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Google has filed an appeal against the $1.7 billion (€1.49 billion) fine slapped on it by the European Commission as an antitrust penalty for stifling competition in the online advertising industry. The Telegraph reported late Tuesday that Google lodged the appeal in the General Court of the European Union in Brussels. A Google spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday that the appeal has been filed but declined to comment further. A third antitrust fine of $1.7BN was slapped on Google by the executive arm of the European Union three month...
Recently, the European Commission fined Google for a whopping €2.42 billion ($2.73 billion) relating to antitrust violations on Google’s comparison service for its shopping searches. This is touted as a record-breaking fine by the EU Commission, the biggest ever levied on any company. This fine for Google search results in the comparison service pertaining to shopping even doubles the previous record of fine in Intel’s name during 2009. Well, the fine was not a result of a short-term problem. Claims on this search giant stated that it...
The European Union has decided to expand its privacy laws to social media applications. These laws were earlier applicable to the telecom companies operating in the continent. The security rules will be extended to web-based services such as Facebook’s WhatsApp and Microsoft’s Skype. There are talks that even Apple’s FaceTime will be added to this list soon. The security rules are in accordance with the way in which these applications handle their user data. Globally reputed tech giants who own these applications take no special care...