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Although some European countries are rushing to ban ChatGPT and related technologies, Ireland is taking a more measured approach where it wants to fully understand the benefits and risks of AI.
Japan has become the latest country to approve Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard for a whopping $68.7 billion. It seems like the tides are finally turning in Microsoft's favor.
The UK Competition & Markets Authority's provisional conclusion says Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard "will not result in a substantial lessening of competition" for UK console gaming.
A U.S. court has declined a request to halt Meta's acquisition of VR fitness company Within, dealing a major blow to the FTC. It's unclear if the regulator will continue the fight in other avenues.
Google has agreed to make major changes to how it conducts business with partners and phone-makers in India. There are also some significant changes planned for the operating system as a whole.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has kicked off an investigation into Broadcom's $61 billion acquisition of VMware. Results of Phase 1 are expected after a couple of months.
Microsoft could soon be facing an antitrust probe from the European Commission regarding bundling Teams in the Microsoft 365 suite. The root of the potential probe is a Slack complaint from 2020.
The European Commission (EC) is reportedly preparing to launch an antitrust probe into complaints made against Microsoft Teams by competitor Slack. The two firms have clashed many times in the past.
Ofcom has warned that some websites are not doing enough to tackle adult video content on their platforms. Its concerns fell mainly on smaller websites, which could be hurt by the measures.
Ofcom has launched a study into large cloud service providers, communications apps such as WhatsApp, and connected devices like smart TVs and smart speakers. It wants to identify competition concerns.
Microsoft has faced a major setback in the UK where the country's regulator has put up a hurdle in the form of a "Phase 2" investigation of the multi-billion dollar acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Meta and Google have collectively been fined $72 million in South Korea for not clearly informing users prior to collecting their data to analyze their interests and behaviors to display custom ads.
UK's regulator isn't giving Microsoft a free pass in its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. It has stated that the deal is anti-competitive in nature and wants a more detailed probe.
EU antitrust regulators have decided not to appeal Qualcomm's victory against the €997 million ($991 million) fine it received back in 2018 for paying Apple to use its chips in iPhones and iPads.
Saudi Arabia has become the first country to approve Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Microsoft now needs approval from every other country that it plans to sell products in.
Apple has published a 47-page retaliation against the UK Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) complaining about its walled garden approach when it comes to the iPhone, App Store, and WebKit.
Following an investigation, a UK regulator has reached an understanding with Microsoft about giving more flexibility and clarity to gamers when they subscribe to an Xbox subscription like Game Pass.
Facebook and Google have been fined by the French regulator CNIL. It levied the fines because the companies make it too difficult to reject cookies. They now have to make it easier to reject cookies.
The UK's digital regulator has revealed data pertaining to some changes it introduced last year to help customers. It said its changes to broadband and mobile costs were saving people millions.
Ofcom has asked phone networks to block internet calls from abroad posing with UK numbers. It hopes that it will make a dent in the number of spam calls that people in the UK receive.
The UK's digital regulator Ofcom has published new findings about hateful content online. The statistics accompany new rules which could see adult websites introduce age-verification checks.
Ofcom has fined O2 £10.5 million for overcharging customers between 2011 and 2019. The carrier has also refunded those who were affected and is donating to charity where it can't find the customer.
Ofcom's research should that one in five have been struggling to keep up with their telecom bills. It has called on broadband providers to offer tariffs for those living on a low income.
Ofcom has released its Connected Nations report today and it states that gigabit broadband is available in 25% of homes. The government's aim is to reach 85% connectivity by the year 2025.
The UK government has created a new unit within the Competition and Markets Authority which will regulate big tech firms. The government said that the body will boost innovation and consumer choice.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) is investigating Instagram over the handling of children's data. If the app is found to have broken privacy laws, the regulator could issue a heavy fine.
The UK's communication regulator, Ofcom, has reiterated that tests it has conducted over the last several years show 5G to be safe to human health. It comes after arsonists destroyed 5G masts.
The UK's ICO has announced that Facebook has agreed to pay £500,000 for violating the Data Privacy Act 1998 with regards to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook has not accepted liability though.
The BBC has been given permission by the regulator Ofcom to host shows on its catch-up service, iPlayer, for up to a year. Previously, shows were available for just 30 days at a time.
The UK's digital regulator, Ofcom, has announced that mobile customers will be able to receive their PAC code by simply texting their current provider. This will make switching carriers a lot easier.
The U.K. could be set to get one or two internet regulators in future as the government works out its proposals for such an idea. It could see regulation of junk food ads, and content on social media.
A channel on Telegram has been blocked due to the illegal proliferation of copyrighted audio content. The move comes as the Russian IT watchdog starts allowing take down requests of copyrighted works.
The telecom regulator, Ofcom, has ordered BT to put a price cap on its landline-only offerings because customers aren't getting their value for money. This will mostly benefit vulnerable customers.
Ofcom - the UK's regulating body for the media and telecommunications - is holding a public consultation over the legalisation of FM transmitters designed for use with MP3 players. Europe has strict guidelines over...
ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) unanimously approved the creation of the new .tel Top Level Domain (TLD) and awarded the contract to UK-based Telnic Ltd. The .tel domain is intended to...
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. said on Friday a Tokyo court asked Japan's antitrust regulator to hand over evidence on Intel Corp.'s business practices in Japan, providing potential ammunition for AMD's court cases against Intel. AMD...