A Spotify EU complaint brought against Apple says that Apple stifles competition because of Apple’s 30% App Store tax.
Apple plans to remove the Do Not Track setting from iOS and macOS because it doesn’t actually do anything. Websites only have to voluntarily obey it, which means that the majority don’t. But a stronger DNT could be coming.
In January 2017 the European Commission announced an initiative to update the ePrivacy Regulation, a proposal that would revisit a 15-year-old directive dealing with privacy protections and how users consent to being tracked by cookies.
The list of websites that should be banned for copyright infringement is kind of funny. And also scary because politicians don’t understand technology.
At a privacy conference in Brussels, Belgium Tim Cook spoke about privacy, saying that data mining is weaponized against us.
The company says it doesn’t want to “prejudice” its challenge to an EU order.
Instapaper is temporarily shutting down in the EU starting on May 24th while it’s brought in to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.
Apple has a new Data and Privacy web page for European Union residents that complies with the EU’s General Data Privacy Regulation, or GDPR, laws.
You’ve probably gotten dozens of emails lately from companies about updated privacy policies. Here’s what you can do about that.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is going before the European Parliament today to answer questions about the social network’s privacy policies. The event will be streamed live on the interent from the EP website, which means everyone can watch and see how it compares to the recent U.S. Congressional hearings where he also testified. The live stream starts at 12:20 PM eastern time.
First Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg testified before a U.S. Congressional hearing about the social network’s privacy policies, and now he’s doing the same in the European Union. Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify before the European Parliament on Tuesday, May 22nd.
Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about the EU’s investigation into Apple’s planned Shazam purchase along with Amazon Key expanding to cars. They also mangle a few metaphors and dive into investigation theater.
While acknowledging the two companies offer complementary services (music streaming and music identification), the EC identified two areas of concern anyway, but neither stand up to reason.
Download Apple profile data is a good move, and it’s unfortunate that Apple didn’t have something like this sooner, instead of being forced by regulation.
France seeks fines of 2 million euros (US$2,471,280).
Advisors to Natural Cycles include Professor Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Dr. Helena Kopp Kallner, and Dr. Jan Holte.
The U.S. wants to tax all of Apple’s overseas money before the European Union gets a chance.
Proposed EU laws aim to protect, not erode, encryption and digital privacy.
The European Union seems to be taking a very different stance on digital encryption than the United States, so Jeff Butts and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to shear their thoughts, plus they look at a proposed Colorado law blocking kids from buying smartphones.
The Daily Telegraph of London published a scathing condemnation of the European Union’s accusation that Ireland is giving Apple illegal state aid. The editorial breaks down the case against Ireland and Apple, characterizing the legal principles to be in violation of the EU’s own principles. Bryan Chaffin explains the whats and whos.
The Irish government said Tuesday that it will formally filed an appeal against the European Commission’s judgement that Apple owes billions of dollars in back taxes. The move was expected, and the filing later this week will simply be one step of many in the ongoing fight over Ireland’s treatment of multinational corporations.