Facebook working out how to limit EU law's impact
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This is going to end well

Social notworking site Facebook is squaring up to take on the EU by directly attempting to circumvent its new privacy laws to minimise its effect on the company.

Experts unhappy with EU plans for AI rights
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Machines are not people

More than 150 experts in AI, robotics, commerce, law, and ethics from 14 countries have signed an open letter denouncing the European Parliament’s proposal to grant personhood status to intelligent machines.

EU to mull over social networks privacy
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Thursday, 12 April 2018 11:37

EU to mull over social networks privacy


Facebook assurances not enough

European Union privacy watchdogs will look deeper into the harvesting of personal data from social networks for economic or political purposes, following the scandal engulfing Facebook.

EU says it still might break up Google
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Monday, 26 March 2018 12:37

EU says it still might break up Google


Best not to rule it out

The European Union holds “grave suspicions” about the dominance of internet giant Google and has not ruled out breaking it up, according to the EU’s antitrust chief.

EU issues ultimatum to big tech
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Monday, 05 March 2018 12:09

EU issues ultimatum to big tech


Take down terrorist content or face the music

The EU has lost patience with big tech pussyfooting around on terrorist material and says that it is about to get heavy.

Qualcomm  to appeal $1.23 billion fine
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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 13:30

Qualcomm to appeal $1.23 billion fine


Anti-trust

The European Commission announced that it would be fining Qualcomm $1.23 billion, for abusing its market position between 2011 and 2016, related to its relationship with Apple.

EU 2.4 billion euro fine was designed to surprise Google
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Watchdog wanted a deterrent effect

The European Union aimed for a “deterrent effect” on Google and other technology giants when it ordered the internet search outfit to pay 2.4 billion euro ($2.8 billion) for breaching antitrust law over how it displays shopping ads.

Internet groups need to do more to fight extremist content
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EU wants Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to pull their socks up

Internet groups such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter need to do more to stop extremist content on their platforms, the European Commission has growled.

Ireland starts collecting back tax from Apple
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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:47

Ireland starts collecting back tax from Apple


Sort of

The Fruity Cargo Cult is starting to pay back tax in Ireland, despite the fact it has denied doing anything illegal.

European Parliament clamps down on spying hardware
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This gear threatening security and human rights

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed plans to control exports of devices to intercept mobile phone calls, hack computers or circumvent passwords that could be used by foreign states to suppress political opponents or activists.