News highlights – 1 March

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News highlights for 1 March

Ansip says he is open to compromise on regulation

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – The European Commission is opening up to some policy changes that telecoms companies want but is still but resisting mobile operators’ efforts to merge with competitors inside national markets, executives said on Tuesday. Read more…

Musk launches competition for homemade adverts

On Wednesday, in response to a letter by a fifth grade student, the founder and chief executive of Tesla made another announcement on the social media platform – the company will hold a contest for homemade advertisements. Read more…

SEC to review non voting clause in Snap IPO

BOSTON (Reuters) – An investor committee that advises the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will next week review if Snap Inc’s decision to deny shareholders voting rights might also reduce the social media company’s public disclosures on executive pay and other governance matters, the head of that committee told Reuters on Wednesday. Read more…

Trump administration renews spying law, ‘as is’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration does not want to reform an internet surveillance law to address privacy concerns, a White House official told Reuters on Wednesday, saying it is needed to protect national security. Read more…

Facebook turns to AI to spot suicides cases

(Reuters) – Facebook plans to use artificial intelligence and update its tools and services to help prevent suicides among its users. Read more…

And Twitter turns to algorithms to spot abusive behaviour

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twitter Inc on Wednesday launched a wider effort to use algorithms to identify accounts as potentially engaging in abusive behavior, a departure from its practice of relying on users to report accounts that should be reviewed for possible violation of its rules. Read more…

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