Portuguese NGO Sues TikTok, Says Platform ‘Profits from Children’

A Portugal-based European consumer protection group has sued short-video app TikTok for allegedly allowing children aged under 13 to sign up for an account without parental consent and failing to implement measures to protect them. The lawsuit came a day after Britain’s data watchdog said it had fined TikTok 12.7 million pounds ($15.81 million) for […]

AI Experts Disown Musk-Backed Campaign Citing Their Research

Four artificial intelligence experts have expressed concern after their work was cited in an open letter – co-signed by Elon Musk – demanding an urgent pause in research. The letter, dated March 22 and with more than 1,800 signatures by Friday, called for a six-month circuit-breaker in the development of systems “more powerful” than Microsoft-backed […]

Amazon and Microsoft Cloud Services Face UK Antitrust Probe

Amazon and Microsoft, the two dominant cloud providers, face an antitrust investigation in Britain after the communications regulator said some aspects of the market, including fees to switch supplier, were a cause for concern. Ofcom, which started looking into cloud services last year, said it was particularly worried about the practices of Amazon Web Services […]

Our Pick of Top Cities for Digital Nomads

Travel lovers, adventures seekers, this one is for you. The digital era is furbishing a whole new way of conducting work, with the fitting means to support how you make money, from the comfort of your own space, no matter where you are in the world. The tectonic shift, mainly driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Workers' paradise? Portugal's new teleworking law takes flak

Portugal’s new law on working from home makes the European Union country sound like a workers’ paradise. Companies can’t attempt to contact their staff outside working hours. They must help staff pay for their home gas, electric and internet bills. Bosses are forbidden from using digital software to track what their teleworkers are doing. There’s […]