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Europe looks to remold internet with new copyright rules

Europe looks to remold internet with new copyright rules

Technology
The European Union has approved a copyright rule that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and online creativity and punish smaller web companies. Artists, celebrities and tech experts have spoken out both in favor and against the EU directive, which the 28 member states are required to adopt as law and got final approval from the European Council Monday. Here's a look at key issues. ——— WHAT DOES THE DIRECTIVE SAY? The most vigorously debated part of the legislation is a section that makes companies responsible for making sure that copyrighted material isn't uploaded to their platforms without permission from the original creator. It puts the legal onus on platforms to prevent copyright infringement but
Mark Zuckerberg asks governments to help control internet content

Mark Zuckerberg asks governments to help control internet content

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Mark Zuckerberg says regulators and governments should play a more active role in controlling internet content.In an op-ed published in the Washington Post, Facebook's chief says the responsibility for monitoring harmful content is too great for firms alone.He calls for new laws in four areas: "Harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability."It comes two weeks after a gunman used the site to livestream his attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand."Lawmakers often tell me we have too much power over speech, and frankly I agree," Mr Zuckerberg writes, adding that Facebook was "creating an independent body so people can appeal our decisions" about what is posted and what is taken down.He also describes a ne...

Jesy Nelson melts the internet with sultry snap as she teases Chris Hughes split

Entertainment
The X Factor stunner logged into her official Instagram account before uploading a pulse-racing shot.Oozing sex appeal, Jesy slipped into a sheer black top and camo trousers combo.Stretching the material over her chest, the pink-haired babe allowed the material to go see-through causing her bra and assets to be clearly visible.Flaunting her gym-honed figure, Jesy added a green belt – pulling in her waist in the process.Vamping up her look, the 27-year-old completed her look with a nude lip and lashes thick with mascara.Letting the picture do the talking, Perrie Edwards' bandmate simply captioned the shot: The Voice #ThinkAboutUs."This week Little Mix rereleased LM5 album track Think About Us with American rapper Ty Dolla $ ign.In a series of promo shots the girls could be seen grind...

Jodie Marsh melts the internet with outrageous boob snap: 'So amazing'

Entertainment
The reality TV regular, who used to date TOWIE hunk Kirk Norcross, has built a career on her X-rated antics and outrageous photoshoots.So it shouldn't really come as a surprise that her latest online snap is a flesh-flashing exposé.Taking to the official Jodie Marsh Instagram page, the starlet looked hotter than ever as she proudly flaunted her gym-honed body.Leaving as little to the imagination as possible, the red-headed babe slipped into a skimpy purple bra.The tiny garment, which featured kinky metal rings to spice-up her look, meant that 90% of Jodie's tattooed body was on show.Pushing up her enhanced assets, the starlet created a giant cleavage for the camera.Squeezing her chest so much it almost looked painful, Jodie's top battled to keep her modesty in check as she gazed sed...
Internet regulator considered for UK

Internet regulator considered for UK

Technology
The UK government is considering "all options", including a regulator, as part of new legislation governing the internet.It has previously said it will publish a White Paper in the coming months, laying out its proposals.According to Buzzfeed News, the White Paper will propose a regulatory body similar to Ofcom, which regulates broadcasters and telecoms companies.The government told the BBC it would publish the White Paper this winter.But a spokesman for the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said it had nothing to share at this time.A cross-party committee investigating misinformation and fake news has already suggested areas for new legislation ahead of the White Paper.In July, it recommended: reforming electoral law for the digital...