Google stops taking political ads in Maryland because it’s not sure that it can comply with a new transparency law (GOOG, GOOGL)

  PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images Maryland’s General Assembly now requires that those buying political advertising identify themselves and how much they spent.  Google executives are unsure that they can comply with the law, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun.  This is just the latest fallout for some of the big online advertisers following […]

Facebook explains how it will comply with the EU’s GDPR

After a lot of scandal and a great deal of confusion, Facebook has finally made clear what its privacy settings will look like in the wake of Europe’s forthcoming GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation). In a news release, the company said that everyone, no matter where they live, will be asked to review information […]

Syria opposition shelling Damascus should comply with ceasefire – Lavrov

Actions by the Jaysh al-Islam terrorist group, which refused to let civilians leave eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb, raise doubts about the sincerity of its intention to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2401, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks in Moscow with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday. Moscow says […]

Russia will block Facebook if it doesn’t comply with local data storage legislation, says local regulator

Facebook could be banned in Russia if it fails to comply with local legislation on personal data storage, warned the country’s head of Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (“Roskomnadzor”), Alexander Zharov. “The law is mandatory for everyone,” the RIA news agency quoted Zharov as saying. “Either we will [have […]

White House denies that majority of states won't comply with Trump voter fraud probe

While multiple news outlets report that 44 states will not comply with President Donald Trump’s commission to investigate voter fraud, the White House insists that number is “fake news” in its defense of the probe’s goal. According to a CNN inquiry of all 50 states, 44 states and the District of Columbia have refused to “provide […]

Qatar has been given another 48 hours to comply with a list of 13 demands

© AFP Gillian HANDYSIDE, Sophie RAMIS Riyadh (AFP) – Saudi Arabia and its allies said early Monday they had decided to extend by 48 hours the deadline for Qatar to accept their list of demands to lift a de facto blockade. With the deadline expiring at midnight Sunday, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain […]

Michael Flynn Refuses To Comply With Senate Subpoena, Citing Fear Of Prosecution

Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in refusing to comply with a Senate subpoena seeking records relating to the intelligence committee’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s Russia connections, a source close to Flynn tells BuzzFeed News. The subpoena called for a response by Wednesday, but the source told BuzzFeed News that […]

Uber threatens to fire Levandowski if he doesn’t comply with court order

Enlarge / Anthony Levandowski, VP of engineering at Uber, speaking to reporters at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center on September 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (credit: ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images) Uber has threatened to fire its top self-driving car engineer if he doesn’t comply with a court order and hand over documents in the Waymo v. […]