Tags archives: european-union

Alphabet Inc.’s Google has come up with a clever solution in response to the European Union’s antitrust ruling for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system. The company will now charge smartphone makers for using its Google Play app store as part of its efforts to dilute the European Commission’s competition concerns. Critics believe the changes are highly unlikely to overmatch the global smartphone industry. In July, Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition commissioner, fined the internet advertising giant $5 bill...
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...