Senate Moves to Permanently Kill the FCC's Broadband Privacy Rules

The Senate Thursday voted to roll back the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) broadband privacy rules designed to give consumers greater control over how internet service providers (ISPs) c…

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Google Insists Android Plays on Level Field in Europe


Google on Thursday fired back at the European Commission’s charges that it violated antitrust law by imposing coercive rules on mobile operators and developers who use or write applications for its Android operating system. The EC this spring charged that Google’s requirements to use its search engine and its Chrome browser on mobile devices running Android were coercive tactics. The EC also charged that Google prevented manufacturers from offering smart devices using rival operating systems based on the Android open source code.

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EU Ratchets Up Charges in Google Antitrust Probe


Google and its parent company Alphabet are facing new charges in the European Commission’s ongoing investigation of allegations that Google’s comparison shopping and online advertising platforms violated antitrust laws. The EC on Thursday alleged that Google had abused its dominant position by systematically favoring its own comparison shopping service in search results. Further, it artificially restricted the ability of third-party websites to display search ads from Google’s competitors.

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Google's Rebuttal Against EU May Be in Vain


Google last week responded to the European Commission’s statement of objections regarding its search practices by rejecting outright the Europeans’ argument that its innovations were anticompetitive. The SO, published in April, doesn’t support the claim that the company’s displays of paid ads diverted traffic away from shopping services, Google said. Nor does it counter major advantages to consumers and advertisers. Further, the SO doesn’t provide a clear legal theory linking its claims with its proposed solution.

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EU delays judgement on Apple's Irish tax deal as discovery proves 'time consuming'

Initially slated for mid-June, the European Commission’s investigation into Apple’s tax arrangement with Irish authorities will not be completed until later in the year, Europe’s competition chief said Tuesday.



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EU scrutiny of Irish tax deals could have 'material' impact on Apple, company says

Apple has begun to prepare investors for the possibility that the European Commission’s ongoing investigation into Ireland’s corporate tax arrangements, which the commission argues amount to illegal state aid, could force the company to suffer a significant financial loss.



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Telecom industry slams FCC net neutrality move

The telecom industry on Thursday slammed the The Federal Communications Commission’s adoption of sweeping new Internet regulations, warning that the rules are a “radical step” that spells bad news for consumers and the economy.

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