Tech


Posts filtered by tags: European Union[x]


 

German Wikipedia blacked out in protest of EU copyright plan

BERLIN (AP) — Wikipedia’s German-language page has been blacked out in protest of a proposal to change European Union copyright rules. Visitors to the online encyclopedia’s German section were greeted Thursday with a statement from Wikipedia authors urging them to contact EU lawmakers to try to stop the bill. The most controversial section would require […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Wikipedia, Berlin, Eu, European Union, Ap, Nation


Poll: 25 Percent of European Adults Think Maybe Robots Should Be Calling the Shots, Not Politicians

A January 2019 poll conducted by the Center for the Governance of Change at Spain’s IE University has found considerable anxiety throughout Europe about the pace of automation and technological change, Quartz reported—though it also found that about a quarter of respondents believed that maybe artificial intelligence…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Technology, Spain, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Robots, Ai, Polls, Center for the Governance of Change


Uber Freight is expanding into Europe

Uber Freight, the newly spun out Uber business unit that helps truck drivers connect with shipping companies, is kicking off its global expansion plans. The company said Wednesday it is launching the app in Europe, starting with the Netherlands. Local carriers and drivers will be able to book and move their first loads with Uber Freight in the next few weeks, CEO Lior Ron wrote in a blog posted Wednesday. Uber Freight plans to expand to more European countries this year. The EU and U....
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Europe, Texas, China, San Francisco, Tech, Eu, European Union, Automotive, Airbnb, Carsharing, Ron, Andrew Smith, Lior Ron, Uber Freight


EU Hits Google With $1.7 Billion Fine For Abusing Online Ads Market

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators have hit Google with a 1.49 billion euro ($1.68 billion) fine for abusing its dominant role in online advertising. It’s the third time the commission has slapped Google with an antitrust penalty, following multibillion-dollar fines resulting from separate probes into two other parts of the Silicon Valley giant’s business. The EU’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, announced the results of the long-running probe of Google’s AdSense advertising...
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, Tech, Eu, European Union, World news, Ap, Silicon Valley, Brussels, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, EU Commission, Cristina Cabrera, AP story


EU hits Google with $1.7 billion fine

The European Union has hit Google with another big antitrust fine, the third in a series of billion-dollar penalties the US tech giant has faced for hindering competition.
Tags: Google, News, US, Eu, European Union, Stories


Treat Customer Data Like You’d Want Yours to Be Treated

Last Christmas, I bought a friend of mine a subscription to a science and culture magazine. She had discovered the magazine during downtime at work, so she was delighted when they started showing up at her door. The gift was a hit, despite the fact that I’d misspelled her name. But then other magazines offers started to arrive in the mail. Then came requests for donations from charitable groups. Next, travel agency ads. And then came the political mailers. Once she activated her digital subscrip...
Tags: Google, California, Marketing, European Union, Deloitte, B2b, University Of Michigan, Digital Marketing, Fed, Consumer, General Data Protection Regulation, Epsilon, Acxiom, Jebbit, Data Marketing Association


Law enforcement needs to protect citizens and their data

Robert Anderson Contributor Robert Anderson served for 21 years in the FBI, retiring as executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch. He is currently an advisor at The Chertoff Group and the chief executive of Cyber Defense Labs. Over the past several years, the law enforcement community has grown increasingly concerned about the conduct of digital investigations as technology providers enhance the security protections of thei...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Security, Facebook, Column, Human Rights, Privacy, Law, Australia, Tech, Eu, European Union, Encryption, Cryptography, Fbi


Google fined $1.7 billion over a 3rd breach of EU antitrust rules in as many years

Google was fined $1.7 billion by the EU for its third breach of EU antitrust rules in as many years. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the latest fine is for "illegal practices in search advertising brokering to cement its dominant market position." Google's EU fines since 2017 now total $9.4 billion. The company is yet to respond to a request for comment. Google has been punished with a third fine by the European Union in as many years. The Alphabet-owned company was ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Eu, European Union, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager


Google fined $1.7 billion over a 3rd breach of EU antitrust rules in 3 years

Google was fined $1.7 billion by the European Union for its third breach of EU antitrust rules in three years. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the latest fine was for "illegal practices in search advertising brokering to cement its dominant market position." Google's EU fines since 2017 now total $9.4 billion. Google has been punished with a third fine by the European Union in three years. The Alphabet-owned company was fined €1.49 billion, or $1.7 billion, on Wednes...
Tags: Google, Europe, Trends, Eu, European Union, Commission, European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, Kent Walker, CNBC Google


Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks in third EU sanction

Google was fined 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) on Wednesday for blocking rival online search advertisers, the third large European Union antitrust penalty for the Alphabet business in two only years.
Tags: Google, Money, Eu, European Union, businessNews


Google Fined $1.7 Billion by E.U. for Unfair Advertising Rules

The antitrust fine, the third imposed on Google by the European Union since 2017, reinforces Europe’s regulatory role as the world’s most aggressive tech watchdog.
Tags: Google, Europe, News, European Union, Search Engines, Warren, Apple Inc, Online Advertising, Elizabeth, Google Inc, Alphabet Inc, Computers and the Internet, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues


Google Fined Nearly $1.7 Billion For Ad Practices That Violated European Antitrust Laws

European regulators on Wednesday slapped Google with a roughly $1.7 billion fine on charges that its advertising practices violated local antitrust laws, marking the third time in as many years that the region's watchdogs have penalized the U.S. tech giant for harming competition and consumers. The Washington Post: Margrethe Vestager, the European Union's top competition commissioner, announced the punishment at a news conference, accusing Google of engaging in "illegal practices" in a bid to "c...
Tags: Google, Europe, Washington Post, Tech, European Union, United States, Silicon Valley, Margrethe Vestager


Ahead of third antitrust ruling, Google announces fresh tweaks to Android in Europe

Google is widely expected to be handed a third antitrust fine in Europe this week, with reports suggesting the European Commission’s decision in its long-running could land later today. Right on cue the search giant has PRed another Android product tweak — which it bills as “supporting choice and competition in Europe”. In the coming months Google says it will start prompting users of existing and new Android devices in Europe to ask which browser and search apps they would like to us...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Europe, France, Tech, Eu, European Union, Search Engines, Smartphone, Image Search, Policy, Chrome Os


Google Will Prompt European Android Users to Select Preferred Default Browser

Google announced some major changes for its Android mobile operating system in October after the European Commission hit the company with a record $5 billion antitrust fine for pre-installing its own apps and services on third-party Android phones. The European Commission accused Google of forcing Android phone manufacturers to "illegally" tie its proprietary apps and services—specifically, [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Chrome, Google Chrome, Google, Tech, European Union, European Commission, Mobile Browser, Swati Khandelwal, Antitrust Laws, Antitrust Fine, Faster Browser


An internet pioneer is doubtful Mark Zuckerberg can refocus Facebook on privacy. Here's why. (FB)

Internet pioneer Paul Vixie is dubious about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's plan to create a "privacy focused" social networking platform. Vixie, the CEO of Farsight securities, has worked on privacy and security issues for decades. The concepts of "private" and "social" are fundamentally at odds, and no one yet has figured out a way to blend the two, he said. Facebook may be feeling constrained by Europe's new privacy law, which illustrates how difficult it can be to promote both privacy and ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, California, Trends, European Union, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Samsung Galaxy, Facebook Messenger The company, Paul Vixie, Vixie, Ostensibly Facebook


A digital tax will deny Europeans new innovation and progress

A digital tax will deny Europeans new innovation and progress Bureaucrats at the European Union steadily struggle for tax harmonization among EU member states. Unfortunately, they do not seek to relieve these nations’ tax burden but rather to warn against “tax havens.” Along these  lines, last year the European Commission (EC) came up with the idea of a “digital tax.” In the name of pursuing the “fair taxation of the digital economy,” the EC made two propo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Asia, Europe, Microsoft, Yahoo, France, China, Religion, Eu, Spain, European Union, Taiwan, Mountain View, OECD, EC


Google Seeking To Promote Rivals To Stave Off EU Antitrust Action

Google is trying to boost price comparison rivals such as Kelkoo in an effort to appease European Union antitrust regulators and ward off fresh fines following a $2.7 billion penalty nearly two years ago. "The European Commission said Alphabet unit Google had used its search engine market power to unfairly promote its own comparison shopping service," reports Reuters. From the report: The company subsequently offered to allow price-comparison rivals to bid for advertising space at the top of a s...
Tags: Google, Tech, European Union, European Commission, Alphabet, Reuters, Germany France, Kelkoo, EU Antitrust Action, Netherlands EU


EU gov’t and public health sites lousy with adtech, study finds

A study of tracking cookies running on government and public sector health websites in the European Union has found commercial adtech to be operating pervasively even in what should be core not-for-profit corners of the Internet. The researchers used searches including queries related to HIV, mental health, pregnancy, alcoholism and cancer to examine how frequently European Internet users are tracked when accessing national health service webpages to look for publicly funded information about se...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Privacy, Yahoo, Advertising Tech, Youtube, France, Germany, Marketing, Google Search, Tech


EU gov’t and public health sites are lousy with adtech, study finds

A study of tracking cookies running on government and public sector health websites in the European Union has found commercial adtech to be operating pervasively even in what should be core not-for-profit corners of the Internet. The researchers used searches including queries related to HIV, mental health, pregnancy, alcoholism and cancer to examine how frequently European Internet users are tracked when accessing national health service webpages to look for publicly funded information about se...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Privacy, Yahoo, Advertising Tech, Youtube, France, Germany, Marketing, Google Search, Tech


Public disgrace: 82% of EU govt websites stalked by Google adtech cookies – report

Plus: UK health service sites contain commercial trackers All but three of the European Union member states' government websites are littered with undisclosed adtech trackers from Google and other firms, with many piggy-backing on third-party scripts, according to an analysis of almost 200,000 webpages.…
Tags: Google, UK, Eu, European Union, Software


How digital skills training helped three friends found a startup

Whether you’re a teacher, accountant, engineer or farmer, the digital economy is transforming the workplace as we know it. According to a study by the European Commission, 90 percent of workplaces in the European Union today require employees to have basic digital skills. And Europeans are beginning to learn these skills on their own in their spare time. This is exactly what Nik Kiene, Malte Schülein and Lennart Hartrumpf, three students from Flensburg, a city in northern Germany, did last summe...
Tags: Google, Germany, Berlin, European Union, Google Analytics, Hamburg, Nik, MALTE, Lennart, Google in Europe, Grow With Google, Flensburg, Munich Hamburg, Nik Kiene Malte Schülein, Lennart Hartrumpf, Google Zukunftswerkstatt


Gearbest security lapse exposed millions of shopping orders

Gearbest, a Chinese online shopping giant, has exposed millions of user profiles and shopping orders, security researchers have found. Security researcher Noam Rotem found an Elasticsearch server leaking millions of records each week, including customer data, orders, and payment records. The server wasn’t protected with a password, allowing anyone to search the data. Gearbest ranks as one of the top 250 global websites, and serves top brands, including Asus, Huawei, Intel, and Lenovo. TechCrunch...
Tags: Security, Europe, Privacy, Tech, Eu, European Union, Encryption, Czech Republic, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Data Protection, Lenovo, Huawei, Shenzhen, Data Security, Database


EU antitrust watchdog considering Apple probe: Vestager

The European Union's competition watchdog is considering opening a probe of Apple over allegations that it uses its app store to gain an advantage on its own services over rivals', the authority's chief said on Thursday. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, told German newspaper Tagesspiegel her watchdog would examine if there were parallels with Google, which in 2017 was fined over 2 billion euros for unfairly disadvantaging rivals on its platform. "We have to examine the role of Appl...
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Eu, European Union, Margrethe Vestager, Tagesspiegel


UK asks competition watchdog to put adtech market review top of its to-do list

The UK government has written to the country’s competition authority to ask the watchdog to respond to concerns about the lack of transparency in the digital advertising market and carry out a formal market study “as soon as possible”. In a to the Competition and Markets Authority, chancellor Philip Hammond writes that the online ad sector “has been widely described as lacking transparency”. “A Market Study would provide greater understanding of the existence, nature and potential solutions to...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Advertising Tech, Government, Marketing, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Competition, United Kingdom, Philip Hammond, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma


Spotify files antitrust complaint to EU against Apple

LONDON (AP) — Music site Spotify has complained to European Union regulators about Apple for allegedly abusing its dominant position in music streaming and stifling competition. Spotify founder Daniel Ek said Wednesday that the company has filed a formal complaint with the executive European Commission against Apple. Writing in a blog post , Ek said […]
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Business, London, News, Eu, European Union, Ap, Nation, EK, European Commission, Daniel Ek, Apple Writing


Spotify’s Apple Music Complaint Was a Near Decade in the Making

Spotify on Wednesday demanded that Apple should be probed by the European Union’s powerful antitrust agency over how it allegedly squeezes rival music streaming services. Whether intentional or not, Spotify’s approach to reshaping the music industry was -- for the most part -- subtle enough to not draw major concern from Apple. The iPhone app arrived in 2009, and today support extends also to the iPad and Apple Watch.
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Science, European Union


Boeing is moving to address potential issues in new 737s as Europe bans its plane

In the wake of the second fatal crash in six months involving Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes, the European Aviation and Safety Administration is grounding the planes as Boeing said it was taking additional steps to address an issue that may have contributed to the crash. On Sunday, a Boeing 737 Max 8 plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed just minutes after takeoff killing all 157 on board the flight. Last October, a Lion Air flight departing from Jakarta crashed in similar circumstances ki...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Utah, Indonesia, Australia, China, Singapore, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Spokesperson, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Sensors, United States


Amazon reportedly nixes its price parity requirement for third-party sellers in the U.S.

Amazon will stop forbidding third-party merchants who list on its e-commerce platform in the United States from selling the same products on other sites for lower prices, reports Axios. The company’s decision to end its price parity provision comes three months after Sen. Richard Blumenthal urged the Department of Justice to open an antitrust investigation into Amazon’s policies and a few days after Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced she would make breaking up A...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Politics, Legal, Germany, Tech, European Union, United States, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Sen Elizabeth Warren, MFN, Blumenthal, Amazon Google


Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Apple and says that it has the same antitrust issues as Facebook, Google, and Amazon

Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren thinks that Apple should break up its App Store. Warren outlined a significant plan on Friday calling for Facebook, Amazon, and Google to be broken up, too. It's not the first time that Warren has expressed interest in breaking up Apple. On Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, outlined a sweeping proposal to break up and regulate the largest tech companies. Warren's plan specifically examined Fa...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Congress, Washington, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Tesla, European Union, Comcast, Ireland, Warren, App Store, Sen Elizabeth Warren


The other smartphone business

With the smartphone operating system market sewn up by Google’s Android platform, which has a close to 90% share globally, leaving Apple’s iOS a slender (but lucrative) premium top-slice, a little company called Jolla and its Linux-based Sailfish OS is a rare sight indeed: A self-styled ‘independent alternative’ that’s still somehow in business. The Finnish startup’s b2b licensing sales pitch is intended to appeal to corporates and governments that want to be able to control their own destiny wh...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Europe, Microsoft, France, China, Russia, India, Nokia, Africa, Samsung, European Union, Kaspersky, Commission, European Commission



Filters
show more filters
January - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
February - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728   
March - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031