Huawei happy to work under EU supervision
Published in Network
Monday, 11 February 2019 10:36

Huawei happy to work under EU supervision


No-one has a real excuse

Huawei has said it is willing for its equipment and activities to be supervised by the European Union (EU) as it continues to fend off the threat of restrictions on the use of its kit in 5G networks.

Google pays EU more in fines than in tax
Published in News
Thursday, 07 February 2019 12:08

Google pays EU more in fines than in tax


Must be cheaper not to pay

Search engine Google is paying the EU more in fines than it does in tax.

EU will investigate Apple Pay if it becomes significant
Published in Mobiles


Not market dominant, so it escapes for now

EU regulators looked into Apple’s mobile payment service and found it was not market dominant, but they could review it again if they receive formal complaints, Europe’s antitrust chief said.

EU decides you will not own your self-driving car data
Published in Transportation


Bought to you by the same party that broke the internet

A routine vote on regulations for self-driving cars saw members of the European Peoples' Party vote down a clause that would protect a vehicle's telemetry so that it couldn't become someone's property.

Facebook faces huge EU fine
Published in News
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 10:41

Facebook faces huge EU fine


Even if only a small number of hacked customers lived in the EU

Last week's hack of 50 million Facebook customers might have mostly been outside of the EU, but that does not stop the commission throwing the book at the social notworking site.

EU needs to develop battery cells
Published in Transportation
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 11:04

EU needs to develop battery cells


German Chancellor says the industry needs leg room

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that the European Union needs to develop its own battery cell production to secure its role in the automotive industry as it shifts to electric mobility.

Apple pays tax in Ireland
Published in News
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:39

Apple pays tax in Ireland


EU cancels court case

Ireland's government has fully recovered more than $16 billion in disputed taxes and interest from Apple.

EU outlaws planned obsolescence
Published in News
Monday, 20 August 2018 12:39

EU outlaws planned obsolescence


Products must be fixable

In a move which will have Apple clutching its bottom line in fear, the EU has decided to outlaw planned obsolescence and insist that all products must be fixable.

EU quests for uniform mobile phone charger
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 13:54

EU quests for uniform mobile phone charger


Voluntary agreements not working 


EU regulators plan to study whether there is a need for action in the push for a common mobile phone charger following a lack of progress by phone makers towards this goal.

EU wants US tech companies to pay tax
Published in News
Monday, 23 July 2018 13:07

EU wants US tech companies to pay tax


US Tech horrified


European finance leaders called for progress on global rules to tax the digital economy at a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in Argentina on Sunday.