regulation

Microsoft Looks To Buy TikTok US Operations

Microsoft confirms it is in preliminary talks to buy TikTok's operations in the US, as government threatens to ban the…

4 days ago

Wirecard Collapse Puts Pressure On Germany’s Finance Minister

One of Germany's most prominent politicians comes under fire for 'failure of responsibility' after Wirecard falls into insolvency amidst fraud…

3 weeks ago

EU Urges US To Resume OECD Digital Tax Talks

EU says it still would still prefer to achieve digital tax compromise through OECD, but will push through new measures…

4 weeks ago

EU Signals Broader Probe Into Google’s Fitbit Buy

European Commission sounds out Google and Fitbit competitors about competitiona and privacy concerns as regulators increase pressure on big tech…

1 month ago

German Financial Regulator Expresses Shock At Wirecard ‘Disaster’

Munich fintech start-up Wirecard says £1.7bn missing from its accounts probably never existed, as cheif executive quits and prosecutors consider…

2 months ago

Apple’s App Store ‘Facilitates More Than $500bn’ In Trade Worldwide

Apple says App Store facilitates more than half a trillion dollars in worldwide trade, with the lion's share being physical…

2 months ago

Amazon Agrees To Make Bezos Available To Congress

Company had previously resisted making Bezos voluntarily available to testify in congressional antitrust probe that also involves Apple, Facebook and…

2 months ago

US ‘To Allow Companies To Work With Huawei On 5G Standards’

Change comes after earlier US measures against Huawei had backfired, resulting in American companies disengaging from 5G standards processes

2 months ago

UK Regulator Probes Facebook Giphy Deal On Competition Issues

CMA says it will look into any possible 'lessening of competition' in the UK as a result of the deal,…

2 months ago

Huawei Touts ‘Commitment’ To UK 5G Amidst Review

Huawei says UK's 'own interests' at stake in decision on whether to allow it to help build 5G networks, warning…

2 months ago

Reddit Co-Founder Quits In Racism Protest

Alexis Ohanian leaves Reddit's board of directors and says he will donate $1m to charity in move protesting hate speech…

2 months ago

Facebook Hit By Staff Backlash Over Trump Posts

Facebook's Zuckerberg singled out for criticism by senior-level staff after allowing presidential post that Twitter labelled as 'glorifying violence'

2 months ago

Tile Accuses Apple Of Anti-Competitive Practices

Tile files complaint with European Commission ahead of expected launch of Apple locator device that competes more directly with Tile

2 months ago

Uber Passenger Says Price-Fixing Arbitrator Acted Out Of ‘Fear’

Uber passenger asks court to reopen price-fixing lawsuit against the company, saying arbitrator who ruled in Uber's favour feared for…

2 months ago

US Tightens Export Controls In Move Aimed At Huawei

US Commerce Department to bar overseas semiconductor manufacturers from selling to Huawei and HiSilicon if they use US-made chip gear

3 months ago

Elon Musk Tweet Erases $14bn From Tesla’s Market Value

Musk's latest series of bizarre tweets criticises California's coronavirus lockdown and says Tesla's shares are 'too high', causing them to…

3 months ago

US Government Calls On Amazon’s Bezos To Testify

House of Representatives calls for testimony from Bezos amidst probe into whether company used data from third-party sellers to develop…

3 months ago

Regulator Approves Just Eat’s £6bn Merger With Takeaway.com

CMA 'satisfied' there are no competition concerns with Just Eat merger, as food delivery apps become vital lifeline during coronavirus…

3 months ago

Libra Scales Back Cryptocurrency Plans Amidst Furore

Facebook-backed cryptocurrency association to issue digital versions of single currencies, stepping back from controversial synthetic coin scheme

4 months ago

Regulator Gives Green Light To Amazon’s Deliveroo Stake

Competition and Markets Authority gives provisional approval to £460m investment round after warning Deliveroo likely to collapse without new funds

4 months ago

ZTE Targeted By New US Corruption Probe

Two years after export ban that nearly destroyed ZTE, US Justice Department now reportedly involved in a new probe into…

5 months ago

Government’s Huawei Decision Faces Parliamentary Inquiry

Commons defence committee now plans to review government's decision to allow Huawei a 5G role, as Conservative rebels seek a…

5 months ago

Drone Industry Up In Arms Over ‘Remote ID’ Regulations

US regulator proposes 'digital licence plate' for drones, but critics say regulations would be expensive and complex to implement

5 months ago

US State Sues Google For ‘Illegally Gathering Data On Children’

Federal lawsuit by US state of New Mexico accuses Google of illegally gathering students' data via G Suite for Education…

6 months ago

Zuckerberg Urges Closer Regulation Of Social Media

Social media companies should be regulated as something between a newspaper and a telecommunications firm, Facebook chief tells conference

6 months ago

Government To Put Ofcom In Charge Of Regulating Internet Content

More powers on the way for British communications watchdog Ofcom, after Government decides Internet firms cannot regulate themselves

6 months ago

MEPs Back Single Charger For Smartphones

Resolution calls for introduction of single charging method, in spite of Apple's warning that new regulations would stifle innovation

6 months ago

ICO Children’s Data Rules Meet With Divided Response

Upcoming regulations hailed as a pioneering step to protect children's data online, but some fear they could favour big tech…

6 months ago

Petition Claims Tesla Vehicles To Blame for ‘Sudden Acceleration’ Crashes

US authorities reviewing claims that some Tesla electric vehicles are prone to suddenly accelerate and cause crashes, amidst company's denials

7 months ago

Huawei Strikes Deal With TomTom For Smartphone Mapping Services

Arrangement with Dutch navigation devices and services provider comes as Huawei looks for ways around US trade ban imposed last…

7 months ago