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Facebook appeals against Cambridge Analytica fine

Facebook has appealed against a fine imposed on it by the UK’s data watchdog after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social network says that because the regulator found no evidence that UK users’ personal data had been shared inappropriately, the £500,000 penalty was unjustified. Last month, the watchdog said Facebook’s failure to make suitable checks […]

Gears & Gadgets

After $5 billion EU antitrust fine, Google will start charging for Android apps

Aurich Lawson Google is adjusting to life in the EU after the $ 5.05 billion (€4.34 billion) antitrust fine levied against it by the European Commission earlier this year. Google is still appealing the initial ruling, which found that Google used Android to illegally dominate the search market, but for now Google will comply with […]

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Google is appealing its $5 billion EU antitrust fine over Android

GettyGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai. Google has submitted an appeal to the EU refuting the €4.3 billion ($ 5 billion) fine it received for abusing the dominance of its Android operating system. Google is following through on its promise to appeal when the fine was imposed in July. It is already appealing a separate antitrust fine […]


EU Hits Asus With $74M Fine for Laptop Price-Fixing

PC maker Asus is facing a $ 74 million fine in Europe for threatening online retailers to keep the company’s laptop prices up. On Tuesday, the European Commission levied fines against Asus and three other electronics makers, Phillips, Pioneer, and Denon & Marantz, for price fixing in the e-commerce market. All four companies restricted online […]


PC Sales Keep Falling, But Big Manufacturers Are Doing Just Fine

The desktop and laptop markets have seen a slow and steady decline since the mobile device boom, but the top PC vendors haven’t been hit as hard by shrinking sales as you might think. According to the latest Gartner report on worldwide PC shipments, 61.7 million PCs were shipped in the first quarter of 2018. […]


Shadow of the Tomb Raider hands-on: It’s the end of the world and Lara does not feel fine

[embedded content] LOS ANGELES—Game publisher Square-Enix gave its new game Shadow of the Tomb Raider a public unveiling at an event last night, and I played the game for about an hour. If you liked the previous two games, you’ll probably end up liking this one. Shadow is the third game in the Tomb Raider […]


Child advocacy groups ask FTC to fine Google tens of billions of dollars

A total of 23 child advocacy groups filed a complaint against YouTube with the FTC today, April 9. If the FTC applied the maximum allowable fine to YouTube parent company Google, as requested in the complaint, the total would amount to “tens of billions of dollars.” Coincidental but not directly related to the group’s complaint […]

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Facebook could face record fine, say former FTC officials

(Richard Drew/Associated Press) Facebook’s disclosure this week that its search tools were used to collect data on most of its 2.2 billion users could potentially trigger record fines and create new legal vulnerability for not having prevented risks to user data, three former federal officials said. The three former officials, all of whom were at the Federal […]

Emerging Tech

Drone pilot gets hefty fine after flying his machine over an Ed Sheeran concert

As Ed Sheeran launched into one of his many hit singles during an outdoor concert in Brisbane, Australia last month, a camera-toting drone flew overhead to catch a glimpse of the British singer-songwriter. But the police were having none of it, and quickly tracked down the pilot outside the Suncorp Stadium where Sheeran was performing, […]