Adsense costs Google 1.49 billion euro
Google has been fined 1.49 billion euro by the European Commission which said that the case focused on the company’s illegal practices in search advertising brokering from 2006 to 2016.
Taking the Michael
Advertising companies have infested EU government websites with advertising scripts to steal the data.
Will work on global reform instead
European Union finance ministers are set to ditch a plan to introduce an EU-wide digital tax next week but agreed to work on a global reform of the taxation of internet companies.
But this might be bad news for Apple
One of the fruity cargo cult Apple’s biggest programming challenges could be set to get more complicated – at least in Europe.
Social networking is privacy watchdog’s main concern
An office that’s responsible for enforcing European data privacy laws against many of the biggest US tech firms is spending much of its time on one company: Facebook.
Final law is out
The EU has managed to ignore everyone and come up with a final copyright directive which is even worse than the drafts.
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.
Must be cheaper not to pay
Search engine Google is paying the EU more in fines than it does in tax.
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.
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.