Microsoft testifies how difficult it is to get Bing into hardware for a fee
Google does not appear to be the only search engine interested in making its search browser the standard in popular devices for a fee. Microsoft approached Apple to make Bing the default search engine on its Safari browser, but the Bing developer could not afford to do so due to Google Search's dom... Read more
‘FTC investigating whether ChatGPT is harmful to consumers’
ChatGPT experienced explosive growth when it arrived on the scene late last year. However, it can count on widespread attention from government regulators. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is demanding that OpenAI explain how it curbs dangers regarding data use and image damage to individual... Read more
Spain asks EU privacy board to review OpenAI’s ChatGPT
The move is the latest in a series of actions by European watchdog agencies challenging the chatbot's legality under EU law.
Spain's data protection agency, the Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD) this week asked the European Union's privacy watchdog to evaluate privacy concerns sur... Read more
US policy group asks FTC to halt all further releases of OpenAI GPT
A digital advocacy and research group wants to "hit the pause button" on generative AI platforms.
This week the Center for AI and Digital Policy (CAIDP) filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charging that OpenAI’s recently launched GPT-4 product violates federal consumer... Read more
EU antitrust authorities postpone decision on Broadcom-VMware deal
The pending warning from the European Commission is just the latest in Broadcom's antitrust problems.
EU antitrust regulators have postponed their decision on US chipmaker Broadcom's proposed €57 billion takeover of VMware, according to Reuters. The decision, which the European Commission Comp... Read more
Broadcom acquisition of VMware comes under closer EU scrutiny
The European antitrust enforcer "warns" that the deal could restrict market competition.
This week Reuters reported that US chipmaker Broadcom will be hit with an EU antitrust "warning" about the possible anti-competitive effects of its proposed €57 billion bid for VMware.
The chipmaker's a... Read more
US government prepares antitrust lawsuit against Amazon
Amazon is now facing threats from competition authorities on both sides of the Atlantic.
This week the Wall Street Journal reported that the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is preparing a lawsuit that "could challenge an array of Amazon’s business practices as anticompetitive", ac... Read more
FTC investigates Amazon’s acquisition of One Medical
Amazon wants to acquire One Medical for $3.9 billion, but the FTC is investigating the deal before agreeing to move forward.
Amazon recently announced the $3.9 billion acquisition of One Medical. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has requested Amazon for further data as they investigate the ac... Read more
Jailbreak bug in John Deere tractors drives right-to-repair wave
A hacker managed to jailbreak John Deere's software and hijack its vehicles by bypassing digital security locks.
John Deere is an agricultural vehicle manufacturing company that produces tractors, among others. A new jailbreak allows hackers to bypass digital security locks enforced by tractor m... Read more
Broadcom in antitrust scrutiny chair again
Broadcom is under scrutiny by the United States Federal Trade Commission due to the allegations by customers that they force exclusive deals.
Broadcom, an American manufacturer, developer, designer, and worldwide supplier of a range of infrastructure and semiconductor software products, is yet a... Read more