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AI & Copyright: Authors Fight Back Against Tech CompaniesLock Icon

Authors including former Gov. Mike Huckabee are seeking class-action status in federal courts against the tech companies, alleging that they illegally used their works to train AI programs that emulate human language. read more >
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Walmart Continues to Evolve (Editorial)

The Bentonville retailing giant bets on advertising to beef up revenue. read more >
Business Services / Construction / Energy / Public Companies / Real Estate / Technology

Meta and Lego Family Make Deal for Arkansas Sun Power

Meta, one of the nation’s largest corporate users of renewable energy, agreed to buy 330 megawatts of power from the Arkansas project and from two solar fields in Illinois. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Public Companies

Congress Eyes New Rules for Tech: What’s Under Consideration

Tech regulation is gathering momentum on Capitol Hill as concerns skyrocket about China's ownership of TikTok and as parents navigating a post-pandemic mental health crisis have grown increasingly worried about what their children are seeing online. read more >
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Arkansas Requires Parents’ OK for Children on Social Media

Arkansas on Wednesday became the second state to restrict social media use by children, as Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders approved legislation requiring minors to get their parents' permission to create a new account. read more >
A panel discussion featuring Conny Braams of Unilever, Jeremi Gorman of Netflix, Michael E. Kassan of MediaLink, and Tim Mapes of Delta Airlines at South by Southwest 2023.
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South by Southwest is Different With a Baby (Elizabeth Michael Commentary)

Notably absent from this year's festival in Austin were many of the larger social media companies, which usually speak on panels and host brand activations. read more >
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Arkansas Sues TikTok, Meta Over Privacy, Child Safety Claims

"TikTok is a wolf in sheep's clothing," one of the lawsuits says. read more >
Media & Marketing

Facebook Parent Meta Threatens to Remove News From Platform

The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, if passed, would allow news companies to collectively negotiate with social platforms over the terms on which their material appears on their sites. Meta said it would rather pull news from its platforms than "submit to government-mandated negotiations that unfairly disregard the value we provide to news outlets." read more >
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Social Media Platforms Brace for Midterm Elections Mayhem

While platforms like Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and YouTube say they've expanded their work to detect and stop harmful claims that could suppress the vote or even lead to violent confrontations, a review of some of the sites shows they're still playing catch-up with 2020. read more >
Media & Marketing

Facebook Owner Meta Unveils $1,500 VR Headset. Will it Sell?

The $1,500 Meta Quest Pro headset sports high-resolution sensors that let people see mixed virtual and augmented reality in full color, as well as eye tracking and so-called "natural facial expressions" that mimic the wearer's facial movements so their avatars appear natural when interacting with other avatars in virtual-reality environments. read more >
Health Care

Instagram and Facebook Remove Posts Offering Abortion Pills

Abortion pills, however, can legally be obtained through the mail after an online consultation from prescribers who have undergone certification and training. read more >
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Abortion Ruling Thrusts Companies into Divisive Arena

Some companies spoke up for the first time, including The Walt Disney Company. Others, including Walmart, are silent. read more >
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Investments / Public Companies

Once Wall Street’s Stars, Big Tech Falls Back to Earth

Many of the companies are still making billions, but expectations for their continued growth look more shaky. read more >