US Supreme Court protects Big Tech
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Monday, 04 July 2022 12:07

US Supreme Court protects Big Tech


Federal government moves to protect consumers unconsitutional

The US Supremes might be making a move to protect Big Tech from efforts made by the federal government to restrain their power.

Europe working on a Russian cloud ban
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Thursday, 09 June 2022 11:43

Europe working on a Russian cloud ban


New sanctions

The European Union is working on a possible ban on the provision of cloud services to Russia as part of new sanctions against the Kremlin for the invasion of Ukraine.

Amazon pulling Kindle bookstore out of China
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As of June 30, 2023

Amazon has decided to completely end its digital book business in China.

Amazon scores millions of UK government contracts
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Still a bit iffy on paying tax in the country


The UK government seems to have no problem awarding Amazon lucrative contracts, despite criticism that the outfit’s efforts to avoid paying tax.

Amazon extends server life
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Thursday, 05 May 2022 12:46

Amazon extends server life


We can get another year out of them if we give them golden apples 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) says it will extend the useful life of the servers powering its cloud from four years to five, and its networking equipment from five years to six.

NSA gives cloud computing contract to Amazon
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Return of the Jedi?

The US National Security Agency has re-awarded a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Amazon Web Services after it was forced to review the contract.

Aussies put quantum randomness online
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Tuesday, 26 April 2022 11:32

Aussies put quantum randomness online


At least to AWS customers

The Australian National University (ANU) is putting its ANU Quantum Numbers (AQN) online random number generator has been launched on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

Amazon Europe pays no tax on 51.3 billion euros of sales
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Apparently it lost 1.16 billion euros

Amazon's main European retail business reported 1.16 billion euros ($1.26 billion) of losses in 2021.

Google copies Apple's pay antics
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Tuesday, 05 April 2022 12:49

Google copies Apple's pay antics


If they can get away with it, why can't we?

Google has seen Apple prop up its App store by insisting developers use its Apple Pay systems and thought it was an excellent way to make money.

EU agree to curb Big Tech
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Friday, 25 March 2022 10:55

EU agree to curb Big Tech


Landmark laws 

Negotiators from the European Parliament and EU member states have agreed on a landmark law to curb the market dominance of United States tech giants such as Google, Meta, Amazon and Apple.