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The European Union has another proposal with regards to its ongoing disputes with Google and the reformation of the digital single market: tax search companies for use of links or copyrighted content.
In the EU, a law has been recently introduced that allows a 14-day returns policy on digital purchases. Unfortunately, this system is potentially open to abuse.
Apple has announced that prices will soon be changing in the EU, Canada, Russia and other countries App Stores, with the EU, Canada and Norway seeing increases.
Apple is reminding its developers that new VAT rules in the EU have led to some policy changes in the App Store. While devs will remain unaffected some users may see prices go up.
From Amazon at your Post Office and the world's largest video games collection, to festive bargains, Windows updates, and Google's EU breakup, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
Amid a number of antitrust complaints, the European Parliament has voted on a proposal that would see Google's search services spun-off into a separate company, away from the company's other products.
A letter addressed to the European Council and signed by numerous NGOs and civil society groups is urging the government to keep Net Neutrality rules strong amid signs that worry supporters.
Andrus Ansip, the EU's digital leader has come out against some proposed moves in Italy and other countries which would weaken the important net neutrality rules that Europe is putting in place.
Thousands of people are protesting against the Hungarian's government's desire to tax internet traffic in the EU country. Despite promises, protesters argue this is an undemocratic law.
The BBC has taken a stand against what it says are wrongful removals under the EU's 'right to be forgotten' ruling, and is planning to publish a list of its articles which are removed from Google.
According to a report from a cybersecurity company, Russian hackers have been using a Windows exploit found in almost all versions of the OS to spy on important institutions and governments.
Apple will soon be publicly accused by the European Commission of taking illegal tax aid via a special deal with the Irish government. The deal ensured Apple was paying less than 2% taxes.
Google has been in negotiations with the EU for a while. It appears that the EU, however, disagrees with Google on what should be done regarding Google's violation of antitrust regulations.
The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked and personal information of 20.000 users has been stolen. However no market data or internal banking systems have been compromised.
Microsoft has launched a form allowing European individuals to request that certain results be removed from its Bing search engine, in compliance with the EU 'right to be forgotten' ruling.
The Obama administration has promised that they will push forward legislation extending the US Privacy Act, which protects Americans from unlawful data collection, to European citizens.
OnePlus One deliveries have been delayed in Europe after the company chose to modify the 'CE' mark - a regulatory conformity symbol that must not be altered - on its devices for aesthetic reasons.
Online shoppers in Europe now have new protections under laws that introduce a 14-day 'cooling-off period' for digital purchases, ban retailers from 'pre-ticking' boxes for optional extras, and more.
The 'right to be forgotten' ruling from the European Union has finally been adhered to, when regarding Google. The company now allow requests for the removal of your name within a search query.
Though not official, thanks to their shipping policies, everyone across the EU can buy a Surface Pro 3 from the digital Microsoft Store. However, there are important price variations across the EU.
Netflix has announced it's pursuing its European expansion and will be available in six additional countries. There's no launch date but the company says the expansion will be ready by the end of 2014
Google has warned that it could be 'several weeks' before they will be able to properly deal with the huge backlog of 'right to be forgotten' requests that are currently piling up against the company.
Google is reportedly receiving scores of 'right to be forgotten' requests from citizens living in the EU who do not want their personal data to be visible in the website's search results.
European researchers are working on a project that will allow future robots to communicate and share info between them. They'll also be able to offload most computing to the cloud and enslave us all.
The European Union's antitrust agency has rejected Google's latest offer to settle concerns the company has a monopoly on Internet search, which could set the stage for large fines coming from the EU.
The Federal Patent Court of Germany has invalidated Microsoft's FAT patent which the company has been using to gather royalties from infringing Android device manufacturers for the past few years.
The European Commission, the antitrust regulation group of the European Union, will decide whether or not to approve Microsoft's plan to acquire Nokia's Devices and Services decision by December.