EU wants more privacy on web services
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Extending secuirty and confidentuality of phone to Skype and WhatsApp

The EU is planning to extend telecom rules covering security and confidentiality of communications to web services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp. However it looks like this could be used to restrict how they use encryption.

EU net neutrality plans going backwards
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Ericsson worried about too many controls

Ericsson head of European affairs, Peter Olson has warned that new net neutrality guidelines drawn up by EU regulatory body Berec are taking the mobile industry “one step backwards”.

Hardware prices jacked up in UK
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Thanks Brexit

Major PC suppliers are jacking up their prices in the UK following the country's brilliant move to show the world that Britain can economically destroy itself without any help from the EU.

EU votes for new cyber security laws
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Major changes afoot

The European Parliament voted to spruce up the EU’s cyber security laws in a move which will have many companies tearing their hare (sic) and stamping on their rabbits.

Intel still contesting AMD fine
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US$1.4 billion at stake

Intel is still contesting the landmark US$1.4 billion antitrust fine from the European Commission, which in May 2009 found it had abused its dominant position in the market for x86 processors.

EU blocks Hutchison’s O2 take-over
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Would have harmed the UK mobile sector

The European Commission has blocked the proposed acquisition of O2 by Hutchison under the EU Merger Regulation.

Deutsche Telekom investigated over vectoring technology
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Commission worried about competition

The European Commission opens investigation into Deutsche Telekom's plan to spruce up its broadband with vectoring technology.

EU global roaming slashed by 75 per cent
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If UK leaves EU they will have to pay more

The European Union cut roaming rates by as much as 75 per cent. The new roaming rates will apply to all phones users until June of next year when they will be completely abolished.

Google faces first EU fine
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No deal in site

Google is heading for a huge European Union antitrust fine this year and it does not seem to have come up with a face-saving deal.

EU preparing to slap Google
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Anti-trust

The EU is gearing up for what will be an epic legal battle with the search outfit Google.