Google faces a barrage of consumer complaints in Europe
Consumer rights groups in Europe have filed a new series of privacy complaints against Google. The company's account sign up process is condemned as "deceptive".
According to a report in TechCrunch, the groups accuses the tech giant of deceptive design around the account creation process. The pr... Read more
Encryption wins at the Cyber Investor Days
A jury of venture capitalists elected Vaultree and Angoka as two of the most promising companies in the European security industry. Both companies develop encryption technology.
The companies participated in the Cyber Investor Days, a pitch event for European startups and scaleups. The European ... Read more
European entrepreneurs launch €250-million Plural tech fund
European entrepreneurs have come up with the launch of Plural, a 250-million-euro tech fund to support European tech companies.
Four European business people, including the influential Taavet Hinrikus, the co-founder of the funds transfer enterprise Wise Plc (WISEa.L), announced Plural's launch,... Read more
Regulator wants Big Tech privacy cases handled at the EU level
The bloc's privacy regulator laments the lax enforcement by the member states.
Cross-border Big Tech privacy cases should be handled by the EU watchdog rather than national agencies, the head of the bloc's data protection watchdog said on Friday. According to Reuters, he went on to lament the po... Read more
‘EU risks ten-year lag on Digital Decade goals’
According to AWS, the European Union is at extreme risk of delaying its digital goals due to a lack of cloud and technical expertise.
Last year, the European Commission launched a 2030 vision under which 80 percent of the population acquires digital skills, 5G connectivity, and online public ser... Read more
TSMC does not have plans to build chip factories in Europe
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) stated on Wednesday that it has no definite intentions to build chip factories in Europe, despite the European Union's attempts to encourage Taiwanese companies to do so.
Due to the global scarcity of semiconductors affecting numerous industries, Tai... Read more
EU crackdown on Apple Store ‘will fuel’ cyber security threats
Expert recommends organizations should adopt a 'security by PlayStation' model.
European Union legislators are trying to disband Apple's monopoly over its App Store. But although monopolies can be problematic, Apple has ensured its devices are nearly impossible to breach and infect by restrictin... Read more
Taiwan assures the EU it will continue to be a ‘trusted’ chip partner
At rare high-level discussions on Thursday, Taiwanese Economic Minister Wang Mei-hua assured a top European Union official that Taiwan would continue to be a trusted partner for the global chip sector and stabilize the supply chain, which Taipei characterized as a significant breakthrough.
Taiwa... Read more
Meta lawyer compares EU to fishing trawler in antitrust litigation
As EU antitrust regulators examine Meta’s online marketplace and data practices, the company has likened the investigation to a fishing trawler.
Regulators at the European Commission are investigating Meta’s business activities for violations of antitrust laws, receiving over one million doc... Read more
HPE will build a new HPC factory in the Czech Republic
HPE has announced a considerable investment in sovereign European computing: its first European plant, based in the Czech Republic and focused on producing next-generation HPE systems for HPC and AI applications, a week ahead of ISC High Performance 2022 (scheduled to be hosted in Hamburg, Germany)... Read more