European Commission tones down investigation into anticompetitive App Store rules
Allows some "requirements" for now
The Tame Apple Press is celebrating after the European Commission reduced the scope of its investigation into Apple's anticompetitive App Store rules for music streaming providers.
European Commission failed to protect Africans from surveillance
Didn't check if the cash could be spent on spying
The European Ombudsman has found that the European Commission failed to take necessary measures to protect human rights by transferring surveillance technology to African governments.
European Commission wants new Cyber Resilience Act
Internet of Things needs to be a lot more secure
The European Commission launched a Cyber Resilience Act proposal which will force new cybersecurity requirements on internet-connected devices.
European commission gives up trying to fine Qualcomm
Will not appeal a June court monopoly ruling
The European Commission has given up trying to fine Qualcomm for what it thought were "anti-competitive payments" to Apple.
Europe’s plan to combat kiddie fiddlers worry privacy experts
Turns out that it might just be an excuse to spy on everyone
The European Commission’s plan to combat child sexual abuse material online is already raising privacy concerns.
French surrender to Open Source
No more of your ‘orrible roast beef eating proprietary stuff
The French government's wants to use open source to make it a vector of digital sovereignty and a guarantee of "democratic confidence."
European Commission takes on Apple over chargers
There will be a common charger for all mobile devices
The European Commission is set to square off with fruity cargo cult Apple over its plans to have a common charger for mobile phones, tablets and headphones.
European Commission steps into car patent dispute
Not sure if Daimler should pay Nokia
The European Commission plans to step into the patent dispute between tech companies and carmakers and may set up a system to check whether some patents are essential to a technology standard as claimed, according to a Commission document.
Intel fights $1.2 billion fine
Wants EU to admit it got it wrong
Chipzilla has claimed EU antitrust regulators got it wrong when they fined it 1.06 billion euro more than a decade ago for thwarting AMD.
Look out! Big tech Vestager is back
The term is not over after all
Big Tech nightmare Margrethe Vestager has returned as the European Commission chief of competition, despite the fact that many expected her to go with the new European Commission.