Big Tech

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 ...

European Commission

EU Industry chief: Tech groups services could face bans if they breach rules

Tech firms’ services could be banned from the European market if they do not heed EU regulation, Europe’s industry chief Thierry Breton told German weekly Welt am Sonnt...

Google

Google at odds with US over protective order for firms tied to lawsuit

Google along with the US Justice Department have failed to reach agreement on a protective arrangement for third parties such as Microsoft that supplied information to the authorit...

Google

Judge sets November deadline for Google’s initial response to US antitrust case

Google must tell a district court the way it will react to a national antitrust lawsuit by mid-November, together with the two sides making first disclosures after in the month, US...

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...

Donald Trump

Where do Trump and Biden stand on tech policy issues?

The CEO’s of Facebook and Google were grilled about the regulation of Big Tech by US senators, a hot-button issue before the presidential election on November the 3rd.

Tech Titans

Big Tech earnings approach under antitrust cloud

Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook, together accounting for about a fifth of their S&P 500’s total value, report their quarterly results on Thursday, with their stocks ...

Microsoft

Microsoft quietly prepares to avoid spotlight under Biden

Microsoft, which has largely evaded Washington’s evaluation of Big Tech businesses and scored a lucrative $10 billion government contract under the Trump administration, has ...

Tech Titans

Japan to join forces with US and Europe in regulating ‘Big Tech’

Japan will combine forces with the United States and Europe to carry on almost any marketplace abuses by the four Big Tech platforms, the new mind of its antitrust watchdog has sai...

Tech Titans

Congressional report suggests big trouble for Big Tech if Biden wins White House

A scathing report detailing abuses of market power by four leading platform businesses suggests a tough road ahead of new rules and more rigorous enforcement for ‘Big Tech...