Russia said it would this month seek to fine U.S. tech giant Google a percentage of its annual Russian turnover for repeatedly failing to delete content deemed illegal, Moscow's strongest effort yet to rein in foreign tech firms. Communications regulator Roskomnadzor said Google had failed to pay 32.5 million roubles ($458,100) in penalties levied so far this year and that it would now seek a fine of 5-20% of Google's Russian turnover, which could reach as much as $240 million, a significant increase. Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Russia has ramped up pressure on foreign tech companies as it seeks to assert greater control over the internet in the country, slowing down the speed of Twitter since March and routinely fining others for content violations. Opposition activists have accused Alphabet's Google and Apple of caving to Kremlin pressure after they removed an anti-government tactical voting app from their stores. … [Read more...] about google: Google faces a fine of up to 20% of Russian revenue this month
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A net zero carbon emissions target by 2050 would be a "great positive" for Australia if it can be achieved through technology and not a carbon price, the prime minister Scott Morrison said as he pressures government colleagues to commit to more ambitious climate change action ahead of the Glasgow summit. A net zero carbon emissions target by 2050 would be a "great positive" for Australia if it can be achieved through technology and not a carbon price, the prime minister said on Tuesday as he pressures government colleagues to commit to more ambitious action ahead of a climate summit. Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week agreed to attend next month's climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, but his government colleagues have yet to approve the commitment he wants to net zero. "If you have a credible plan ... with the proper transparencies Australia's well known for, then it can be a great positive for Australia," Morrison told Parliament, referring to the … [Read more...] about Technology best way to achieve climate target: Australia PM
The new MacBook Pro 14-inch and MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) laptops are now official, and they are some seriously strong candidates for the best laptops ever made if Apple’s claims about their performance hold up under testing. The biggest gain over the Apple M1 chip is a doubling of the performance cores from four to eight, but also the doubling and quadrupling of the GPU cores from eight at its highest in the MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020) to 16 cores in the M1 Pro chip and up to 32 in the M1 Max chip . With that kind of potential GPU performance, somewhere, cryptomining operators are turning their heads and running multivariable algebra to try and calculate the profitability of mining cryptocurrency, especially Ether, on a GPU as powerful as Apple claims. There are a lot of things that go into cryptomining profitability, from the energy cost to run a rig to the price of the equipment to the current price for a given currency. And given the seriously premium price tag … [Read more...] about Are cryptominers going to buy up all the new MacBook Pro stock?
For nearly seven years, LinkedIn has been the only major Western social networking platform still operating in China . People like 32-year-old Jason Liu view it as an important career enhancing tool. Come the end of the year, Liu will no longer have access to the localised version of LinkedIn, after Microsoft , which acquired the platform in 2016, said last week that it would pull out, citing a "significantly more challenging operating environment." "It's a shame," said Liu, who works in the technology industry in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen and uses the site to network with other professionals online. "LinkedIn gave me a platform to post about my results at work, such as my achievements and promotions, which aren't always appropriate to post on other platforms like WeChat." LinkedIn will be replaced in China by a jobs posting site called InJobs, without a social media feed and capability for sharing content, Microsoft said. LinkedIn has over … [Read more...] about linkedin: Chinese users’ feelings mixed about LinkedIn pulling out: Report