EC to grill Meta on Facebook ‘subscription for no ads’ plan

The European Commission (EC) on Friday said it needs more information from Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta to assess its compliance with applicable privacy and security laws in the European Union (EU).

The EC, in a statement, said Meta also needs to speed up its responses to requests in December for information, which centered on election information, terrorism and the protection of minors. The company has until March 15 to provide that information, with the new info about Meta’s pay-to-opt-out-of-tracking program due March 22.

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Industrial robots are a critical strategic ally as we move toward Industry 5.0. Here’s why.

Credit to Author: Ali Haj Fraj| Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2024 17:40:00 +0000

As industries grapple with workforce shortages, rising costs, supply issues, fluctuating demands, and the pressing need to reduce energy usage, multifaceted robotic solutions stand out, ushering in a new era of safety, efficiency, and workforce empowerment. The integration of robotics has become more than a…

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Energy efficiency beyond the hype: 8 long-term benefits for industrial operations

Credit to Author: Aaron Dudley| Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2024 14:00:00 +0000

Industrial operations are responsible for nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of global greenhouse gas emissions. That’s nearly as much as the world’s transportation sector produces when factoring in every car, truck, plane, ship, and train combined. As a result, industries often hear that energy efficiency measures…

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Apple warns of increased iPhone security risks

Apple is telling European customers that new EU competition laws will make iPhones less safe once the company is forced to open up its platforms to third-party App Stores. The company, not exactly happy about this, has published a 32-page white paper where it spells out the risks arising from the EU’s big experiment.

The EU’s formal adoption of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) means Apple must make several changes to its App Store and business models. Changes include the introduction of support for third-party app stores, opening up to payment systems other than Apple Pay, and more.

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