EU lawmakers include Spotify and iTunes in geoblocking ban

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers voted on Tuesday to ban online retailers from treating consumers differently depending on where they live and expanded their proposed law to include music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple’s iTunes.

Thai man broadcasts baby daughter’s murder live on Facebook

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said on Tuesday.

Swedish court jails three men for rape broadcast on Facebook

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A Swedish court jailed three men on Tuesday for up to two and a half years for the rape of a woman that was broadcast live on Facebook.

EU lawmakers vote to make YouTube fight online hate speech

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Video-sharing platforms such as Google’s YouTube and Vimeo will have to take measures to protect citizens from content containing hate speech and incitement to violence under measures voted by EU lawmakers on Tuesday.

Wikipedia founder aims to ‘fix the news’ with crowd-funded website

LONDON (Reuters) – The founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has announced plans for a crowd-funded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers working together, an initiative he hopes will counter the spread of fake news.

Streaming helps music industry grow at fastest rate for 20 years

LONDON (Reuters) – Massive growth in online streaming of artists such as Drake and David Bowie saw music industry revenues grow in 2016 at their fastest rate since records began, a global industry body said on Tuesday, even as physical sales fell again.

Tom Hanks jokes Twitter CEO inspired his character in ‘The Circle’

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, who plays a Silicon Valley tycoon in the new film “The Circle” about a powerful social media company, teased Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey on Monday that he may have been inspiration for the part.

FCC chairman expected to unveil strategy to reverse net neutrality: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to unveil his strategy this week to overturn landmark 2015 net neutrality rules, a move that will kickoff a new battle over the future of the internet.