The case of Huawei's Meng explained

Written on Friday, 17 January 2020 07:44
Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecom giant and daughter of its founder Ren Zhengfei, was detained in the Canadian city on a US warrant in late 2018. Her arrest put the 47-year-old at the center of the US and China's battle over Huawei's growing global reach. Hearings into whether she can be extradited to the United States will begin on January 20 in Vancouver, in a case with potential repercussions for ties between the US, China…

EU to re-launch deadlocked effort to regulate messaging apps

Written on Wednesday, 04 December 2019 06:44
The European Union (EU) plans to push for greater regulation of internet phone messaging services such as Facebook Messenger, Skype and WhatsApp.

UK government to invest £30m in 5G tech for rural areas

Written on Sunday, 01 September 2019 07:42
The UK government has decided to invest £30 million to install 5G technology in rural areas in an effort to spark a ‘tech revolution” within the country.

Facebook faces historic $5bn fine over privacy violations

Written on Thursday, 25 July 2019 06:11
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided to fine Facebook $5 billion over privacy violations from the Cambridge Analytica scandal as well as a $100 million penalty by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for releasing misleading information about user data. Notwithstanding the highest ever fine imposed on the tech giant, the FTC said that Facebook will also have to submit new sweeping restrictions and a newly modified corporate structure which aims to hold the company accountable for…

EU fines Qualcomm over alleged antitrust violation

Written on Sunday, 21 July 2019 11:30
US chipmaking giant Qualcomm has been fined 242 million euros by the EU for an antitrust violation. The fine is the second penalty imposed on the company by Brussels, the previous fine being 997 million euros back in 2018. “Our investigation found that Qualcomm abused” its dominant position in the market between mid-2009 and mid-2011 by “engaging in predatory pricing,” read the statement issued by the EU. According to the EU’s case, the chips in question are “key components so…
A French consumer rights group said that it has launched a class action lawsuit against US tech giant Google for violating the EU's strict data privacy laws.

Tech titans face clampdown from Australian regulator

Written on Sunday, 23 June 2019 11:33
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) called for new regulations on Facebook, Google and other tech behemoths which could have far-reaching ramifications on their money-making procedures and their ability to choose which content consumers would consume. The country’s competition watchdog devised some recommendations which, if confirmed, would be among the most restrictive towards tech giants. These recommendations were created in an effort to limit the power of these tech giants due to global concerns of their influence and various…

Google charged $1.69bn for anti-trust breach by EU

Written on Friday, 07 June 2019 05:10
US tech giant Google has appealed an EU fine of 1.49 billion euros ($1.69 billion) for unfair practices through misuse of its dominant position, a source close to the case said.

Can Apple remain unscathed in US-China trade war ?

Written on Thursday, 30 May 2019 12:21
US technology behemoth Apple could be one of the main targets for China as they look to retaliate and respond to the US campaign against Huawei by Washington.
The World Economic Forum launched six Industry 4.0 Councils on Wednesday to aid policymakers and enterprises in leveraging emerging technologies whilst anticipating the social risks that could result from them.

China issues warning to US following Huawei ban

Written on Monday, 20 May 2019 06:47
The decision taken by the Trump administration to effectively ban Huawei from the US market has drastically deteriorated already soured diplomatic relations between Washington and Beijing as the rest of the world anxiously looks on.
The Trump administration has left itself wide open to more criticism after it declined to join an international bid designed to stamp out and eradicate violent extremism online.
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