A new commissioner at America’s main securities regulator causes a buzz

Not your regular regulator FOR ALL the talk about deregulation under President Donald Trump, when it comes to the financial industry the word used by many is “tailoring”—meaning trimming the loose threads of tangled rules, rather than unpicking them. An exception is Hester Peirce, who in January became one of the five commissioners at the […]

Facepalms Reverberate Across America As Musk Mocks the Regulator That Has Him Over a Barrel

Tesla CEO Elon Musk loves railing against shortsellers to the same degree that normal, regular people enjoy eating and breathing. As his company’s stock continues a downward slide initiated and perpetuated by Musk’s completely avoidable antics, the CEO decided that mocking a securities regulator and endangering a settlement reached on Saturday was a good and […]

UK TV regulator writes to RT, says it may consider whether channel's license is 'fit and proper'

The UK’s media regulator Ofcom says it will “consider the implications for RT’s broadcast licenses” if Britain determines there was “an unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the UK.” Continuing, the statement reads: “As the independent UK broadcasting regulator, Ofcom has an ongoing duty to be satisfied that broadcast licensees remain fit […]

Israel regulator wants to ban cryptocurrency firms from stock exchange

(Reuters) — Israel’s markets regulator will propose regulation to ban companies based on bitcoin and other digital currencies from trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, he said on Monday. Shmuel Hauser, the chairman of the Israel Securities Authority (ISA), told the Calcalist business conference he will bring the proposal to the ISA board next […]

Apple Will Reportedly Help India's Telecom Regulator Build An Anti-Spam App

Apple is giving “limited” help to India’s telecom regulator to bring an anti-spam app to iOS, a Reuters report citing sources and documents says. The app, called Do Not Disturb, has been available on Android for months. It works by sucking in a user’s call and text logs, and lets them report any numbers which […]

Charitable aid convoys to Syria ‘abused’ to fund terrorism, regulator warns

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 10:37 Aid convoys to conflict areas may be passing on charitable funds to terrorist groups, the Charity Commission has warned. The regulator said the convoys could be “abused” by terrorist supporters wanting to help extremist groups through money and other resources. The Commission called on charities adopting them to carry […]

Dutch privacy regulator says Windows 10 breaks the law

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | KrulUA) The lack of clear information about what Microsoft does with the data that Windows 10 collects prevents consumers from giving their informed consent, says the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA). As such, the regulator says that the operating system is breaking the law. To comply with the law, the […]