TikTok viral hit breaks Spotify records, inauguration boosts news app installs, judge rules against Parler – ITPro.works

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly ITPro.works series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as … Read More

EU chief warns over ‘unfiltered’ hate speech and calls for Biden to back rules for big tech – ITPro.works

In a speech to the European Parliament today marking the inauguration of US president Joe Biden, the president of the European Commission has called for Europe and the US to … Read More

Facebook and Instagram block #StormTheCapitol, apply rules used for terrorists and hate groups – ITPro.works

After removing a video in which President Trump praised a violent group of his supporters who broke into the U.S. Capitol building, Facebook is rolling out a new set of … Read More

Italian court rules against ‘discriminatory’ Deliveroo rider-ranking algorithm – ITPro.works

A court in Italy has dealt a blow to unalloyed algorithmic management after a legal challenge brought by three unions. The Bologna court ruled that a reputational-ranking algorithm used by … Read More

Europe lays out its plan to reboot digital rules and tame tech giants – ITPro.works

European lawmakers have introduced two legislative proposals as part of a major policy reboot to update regional rules for digital business and rein in big tech. The Digital Services Act (DSA) … Read More

UK Online Harms Bill, coming next year, will propose fines of up to 10% of annual turnover for breaching duty of care rules – ITPro.works

The UK is moving ahead with a populist but controversial plan to regulate a wide range of illegal and/or harmful content almost anywhere online such stuff might pose a risk … Read More

Second federal judge rules against Trump administration’s TikTok ban – ITPro.works

Another federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction against U.S. government restrictions that would have effectively banned TikTok from operating in the United States. The ruling (embedded below) was made … Read More