Take down terrorist content or face the music
The EU has lost patience with big tech pussyfooting around on terrorist material and says that it is about to get heavy.
The European Commission announced that it would be fining Qualcomm $1.23 billion, for abusing its market position between 2011 and 2016, related to its relationship with Apple.
Watchdog wanted a deterrent effect
The European Union aimed for a “deterrent effect” on Google and other technology giants when it ordered the internet search outfit to pay 2.4 billion euro ($2.8 billion) for breaching antitrust law over how it displays shopping ads.
EU wants Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to pull their socks up
Internet groups such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter need to do more to stop extremist content on their platforms, the European Commission has growled.
The Fruity Cargo Cult is starting to pay back tax in Ireland, despite the fact it has denied doing anything illegal.
This gear threatening security and human rights
The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed plans to control exports of devices to intercept mobile phone calls, hack computers or circumvent passwords that could be used by foreign states to suppress political opponents or activists.
Unless you are big content
The European Union has agreed on a plan obliging online retailers to make electrical products, concert tickets or car rental available to all EU consumers regardless of where they live.
But no back doors
The European Commission has proposed that member states help each other break into encrypted devices by sharing expertise around the bloc.
Ireland ignored Apple's $15.3 billion owed tax
Ireland's relationship with Apple was so cosy it allowed Jobs' Mob to avoid paying more than $15.3 billion in tax, according to the European Commission.
Big content would not allow it
The EU paid a Dutch consulting firm, Ecorys 360,000 euro to research the effect piracy had on sales of copyrighted content and then buried it because it would anger the Big Content mafia.