‘Small App Store developers earn twice as much as in 2019’
According to Analysis Group, Apple App Store revenue for small developers increased by 113 percent between 2019 and 2021. Apple commissioned the study to defend itself against growing criticism.
By 'small developers', Apple means organizations that generate less than 1 million dollars in annual... Read more
UK privacy watchdog fines Clearview AI
The rulings bring a two-year collaborative inquiry between the ICO and the Australian Information Commissioner's Office.
Clearview AI, a face recognition startup, was fined £7.5 million (8.79 million euros) by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for violating UK data protection regulati... Read more
DC’s Attorney General sues Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica
The District of Columbia attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg, aiming to hold the Facebook co-founder personally liable for enabling the political consulting Cambridge Analytica agency to gather the data from millions of Americans during the 2016 election season.
The laws... Read more
‘Google’s incognito mode is not really incognito’
According to a Texan lawsuit, Google deceptively collects an array of personal data when a user has engaged in incognito mode.
In January, Washington State, Indiana, Texas, and the state of Columbia filed separate suits against Google over deceptive location tracking and invasion of user privacy... Read more
Mozilla Foundation believes EU AI Act helps make trustworthy AI
Details concerning the EU AI Act remained scarce one year after the initial draft was released. Even though this legal framework is still being established — or, more accurately, precisely because of that reality — now is the moment to learn more about it.
We previously discussed several cru... Read more
US Senate sets out to limit big tech’s advertising power
Senators want more laws and regulations aimed at the digital advertising activities of large tech companies. This should allow for more competition on the digital advertising market.
Various US senators submitted a bill called 'The Competitions and Transparency in Digital Advertising Act'. The b... Read more
Shopify lawyers up as governments increase pressure on tech industry
Shopify is starting to expand its government affairs teams in the US and Europe by recruiting top Silicon Valley firm lobbyists with experience on both sides of the Atlantic.
Regulators and government agencies worldwide have started to put pressure on the most renowned digital agencies during th... Read more
‘NSO Group is keeping its owners in the dark’
According to experts testifying on behalf of the notorious business's owners, Israeli outfit NSO Group has stonewalled queries about whether it is acting lawfully.
Berkeley Analysis Group (BRG), the US consultant in charge of the personal equity fund that owns 70 percent of NSO Group last year, ... Read more
GDPR leads to ‘lost generation’ of Android apps
A new, high-quality research paper concludes that Europe's data protection laws have stifled innovation.
According to the paper published this week, the increased data protection requirements of the EU's GDPR have a devastating effect on the introduction of new apps.
The paper, titled 'GDPR ... Read more
‘Tax rules for expats harm Dutch tech sector’
Reducing tax benefits for expats has a detrimental effect on the tech sector in the Netherlands. This is what employers' association VNO-NCW writes on behalf of large tech organizations in an urgent letter to the Dutch government.
Roughly 30 Dutch tech companies, including ASML, Ayden, NXP, CM.c... Read more