European Android users can choose their own standard search engine
Early next year, Google will add a new option for Android users in Europe, allowing them to choose the standard search engine. This is Google's response to a fine imposed by the European Commission last year.
The selected search engine is then used in the search bar on the home screen of the phon... Read more
FTC fines Facebook $5 billion and demands privacy review
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has fined Facebook $5 billion for various privacy scandals. In addition, the social medium must take various measures to prevent future problems.
The fine follows an investigation by the FTC, which began after it became clear that Cambridge Analytica misused the da... Read more
U.S. watchdogs fining Equifax $700 million for hacking 2017
Equifax, an American credit bureau, is likely to be fined $700 million by several American watchdogs. The reason is that the company was hacked in 2017, seizing the citizen service numbers and other sensitive information of nearly 150 million Americans.
If the settlement is indeed reached, the compa... Read more
EU fines Qualcomm for unreasonably low priced chips
The European Union has fined Qualcomm 242 million euros. The reason is that the company sold its chips at unreasonably low prices, hoping to harm competition.
The fine revolves around the older 3G baseband chips for mobile internet dongles. Europe conducted four years of research and discovered tha... Read more
Marriott hotel chain risks a fine of 110 million euros for data leak
The British Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has announced its intention to fine the hotel chain Marriott International GBP 99,2 million (approximately EUR 110 million) for a data breach in November last year.
The hack was not a one-off incident, but had been running since 2014, writes Silico... Read more
Facebook expects privacy fine of up to 5 billion U.S. dollars
Facebook expects to get a fine of between $3 billion and $5 billion from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The company announced this at the presentation of its quarterly figures. Earlier, there were rumors of a billion-dollar fine.
According to the quarterly figures, Facebook has set aside 3 to 5... Read more
Google gets new billion dollar fine from EU
Google has once again received a billion-dollar fine from the European Commission. This time, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager imposes a fine of 1.49 billion euros on the company for abusing its dominant position in the online advertising market. Google would have used its dominant position to disadv... Read more
“Facebook may be fined billions in the U.S.
Facebook is negotiating with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on a settlement of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The FTC would consider imposing its highest fine ever for last year's Cambridge Analytica scandal. Of course, Facebook does everything in its power to keep the fine as low as possible.... Read more
Google appeals against high GDPR fine
Google received the highest GDPR-related fine so far earlier this month. The company had to pay no less than fifty million euros from the French privacy watchdog CNIL for a lack of transparency and the way in which the company processes user data. The company has now announced that it is protesting ... Read more
“FTC imposes Facebook record fine for privacy scandals.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently investigating Facebook. Above all, the FTC checks whether Facebook has indeed succeeded in protecting its users' data. Now it seems that CEO Mark Zuckerberg's social network will receive a record fine for this.
That's what the Washington Post reported last F... Read more