Right of repair could be ten years in EU
Apple has heart attack
The European Commission has adopted a new set of right to repair rules that will add electronic devices like smartphones and tablets to a list of goods that must be built with repairability in mind.
Apple takes revenge on EU's USB-C requirements
We will limit what it can do
Fruity-cargo cult Apple is so angry that the EU forced it to dump its lightning port in favour of USB-C that it is introducing a limited version of the spec in its iPhone 15.
EU tells Microsoft why it is worried about Activision Blizzard deal
Vole says it is prepared to make concessions
The European Union has sent Microsoft a list of its concerns about the ongoing purchase of Activision Blizzard for $69 billion.
France's privacy watchdog fines Microsoft €60 million for privacy violations
Take your nasty 'amburger eating cookies out of our sight
France's privacy watchdog has decided not to surrender to the software king of the world Microsoft and fined the outfit €60 million for dropping advertising cookies in users' computers without their explicit consent in violation of data protection laws in the European Union.
EU forces smartphone makers to use user-replacable batteries
Will give manufacturers three and a half years to stop messing us all about
The EU has reached a provisional agreement that will require that portable devices have user-replaceable batteries.
EU and US close to an agreement on data privacy
Draft document being looked at
The EU and US are closer to getting a workable data protection privacy framework which enables European companies to use US clouds without being spied on by US spooks.
Kids think “risky and criminal behaviour” is normal
EU report has a problem with what it thinks is risky and criminal
An EU report has been tutting that the “kids of today” have become immune to the fact that trolling and online piracy is considered normal – unlike the early generation of internet users who were apparently paragons of virtue.
EU anti-trust watchdog snuffles around Microsoft teams
Unhappy about its connections with Office 365
While you might think that there is a lot of competition for online communication tools, it seems that the EU regulators are really worried about Microsoft teams.
EU watchdogs accused of Sony bias
Fans of Microsoft, Activision, and Call of Duty agree that commission is clueless
A united front of fans of Microsoft, Activision, and Call of Duty have taken to Twitter to complain that the EU commission is biased in favour of Sony over its investigation into the Volish buy-out of Activision.
EU to investigate Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal
Moving to phase II of monopoly investigation
The European Commission has announced that, following its initial investigation into Microsoft's proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, it will now be opening a more "in-depth" Phase 2 probe to determine the deal's likely impact on competition.