Tag: Industry regulation

Concern mounts about possible Turkish law on media funding

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ISTANBUL — Press freedom groups expressed concern Friday about comments by Turkish officials about possible legislation to regulate foreign funding for media and the...

Mercedes sketches out all-electric scenario by decade’s end

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FRANKFURT, Germany — Daimler AG's luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz says it is stepping up its transition to electric cars, doubling the planned share of...

Priest outed via Grindr app highlights rampant data tracking

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When a religious publication used smartphone app data to deduce the sexual orientation of a high-ranking Roman Catholic official, it exposed a problem that...

EXPLAINER: What is fueling Russia’s ‘unprecedented’ fires?

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MOSCOW — Thousands of wildfires engulf broad expanses of Russia each year, destroying forests and shrouding territories in acrid smoke. ...

Black lawmaker hopes highway project can right an old wrong

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Harold Love Jr. raised his voice over the blare of traffic from the interstate above as he stood near the spot...

France requires COVID pass for Eiffel Tower, tourist venues

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PARIS — Visitors need a special COVID pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower or visit French museums or movie theaters from Wednesday, the...

China fines tech giants for content exploiting children

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HONG KONG — China‚Äôs internet watchdog said Wednesday it has fined platforms operated by e-commerce company Alibaba and gaming firm Tencent for spreading sexually...

Record-high electricity bills draw criticism to Spain’s govt

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MADRID — Spanish consumers are fretting over record-high power prices just as high summer temperatures are keeping air conditioning and cooling systems operating at...

Agency eyes ‘right-to-repair’ rules to aid consumers, shops

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WASHINGTON — Americans would be freer to repair their broken cellphones, computers, videogame consoles and even tractors themselves or to use independent repair shops...

Greece: Tear gas fired during protest of vaccine mandate

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ATHENS, Greece — Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters who gathered Wednesday in Athens to oppose coronavirus vaccination requirements proposed...