Category: Privacy & Compliance

China blocks Windows, Intel and AMD for government use

China blocks Windows, Intel and AMD for government use

The Chinese government has made the decision to run its IT infrastructure entirely on homegrown hardware and software. From now on, municipalities, ministries and other government agencies will not be allowed to use Windows computers or Intel and AMD chips. In late December, China's IT security ... Read more

date2 months ago
Microsoft scoops up Inflection AI, will pay €600 million

Microsoft scoops up Inflection AI, will pay €600 million

Microsoft took over much of the staff and licenses of AI startup Inflection AI last week. In compensation, the tech giant is now paying $650 million (€601 million). Microsoft recently announced that it had recruited two out of three Inflection AI's founders, Mustafa Suleyman and Karén Simonya... Read more

date2 months ago
36% of Dutch companies fail compliance audit

36% of Dutch companies fail compliance audit

As a result, such companies are ten times more likely to become a data breach victim. That's according to figures from Thales. Based on research among 3,000 IT professionals worldwide, including 105 from the Netherlands, Thales shares the alarming figures. Of all the companies that failed a comp... Read more

date2 months ago
Google fined €250 million for training Gemini

Google fined €250 million for training Gemini

The French competition authority Autorité de la concurrence has fined Google €250 million. The multi-million dollar fine follows after Google used news reports from French media companies to train chatbot Bard, now known as Gemini. Gemini would also reproduce these French news reports. Acc... Read more

date2 months ago
DSA investigation opened into sale of illegal products on AliExpress

DSA investigation opened into sale of illegal products on AliExpress

The European Commission today reports the third investigation for violations of the Digital Services Act (DSA). There are already ongoing investigations against social media platforms X and TikTok, but today, the first investigation into an online sales platform is opened. In it, the commission wil... Read more

date2 months ago
Big Tech tries to make developers and users pay for DMA costs

Big Tech tries to make developers and users pay for DMA costs

At midnight, gatekeepers should be in place for the Digital Markets Act (DMA). It already turns out the legislation is not yet perfect, or at least not being implemented perfectly. Big Tech is cunningly trying to get out from under the rules. What goes wrong? The DMA already proofs it is not a s... Read more

date3 months ago
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