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EU begins formal investigation of TikTok over potential violations of Digital Services Act

February 20, 2024

Via: Computerworld

The European Commission has opened formal proceedings to assess whether TikTok may have breached the European Union’s Digital Services Act (DSA) in various ways associated with the protection of minors, advertising transparency, data access for researchers, and managing risk for […]


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Microsoft and Google invest in AI in Europe

February 15, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Google parent company Alphabet and Microsoft have both announced huge investments in artificial intelligence in Western Europe this week, likely to get ahead of proposed European Union AI regulations likely to be introduced in April. A new Google AI hub […]


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EU’s AI Act wins fresh backing ahead of April vote

February 14, 2024

Via: Computerworld

European Union (EU) legislation that would set guardrails for the use and development of AI technology appears to be on a clear path toward ratification as two key groups of legislators in the EU Parliament on Tuesday approved a provisional […]


App security, Applications

Italian watchdog says ChatGPT breached data privacy norms

January 30, 2024

Via: Computerworld

In fresh troubles for OpenAI, Italian watchdog Garante said the company’s generative AI platform ChatGPT has breached data privacy norms set by the EU. Garante, which reportedly has a history of holding proactive assessments, investigates whether different companies and their […]


App Review, Applications

As Apple opens the App Store (a little) in EU, winners and losers emerge

January 26, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Apple has now published its planned approach to opening up its App Store in Europe. As predicted, critics don’t like the plans, arguing (also as anticipated) they cost too much. Apple also opened up the worldwide App Store to game […]


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Microsoft Bing, Edge may be exempted from EU’s Digital Market Act: Report

January 24, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft’s search engine Bing and its web browser Edge may be exempted from the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) that will force obligations on large digital platforms, dubbed gatekeepers, from March. The exemption is due to the non-dominant nature of […]


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Intel wins reprieve in EU antitrust case

January 18, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Intel’s fight against a $1.2 billion (1.06 billion euros) antitrust fine from the European Union (EU) got a boost Thursday when a top court advisor in Europe pointed out errors in the EU regulators’ economic analysis. The dispute started in […]


App Review, Applications

Apple’s European App Store users face free market test

January 16, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Apple is about to open its European App Store to app sideloading from non-Apple sources — a laboratory experiment that will be sanitized and unavailable outside the EU, at least for now. Effectively, Apple’s new European customer experience will become […]


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iPhone sideloading is coming in March, EU antitrust chief hints

January 12, 2024

Via: BGR

We’ve been talking about iPhone sideloading for quite a while now. That’s because one large jurisdiction will force Apple to allow iPhone users to install apps from any source they choose. The change will bring third-party app stores, third-party payment […]


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Meta and ByteDance dispute gatekeeper status of platforms under EU’s DMA

November 16, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Meta and ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, have launched a challenge against the gatekeeper status designated to them by the European Commission under the EU’s Digital Markets Act. The DMA came into force in September 2023 and is designed […]


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Apple gets ready for app sideloading in Europe

November 9, 2023

Via: Computerworld

As its battles with regulators intensify, Apple is getting ready to allow sideloading of software from third-party app stores in Europe, based on information in statements buried within the company’s most recent financial filing. “The company expects to make further […]


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China, US, and EU agree to work together on AI safety

November 2, 2023

Via: Computerworld

China and the US agreed to work together with at least 25 other countries to mitigate any risks arising out of the progression of AI.The two countries, along with several other countries including the EU, India Germany, and France, signed […]


App security, Applications

Are you looking forward to the new age of mobile app insecurity?

October 5, 2023

Via: Computerworld

A contact recently told me that Apple handles thousands of inquiries from people who have forgotten or misplaced their Apple ID logins every day. That’s probably why Apple recently made it easier to access your Apple ID using any known […]


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Google launches another appeal against 2017 EU antitrust ruling on shopping service

September 19, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Google has once again sought to overturn a €2.4 billion ($2.6 billlion) fine imposed by the European Union in 2017 after it found the company had violated antitrust rules by using its dominant position in the search engine market to […]


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The EU Data Act is a lot bigger than iCloud

June 30, 2023

Via: Computerworld

If you use a data processing service provider of any kind, you may be happy to hear about the Data Act coming out of the EU. It requires service providers to make it easier to move your business data between […]


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The EU Data Act is a lot bigger than iCloud

June 29, 2023

Via: Computerworld

If you use a data processing service provider of any kind, you may be happy to hear about the Data Act coming out of the EU. It requires service providers to make it easier to move your business data between […]


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Meta fined $1.3B for violating EU GDPR data transfer rules on privacy

May 22, 2023

Via: CSO Online

Meta has been fined $1.3 billion (€1.2 billion) by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) for violating the terms of the EU’s GDPR by continuing to transfer EU users’ data to the US without adequate safeguards. Meta has failed to […]


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EU Commission OKs Microsoft’s $69B acquisition of Activision Blizzard

May 15, 2023

Via: ComputerWorld

The EU Commission today announced its approval of Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of gaming studio Activision Blizzard, a month after the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ruled against the deal. While the Commission said it was reassured that the […]


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EU privacy regulators to create task force to investigate ChatGPT

April 14, 2023

Via: ComputerWorld

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) plans to launch a dedicated task force to investigate ChatGPT after a number of European privacy watchdogs raised concerns about whether the technology is compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Europe’s […]


App Review, Applications

The EU has banned TikTok on staff devices

February 23, 2023

Via: BGR

The TikTok bans just keep on coming. As reported by the BBC, the European Commission has officially banned TikTok from being installed on devices used by its staff. Sonya Gospodinova, a spokesperson for the EU, said that the corporate management […]