EU turns against Meta subscriptions and prepares to ban data collection
The EU has held an emergency consultation on Meta's advertising policies and subscriptions. This has been scrutinized for the data collection of sensitive personal data, which is prohibited under the GDPR.
The ban extends a previous decision by Norway's data protection authority. Since Norway i... Read more
EU working on own, milder proposal to limit investment in Chinese tech
The EU is not immediately adopting America's latest ban against investment in China's tech sector. There is more interest in making its own agreements on possible restrictions.
Europe will first watch from the sidelines to see how America's ban against investment in China's tech sector, plays o... Read more
Several companies forbid employees to use ChatGPT
Many companies see opportunities for ChatGPT, but there are also drawbacks. That is why some companies are formulating guidelines for using the AI chatbot. Other companies are even banning the use of ChatGPT in the workplace.
Banning, in this case, is found mostly among U.S. companies, particul... Read more
Dutch government will ban TikTok on work phones of civil servants
The Dutch State Secretary for Digitalization Alexandra van Huffelen has announced that spy-sensitive apps, such as TikTok, will soon no longer be allowed on the work phones of government officials. Until then, civil servants are discouraged from having such apps installed and used on mobile work de... Read more
Germany declines to issue broad ban on Huawei
Olaf Scholz's government resists US pressure to completely ban all products from the Chinese company.
This week, Reuters reported that Germany does not want to follow the United States in generally banning products made by Chinese telecom equipment makers such as Huawei. Instead, a German Econom... Read more
Huawei and Apple would be the only smartphone leaders if it wasn’t banned
Without the U.S. ban, only Apple and Huawei would be the top two smartphone market leaders.
Huawei CEO of Smart device and Consumer Business, Yu Chengdong, said that Apple and Huawei both deserved to be the actual leaders in the smartphone market as a consequence of their combined efforts.
Ac... Read more
European Union watchdogs want to ban AI-powered Facial Recognition
European Union privacy regulators are calling for a ban on AI technology used in identifying people while they are out in public. They firmly believe that the continued use of such technology can pose a high risk to the public’s privacy.
Data protection watchdogs for the European Union recentl... Read more
Trump administration now puts Xiaomi on an investment blacklist
Under outgoing President Trump, the Department of Defence has put nine Chinese companies on a blacklist, saying they have military connections. In what has come across as a surprising move, tech giant Xiaomi is included on the list.
The blacklist prevents US citizens and companies from investing... Read more
Social media platform Parler may never come back online
John Matze, the CEO of Parler says that the social media platform may never get back online after it was cut off by major service providers that were displeased by the app's failure to police violent content posted by its users.
Several business vendors cut off ties with the platform, which is o... Read more
Britain issues ban on new Huawei 5G kit installation
The British government announced that British tech firms would not be allowed to install new Huawei 5G kits after September next year. The announcement is part of the plan to remove the Chinese firm's equipment from high-speed networks.
Britain already ordered for all Huawei equipment to be remo... Read more