhone payment system to rivals to resolve an antitrust case.

European Union accepts Apple's pledge to let rivals access 'tap to pay' iPhone tech to resolve antitrust case

Jul. 11, 2024 05:12 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — European Union accepts Apple's pledge to let rivals access 'tap to pay' iPhone tech to resolve antitrust case.

European Union adds porn site XNXX to list of online platforms facing strictest digital scrutiny

Jul. 11, 2024 02:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union said Wednesday it's adding the porn site XNXX to its list of online services facing the strictest level of scrutiny under the bloc's digital regulations including measures requiring users to verify their ages. It's the fourth porn site to be...