Apple claims its App Store stopped $2B in fraudulent transactions
Apple highlighted in a recent press release that its App Store prevented more than $2 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions last year while rejecting nearly 1.7 million app submissions for failing to meet privacy and security standards.
This announcement comes as Apple faces mounting pr... Read more
EU’s Vestager targets Metaverse and ChatGPT for special attention
Competition Commissioner Vestager says that the new virtual world environments deserve scrutiny.
Last week an international group of competition regulation enforcers, academics and legislators met in Brussels to discuss the new challenges facing the "competition policy community". The conference... Read more
EU antitrust regulators narrow Apple’s case
Antitrust regulators in the European Union have narrowed their case against Apple, focusing on the company's App Store rules that prevent developers from informing users of other purchasing options. At the same time, they have dropped another charge related to in-app payments.
The European Commi... Read more
Chromium team defies Apple with Blink-based browser
Google's Chromium dev team is about to go against Apple's rules for iOS browser development.
This week Apple Insider reported that Google's Chromium team is working on developing a new browser for iOS based on Blink, instead of using Webkit as mandated by App Store policies.
The Google Chromi... Read more
Regulator accuses T-Mobile Poland of misleading advertising
Polish regulator UOKiK has accused T-Mobile Poland of misleading advertising related to free mobile data. The company risks a fine that could equal 10 percent of its annual revenue.
UOKiK said that one of the company's slogans, "1200GB free for a year", is misleading. Customers are granted 100GB... Read more
‘Apple prepares to comply with Digital Markets Act’
Apple is preparing to allow rival app stores on iPhones and iPads as part of a significant overhaul to meet rigorous European Union standards in 2024.
Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that Apple's operations, software engineering and services staff are working hard to open up cruc... Read more
European regulators seek to redefine limits on market power
The proposed market definition regulations mark the first revision of the rules since 1997.
EU regulators announced that they intend to issue an update to the Commission's 'Market Definition Notice', a set of guidelines that regulators use to determine a company's relative power to control the m... Read more
Digital Markets Act enters into force, European Union curbs big tech
The Digital Markets Act has entered into force. The new European rules restrict the power of the world's largest technology companies.
The Digital Markets Act took effect today. The European Commission drafted the law to tighten the reins on big tech. We explained the new rules in an earlier art... Read more
EU’s Silicon Valley outpost braces for wave of lawsuits from big tech
Europe's 'Digital Diplomat' prepares to face an onslaught of legal action from US tech giants.
The European Union is bracing for an onslaught of lawsuits from the largest tech companies, according to a report in Bloomberg News. The complaints will be filed by the likes of Alphabet, Amazon, Meta ... Read more
Google offers alternative payment options for Android apps in EU
Google is allowing European app store developers to offer alternative payment options for end users. As a result, Google's own payment system is no longer mandatory. The tech giant says it's anticipating for upcoming laws and regulations.
European Android developers can now choose alternative in... Read more