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EU urges online platforms to gird for new wave of COVID consumer scams

The European Commission has urged online platforms to prepare for a brand new wave of consumer scams linked to the resurgence of all COVID-19 infections in Europe and said they wil...

Facebook

Facebook gains court backing in document row with EU regulators

Facebook has won backing from Europe’s second-highest court at a row with European Union antitrust regulators on exactly what the American company says are surplus requiremen...

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...

Google

US says Google breakup may be needed to end violations of antitrust law

Even the US Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, declared the $1 billion company of illegally using its market power to fend off competitors and said nothi...

European 5G

European Union needs a long-term plan to tackle 5G fake news

The European Union needs to think of a strategy to counter disinformation about 5G engineering or threat false promises derailing its economic restoration and electronic goals, a s...

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...

Instagram

Irish regulator probes handling of children’s data on Instagram

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two queries into Facebook after concerns were raised about the social system titans handling of children’s perso...

Google Fitbit Wearables

Google sweetens Fitbit concessions, heading for EU okay

Google has tweaked its own concessions aimed at allaying European Union antitrust concerns regarding its contentious $2.1 million buy of Fitbit, individuals familiar with the issue...

Amazon

EU antitrust regulators may narrow Amazon investigation

EU antitrust regulators may narrow the scope of their year-long investigation into Amazon to speed up the case from the US e-commerce giant, people knowledgeable about the matter t...

Huawei Technologies

US sanctions turn up heat but Huawei serving European 5G clients

Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies is finding it harder to counter US sanctions made to fend off its accessibility to semiconductors but will continue to function European 5...

Cisco

Cisco signs up BT for new service to speed up video streaming

Cisco has signed up Britain’s biggest telecoms group BT as its first customer for a new service to speed up internet video traffic through its networks as the coronavirus cri...

Digital Tax US

Wanted: global digital tax push after pandemic, US vote stall talks

Negotiators from 140 countries will inquire Washington and its own G20 partners this week to reaffirm political support for global rules to tax digital giants following the coronav...

Big Data

EU’s top court rules states must curb mass spying on data

The EU’s top court has ruled that uncontrolled mass surveillance of mobile and internet information is illegal, in a movement that could curb the powers of spying agencies in...