China Investigating Higher NAND Prices, Potential Price Fixing

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China’s antitrust and regulatory watchdog has announced its tracking NAND flash prices, due to potential collusion between manufacturers and possible price fixing.

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Google questioned by UK election watchdog over Russian meddling in Brexit

The U.K.’s election watchdog has asked Google for information related to Russia’s alleged meddling in Brexit and the broader problem of fake news.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/28/google-questioned-by-uk-election-watchdog-over-russian-meddling-in-brexit.html

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Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog

French data watchdog CNIL has closed its investigation of Microsoft and Windows 10 after updates to the OS cut its telemetry gathering by 50 percent.

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Consumer advocacy group, Sen. Al Franken add to Apple Music antitrust clamor

Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog leveled antitrust accusations against Apple Music in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice on Wednesday, saying Apple is leveraging access to consumer credit cards, user music preferences and cutthroat business tactics to tamp down competition. Senator Al Franken shared similar concerns and urged for an examination in a separate letter to the same governmental bodies.

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Ireland expected to dissolve 'Double Irish' tax loophole benefitting Apple, others

After pressure from the European Union’s antitrust watchdog, Ireland’s government is expected to announce changes to its tax residency, phasing out the popular multinational tax loophole employed by Apple to save billions of dollars.



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European Commission finds Ireland's tax deal with Apple amounts to illegal state aid

In an official preliminary finding published on Tuesday, the European Union’s antitrust watchdog said it believes Apple is receiving special treatment from Ireland in the form of tax agreements, a situation that constitutes state aid and could therefore be viewed as illegal.



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