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Europe’s sweeping rules for tech giants have kicked in. Here’s how they work

LONDON (AP) — Google, Facebook, TikTok and other Big Tech companies operating in Europe must comply with one of the most far-reaching efforts to clean up what people see online. The European Union’s groundbreaking new digital rules took effect Friday for the biggest platforms. The Digital Services Act is part of a suite of tech-focused […]

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The initial online search that spurred a raid on a Kansas paper was legal, a state agency says

MARION, Kan. (AP) — The initial online search of a state website that led a central Kansas police chief to raid a local weekly newspaper was legal, a spokesperson for the agency that maintains the site said Monday, as newly released video showed the publisher’s 98-year-old mother protesting a search of their home. The raids […]

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Court documents suggest reason for police raid of Kansas newspaper

The police chief who led the raid of a Kansas newspaper alleged in previously unreleased court documents a reporter either impersonated someone else or lied about her intentions when she obtained the driving records of a local business owner. But reporter Phyllis Zorn, Marion County Record Editor and Publisher Eric Meyer and the newspaper’s attorney […]

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A raid on a Kansas newspaper likely broke the law, experts say. But which one?

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A central Kansas police chief was not only on legally shaky ground when he ordered the raid of a weekly newspaper, experts said, but it may have been a criminal violation of civil rights, a former federal prosecutor added, saying: “I’d probably have the FBI starting to look.” Some legal experts […]

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Northwest Territories under threat by wildfires — and lack of local news

Residents of the Northwest Territories are feeling the effect of the news vacuum on Facebook as they flee communities that are under threat by wildfires. But industry observers say the regional media landscape was barren long before Meta — Facebook’s parent company — pulled news content from its platforms in Canada, and that the current […]

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Kansas prosecutor says police should return computers and cellphones seized in raid on newspaper

MARION, Kansas (AP) — A police raid that drew national attention to a small Kansas newspaper over threats to press freedoms wasn’t supported by evidence, a prosecutor said Wednesday, as the paper’s staff scrambled to print its first weekly edition since their cellphones and computers were seized. Forced to rewrite stories and reproduce ads from […]

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LinkedIn launches government ID based verification in Canada to build trust

TORONTO — Canadian LinkedIn users wanting to ensure the public that they’re the real deal now have another method of verifying their online/digital identity: government identification. The Microsoft-owned platform announced Thursday that it is giving its 22 million Canadian members the option to verify their profiles by providing a copy of their government identification to […]

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Kansas police and a small newspaper are at the center of a 1st Amendment fight after a newsroom raid

MARION, Kan. (AP) — A small newspaper and a police department in Kansas are at the center of a dispute over freedom of speech as the newspaper struggled Monday to publish its next edition, days after police raided its office and the home of its owner and publisher. Officials with the Marion Police Department confiscated […]

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Canadian News Organizations Seek Competition Bureau Probe into Meta’s News Content Blockade

In a joint effort, News Media Canada, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, and CBC/Radio-Canada have formally applied with Canada’s Competition Bureau, urging an investigation into Meta’s alleged misuse of its dominant position by blocking news content on its digital platforms within the country. The consortium contends that Meta’s actions are an apparent attempt to exert […]

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Georgia kids would need parental permission to join social media if Senate Republicans get their way

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia could join other states requiring children to have their parents’ explicit permission to create social media accounts. Two top Republicans in the Georgia state Senate — Lt. Gov. Burt Jones and Sen. Jason Anavitarte of Dallas — said in a Monday news conference they will seek to pass such a law […]

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Australian Senate committee recommends government ban on TikTok be extended to WeChat

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian Senate committee has recommended a ban on the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok from federal government devices be extended to China’s most popular social media platform, WeChat. The Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media also recommended in a report late Tuesday that social media giants such as Facebook and […]

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CBC head ‘blindsided’ staff with comments on broadcaster’s future, Poilievre: emails

Eds: This is a corrected story. A previous version said the union representing CBC staff was concerned about increased workloads for employers should there be cuts to radio and television operations. The concern was, in fact, for employees. This is a corrected story. A previous version said the union representing CBC staff was concerned about […]

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