Category: Privacy & Compliance

Bezos and Jassy accused of deleting chats during investigation

Bezos and Jassy accused of deleting chats during investigation

Amazon's top executives allegedly deleted Signal messages between 2019 and 2022 while a competition investigation was ongoing. The US regulator FTC has filed a complaint in a US court. Between April 2019 and May 2022, founder Jeff Bezos, current CEO Andy Jassy, top lawyer David Zapolsky, former ... Read more

date1 month ago
Chrome browser without tracking cookies won’t appear until 2025

Chrome browser without tracking cookies won’t appear until 2025

The cookie-free Chrome browser will not surface this year, Google reports. Phasing out so-called third-party tracking cookies is now not going to happen until next year. The reason for the delay in phasing out third-party cookies in the Chrome browser is that Google is still in discussions with ... Read more

date1 month ago
Apple fails to throw out UK lawsuit over App Store commission

Apple fails to throw out UK lawsuit over App Store commission

Apple has unsuccessfully tried to escape a British lawsuit. A mass claim representing 1,500 developers could potentially cost the US company £785 million (€800 million). This would be a compensation for the high fees Apple charges for transactions within the App Store. Reuters reports. Apple ... Read more

date2 months ago
Epic Games demands Google reform the Play Store

Epic Games demands Google reform the Play Store

Epic Games wants a U.S. judge to force Google to open up the Play Store more to competition from alternative app stores. The game company is taking this further in its earlier battle against Google over alternative app payment methods. According to the new demands, Epic Games is now asking the j... Read more

date2 months ago
AWS is fined half a billion for patent infringement

AWS is fined half a billion for patent infringement

A US judge has ruled that AWS must pay up to $525 million (€490 million) to tech company Kove. In 2018, Kove sued AWS, claiming that its Amazon S3 storage service and database service, DynamoDB, infringed three patents. These patents enabled "hyperscalable distributed cloud storage," years bef... Read more

date2 months ago
ExpertExpert talks The EU AI Act is revolutionary, but how should we interpret it?

The EU AI Act is revolutionary, but how should we interpret it?

On March 14, the AI Regulation – known as the AI Act - was adopted by the European Parliament and will soon come into effect. With the AI Act, the EU has a scoop: the first legislation to regulate the development and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This framing of the adoption of AI comes am... Read more

date2 months ago
EU drops sovereignty rules for U.S. cloud providers

EU drops sovereignty rules for U.S. cloud providers

Cloud service providers seeking contracts within the EU will face less stringent sovereignty rules than previously anticipated. Europe appears to be removing a requirement that providers be independent of laws and regulations outside the EU. Large cloud providers such as AWS, Microsoft and Googl... Read more

date2 months ago
Google settles Incognito Mode lawsuit by removing collected data

Google settles Incognito Mode lawsuit by removing collected data

Google has reached a final settlement with plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing it of still collecting end-user data when using the Chrome browser in Incognito mode. The company promises to delete all the collected data, thereby avoiding paying damages. However, the settlement does not concern all user... Read more

date2 months ago
Dangerous backdoor discovered in XZ packages for Linux

Dangerous backdoor discovered in XZ packages for Linux

A serious security flaw in the XZ compression tool for Linux, known as CVE-2024-3094, has added malicious code to versions 5.6.0 and 5.6.1 of the XZ Utils library. It ended up in widely used Linux distributions, including Red Hat and Debian. In the tarballs (compressed archive files used for Lin... Read more

date2 months ago
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