Voluntary agreements not working
EU regulators plan to study whether there is a need for action in the push for a common mobile phone charger following a lack of progress by phone makers towards this goal.
US Tech horrified
European finance leaders called for progress on global rules to tax the digital economy at a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in Argentina on Sunday.
Comment: It does the same sort of thing
The European Commission had solid antitrust reasons for fining Google $5 billion for violations including the bundling of certain apps with the Android operating system, but from a consumer's point of view it should also be gunning for Jobs’ Mob.
Google is expected to be fined a record $5 billion by the European Union over its Android system.
Copyright directive fell because of link tax
A controversial overhaul of the EU's copyright law has failed after politicians realised that giving too much power to big content at the expense of the rest of humanity wasn't a great idea.
Could prevent financial investigations
Financial watchdogs from North America, Britain and Asia are urgently seeking a formal exemption from the European Union’s tough new data privacy law to avoid hampering cross-border investigations.
Says the cash will prejudice its tax appeal
Fruity cargo cult Apple is snubbing an EU investigation into tax evasion saying that if it were involved, it would prejudice its challenge to an EU order to pay up to 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes to Ireland.
What do you mean our corporations can't spy on users?
The US government is getting rather tetchy as the new GDPR privacy laws roll out.
AMD said no
ASRock has been prevented from sellinf a new set of cards which it had hoped to cash in on the crypto-currency wave.