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Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks
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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.

Advertising companies snooping on EU websites
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Taking the Michael

Advertising companies have infested EU government websites with advertising scripts to steal the data.

EU states set to scrap digital tax plan
Published in News
Thursday, 07 March 2019 12:15

EU states set to scrap digital tax plan


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.

European Parliament set to end EU-wide daylight saving
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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.

Facebook sucks up EU investigation time
Published in News
Friday, 01 March 2019 11:48

Facebook sucks up EU investigation time


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.

EU manages to make copyright directive even worse
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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.

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
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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.