Germany Cracks Whip Against Hate Speech on Social Media


Germany on Monday began enforcing its new Network Enforcement Act, or NetzDG, which imposes a fine of up to $60 million on social media networks that fail to remove hate-inciting posts promptly.
The controversial law, adopted in mid 2017, just entered its formal enforcement phase. It is designed to help combat hate and fake news at a time when ISIS-linked terror and anti-immigrant extremism have been on the rise in Germany. Further, Russian hackers have been accused of trying to sow nationalist tendencies through social media attacks.

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FCC Slaps Comcast With $2.3M Overbilling Fine


Comcast has agreed to pay a record $2.3 million fine to settle the FCC’s investigation into whether it improperly charged customers for services and equipment they never approved, a practice known as “zero billing option.” Federal law bans cable operators from charging customers for unauthorized equipment or services. “It is basic that a cable bill should include charges only for services and equipment ordered by the customer — nothing more and nothing less,” said Travis LeBlanc, chief of the FCC’s enforcement bureau.

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FCC Fine Hints at End to Exorbitant Convention Center WiFi Fees


The FCC on Tuesday announced that Smart City Holdings had agreed to pay a $750,000 fine to settle allegations that it blocked personal mobile hotspots in several convention centers, forcing exhibitors and attendees to use its services instead, at $80 a day. Blocking FCC-approved WiFi connections is “patently unlawful,” remarked Travis LeBlanc, chief of the FCC’s enforcement bureau. However, the FCC did not find that Smart City violated any laws, and the company did not admit any liability.

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Legislation Aims to Bring Product Warranties Into the Internet Age


The process of “checking the fine print” always has been an important aspect of consumer behavior. For product manufacturers, providing important transaction information to consumers also has been a challenging part of business operations.
Take the fine print of warranty information, for example. In the world of e-commerce, how should sellers and buyers approach the issue of an appropriate way to transmit warranty information vital to concluding a sale? The U.S. Senate has addressed that issue by passing S. 1359, the E-Warranty Act of 2015.

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Top high-tech running shoes

Fitness bands and trackers, health apps and calorie counters – are all fine and dandy, but to receive any of the health benefits, you actually have to put in the roadwork. And that means the most important fitness technology you’ll buy is what you put on your feet.

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Yahoo says it faced $250,000-a-day fine for opposing NSA data demand

Yahoo said Thursday that the US government threatened it with a $250,000-a-day fine if it refused to supply the National Security Agency (NSA) with user data for its controversial PRISM surveillance program. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/09/12/yahoo-says-it-faced-250000-day-govt-fine-for-opposing-nsa-data-demand/

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Intel stuck with $1.45 billion fine in Europe for unfair and damaging practices against AMD

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Intel will be paying the full $1.44B fine it owes the EU after losing its bid to overturn the action.

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As EU launches probe into Apple's taxes, Intel slapped with record $1.4B anti-competition fine

Apple partner Intel attempted to appeal a $1.44 billion fine from the European Union for unfair business practices, but the chipmaker lost that bid on Thursday when a court determined that the record fine would stand.



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