EU snuffles but might ignore Vole’s EU deal
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It's not an acquisition

EU watchdogs might be prepared to let the software King of the World, Microsoft, get away with its €12.15 billion investment in OpenAI.

Apple escalates Epic Games war
Published in Gaming

Blocks Fortnite on iOS in Europe

Fruity cargo cult Apple has decided it can’t get enough of fights with Epic Games and the EU and has escalated the row.

EU investigating Musk’s X
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Looks like he will be the first under the new Digital Services Act

Elon [look at me] Musk’s social notworking site X has the dubious honour of being the first company targeted for investigation under the new Digital Services Act.

EU is thinking of killing off geo-blocking for video
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Big content mortified

The European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection is suggesting expanding geo-blocking restrictions to the audiovisual sector, including streaming platforms.

Apple preparing to stuff up USB-C switch
Published in Mobiles

At least according to rumours

The dark satanic rumour mill is suggesting that Apple is preparing to undo the shift to USB-C by being a bit stupid about it.

EU clamps down on DIY geo-engineers
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Don't mess with the weather 

The European Union is calling for talks on a potential international framework on how to treat deliberately atmosphere-altering technologies, which are known as geoengineering.

EU unhappy with Adobe's $20 billion purchase of Figma
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In-depth investigation planned

The European Union Commission is planning an in-depth investigation into Adobe's $20 billion purchase of Figma, the popular online graphics editing and interface design application.

OpenAI is “lobbying” EU after all
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So much for we favour regulation

While OpenAI is saying that it favours tough AI legislation it has been actually lobbying the EU to water down some of its rules.

EU close to ordering Apple to have easier battery repairs
Published in Mobiles

Will also require it to “walk its talk” on green recycling

The Tame Apple Press is furious as it discovers that the European Union is moving closer to enacting a law that will not just require smartphones like the iPhone to have easier battery repairs, but will tell it how much of a battery must be reclaimable after recycling.

EU bans AI in biometric surveillance
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Requires AI to reveal itself

European Union officials have banned on AI use in biometric surveillance and required AI systems to disclose when content is generated by AI.