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EU prepares to give AI rules
Published in AI
Monday, 19 September 2022 11:03

EU prepares to give AI rules


Robots expected to demand an oven ready exit plan

The European Commission is preparing to make sure that people who suffer from damage due to AI stuff ups will be more likely to win in court.

Microsoft promises to fix unfair licenses in the EU
Published in Cloud


Worried that the EU might rain on its cloud

Microsoft said that it would fix its unfair licensing terms in the EU before it is taken to task for making it prohibitively expensive to run Windows and Office workloads on non-Azure cloud platforms like AWS and Google Cloud. 

Brexit takes its toll on British boffins
Published in News
Thursday, 07 July 2022 11:39

Brexit takes its toll on British boffins


Funding cancelled

British boffins are headed towards the dark ages now that super soaraway Brexit has taken hold and the EU no longer sees the need to fund their projects.

EU signs off on tech giant regulation
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 July 2022 11:44

EU signs off on tech giant regulation


Enforcement might be impossible

EU lawmakers gave the thumbs up to landmark rules to rein in tech giants such as Alphabet unit Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft, but enforcement could be hampered by regulators' limited resources.

Intel says the EU owes it money
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 June 2022 11:28

Intel says the EU owes it money


Don't make us come and get it

US chipmaker Intel claims the EU owes it 593 million euros ($624 million) in interest, five months after it convinced Europe's second-top court to scrap a 1.06-billion-euro EU antitrust fine.

UK government give Apple a free pass
Published in News
Thursday, 09 June 2022 11:38

UK government give Apple a free pass


Will not enforce a USB Type-C charger

The UK government says it is not "currently considering" copying European Union plans for a common charging cable.

EU forces Apple to equip devices with a standard USB-C port
Published in News


Everyone will have to be the same

The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, is going to force smartphone manufacturers like Apple and other electronics makers to equip their devices with a standard USB-C charging port.

EU forces Meta and Google to combat hate speech and fake news
Published in News


Multibillion-dollar fines

The European Union reached an agreement on landmark legislation forcing Big Tech firms such as Google and Facebook's parent company Meta, as well as other internet services, to more aggressively combat hate speech and misinformation or risk multibillion-dollar fines.

EU agree to curb Big Tech
Published in News
Friday, 25 March 2022 10:55

EU agree to curb Big Tech


Landmark laws 

Negotiators from the European Parliament and EU member states have agreed on a landmark law to curb the market dominance of United States tech giants such as Google, Meta, Amazon and Apple.

US makes EU privacy shield agreement impossible
Published in News


All the FBI has to do is say “state secrets” and the data must be handed over

The US government’s attempts to build a Privacy Shield which will allow data to flow between the Land of the Fee and Europe have been scuppered by the Supreme Court.