Apple says $14 bln EU tax order ‘defies reality and common sense’

By |september 17th, 2019|Apple, Apple ruling, Magrethe Vestager, News|

Apple launched a legal challenge against Brussels in an EU top court on Tuesday (17 September), saying the European Union's 2016 order for the company to pay 13 billion euros in back taxes to Ireland "defies reality and common sense".

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Apple embarks on EU court battle over €13 billion tax bill

By |september 17th, 2019|Apple, Apple ruling, News|

Apple embarks on an epic court battle with the EU on Tuesday (17 September), fighting the commission's landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland €13 billion ($14 billion) in back taxes.

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Tech giants under pressure in the US

By |avgust 21st, 2019|Amazon, Antitrust, Apple, Cambridge Analytica, competition, Elizabeth Warren, Facebook, Federal Trade Commission, Google, News, United States, Wall Street Journal|

About twenty US states are worried about the monopolistic tendencies of tech giants, and are close to launching a joint antitrust investigation next month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday (19 August). EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

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Trump takes aim at Vestager: ‘She hates the US’

By |junij 27th, 2019|Amazon, Apple, Competition policy, Donald Trump, EU top jobs, Facebook, Google, Jean-Claude Juncker, Magrethe Vestager, News, transatlantic relations|

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (26 June) suggested the European Union was out of line in "suing" US technology companies like Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google, saying legal action against those firms should be the purview of the United States.

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Spotify files EU antitrust complaint against Apple

By |marec 14th, 2019|Antitrust, Apple, EU antitrust, News, Spotify|

Spotify has filed a complaint with EU antitrust regulators against Apple, saying the iPhone maker unfairly limits rivals to its own Apple Music streaming service.

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Apple, Google and Facebook embroiled in new tech war

By |februar 1st, 2019|Apple, data protection, Faceook, Google, News, Privacy, Tim Cook|

Apple shut down Google’s distribution of internal iOS apps on Thursday (31 January), following allegations that the search engine giant had violated Apple’s app distribution policy in wrongly collecting user data for internal research. The move came a day after Apple imposed similar restrictions on Facebook.

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Apple bans Facebook from tech tools for tracking teen browsing habits

By |januar 31st, 2019|Apple, data protection, Facebook, News, Privacy|

Apple said on Wednesday (30 January) it had banned Facebook from a program designed to let businesses control iPhones used by their employees, claiming the social networking company had improperly used it to track the web-browsing habits of teenagers.

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Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others

By |januar 21st, 2019|Amazon, Apple, data protection, GDPR, Netflix, News, Privacy, Spotify|

Apple and Amazon are among eight tech firms named in a complaint filed in Austria by non-profit organization noyb, which cited their failure to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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2019 LOOKAHEAD: Towards a ‘Techno-ethics’

By |januar 3rd, 2019|2019 Lookahead, 5G, Action plan on disinformation, AI, Apple, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, Bruno Le Maire, Cambridge Analytica, copyright, copyright directive, copyright reform, digital tax, disinformation, ethics, EU digital tax, Facebook, fake news, GAFA, Google, Internet Research Agency, killer robots, laws, Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, Lookahead, News, Russian trolls, Sebastian Kurz, techlash, Tim Cook, Troll factory, trolley problem, wifi|

2019 is likely to prove the dawn of a 'Techno-ethics' in which consumers will expect their rights to be respected in the digital realm as they are in everyday life and legislators will oblige tech giants to play by the same rules as the wider industry.

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US should ‘follow EU’ in privacy legislation, Apple chief says

By |oktober 24th, 2018|Apple, data protection, Facebook, Google, News, Privacy, Věra Jourová|

Tim Cook, head of tech giant Apple, has rallied the US to “follow the lead” of the EU in privacy rules, saying that humanity is living amid a “data industrial complex” in which “our own information is being weaponised against us with military efficiency”.

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