Facebook insists that US provides enough data protection
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It can be trusted with Euro data

Despite the European Union's highest court twice declaring that the United States does not offer sufficient protection for Europeans' data from American national security agencies, the social media giant's lawyers continue to disagree.

Indiscriminate mass surveillance is incompatible with EU law
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Bloc’s highest court warns

EU member state hopes that they can create huge databases to spy on their citizens in the name of defence have received a kick in the nadgers by the bloc’s top court.

US and EU must avoid chip subsidy race
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Friday, 12 November 2021 12:33

US and EU must avoid chip subsidy race


EU Competition Commissioner warns of money for nothing and your chips for free 

The United States and the European Union must avoid a subsidy race as they rush to support semiconductor production amid a global chip shortage, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said.

Either do what we tell you or user security will suffer
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Apple warns the EU


Apple software boss Craig Ferengi Federighi took the stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon to push Apple’s line that reducing its monopoly powers over its app store would result in less security for EU users.

EU set to discipline Big Tech
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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 13:00

EU set to discipline Big Tech


Also set to rain on their clouds

Draft EU rules to curb the power of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook  should also tackle providers of cloud computing services for possible anti-competitive practices, a study said on Tuesday.

EU antitrust plans will hurt Apple fanboys, claims Apple
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"Will no one think of the fanboys?" weakest argument ever

Fruity cargo cult Apple claims that if the EU prevents it from playing monopoly, Apple fanboys will be plagued with malware and become victims of cybercrime.

Google moans that the EU is giving Apple a free pass
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Asks it to give it a get out of jail free card


Google blasted EU antitrust regulators for ignoring rival Apple as it launched a bid to get Europe's second highest court to annul a record 4.34-billion euro fine related to its Android operating system.

Nvidia tries to get EU approval for ARM deal
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Thursday, 09 September 2021 11:58

Nvidia tries to get EU approval for ARM deal


ARM wrestling issues

Nvidia asked the EU to give antitrust approval of its $54 billion takeover of British chip designer ARM.

Intel to spend $95 billion in chip-making facilities in EU
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Two chip factories at a new site in Europe

Intel plans to build new chip-making facilities in Europe valued at up to $95 billion, responding to a cross-border race to add manufacturing capacity at a time of a global chip supply crunch.

Nvidia fails to submit paperwork to the European Commission
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EC needs at least six months to decide

North Americans always wonder how much vacation Europeans take, and it looks like this behavior will affect Nvidia's attempt to acquire ARM for $40 billion. It is starting to look like this acquisition will take much longer than Jensen promised, and the European Commission regulatory body has to be very concerned about the potential Nvidia antitrust position. The matter has been addressed before