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Europe going on its own and will tax big tech
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After US walked out on talks threatening sanctions against the rest of the world

France has said a US decision to quit global talks on how to tax big digital firms such as Google, Amazon and Facebook was a “provocation” and the European Union said it could impose taxes even if no deal was reached by year-end.

EU hits Amazon with antitrust charges
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Friday, 12 June 2020 12:11

EU hits Amazon with antitrust charges


Mis-use of data

The European Union is preparing to file antitrust charges against Amazon over the e-commerce giant's treatment of third-party sellers on its site.

EU concerned about US and Chinese facial recognition software
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Not sure who we can trust

The EU is investigating if  it should trust Chinese video app TikTok or using facial recognition software from US company Clearview AI.

Trump and EU at loggerheads on charging US tech companies tax
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US tech companies don't have to pay tax like other companies.

The US is investigating why nine countries, plus the European Union are daring to bring about tax systems which will force US tech companies to pay tax.

EU rules that you can't build cookie consent walls
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You have to provide them the content anway

The EU has ruled that you can't make access to your website's content dependent on a visitor agreeing that you can process their data -- aka a 'consent cookie wall'.

Apple fighting EU moves for a common charger
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Will no one think of the poor Apple fanboys?

Fruity cargo cult Apple has decided to fight  EU lawmakers' call for a common charger,  not because it will stop it making huge amounts of money from fiddling with plugs to force an upgrade, but because poor Apple fanboys will suffer.

Google backs EU ban on facial recognition
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020 11:25

Google backs EU ban on facial recognition


Microsoft not so sure

The EU’s temporary ban on facial recognition technology won backing from Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai but was rejected by Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Europe wants universal chargers
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 16 January 2020 10:53

Europe wants universal chargers


Apple must do what it's told

The fruity cargo cult Apple could find itself at the sharp end of an EU move to  require chargers to fit all mobile phones and portable electronic devices.

EU not a fan of digial currency
Published in Cloud
Friday, 06 December 2019 10:56

EU not a fan of digial currency


Libra ban likely

Private digital currencies like Facebook’s Libra should not be allowed in the European Union until the risks they could pose are clearly addressed, EU finance ministers agreed.

EU antitrust regulators investigate Google
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Monday, 02 December 2019 11:26

EU antitrust regulators investigate Google


Its got form

EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google’s collection of data, the European Commission suggesting the world’s most popular internet search engine remains in its sights despite record fines in recent years.