EU quests for uniform mobile phone charger
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 13:54

EU quests for uniform mobile phone charger


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.

EU wants US tech companies to pay tax
Published in News
Monday, 23 July 2018 13:07

EU wants US tech companies to pay tax


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.

While putting the boot into US tech why doesn’t the EU fine Apple too?
Published in Mobiles


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 expecting $5 billion EU fine
Published in News
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 11:06

Google expecting $5 billion EU fine


Android issues

Google is expected to be fined a record $5 billion by the European Union over its Android system.

European Parliament throws out dumb copyright law
Published in News


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.

Foreign countries insist EU abandon GDPR
Published in News
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 11:45

Foreign countries insist EU abandon GDPR


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.

Apple snubs EU tax inquiry
Published in News
Monday, 04 June 2018 11:31

Apple snubs EU tax inquiry


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.

US might get nasty at EU privacy laws
Published in News
Thursday, 31 May 2018 12:41

US might get nasty at EU privacy laws


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.

ASRock can't flog RX 500s GPUs in EU
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 11:28

ASRock can't flog RX 500s GPUs in EU


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.

Whois could be killed off in EU
Published in News
Monday, 30 April 2018 11:15

Whois could be killed off in EU


GDPR prevents Whois from working

Europe's data protection authorities have effectively killed off the current service, noting that it breaks the law and so will be illegal come 25 May, when GDPR comes into force.