Apple goes to European court over Digital Markets Act
Apple has filed a legal case with the European Court of Justice against the European Commission. In particular, it would like to challenge the Digital Markets Act (DMA), Reuters reports. With this, the tech giant opposes the measures it must comply with by this European law.
What exactly is the ... Read more
EU calls Meta and TikTok to account in the fight against fake news
The European Commission is calling Meta, TikTok and YouTube to account over their measures against fake news about the conflict between Israel and Hamas. This is to check the social media platforms' compliance with the Digital Services Act.
Responsible Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton... Read more
Will Elon Musk actually withdraw X from the EU?
X owner Elon Musk is considering making the social media platform unavailable within the European Union. The suggestion comes shortly after EU chief Thierry Breton told Musk to get rid of misinformation regarding the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Breton posted a message on X on Oct. 10 with... Read more
Facebook tests Digital Markets Act and lets EU download apps
Meta wants to open up Facebook ads to offer Android apps. Only Europeans will be able to use the service, once the Digital Markets Act democratizes app stores.
Europe's Digital Markets Act is scheduled to launch in the spring of 2024. The law allows all players to offer apps. Thus, the law offe... Read more
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