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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.