Google settles Italian probe over data portability. It commits to improving Takeout to make it easier to transfer data to a third party. It lets services access user data from Search and YouTube.
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Germany's commissioner for data protection Ulrich Kelber says his country's government could ban ChatGPT like Italy did last week, due to both data collection concerns and child protection issues.
Italian deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has said that the ChatGPT block is excessive. The service was blocked at the end of last week by the country's Data Protection Authority.
The country's data protection agency has provisionally restricted the chatbot's use of Italian users' personal data. This decision comes after a suspected breach of ChatGPT's data collection rules.
Intel is expected to build a new European chip factory in Veneto, Italy, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter. The area is ideal as it has good rail and road links.
Google Workspace Individual plans are available in several European countries. The service costs £7.99 in the UK and €8.99 in France, Germany, and some other countries. There's also a 14-day trial.
Intel and Italy are close to a deal that will see a chip manufacturing facility be built in the country. The deal is worth $5 billion and will help Europe reduce its dependence on Asia for chips.
Amazon has announced price rises for Prime membership in European countries. Brits will face a 20% rise, Germans will see a 30% rise and the Spanish, Italians, and French will see rises of up to 43%.
In the next week, SpaceX is set to launch a satellite for the Italian Space Agency and launch even more Starlink satellites. We also discuss a launch due to take place at the end of this week.
TikTok and Spotify have made an agreement that lets TikTok users claim Spotify Premium, for free, for four months. The offer is available in several European markets including the UK and Germany.
EE has said it will zero-rate data on its mobile network this Sunday between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight so that more people can tune into the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy.
Sky has re-branded its NOW TV service and is simply now known as NOW. It also changed the name of Passes to Membership. The new brand will arrive in the UK first then Italy, Germany and Ireland.
Vodafone has released a new report which suggests that the European Union could boost its GDP by 7.2% per capita by 2027 if member states further embrace digitalisation in their economies.
Apple has been fined a whopping $12 million by an Italian regulatory authority for making misleading claims regarding water resistance in various iPhone models ranging from iPhone 8 to 11.
Plex and Endemol Shine Group have announced a partnership which will see more free content arrive on Plex. Films including Mr Bean will be available in a number of countries including the U.S. and UK.
Nokia has announced that its technology will upgrade Iliad Group networks to support 5G. It will also modernise the technology already in place so that it's ready for new services of the future.
The European Commission has approved funding from several member states which will be used to develop every stage of the battery manufacturing process, thus improving the technology.
The Italian government charged Facebook with a hefty penalty of €1m today for breach of user data by political analytics company Cambridge Analytica. The million euro fine is non-negotiable.
Sony has said that those buying the new Xperia 10 or Xperia 10 Plus from the Sony eStore will get a free case. The offer is available for those in the UK, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
Amazon Web Services has announced that it plans to expand into Italy in 2020. This will mean end users in Italy will see latency reduction when fetching data stored in the country.
Italy's competition authority has imposed a €5 million fine (~$5.7 million) each on Apple and Samsung today for allegedly slowing down their older handsets through software updates.
The latest midranger from the Huawei sub-brand is now available in Italy, France, and Spain, with the UK soon to follow. Pricing will start at a little under €250 for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage model.
Facebook is bringing its Community Boost programme to the European Union to help individuals and businesses learn the digital skills they need. The programme was announced for the U.S. last year.
In an extremely ironic situation, it appears that Apple has lost a lawsuit against an Italian clothing brand named "Steve Jobs", which has also shown an interest in releasing electronic products.
Strikes are set to take place on Black Friday at an Italian Amazon plant after workers said they want pay to increase with Amazon's growth in the country. Workers find themselves doing long hours.
Theresa May will be meeting with other Western leaders and representatives from Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook to demand more be done to stop the spread of online extremist content.
When it comes to electric cars, people may be reluctant to buy one due to their mileage. However, a recent test has shown that a Tesla Model S can go far with some adjustments and sacrifices.
The latest smartphone sales market share data from Kantar Worldpanel shows further gains for Android in many key markets, with iOS holding steady - except in China - while Windows phone sales plummet.
"Gone are the days when a BlackBerry OS, Symbian, or Windows Mobile could make a significant impact. It is clear that there will only be two smartphone ecosystems moving forward - iOS and Android."
It's becoming apparent that developers aren't taking the mandatory age compliance too seriously when it comes to their Windows Store apps. As a result, nearly a third have been removed by Microsoft.
BlackBerry has cut a hefty chunk off the price of its Android flagship, the Priv, in several key markets, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and various parts of Europe.
After originally launching carrier billing alongside Sprint in the US last year, now Microsoft is finally bringing the feature to O2 customers in the UK and Wind customers in Italy.
Three has announced that it will conduct a 24-hour trial of opt-in ad-blocking on its network one a day during the week commencing June 13. The move has drawn criticism from online ad proponents.
The Italian Ministry of Defense has announced that it will switch the software on all of its computers from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice, in a move which will save up to €29 million.
Android 6.0.1 finally arrived for Samsung's Galaxy S5 in Germany this week, and hot on the heels of that rollout, the Marshmallow update is now making its way to the device in Italy too.
Microsoft originally said it would begin upgrading Windows Phone 8.1 devices to Windows 10 Mobile in December - but Vodafone Italy says that the much-delayed rollout will finally begin next week.
AdDuplex has published its latest monthly breakdown of Windows handset usage, but admits that it erroneously overstated the proportion of devices running Windows 10 Mobile in recent months.
An investigation into Apple Italia tax payments have resulted in the Italian subsidiary being fined €318 million for tax fraud, over a five year period from 2008 to 2013.
BLU has launched its Win JR LTE and Win HD LTE in Europe, priced from just £69/€99; and in India, starting at Rs.5,999. Both devices include 4G, dual-SIM support, and the latest Snapdragon 410 CPUs.
Microsoft announced the Limited Collector's Edition of 'Halo 5: Guardians' back in December - but we now have our first glimpse at the packaging of the $249.99 special edition release.