Neowin News Feed for: Investigation Neowin News Feed for: Investigation en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Climate change is being thrown into doubt on foreign-language editions of Wikipedia <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A BBC investigation has found that climate change conspiracies are widespread on foreign-language editions of Wikipedia. The problem is due to those Wikipedia editions having fewer editors. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 19 Nov 2021 02:44:01 +0000 Japan forces Apple to allow reader apps to link to their websites and make external payments <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple has announced that it will soon allow reader apps to link to their websites and make purchases. The change follows the ruling from a recently closed Japan Fair Trade Commission investigation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 02 Sep 2021 07:12:01 +0000 Google to improve ad practices after being slapped with $268 million fine <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has vowed to improve interoperability with third-party ad platforms after a French antitrust watchdog found it to be biased towards Google&#039;s own marketplace and fined it €220 million (~$268m). <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 07 Jun 2021 10:40:01 +0000 Apple is investigating an issue related to 'pink squares' with the M1 Mac mini <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to internal documents, Apple is actively investigating an issue where &quot;pink squares&quot; appear on the display when the M1 Mac mini is connected to it via HDMI rather than Thunderbolt. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 22 Feb 2021 07:40:02 +0000 Microsoft reveals details of requests filed by U.S. government to access customer data <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has disclosed details of three cases where it fought secrecy orders issued by the U.S. government accessing customer data. The orders came from federal courts in Maryland and New York. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 06 Jan 2021 06:26:01 +0000 New York officials launch probe on Apple's FaceTime privacy issue <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple has now caught the attention of public officials in New York following the discovery of a bug that allowed FaceTime users to hear the person they&#039;re calling even before the call was picked up. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Thu, 31 Jan 2019 06:18:01 +0000 EU opens investigation into how Amazon uses data from merchants <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Amazon&#039;s business practice is in hot water in Europe after the EU&#039;s antitrust watchdog Margrethe Vestager launches an initial probe on how the e-commerce giant handles data from third-party sellers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ruel Revales) Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:18:01 +0000 Amazon probes employees in China reportedly leaking internal data in exchange for cash <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Fresh reports have emerged suggesting bribery practices being conducted by some Amazon employees in China. Those employees are reportedly selling internal sales data to merchants in exchange for cash. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ruel Revales) Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:01 +0000 Google slapped with record €4.34 billion fine for breaching EU antitrust rules <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The European Commission has issued a hefty €4.34 billion fine to Google over illegal Android antitrust practices, with three type of restrictions imposed by the company being regarded in particular. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:18:01 +0000 Uber executive resigns in the wake of racial discrimination investigation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Uber&#039;s Chief People Officer has resigned from her post without mentioning any apparent reason. This resignation comes shortly after a probe into racial discrimination charges against her. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Wed, 11 Jul 2018 19:02:01 +0000 Samsung investigating touch screen problems on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It seems Samsung is suffering yet another issue relating to its flagships, but this time it&#039;s not as explosive as prior incidents, with a number of users complaining of dead zones on the displays. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dreyer Smit) Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:00:01 +0000 EU to investigate Cambridge Analytica's alleged misuse of Facebook users' private data <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The EU will be investigating allegations against Cambridge Analytica regarding its misuse of Facebook users&#039; private data. The analytics firm is known for having assisted the Trump campaign. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sharath Ravishankar) Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:42:01 +0000 Microsoft admits to gaming performance issues in Windows 10 Creators Update [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After months of complaints regarding poor gaming performance in the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft has finally acknowledged the issue, stating that it is investigating the sources behind it. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:50:01 +0000 The author behind an 'anti-diversity' memo has been fired by Google <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The author of the controversial &#039;anti-diversity&#039; memo that called women inherently inferior to men has been fired by Google after Sundar Pichai, CEO of the company denounced the document. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dreyer Smit) Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:04:01 +0000 A manhunt is underway for the Vault7 leaker <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The FBI and CIA are conducting a joint investigation to determine the source of the Vault7 leaks. Previously, Wikileaks said they got the information from a former U.S. intelligence contractor. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:30:01 +0000 Apple to determine what caused an iPhone 7 to start smoldering <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Just one day after being assessed in an Apple Store, a user has captured their iPhone 7 Plus unexpectedly combusting on video with the company now investigating the cause of the issue. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:08:01 +0000 South Korean government: Galaxy Note7 hardware not to blame for fires <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The government&#039;s own independent investigation into the fiery mishaps of the Samsung Note 7 came to a close today. The agency responsible reported that the phone&#039;s hardware wasn&#039;t to blame. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:16:01 +0000 Verizon's $4.8bn Yahoo acquisition has been delayed, as SEC investigates Yahoo data breaches <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Verizon&#039;s planned Yahoo acquisition has been delayed for several months, while the SEC has opened an investigation over whether Yahoo failed to promptly disclose details of two massive data breaches. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:06:01 +0000 Samsung reportedly finds batteries were to blame for Note7 fires <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Even though Samsung will hold a special event next week to announce the findings of its Note7 investigation, some of that information has already leaked. Surprise: it was the batteries&#039; fault. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:26:01 +0000 Samsung will share its investigation results of the Note7 on a global livestream <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung was supposed to announce its findings with regards to the exploding Note7 handsets late last year. The company pushed that date to January and is now saying it will hold a special event. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:01:26 +0000 Apple probe dropped by Canada's Competition Bureau <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Canada&#039;s Competition Bureau has announced Friday it is closing its probe on Apple due to lack of evidence. The probe was opened in December 2014 to investigate anti-competitive behavior. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Sun, 08 Jan 2017 23:32:02 +0000 Samsung to unveil its findings about the Galaxy Note7 fiasco "later this month" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung is preparing to share results of its Galaxy Note7 investigation, after discontinuing the device due to safety risks. Its details will be announced later in the month. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Mon, 02 Jan 2017 12:56:01 +0000 Some people are reportedly experiencing problems downloading Windows 10 build 14986 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is currently investigating an issue which prevents users from downloading the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14986, which was released for PCs just a few hours ago. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:48:01 +0000 No Man's Sky being investigated for false advertising in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>No Man&#039;s Sky, perhaps the most controversial gaming title of the year, is being investigated by the UK&#039;s Advertising Standards Authority, for seemingly advertising features that aren&#039;t in the game. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:10:02 +0000 Google on Europe: 'We don't always get it right' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The giant search company is addressing for the first time the recently launched investigation into its Android OS as well as accusations from the EU that it has abused its power in the markets. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:44:01 +0000 EU officially accuses Google of unfair practices; launches investigation into Android <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>European regulators are officially accusing Google of anti-competitive practices, and undue influence in the local search markets. On top of that the Commission is also investigating Android. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:25:37 +0000 Brazilian judge rules for a nationwide ban of Whatsapp <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A Brazilian judge has ordered a nationwide temporary ban of WhatsApp following the company&#039;s refusal to help in an investigation related to child pornography. Despite the ban, it is working normally. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:42:01 +0000 Foxconn worker held in police investigation related to Apple iPhone 6 leaks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A Foxconn worker has been detained by police, accused of smuggling numerous iPhone 6 handset shells out of a factory in China, and selling them to a third party for around $160 each. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:10:01 +0000 China gives Microsoft twenty days to respond to antitrust inquiry <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Chinese authorities looking into alleged antitrust violations by Microsoft have given the company twenty days to &quot;make a written explanation&quot; to questions and concerns raised by investigators. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:11:38 +0000 Microsoft not ‘fully transparent' with sales data, say Chinese authorities <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As its antitrust investigation into Microsoft continues, China&#039;s State Administration for Industry and Commerce says the company has not been &#039;transparent&#039; in disclosing data on its Chinese sales. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:29:32 +0000 Microsoft China offices raided again in government antitrust investigation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/915288771microsoft-china.png" alt="" /></div>Government officials have again raided Microsoft offices in China - as well as the offices of consultancy firm Accenture, to which Microsoft outsources some of its financial work in the country. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:25:33 +0000 Microsoft 'should not obstruct' our antitrust investigation, says Chinese government <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/915288771microsoft-china.png" alt="" /></div>China says Microsoft should not obstruct its probe into the company&#039;s alleged violations of Chinese antitrust laws - but acknowledged Microsoft&#039;s promise to &quot;fully cooperate&quot; with its investigation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:11:31 +0000 Microsoft China offices raided, company under government investigation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/915288771microsoft-china.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has confirmed that four of its offices across China have been raided by the government as part of an official investigation, although the exact reasons for the raids remain unclear. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:24:21 +0000 Microsoft under the EU microscope again <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/144535762eums.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is being investigated by EU data protection regulators for potential privacy issues, this time for changing the policies around Internet based services such as Hotmail and Bing. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:12:54 +0000 Hackers repeatedly penetrated Nasdaq computers this past year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/73621772fb.png" alt="" /></div>Hackers have repeatedly been able to penetrate the computers which operate the Nasdaq Stock Market over the past year. Now, federal investigations have begun looking for who is responsible for it and what precisely their... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Collado) Sat, 05 Feb 2011 18:16:09 +0000 HP suspected of bribery after Russian raid <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/888915901h.jpg" alt="" /></div>Hewlett-Packard&#039;s Moscow offices were raided by Russian investigators on Wednesday after a request from German authorities. German prosecutors suspect that HP executives paid &euro;8 million ($10.9 million) to the office of the prosecutor general of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matt Blowes) Thu, 15 Apr 2010 07:58:01 +0000 European Commission opens an antitrust investigation against Google <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19535579601.jpg" alt="" /></div>The European Commission has opened an antitrust investigation against Google for claims of unfair practice on search engine results. Price comparison sites like Foundem and Ciao have both submitted claims against Google for penalizing... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Wed, 24 Feb 2010 07:14:27 +0000 Sony/BMG Under Investigation for Software Piracy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A small software company has accused major label Sony/BMG of software piracy, in a reversal of the normal orientation of piracy cases between major labels and the rest of the world. PointDev, which makes Windows... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 02 Apr 2008 13:44:12 +0000 EU opens Microsoft Investigation (again), Thanks to Opera <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After Opera&#8217;s complaint and after the European Committee for Interoperable Systems announced Microsoft did not disclose enough interoperability information for a range of its products, the European Commission has opened a new antitrust probe against... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 14 Jan 2008 16:09:25 +0000 South Korea Launches Bribery Investigation of Samsung <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>South Korean business conglomerate Samsung Group is now under investigation, prosecutors announced Monday, after Kim Yong-chul, a former top Samsung legal affairs official for the conglomerate, released names of senior prosecutors he claims took bribes.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 12 Nov 2007 23:08:02 +0000