It’s not always clear where data travels on the Internet, but with American cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and others powering a sizable chunk of the modern web, there’s a fair chance the National Security Agency can examine and store your data — even if you live across the pond.
After the leaks of U.S. government surveillance programs in June, the E.U. has voted to close two data-sharing programs that provide financial and travel information.
Shockingly, the European Union may turn out to be ordinary Americans’ best friend.
Google’s proposed concessions mean you could one day see a little Bing in your Google.
Microsoft’s battle with Google continues — this time over Android.
Microsoft has been fined $731 million (561 million euros) by the European Union for failing to offer consumers a choice of which browser to use and making Internet Explorer the default.
After all, Santa knows who’s naughty and who’s nice.
Google’s not just smart about search, mobile operating systems, and online advertising. The company is also very smart about keeping the money it earns via clever tax avoidance schemes.
And we thought it was just big U.S. window-manufacturing corporations that the European Union targeted in antitrust-like investigations.
A “technical error” could cost Microsoft over $7 billion in fines from the EU.
The European Union competition commission is expected to release its finding on whether Google violated antitrust regulations in the next few days, according to a new letter from consumer rights group the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC).
Google’s planned acquisition of Motorola Mobility has just officially passed muster in the European Union.
The European Union still can’t decide if Google’s massive presence in the web search business can be classified as an abuse of dominance that’s hurting competition for others in the field, reports Reuters.
In the latest blow to Google’s ever-expanding online ambitions, the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, has opened an antitrust investigation into Google’s practices in online advertising. According to allegations made by Microsoft‘s German subsidiary Ciao.de, British price comparison site Foundem, and French legal search specialist Ejustice, Google has discriminated against competitors by placing their links lower in search results than its own services, thus abusing its dominant position in online search.
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