Tech year 2022 wrapped up: The rise of the AI, EU to become the much-needed counterweight to tech giants, ...
AfterDawn's wrap-up for the tech year 2022. The rise of the artificial intelligence was probably the most significant change that occurred during the year 2022, but there were many other interesting developments, too.
USB-C and quick charging become mandatory in EU for phones, laptops, more
Europe requires all new phones, laptops and other electronics to have USB-C charging port.
German court: Entire modern Internet is illegal, embedding anything breaks the GDPR
German court ruling finds all 3rd party embedding to be illegal in Europe.
Ruling: Google Analytics is illegal in Europe
Austian data protection agency rules that Google Analytics violates European Union's GDPR by transferring data to United States.
EU plans to make USB-C mandatory - Apple isn't happy about the idea, at all
European Union plans to make USB-C mandatory for all phones, cameras and headphones.
Brexit: Britons must give up their .eu domains by January, 2021
All .eu domains owned by British nationals or British organizations will be suspended on 1st of January, 2021 after Brexit transition period is over.
Facebook: We'll quit Europe, no more Instagram or Facebook for European users
Facebook threatens to quit European markets unless data flow between United States and EU is kept intact. Move could involve both, Facebook and Instagram.
Thousands of American companies have broken EU law for the past two weeks
EU Court terminated the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, making it essentially illegal for American companies to store EU user data within U.S. soil.
EU: Drop HD video during pandemic
As Internet Service Providers note an increase in Internet usage during the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU is suggesting you lower your resolution.
Facebook digital currency faces antitrust probe in EU
European Union regulators are to investigate Facebook and its upcoming 'Libra' digital currency for potential anticompetitive behavior.
Poland challenges EU copyright reforms in court over censorship fears
Poland has made a complaint to the European Union's top court against controversial new copyright reforms that were approved and adopted by the bloc in April.
Android will soon offer EU users to switch to another search engine and browser
European Union slapped Google a 4.3 billion euro ($5bn) fine last year for breaking EU's competition laws with Android operating system. Now ......
EU Copyright reforms stall amid disapproval from member states
The European Union's controversial copyright reforms came to a stall this week after member states failed to agree to the changes.
EU copyright directive could strip Google search, here's what it would look like
Late last year European Parliament voted for a new copyright directive which would have massive implications to both EU citizens as well as ......
Google files an appeal on EU's $5 billion fine on Android
European Commission investigated Google's monopolistic tendencies during past few years which resulted in July to a massive fine for Google ......
EU Copyright proposals prompt warnings from rights' groups, tech platforms
Once again, policymakers in the European Union will be voting on very controversial Copyright Directive that could drastically change the web.
Google raises its age limit to 16 - includes YouTube, Android, Gmail, ..
In response to EU GDPR legislation, Google has raised its age limit to 16 years in several European countries.
WhatsApp will soon ban users who are under 16
WhatsApp will soon start banning users who are under 16 year old. The change is related to European Union's GDPR legislation and how WhatsApp ......
EU rules Uber a transportation service, not a digital company
European Court of Justice has ruled today on the Uber case where the US-based ride-hailing app was looking to be classified as digital company. ......
Apple to pay Ireland $15 billion in unpaid taxes
Apple, like most companies, do not like taxes. In fact, it tries to avoid them in myriad of ways, but mostly within legal boundaries. However, ......