EU Gearing Up to Regulate the Metaverse

The metaverse may be a long way from widespread adoption, but the EU is already gearing up to regulate it.

Microsoft Lays Out Plans to Address EU Cloud Pricing Complaints

Microsoft has laid out its plans to address complaints that it unfairly leverages its position in the market to penalize smaller cloud companies.

The EU May Ban New Combustion Engine Cars by 2035

Support is growing for an EU measure that would ban the sale of new vehicles powered by combustion engines by 2035.

EU Proposes Most Privacy-Invasive Measure Yet to Tackle Child Abuse

The European Union (EU) has proposed a new set of rules to tackle child abuse, rules that are being criticized as the most invasive “ever deployed outside of China and the USSR.”

Meta May Leave EU Market Over Privacy Regulations

Meta is threatening to leave the EU market if it’s not allowed to share EU user data with its US-based data centers.

Brexit May Have Cost the UK an Intel Factory

Intel has ruled out the possibility of building a factory in the UK, thanks to Brexit.

EU Wants Unified Smartphone Chargers

The EU is following through on its interest in a unified smartphone charging interface, preparing to pass legislation requiring the use of USB-C.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission Fines WhatsApp $267 Million

WhatsApp has been fined €225 million ($267 million) for violations of the EU’s GDPR.

EU Gives Google Two Months to Clean Up Hotel and Flight Searches

Google has once again earned the ire of the EU, being given two months to clean up its flight and hotel search results before being penalized.

Amazon Hit With Record-Breaking Fine by EU Over Data Privacy

Amazon has been hit with a whopping $888 million fine from the EU over how it handled private data.

EU Poised to Investigate Google’s Adtech Business

Fresh on the heels of a French investigation into Google’s advertising business, the company may be facing an even bigger threat in the form of an EU investigation.

France Clears Microsoft and Google’s Cloud Technology for Sensitive Data

France has decided Google and Microsoft’s cloud technology can be used for sensitive data — with caveats.

Facebook Loses Fight to Block EU-US Data Law

Facebook has lost a major battle against an EU privacy law, one that would prevent EU data from being sent to the US.

Microsoft Will Keep EU Data in the EU

Microsoft has upped its commitment to EU data privacy, promising to keep EU data within the bloc.

EU Set to Ban AI-Based Mass Surveillance

The European Union is preparing to pass rules that would ban AI-based mass surveillance, in the strongest repudiation of surveillance yet.

VW Aims to Be the Next EV Battery Powerhouse

Volkswagen has unveiled its plans for the future, and it’s clear the automaker plans on being an electric vehicle (EV) battery powerhouse.

Facebook and Google Bring Fight Over News to the US

After being forced to work with Australian news publishers, Facebook and Google are going on the offensive in the US.

TikTok Draws Scrutiny and Warning From EU

TikTok is once again under scrutiny for its data practices, with the EU warning that some data may be making its way to China.

Deutsche Telekom Bidding on EU Vaccination Passport

T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom has submitted a bid to create a digital vaccination passport for the EU.

Microsoft Bringing Australian-Style Paid News to the EU

Microsoft is working to help EU publishers get paid for their news, similar to an Australian law that would enforce the same thing.