Extending secuirty and confidentuality of phone to Skype and WhatsApp
The EU is planning to extend telecom rules covering security and confidentiality of communications to web services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp. However it looks like this could be used to restrict how they use encryption.
Ericsson worried about too many controls
Ericsson head of European affairs, Peter Olson has warned that new net neutrality guidelines drawn up by EU regulatory body Berec are taking the mobile industry “one step backwards”.
Major PC suppliers are jacking up their prices in the UK following the country's brilliant move to show the world that Britain can economically destroy itself without any help from the EU.
Major changes afoot
The European Parliament voted to spruce up the EU’s cyber security laws in a move which will have many companies tearing their hare (sic) and stamping on their rabbits.
US$1.4 billion at stake
Intel is still contesting the landmark US$1.4 billion antitrust fine from the European Commission, which in May 2009 found it had abused its dominant position in the market for x86 processors.
Would have harmed the UK mobile sector
The European Commission has blocked the proposed acquisition of O2 by Hutchison under the EU Merger Regulation.
Commission worried about competition
The European Commission opens investigation into Deutsche Telekom's plan to spruce up its broadband with vectoring technology.
If UK leaves EU they will have to pay more
The European Union cut roaming rates by as much as 75 per cent. The new roaming rates will apply to all phones users until June of next year when they will be completely abolished.
No deal in site
Google is heading for a huge European Union antitrust fine this year and it does not seem to have come up with a face-saving deal.