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Search giant Google has taken a swing at European anti-trust regulators over a €4.34 billion (US$5.07 billion, A$6.96 billion) fine imposed on it in 2018 for allegedly breaching anti-trust rules relevant to Android, claiming the authorities had turned a blind eye to Apple, its sole rival in the smartphone space.

Published in Technology Regulation

The European Commission has proposed that all wired digital devices should have USB-C as a common port for charging and also asked companies to standardise on fast charging technology.

Published in Technology Regulation

The top ten most secured countries are in Europe, a Surfshark in-depth analysis finds, and identified that countries based in Southern Asia, Western Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Central America are “least prepared to secure their citizens’ lives.” It also highlighted the countries which do not have data protection laws and explained its consequences.

Published in Security

Open-source file syncing and sharing software company Nextcloud has teamed up with Kailona, a healthcare app funded by the German Government, to provide a counter-model to apps that sell users' data.

Published in Health
Tuesday, 09 February 2021 11:50

US firm Datasite launches data hosting in Australia

Minneapolis-headquartered Datasite, a software-as-a-service provider for global mergers and acquisitions professionals, has launched data hosting in Australia to help local companies get deals done quickly and to help them comply with the Australian Privacy Principles.

Published in Data

Sales of electric vehicles increased by 39% year-on-year globally in 2020 to 3.1 million units, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that, in comparison, the total passenger car market experienced a sales decline of 14% for 2020.

Published in Automotive

Shipments of connected cars in Europe have been increasing in the last five years and are expected to grow at a CAGR of 12% with 69 million units to be added from 2020-25, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that this covers only passenger cars with embedded connectivity.

Published in Automotive

Search giant Google may soon face anti-trust suits both in the US and China, with Reuters reporting that the US Department of Justice is trying to persuade the attorneys general in states to sign up.

Published in Technology Regulation

Apple has gained a win over the European Union with a high court in the political bloc ruling on Wednesday that the Cupertino-based outfit did not have to pay €13 billion (A$21 billion) in back taxes as demanded.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The European Union has finalised a common set of measures to mitigate the main cyber security risks of 5G networks, the political bloc announced on Wednesday, a day after Britain said it would permit Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies to play a limited role in its 5G networks.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Retail giant Amazon has been allegedly doing what the European Union fined search behemoth Google for – giving prominence to shopping listings that are more profitable for the company.

Published in Technology Regulation

The European Commission has hit American processor maker Qualcomm with a €242 million ($385.6 million) fine for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets.

The European Union's satellite navigation system Galileo has been affected by a technical incident related to its ground infrastructure, the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency says in a statement.

Published in Space

Three young Indians have been responsible for their country joining the ranks of nations that are investigating Google for alleged abuse of its Android platform.

Published in Technology Regulation

The US Justice Department is considering whether to investigate Google for alleged anti-trust violations, a report in The New York Times claims.

Published in Technology Regulation

New European legislation will make it mandatory for Google, Facebook and Twitter to remove extremist content within an hour of it being posted or else face fines up to 4% of turnover for repeat offences.

Published in Technology Regulation

New copyright rules in the member states of the European Union will mean that Google will have to pay publishers for any snippets it uses from their publications, while Facebook will have to change its algorithms to filter out protected content.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:40

France to start taxing big tech firms from 2019

France will begin taxing Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon in the new year, with the country's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire telling the media on Tuesday that €500 million (US$570 million) would be raised through this measure in 2019.

Published in Technology Regulation

The head of a small unnamed Australian-headquartered software company claims that its tax payments will drop from $800,000 in FY18 to $400,000 in FY19 and just $2000 in FY20 as a result of changes it has decided to make to protect itself in the wake of the government's encryption law being passed.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Apple backs the passage of a federal privacy law in the United States which should be based on four essential rights, the company's chief executive, Tim Cook, has told a privacy conference in Brussels.

Published in Technology Regulation

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