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Google Risks New Antitrust Fines in The EU. The U.S. Lags Behind Again
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Google Risks New Antitrust Fines in the EU. The U.S. Lags Behind Again

Yet again, European regulators are coming after U.S.-based tech companies that operate in the EU. This time the culprit is none other than Google and the misdeed is the company’s policy of forcing its software into Android-based devices by default. The penalty for the alleged violation of the EU’s antitrust laws is expected to include …

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Tax on Social Media: How Uganda Lives under the Controversial Internet Law
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Tax on Social Media: How Uganda Lives Under the Controversial Internet Law

On July 1st, 2018 the tax on access to social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter became a harsh reality for Uganda. Back in May 2018, the local government has adopted a law imposing a tax on access to so-called over the top (OTT) services. Uganda blocks Social media & other OTT SERVICES.Many …

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American Internet Giants in the Crosshairs for Alleged Privacy Violations
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American Internet Giants in the Crosshairs for Alleged Privacy Violations

Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has been in the crosshairs for regulators and the broad internet community alike. Mark Zuckerberg testified on the issue on the Capitol Hill in April 2018, but two months later the company got into nearly the same trouble again, this time because of sharing user data with over 60 …

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Paradigm Shift in Data Privacy: California Follows GDPR's Suit with AB 375
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Paradigm Shift in Data Privacy: California Follows GDPR’s Suit With AB 375

On June 28th, California’s governor Jerry Brown has signed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (AB 375)  into law. The document itself is a 68 pages long paper on what rights consumers have in regard of their personal data, and what businesses should do with them. The law obviously echoes Europe’s GDPR in many …

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Trump's Space Force Launches Legal and Political Controversy
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Trump’s Space Force Launches Legal and Political Controversy

On Monday, June 18th, President Trump directed the Pentagon to establish a new branch of the U.S. military — Space Force. The move has already garnered criticism from peaceful space proponents and became the reason for debates regarding the position of the future Space Force within the existing department structure. “We are going to have …

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U.S. Treasury Plans to Restrict Chinese Investment into Domestic Tech
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U.S. Treasury Plans to Restrict Chinese Investment Into Domestic Tech

The United States government seems to be not quite happy with China these days, even though President Trump and President Xi Jinping look like they’re on really friendly terms. In particular, Computing has recently reported that the U.S. government and the country’s tech companies have been meeting to discuss “security risks” in using Huawei and …

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