‘Big tech should financially support network operators’
The increase in big tech data traffic is forcing telecom operators to upgrade networks. Christel Heydemann, CEO of French operator Orange, believes it would be fair for big tech to provide financial support.
The data traffic of big tech and large content providers is increasingly difficult to h... Read more
German antitrust agency investigates Apple’s tracking policies
Germany's antitrust agency is investigating Apple's tracking regulations for third-party applications. The agency wants to determine whether the tech giant is obstructing other businesses.
Andreas Mundt, the agency's president, said that Germany favours data-friendly business models that offer ... Read more
China’s wounded economy prompts Beijing to ease up on big tech crackdown
China's assault on big tech wiped billions of dollars from the worth of some of the country's most well-known enterprises. Now, as the country's economy continues to deteriorate, officials indicate that they may relax their oversight of the sector.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Chinese r... Read more
Apple bends to ACM’s demands after €50 million fine
Dutch market regulator ACM is positive about the adjustments Apple proposes for dating app developers. When accepted, the proposal ends a months-long conflict between the regulator and Apple.
In the past months, ACM and Apple have been disputing the App Store conditions for Dutch dating app deve... Read more
‘Big tech conquers internet infrastructure, wipes out telco providers’
According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft, Meta, Amazon and Alphabet (parent company Google) have captured the submarine cable market. Before 2012, the organizations used less than 10 percent of all submarine cables worldwide. Today, their share peaks at 66 percent.
Countries on the Pacifi... Read more
Big tech companies added $2.5 trillion in value to 2021
Big Tech pushed US stocks to the third straight winning year in 2021. Giants like Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and others, continue to experience demand, even as the economy slogs on to the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The most notable names, Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Mi... Read more
Irish DPC pushed to strip EU users of the right to consent
The Irish Data Protection Commission lobbied for social networks to not need user consent within EU privacy rules, according to documents obtained by privacy campaigner Max Schrems’s group.
The documents obtained by noyb.eu under the freedom of information law reveal that the Irish watchdog, a... Read more
ECB claims Digital Euro will protect Europe from big tech
Fabio Panetta, the former Director of the Bank of Italy, explains the progress made on the Euro central bank digital currency. Many observers noted that his comments and rhetoric seem to follow a monotonously familiar approach.
The European Central Bank has a habit of playing up threats or confl... Read more
EU lawmakers agree on big tech rules
European Union lawmakers have reached a deal on how to tackle big tech companies. According to a report by the Financial Times, the move is meant to limit anti-competitive practices in the digital economy.
The European parliament’s main political parties agreed to a deal that would apply to co... Read more
EU countries hope to find common ground to limit powers of tech giants
EU countries project that they will agree on common negotiating positions on two sets of draft rules intended to curb the powers of US tech giants on November 25, according to people involved in the discussion. Squabbling among the EU lawmakers could delay the rules’ time to adoption.
The Digi... Read more