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EU lawmakers are eyeing risk-based rules for AI, per leaked white paper

The European Commission is considering a temporary ban on the use of facial recognition technology, according to a draft proposal for regulating artificial intelligence obtained by Euroactiv. Creating rules to… Read more »

Bolt raises €50M in venture debt from the EU to expand its ride-hailing business

Bolt, the billion-dollar startup out of Estonia that’s building a ride-hailing, scooter and food delivery business across Europe and Africa, has picked up a tranche of funding in its bid… Read more »

Will online privacy make a comeback in 2020?

Last year was a landmark for online privacy in many ways, with something of a consensus emerging that consumers deserve protection from the companies that sell their attention and behavior… Read more »

France slaps Google with $166M antitrust fine for opaque and inconsistent ad rules

France’s competition watchdog has slapped Google with a €150 million (~$166M) fine after finding the tech giant abused its dominant position in the online search advertising market. In a decision… Read more »

Jeremy Corbyn apologises to Labour MPs for defeat ‘for which I take responsibility’ – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including parliamentary Labour party meeting for first time since election Johnson’s speech to MPs PM: this parliament ‘vast improvement on predecessor’ Sturgeon’s speech… Read more »

Reddit links UK-US trade talk leak to Russian influence campaign

Reddit has linked account activity involving the leak and amplification of sensitive UK-US trade talks on its platform during the ongoing UK election campaign to a suspected Russian political influence… Read more »

Labour’s Ben Bradshaw claims he was target of Russian cyber-attack

Frequent critic of Kremlin interference in the UK was sent suspicious email from Moscow The Labour candidate Ben Bradshaw has said he has been the victim of a suspected Russian… Read more »

Atomico Partner Tom Wehmeier reviews ‘The State of European Tech’ 2019 report

Atomico, the European venture capital firm founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, has released its latest annual The State of European Tech report, published in partnership with Slush and Orrick. As… Read more »

As the new year beckons European investors start moving into new roles

As the Holiday Season approaches, new jobs for players in the tech ecosystem beckon. And this is no less true for investors. Two notable moves have recently happened that are… Read more »




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