ReHacked #6: Payment processing moguls vs PornHub, Google outage, Facebook vs EU and more.

Hello my dear friends, another Thursday and here I am trying one more different approach and view for the newsletter. As usual, I kindly as for your comments about it and share this newsletter for your friends. Thanks a lot! And here are the news >>

As a reaction to Visa/MasterCard payments processing moratorium PornHub just purged all unverified content. Millions of videos vanished. Also PornHub announces  it was accepting crypto only for its premium service. #porn #privacy #economy

Facebook Inc will shift all its users in the United Kingdom into user agreements with the corporate headquarters in California, moving them out of their current relationship with Facebook’s Irish unit and out of reach of Europe’s privacy laws. #privacy #socialnetworks #internet

Incoming EU regulations of tech giants:

The dual legislation sets out a list of do's, don'ts and penalties for internet giants:
  • Companies with over 45 million EU users would be designated as digital "gatekeepers" — making them subject to stricter regulations.
  • Firms could be fined up to 10% of their annual turnover for violating competition rules.
  • The could also be required to sell one of their businesses or parts of it (including rights or brands).
  • Platforms that refuse to comply and "endanger people's life and safety" could have their service temporarily suspended "as a last resort."
  • Companies would need to inform the EU ahead of any planned mergers or acquisitions.
  • Certain kinds of data must be shared with regulators and rivals.
  • Companies favoring their own services could be outlawed.
  • Platforms would be more responsible for illegal, disturbing or misleading content.

#internet #laws

A new study of almost 40,000 adults has found that the brains of lonely people differ from those of people who are not lonely, in significant and detectable ways.

Evidence suggests that loneliness contributes to ageing in a number of ways, and leads to reduced longevity. In fact, the health risks of loneliness are equivalent to those related to obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes a day.  #health #psychology #society

Saudi Arabia wanted to send ten men on an official assignment to Norway, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms to Dagbladet. The ten men were all security guards, who were deployed to work at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Norway, according to Dagbladet’s sources. But Saudi Arabia wanted the security guards to be registered as diplomats in Norway.  #politics #security

Probably almost everyone were affected by Google services outage this Monday. More on whats happened you can found on Google Cloud status dashboard and in Bleeping Computer article. #internet #google

If you would like to learn Python but are on tight budget, here is a list of now legally free Python books. #learning #programming #python

Thanks for reading and have a great day!


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