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Legislators send data privacy "bill of rights" to governor

Apr. 28, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Consumers in Connecticut will be able to know when their personal information is being tracked and how it's being used under a wide-ranging data privacy bill that's headed to Gov. Ned Lamont's desk. The legislation, dubbed a “consumer bill of rights,”...

EU law targets Big Tech over hate speech, disinformation

Apr. 23, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Big tech companies like Google and Facebook parent Meta will have to police their platforms more strictly to better protect European users from hate speech, disinformation and other harmful online content under landmark EU legislation approved early Saturday. ...

Big Tech faces 'major' EU law on hate speech, disinformation

Apr. 22, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Taking aim at hate speech, disinformation and other harmful content online, the European Union is nearing agreement on a sweeping law that would force big tech companies to police themselves harder, make it easier for users to flag problems, and empower regulators to punish...

California lawmakers target gunmakers, ghost guns in bills

Apr. 19, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers advanced a measure Tuesday that would make it easier to skirt a federal law in order to sue gun-makers, legislation that opponents say is ultimately aimed at driving manufacturers out of business. Different committees approved...

Juul to pay $22.5 million to settle Washington vaping suit

Apr. 13, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs will pay Washington state $22.5 million and has agreed to a variety of reforms to prevent underage use and sales under a settlement announced Wednesday by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Ferguson filed a consumer protection...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Apr. 06, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: April 5 The Washington Post says James Madison's estate is continuing the slave-holding President's legacy: For most of its two decades overseeing the sprawling Virginia estate of James...

How China's TikTok, Facebook influencers push propaganda

Mar. 30, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — To her 1.4 million followers across TikTok, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, Vica Li says she is a “life blogger” and “food lover” who wants to teach her fans about China so they can travel the country with ease. “Through my lens, I will take you around...

California eyes predatory car sales safeguard for military

Mar. 29, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Enlisted members of the military would get an automatic 30-day cooling off period in California when they buy or lease vehicles, under a proposal backed Tuesday by the state's attorney general and leader of the state Senate. They argued that those...

EU agrees on new digital rules to rein in Big Tech dominance

Mar. 25, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union set the stage for a stepped-up crackdown on big tech companies with an agreement on landmark digital rules to rein in online “gatekeepers" such as Google and Facebook parent Meta. EU officials agreed late Thursday on wording for the bloc's...

After $73M win, Sandy Hook families zero in on gun marketing

Feb. 19, 2022 08:05 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After agreeing to a $73 million lawsuit settlement with gun-maker Remington, the families of nine Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims say they are shifting their focus to ending firearms advertising with macho, military themes that exploit young men's...