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EU Complaint Accuses Microsoft of Anticompetitive Bundling of OneDrive, Teams in Windows

"Remember how Microsoft spent years in hot water in the late '90s and early '00s by forcing Internet Explorer on its customers?" asks ZDNet. "European open-source cloud company Nextcloud does." Now, with a coalition of other European Union (EU) software and cloud organizations and companies called the "Coalition for a Level Playing Field," Nextcloud has formally complained to the European Commission about Microsoft's anti-competitive behavior by aggressively bundling its OneDrive cloud, Teams...
Tags: Europe, Microsoft, Tech, Eu, European Commission, Zdnet, Nextcloud, European Digital SME Alliance, European Commission s Directorate, EU Complaint Accuses Microsoft, Coalition for a Level Playing Field Nextcloud, France Nextcloud, Document Foundation LibreOffice, DAASI


Weekend reading: Many shall fall that now are in honor*

What caught my eye this week. T oday would be embarrassing if Monevator was an old-fashioned print magazine (as opposed to an old-fashioned ‘weblog’!) I’d be scurrying past the newsstands. Trying to avoid my cover story – already written by Wednesday due to magazine print deadlines – about the bull market disguising how last year’s mega-winners had cratered in 2021. That post looks less topical this Saturday morning. Because in case you hadn’t noticed – in which case, collect your merit badge ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, UK, Marketing, US, Bloomberg, Bank Of England, Bbc, Atlantic, South Africa, Delta, Warren Buffett, Npr, Jeff Bezos


AMD Launches Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition For The DIY Market In Europe

AMD has launched Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition for the DIY market in Europe. In comparison to the air-cooled RX 6900 XT, the RX 6900 Liquid Edition has a pre-binned Navi 21 XTXH GPU with faster clock speeds. The post AMD Launches Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition For The DIY Market In Europe appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Europe, Hardware, All News, Hardware News, Graphics Card, Amd, Radeon, Gpu, NAVI, Liquid Cooled, Rx 6900 Xt


South Africa Raises Alarm Over New Coronavirus Variant

South Africa's government is considering new public-health restrictions to contain a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus that scientists say has a high number of mutations that may make it more transmissible and allow it to evade some of the immune responses triggered by previous infection or vaccination. From a report: The warning from the South African scientists and the Health Ministry, issued in a hastily called news briefing Thursday, prompted the World Health Organization to call...
Tags: Europe, Tech, South Africa, Delta, World Health Organization, Health Ministry


Israel Restricts Cyberweapons Export List By Two-thirds, From 102 To 37 Countries

The Israeli government has restricted the list of countries to which local security firms are allowed to sell surveillance and offensive hacking tools by almost two-thirds, cutting the official cyber export list from 102 to 37 entries. From a report: The new list, obtained by Israeli business newspaper Calcalist earlier today, only includes countries with proven democracies, such as those from Europe and the Five Eyes coalition: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Cze...
Tags: Europe, UK, Israel, US, Tech, Netherlands, Candiru, Calcalist, NSO Group, Slovenia South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland


Google to pay £183m in back taxes to Irish government

Tech giant’s Irish arm to pay €218m (£183m) in a tax settlement in addition to corporation taxGoogle’s Irish subsidiary has agreed to pay €218m (£183m) in back taxes to the Irish government, according to company filings on Thursday.The US tech giant, which had been accused of avoiding hundreds of millions in tax across Europe through loopholes known as the “Double Irish, Dutch Sandwich”, said it had “agreed to the resolution of certain tax matters relating to prior years”. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Europe, Technology, US, Tax and spending, Ireland, Alphabet


New EU political ads law is a step in the right direction

Having access to the right information matters. During a democratic election, it matters more than ever. High-quality information helps people make informed decisions when voting and counteracts abuse by bad actors. Through programs like security training for campaigns, information about polling places and transparency for political ads, Google is committed to helping support the integrity of democratic processes around the world.Political advertising is an important component of democratic elec...
Tags: Google, Europe, US, Eu, European Union, Commission, Parliament, European Council, Matt Brittin, United States India, Google in Europe, EU Code of Practice on Disinformation


Walmart Pulls Children's Toy That Swears and Sings in Polish About Doing Cocaine

An Ontario grandmother who bought an educational toy for her 15-month-old granddaughter was shocked when the dancing cactus started swearing and singing about doing cocaine. From a report: "This toy uses swear words and talking about cocaine use," Ania Tanner told CTV News Toronto. "This is not what I ordered for my granddaughter." The cactus was sold on Walmart's website as an educational toy for about $26 and sings songs in English, Spanish and Polish. But Tanner, who is Polish, said when she ...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Tech, Walmart, Ontario, Tanner, CTV News Toronto, Walmart Pulls Children, Ania Tanner, Cypis


Europe Must Ban Bitcoin Mining To Hit the 1.5C Paris Climate Goal, Say Swedish Regulators

Faced with a sharp rise in energy consumption, Swedish authorities are calling on the European Union to ban "energy intensive" crypto mining. From a report: Erik Thedeen, director of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, and Bjorn Risinger, director of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, said cryptocurrency's rising energy usage is threatening Sweden's ability to meet its obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement. Between April and August this year, the energy consumption of ...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Tech, Eu, European Union, Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, Risinger, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, 5C Paris Climate Goal Say, Erik Thedeen, Bjorn Risinger


A Three-Party Alliance is Set To Govern Germany

Three German parties have reached a deal to form a new government that will end the era of longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to Olaf Scholz, who is poised to replace her. From a report: Scholz, of the center-left Social Democrats, said he expects that members of the parties will give their blessing to the deal in the next 10 days. At a news conference, Scholz and other leaders gave some indications of how the coalition would govern. Among the first measures agreed: compulsory vaccinat...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Tech, United States, Paris, Green Party, Social Democrats, Scholz, Olaf Scholz, Robert Habeck, Three Party Alliance


Survey Shows Europeans Not Done Quitting Jobs

Quit a day job to do TikTok full-time? Why not, say some Europeans. From a report: About one in 10 are considering leaving their main job in the next six months and instead earning money from social media, e-commerce or trading platforms, according to a Morgan Stanley poll of 12,500 people. "The received wisdom is that as Covid subsides, and with modest extra flexibility from employers, the majority of people will re-embrace their prior routines," a team of Morgan Stanley economists and equity a...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Morgan Stanley


China's New Privacy Law Leaves US Behind

While China's sweeping new data privacy laws have left tech companies confused about how to comply, they also put the U.S. even further behind in the global race to set digital standards. From a report: China enacted its Personal Information Privacy Law earlier this month, following Europe as the second major international player to have its own sweeping data privacy regulations. The law, regarded as China's version of Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, is a set of rules for how busine...
Tags: Europe, China, US, Tech, National People TM s Congress


Radeon RX 6000 And GeForce RTX 30 Cards Are Twice As Expensive Now

According to the latest price trends in Europe GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards now have a higher average price compared to October. However, Radeon RX 6000 card’s value has decreased, because retailers have received a new shipment of Radeon RX 6800 non-XT cards resulting in a lower average price for the whole series, 3DCenter notes. The post Radeon RX 6000 And GeForce RTX 30 Cards Are Twice As Expensive Now appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Europe, All News, Gaming News, Hardware News, Nvidia, Graphics Card, Amd, Graphics Cards, Gpu, RTX 30, RX6000


Alleged Costa del Sol cryptocurrency con artist arrested

Alleged scammer from Latvia had been living a life of luxury on Spanish coastPolice have arrested an alleged cryptocurrency fraudster who is suspected of swindling his victims out of more than €500,000 (£421,000) while living a life of luxury on the Costa del Sol, staying in exclusive hotels and villas, eating in expensive restaurants and buying designer clothes.The Guardia Civil force described the Latvian man, who had been sought by Interpol since 2015, as “one of the biggest cryptocurrency co...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Internet, Spain, World news, E-commerce, Latvia, Cryptocurrencies, Interpol, Guardia Civil, Costa del Sol


Alleged cryptocurrency con artist arrested on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Alleged scammer from Latvia had been living a life of luxury on Spanish coastPolice have arrested an alleged cryptocurrency fraudster who is suspected of swindling his victims out of more than €500,000 (£421,000) while living a life of luxury on the Costa del Sol, staying in exclusive hotels and villas, eating in expensive restaurants and buying designer clothes.The Guardia Civil force described the Latvian man, who had been sought by Interpol since 2015, as “one of the biggest cryptocurrency co...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Internet, Spain, World news, E-commerce, Latvia, Cryptocurrencies, Interpol, Guardia Civil, Costa del Sol


10 things in tech you need to know today

Happy Thanksgiving week. Employees told us about a panic at Spring Health, and we're giving you an inside look at the rise and fall of Clubhouse.Let's jump in.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. Samantha lee/Insider 1. Insiders say Spring Health's hard-charging culture fueled a staff exodus. Founded by April Koh, the $2 billion mental-health startup offers therapy and coaching to corporations like Instaca...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Electric Vehicle, Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, New York, London, Washington Post, US, Samsung, Trends, Nike, Tesla, Walmart


Apple-Inspired “Porsche Studio” boutique dealerships are coming

The world of car buying seems to be changing. Between the dozens of electric car startups and traditional sellers like Volvo moving to a direct-to-consumer boutique showroom sales model, and the death of the traditional dealership model seemingly on the horizon, it makes a lot of sense that a brand like Porsche would be next on the bandwagon. This method of sales was kind of pioneered by Apple with the glass and white aesthetic of the Apple Store and Genius Bar. This idea has been pushed into t...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Europe, 911, Lifestyle, Tesla, Porsche, Autos, Portland Oregon, Volvo, Apple Store, Studios, Porsche Design, Automotive News, Porsche Cars North America, Dealership


WhatsApp Privacy Policy Tweaked in Europe After Record Fine

WhatsApp is rewriting its privacy policy as a result of a huge data protection fine earlier this year. From a report: Following an investigation, the Irish data protection watchdog issued a $253.29m fine -- the second-largest in history over GDPR -- and ordered WhatsApp to change its policies. WhatsApp is appealing against the fine, but is amending its policy documents in Europe and the UK to comply. However, it insists that nothing about its actual service is changing. Instead, the tweaks are d...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Tech, Gdpr


How Facebook and Google Actually Fund the Creation of Misinformation

MIT's Technology Review shares data from a Facebook-run tool called CrowdTangle. It shows that by 2018 in the nation of Myanmar (population: 53 million), " All the engagement had instead gone to fake news and clickbait websites. "In a country where Facebook is synonymous with the internet, the low-grade content overwhelmed other information sources." [T]he sheer volume of fake news and clickbait acted like fuel on the flames of already dangerously high ethnic and religious tensions. It shifte...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Congress, US, Tech, Macedonia, United Nations, Myanmar, Rohingya, Kosovo, Technology Review, MIT Technology Review, MIT s Technology Review, Frances Haugen, Facebook Papers


The Last Days of Amiga - and the Lost Amiga CD64

This week Mike Bouma (Slashdot reader #85,252) looked back nearly 30 years to the glory days of the world's first true 32-bit CD based home console — Commodore's Amiga32. In the final three months of 1993, the company had sold 100,000 in just three months in Europe, outselling Sega four to one, "and claiming 38% market share of all CD ROM drives sold in the U.K. (according to the Gallup Weekly Report)." But the next year all over, Mike Bouma writes, summarizing reports from both Amiga Report a...
Tags: Europe, Wikipedia, Germany, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, Sega, Commodore, Mike, Mike Bouma, Mike Bouma Slashdot, Bloodhouse, Atari STE Bloodhouse, Elfmania


How Fraudsters Exploit Popular Interest-free Payment Plans

Buy now, pay later services aren't just popular among consumers. They're also proving to be a hit with criminals. From a report: Fraudulent activity is on the rise at some of the largest buy now, pay later (BNPL) platforms in the industry, which include Klarna, Afterpay and Affirm, according to fraud experts who spoke with CNBC. BNPL products let shoppers split the cost of their purchases over three or four months, often interest-free. They've become massively popular in the U.S. and Europe, and...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Cnbc, Rehak, Martin Rehak, BNPL, Klarna Afterpay, CNBC BNPL


10 things in tech you need to know today

Hello. We've got an update on the ongoing turmoil at Activision Blizzard. Plus, after years of making earbuds smaller and less conspicuous, wired headphones are cool again.Let's get to it.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. Drew Angerer/Getty Images 1. Activision's CEO reportedly knew about sexual-misconduct allegations for years. According to a bombshell report from The Wall Street Journal, Activision Bl...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, New York, London, Microsoft, California, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Yale, Gm, Patagonia


Introducing the GNI News Equity Fund

The last few years have been challenging for everyone, none more so than marginalized communities. That’s something we recognize at the Google News Initiative, where we are committed to the fight for equity and are pushing ourselves to build diversity, fairness and inclusion standards into the fabric of every program that we build and every partnership that we create.Given the scale of these challenges and the task ahead, we are announcing our GNI Global News Equity Fund, a multi-million dollar ...
Tags: Google, Europe, News, Australia, Africa, Atlanta, Louisiana, North America, Latin America, Lousiana, INSEAD, Charlotte North Carolina, Europe Middle East, GNI, LaToya Drake, Google News Initiative


Inside Verily's new strategy to expand clinical trial support

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm healthcare editor Leah Rosenbaum, and today in healthcare news:Verily's new president of research spoke to Insider about her new plan to expand clinical trial support;Peloton is rebranding itself as a corporate wellness company;Flu shots have gotten political since the COVID-19 pandemic. If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @leah_rosenbaum. Let's get to it... Dr. Amy ...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, New York, Samsung, Trends, Bryan R Smith, Peloton, Amy Abernethy, Leah Read, Insider Healthcare, Ezra Shaw Getty Images Peloton, Leah Rosenbaum, Amy Abernethy Verily, UnitedHealthcare Peloton, Guardian Goop


Stephen Fry Takes Us Inside the Story of Johannes Gutenberg & the First Printing Press

Stephen Fry loves technology. Here on Open Culture we’ve featured his investigations into everything from cloud computing to nanoscience to artificial intelligence and simulation theory. “I have never seen a smartphone I haven’t bought,” he wrote in 2007, the year Apple’s iPhone came out. But the iPhone would surely never have been if not for the Macintosh, the third of which ever sold in the United Kingdom went to Fry. (His fellow British technophile Douglas Adams had already snagged th...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Europe, Technology, College, China, Germany, Russia, History, United Kingdom, Stephen Fry, Seoul, Mainz, Douglas Adams, Gutenberg, Johannes Gutenberg


Helping European small businesses grow and succeed

Today marks the beginning of the European SME week, a time to recognize the contribution that millions of small and medium-sized businesses make to Europe’s economy, as well as an opportunity to explore how they can be supported to continue to grow and thrive.This time of year is especially critical for small businesses. Shoppers really care about supporting their local communities, with 56% of holiday shoppers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa saying they will intentionally shop more at loc...
Tags: Google, Europe, Small Business, France, Germany, Africa, Middle East, Google Maps, Google.org, Andrea, EMEA, Bucharest, Matt Brittin, Ipsos, Google Ads, Google in Europe


Hydrogen and Hybrids: Toyota CEO Defends Combustion Engines, Saying 'The Enemy Is Carbon'

This weekend Toyota's president drove a specially-equipped Corolla powered by an in-house hydrogen engine, reports Bloomberg. "Along with Mazda Motor Corp., Toyota showcased vehicles running on carbon-neutral propellants in a three-hour road race this weekend in Okayama." Toyota's hydrogen-powered car underscores the automaker's belief that a wide variety of vehicle types — including hybrids and hydrogen-powered cars, in addition to electric vehicles — will play a role in decarbonizing its flee...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Tech, Toyota, Mirai, Toyoda, Bloomberg Along, Mazda Motor Corp Toyota, Okayama Toyota, General Motors Co Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo Car AB, Naoyuki Sakamoto


France Expands Open Source Use, Seeking Interoperability, 'Digital Sovereignty', and 'Democratic Confidence'

Euractive reports: The French government's roadmap for developing open source to make it a vector of digital sovereignty and a guarantee of "democratic confidence" was presented by Public Transformation and Civil Service Minister Amélie de Montchalin on Wednesday (10 November). EURACTIV France reports Montchalin spoke at the closing of the first edition of the "Open Source Experience", which took place from 9-10 November and brought together all players in the free software community in Paris....
Tags: Europe, France, Tech, Paris, European Commission, Euractive, Montchalin, Jean Castex, Public Transformation and Civil Service, Interministerial Digital Directorate, Fermigier


US Government Discourages Intel's Plans to Ease Chip Shortage By Expanding in China

"Intel's plan to ease the ongoing chip shortage by increasing production in China has reportedly been opposed by the Biden administration," writes PC Magazine, "over concerns about the potential security impact." Bloomberg reports that Intel wanted to manufacture silicon wafers in a factory located in Chengdu, China by the end of 2022. When the company recently shared details of this plan with the U.S. government, however, "Biden administration officials strongly discouraged the move." The repor...
Tags: Apple, Europe, White House, China, US, Tech, Bloomberg, Intel, Beijing, Biden, Trump, Jake Sullivan, Chengdu China, PC Magazine


Top Stories: Tim Cook on Sideloading, iOS 15.2 Features, Apple Silicon Roadmap, and More

Apple is continuing to work on its next set of operating system updates, and the new beta of iOS 15.2 seeded to developers and public beta testers this week includes a number of tweaks and improvements. Tim Cook also spoke at this week's DealBook online summit, addressing some of the recent controversy about whether Apple should be required to allow "sideloading" of apps from outside the App Store, among other topics. Beyond those two stories, this week saw popular stories on a variety of top...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Cook, Featured, Top Stories, Tim Cook, MacBook Air, App Store, Rogers, Max, Ma, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Wayne Ma, MacRumors Newsletter Each



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