European Union snubs VW's  wireless standard
Published in Transportation

Wants 5G instead 

European Union states opened the way to competing technologies for internet-connected cars after rejecting a European Commission push for a wifi-based standard backed by Volkswagen.

EU panel calls for ban of AI for mass surveillance
Published in AI

Ethical AI

A group of policy experts assembled by the EU has recommended that it ban the use of AI for mass surveillance and mass “scoring of individuals”.

EU investigates Apple for antitrust antics
Published in News


Fruity cargo cult Apple is finding itself on the wrong end of another antitrust action over the way it is running its music streaming business.

Apple faces another antitrust case in the EU
Published in News

Van der Valk

Dutch regulators said that they had opened an investigation into whether Apple has abused its market position by giving preferential treatment to its own apps.

EU data supervisor probes Microsoft software deals
Published in News

Are EU institutions following data privacy rules?

EU data protection authorities are rather concerned about deals being hatched out between Microsoft, the European Commission and other EU institutions.

Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks
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Adsense costs Google 1.49 billion euro

Google has been fined 1.49 billion euro by the European Commission which said that the case focused on the company’s illegal practices in search advertising brokering from 2006 to 2016.

Advertising companies snooping on EU websites
Published in News

Taking the Michael

Advertising companies have infested EU government websites with advertising scripts to steal the data.

EU states set to scrap digital tax plan
Published in News
Thursday, 07 March 2019 12:15

EU states set to scrap digital tax plan

Will work on global reform instead

European Union finance ministers are set to ditch a plan to introduce an EU-wide digital tax next week but agreed to work on a global reform of the taxation of internet companies.

European Parliament set to end EU-wide daylight saving
Published in News

But this might be bad news for Apple

One of the fruity cargo cult Apple’s biggest programming challenges could be set to get more complicated – at least in Europe.

Facebook sucks up EU investigation time
Published in News
Friday, 01 March 2019 11:48

Facebook sucks up EU investigation time

Social networking is privacy watchdog’s main concern

An office that’s responsible for enforcing European data privacy laws against many of the biggest US tech firms is spending much of its time on one company: Facebook.