US SENATORS WANT TO COPY EU’S USB-C CHARGER MANDATE

US Senators are looking to take a page from the EU, pushing for a plan that would force manufacturers to standardize on a common charger.

EU May Ban Cloud Providers From Providing Services in Russia

The European Union (EU) is stepping up sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, floating the possibility of prohibiting cloud providers from operating in the country.

EU Standardizes On USB-C For Device Charging, Apple Most Impacted

The European Union (EU) has passed legislation that will require device manufacturers to standardize on USB-C charging cables by autumn 2024.

Google Has Deals With 300 News Publishers in the EU

Google currently has deals with some 300 news publishers in the EU, with the company working to make it easier for other publishers to sign up.

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.”

Experts Warn the EU’s DMA Will Break Encryption

Another day, another attack on encryption, with security experts warning the EU’s DMA legislation will likely break, or severely weaken, encryption.

EU Prepares to Crack Down on Big Tech, Unveils Sweeping Measures

The European Union has unveiled sweeping measures to crack down on Big Tech and increase competition across the industry.

France the Latest Country to Crack Down on Google Analytics

France is the latest country to crack down on Google Analytics, over concerns it violates the GDPR the EU’s privacy legislation.

Meta Walks Back Comments About Leaving EU Market

Meta is walking back comments about the possibility of leaving the EU market over data regulations, saying “we have absolutely no desire to withdraw from Europe.”

Biden Administration Working on Vaccination Passport Standards

The Biden administration is working on standards to help establish a vaccination passport, another step toward a return to normal.

EU Moving Forward to Unify Phone Chargers Over Apple’s Objections

The European Union (EU) “lawmakers voted 582-40 in favor of a resolution to spur action by the Commission on a single charging solution for smartphones,” according to AppleInsider. Two weeks ago EU regulators issued a statement detailing their intention to…

EU May Force Apple To Ditch The Lightning Connector

Anyone who has an entire box or drawer of discarded phone charging cables knows the frustration of multiple types of chargers and connectors. Evidently, European Union (EU) regulators feel the same way, as they are pushing for a universal mobile…

AdSense Gets New User Consent Policy

Google announced the implementation of a new user consent policy for AdSense as the result of demands from the European Union. The policy makes publishers who have site visitors from the EU ask permission for using their data. Here’s the…

Angela Merkel Regrets Rise of Populism in EU

On Sunday, 21 of the 28 member-states of the European Union held votes for seats in the European Parliament, a vote which occurs every five years. The European Parliament is effectively the legislative body of the European Union and is…

Crimea: Ukraine Withdraws Amid Sanctions

Thousands of Ukrainian troops are preparing to withdraw from Crimea, as Western leaders begin sanctions against Russia for attempting to annex the region. “We are working out a plan of action so that we can transfer not just servicemen, but…

Europe Parmesan Requesting a Name Change

Europe called and it wants its Parmesan Cheese back. If the European Union has its way, the names of European cheeses like Brie, Feta, Fontina, Muenster, Asiago, Romano, Gorgonzola, and Parmesan will be called something else when they are made…

Ukraine: European Union To Offer Billions In Aid

Ukraine has been in economic trouble for some time, and it’s only getting worse. Frustration over the country’s money troubles was what lit the fuse ahead of massive protests late last year. Citizens, particularly pro-European Ukrainians, longed for a stronger…

Angela Merkel Discusses EU Reform with David Cameron

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a much-anticipated visit to London on Thursday. The visit included a meeting with British Prime Minister and Conservative Party Leader David Cameron at his official residence in Downing Street, a rare address to both houses…

Ukraine: President Declares Truce Finally Reached

If reports are to be believed, a truce has been declared between the Ukrainian government and anti-government protesters. This news comes just after a majorly violent clash, the worst seen in the country since Ukraine first broke away from the…

Google Antitrust Probe Finally Over?

Google has reached a settlement with the European Union to end a three-year antitrust investigation. The EU announced this morning that it has obtained “an improved commitments proposal” from the company. In the proposal, Google guarantees that whenever it promotes…