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French competition authority orders Google to negotiate copyright payments with news publishers

2020-04-09 14:23:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) France's competition authority issued a ruling requesting Google to start good faith negotiations with press publishers on the remuneration for the re-use of their protected contents on its news and search pages. In November, the watchdog received a complaint from representatives of the press sector, including trade unions and news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), which accused Google of disregarding legislation transposing the latest EU copyright directive into French law. This follows Google's response to the new rules at the end of September, when the company announced that it would stop showing snippets of news articles on its news and search pages in France.


Disney+ passes 50 mln subscribers after launch in India, Europe

2020-04-09 08:48:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Disney announced that its subscription streaming service Disney+ has passed 50 million paid subscribers worldwide. This comes five months after the video service first launched in the US in November 2019 and follows the recent expansion to India and western Europe. 


Samsung updates A series with first 5G models

2020-04-08 16:19:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Samsung announced its first 5G smartphones in its mid-range A series. These are an update of the A51 and A71 models introduced in select markets earlier this year. They both come with a number of premium features, such as large Amoled displays with in-display fingerprint sensors, quad cameras, 4,500 mAh batteries with fast charging and 128 GB internal storage. 


Zoom hires former Facebook security chief to help with security review

2020-04-08 15:21:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Zoom Video Communications announced it has hired Alex Stamos as an outside advisor to help in its planned security review. He was previously Facebook's Chief Security Officer, until leaving the company in 2018 to become a researcher at Stanford university. Zoom also formed an advisory council with other security specialists.


European Commission calls for common EU approach to Covid-19 tracing apps, location data

2020-04-08 14:55:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The European Commission has called on the 27 EU member states to adopt a common approach in the use of mobile apps and network location data to fight the coronavirus. It aims to have a 'toolbox' available by 15 April to support the use of such data.


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