EU issues ultimatum to big tech
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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.

Qualcomm  to appeal $1.23 billion fine
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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.

EU 2.4 billion euro fine was designed to surprise Google
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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.

Internet groups need to do more to fight extremist content
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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.

Ireland starts collecting back tax from Apple
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Sort of

The Fruity Cargo Cult is starting to pay back tax in Ireland, despite the fact it has denied doing anything illegal.

European Parliament clamps down on spying hardware
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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.

EU to outlaw online geo-blocking
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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.

EU wants sharing to break encryption
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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.

EU sues Ireland over Apple tax pact
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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.

EU buries report that says piracy is harmless
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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.