Italian Mafia Boss Arrested After Being Spotted on Google Street View in Spain

Authorities arrested an Italian mafia boss who has been on the run for 20 years after he was spotted on Google Street View in Spain. Authorities arrested Gioacchino Gammino, a convicted murderer and one of Italy’s most wanted gangsters, in …

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Apple Becomes World’s First $3 Trillion Company

Apple became the world’s first company to be valued at over $3 trillion during intraday trading on Jan. 3, tripling its valuation in under four years. Apple hit the market cap when its share price reached $182.86. “Hitting $3 trillion …

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Nike Acquires Virtual Sneaker Firm RTFKT in Metaverse Push

Nike Inc. announced on Monday that it had bought virtual shoe and collectibles company RTFKT as the sportswear giant looks to expand into the “metaverse”. Along with other big brands, Nike last month had entered the metaverse, a virtual world …

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European Union Plans Strict Guidelines and Regulation for Artificial Intelligence, Non-Compliance to Be Fined Heavily

Leaked European Union documents point to heavy restrictions on artificial intelligence (AI) technology according to a draft of their upcoming rules. The draft outlines the banning of “high-risk” AI systems and strict requirements for use approval. Companies that do not …

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Italy Fines Google, Apple for Commercial Use of Data

Italy’s antitrust authority has fined Google and Apple 10 million euros ($11.23 million) each for utilizing user data for commercial purposes. The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) said in a statement on Friday that the two tech giants were unclear to …

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Roskomnadzor Orders Twitch, Twitter, Meta, Google, Apple, and Discord to open offices in Russia

Russia has mandated that 13 technology companies, including Google, Meta, TikTok, and Apple, have a presence in the country by the end of the year. Foreign enterprises with more than 500,000 daily users must have an office in Russia by …

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Facebook Unveils New Policies Against Online Harassment to Protect Activists, Journalists

Facebook announced on Oct. 13 that it is unveiling new policies to protect activists and journalists from online harassment, as it now deems as “involuntary public figures.” Facebook’s Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis said that journalists and human rights …

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Google Commits One Billion Dollars for Africa’s Digital Transformation

Google declared its plan to invest $1 billion in Africa over the next 5 years to support its “digital transformation” which would ensure a faster and cheaper internet and provide low interest-loans for small businesses. The announcement was made through …

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