Facebook explains ePrivacy “Some features not available” issue with Messenger and Instagram
We wrote earlier on the new limitations of service related to the message on Facebook Messenger and Instagram saying “Some features not available”. The company has now posted a blog post explaining the limitations an...
European Commission says Amazon has breached EU antitrust rules
The European Commission today announced that Amazon has breached EU antitrust rules by distorting competition in online retail markets. The main complaint is that Amazon uses non-public business data of independent sellers who sel...
EU’s Digital Services Act will force bloatware to be uninstallable, hamstring platform owners
The European Union is coming to the rescue of consumers again with new rules which would reign in abuse by platform owners and OEMs. According to the Financial Times, EU regulators are planning to soon pass the Digital Services Ac...
EU Commission appeals Apple’s €13 billion tax avoidance case
In 2016 the European Commission ruled that Apple had been given an unfair tax advantage by Ireland and owed 13 billion Euro ($14.9 billion) in back taxes to the Irish government. Both Apple and Ireland appealed the ruling and in J...
Facebook threatens to leave the EU and its 410 million users
A bit like a reverse TikTok, Facebook is threatening to exit the EU market after Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) ruled that they company could not transfer European user data to USA due to privacy concerns. In a court...
EU says they’re aware of Apple blocking xCloud, Facebook and more
by Lewis White
The European Union has revealed that they’re aware of the restrictive Apple App Store practices that are blocking services like Microsoft’s Project xCloud from releasing on iOS devices. Reported by Reuters, the restr...
Microsoft responds to bombshell EU-US Privacy Shield decision with message to European users
The European Court of Justice has just struck down the EU-US Privacy Sheild agreement, which has allowed US companies to transfer EU user data to USA, on the condition that the data would be dealt with to the same standard of requ...
The EU may force companies to deliver OS updates for old phones and tablets
The European Union is on a tear with proposals which will force companies to make electronics more sustainable. We have already heard how the EU plans to force phone companies to settle on only one charging connector (likely USB-C...
European Union passes resolution to force common charger for smartphones
Recently we reported that Apple may be forced to ship iPhones with USB-C port in the European Union. As we expected, EU parliament this week voted 582-40 in favor of a resolution to urge action by the European Commission on a comm...
Apple unsurprisingly objects to EU’s USB-C push (statement)
The European Commission is trying to get phone companies to standardize on a common charging plug with EU competition Chief Margrethe Vestager saying: “Given the unsatisfactory progress with this voluntary approach, the Comm...
Good news: European Union may force Apple to have USB-C port in iPhone
Right now, most smartphones ship with USB-C port, some come with micro-USB port, while the iPhones ship with Apple’s Lightning port. Over the past few years, the European Union has been discussing about the rules to standard...