Regulation

Italy put Apple and Samsung into the naughty corner

Italian watchdog, Autorita Garante Della Concorrenza e del Mercato, is taking a closer look at the activities of Apple and Samsung to decide whether they should be fined over software updates to slow devices.

US Congressman moves to ban Huawei and ZTE

There might have been some optimism from Huawei and ZTE that the US market was about to open up, but Congressman Mike Conaway is looking to kill that ambition off completely.

Let the net neutrality lawsuits begin

Three weeks after the vote, the FCC has finally released the final net neutrality repeal order to the public. What we can expect now is a lot of PR posturing and lawsuits.

Uber dealt regulation blow by European Court

Uber has been dealt another blow in the courts, with the Court of Justice of the European Union ruling the firm should be considered a taxi company and therefore subject to those rules.

UK Gov turns down BT’s £600m rural broadband offer

The UK Government has finally revealed its plans to connect the unconnected, as it turns down BT’s bold plans in favour of a universal service obligation (USO) which puts the power in the hands of the consumer.

Facebook finds itself in trouble in Germany as well

During a week where employees are usually winding down ahead of the holidays, Facebook’s lawyers are finding themselves very busy as Germany accuses it of abusing market position with data sharing practices.

Polls

Following comments from the European Data Protection Supervisor, do you feel the internet giants are taking advantage of the digital economy?

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