Internet of Things (IoT) News

Our ongoing coverage of smart technologies, internet connected devices and objects able to collect and exchange data and the platforms that support them.

Trump Social Media

President Trump vows to veto defence bill unless Section 230 is scrapped

President Trump has just announced that he would veto the $740 billion National Defence Authorization Act unless it includes a measure eliminating a federal law protecting tech com...

Amazon

Amazon and Apple stay away from French initiative for Big Tech

Amazon and Apple have not signed up to a brand new French initiative to get global tech firms to publicly commit to fundamentals including paying their fair share of taxes, governm...

Big Data

UN decries police use of racial profiling derived from Big Data

Authorities and border guards have to fight racial profiling and be sure that their usage of “big data” gathered via artificial intelligence does not reinforce biases a...

Tech Titans

France orders tech giants to pay digital tax

France’s finance ministry has sent out notices to large tech companies liable for its own digital service tax to pay the levy as planned in December, the ministry has said.

European Union

EU: Tech giants face fines or even break-up if they breach new rules

Tech giants which violate new EU rules aimed at controlling their abilities could face penalties, be ordered to change their practices as well as be forced to break their European ...

UK Parliament

UK warns tech firms over risks of China expansion

The UK’s digital and tech businesses must be wary of the ethical, legal and commercial risks of expanding to China and accepting Chinese investment, according to a UK governm...

Virtual Reality

Suited avatars and digital offices: bankers embrace Virtual Reality

After the preserve of players, virtual reality was seized on by the financial industry as a means of enlivening home functioning for lonely traders or isolated executives and repli...

Google

Google under review for possible UK competition enquiry

The UK’s competition regulator has said it was assessing whether a complaint about Google related to digital advertisements warranted a formal competition law investigation.

COVID-19 coverage

New contact tracing apps stir hope for virus fighters in US states

A fresh wave of mobile apps which help monitor exposure into the coronavirus is coming to US states ahead of the vacations as public health officials bet that recently introduced f...

Apple

Privacy activist files complaints against Apple’s tracking tool

A group led by privacy activist Max Schrems has filed complaints with German and Spanish data protection authorities over Apple’s internet tracking tool, alleging that it all...

China

China publishes draft competition rules for online platforms

China’s economy regulator has just printed draft rules aimed at preventing monopolistic behaviour by internet platforms, in a move that will boost scrutiny on the countryR...

Tech Titans

Tech earnings tsunami buoys Alphabet and sinks Apple

Alphabet rallied, Apple dropped and Twitter tumbled following a mixed bag of quarterly reports from top-tier tech businesses that investors have relied on this season to power a st...

Vestager

EU’s Vestager: Tougher new rules for tech giants, more power to enforcers

Tech giants will need to do much more to weed out harmful and illegal content while online gatekeepers will be bound by a list of dos and don’ts under new rules aimed at rein...

Google France

Google steps up campaign against EU push for tough new tech rules

Google has launched a 60-day strategy to counter the European Union’s push for tough new tech rules by acquiring US allies to push back against the EU’s digital chief a...