Google fined €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules
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Caught playing monoploy

The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules, saying the search engine outfit has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.

US government wants control of EU data
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Monday, 26 June 2017 12:36

US government wants control of EU data


US companies must hand over EU data to our spooks


The US government has become so arrogant that it thinks it can order other countries to hand over data to its spooks and has asked the highest court in the land to back it.

EU Parliament wants to protect end-to-end encryption
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European governments might be stalled

European governments that think they can stop terrorism by weakening end-to-end encryption might find their efforts stalled by the European Union.

Google faces more than €1 billion fine
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EU expected to announce record antitrust fine

Search outfit Google is facing a record-breaking fine from the EU over its alleged abuse of its market dominance.

EU opens inquiry into Qualcomm's NXP bid
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Under pressure to compromise 


Qualcomm is under pressure from the EU to make concessions on its $38 billion bid for NXP Semiconductors.

EU moans that Qualcomm is playing hardball
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No concessions over NXP deal

US smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has not offered any concessions so far in its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors, the EU competition authority has said.

EU kills off geoblocking
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:43

EU kills off geoblocking


Stops streamers from treating consumers differently based on where they live


European Union lawmakers voted to stop 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.

Apple files appeal against tax bill
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:45

Apple files appeal against tax bill


A long rant as to why it is “special” and the EU smells of nintendo


The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple has sent a 14 point legal rant to the EU claiming it is special and does not have to pay tax like everyone else.

EU privacy watchdogs concerned about Windows 10
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Changes to installation process were only a start


European Union data protection watchdogs said they were still concerned about the privacy settings of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system despite Vole announcing changes to the installation process.

Apple misses deadline to repay Ireland $13.9 billion
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EU says getting cash out of Apple is tricky 

The Fruity tax-dodging cargo cult Apple has snubbed the EU and not paid the 13 billion euros it owes to Ireland in illegal tax benefits.