Chinese telcos get taken to the cleaners

While Chinese telecom makers are facing a  security purge in the US, in Europe they have fallen foul of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy guidelines.

Microsoft-Google war goes thermonuclear

Software giant Microsoft has kicked off a nasty marketing war directly against Google and ended any pretence of niceness between the pair. The Vole has released a series of attack ads in the US which have upped the ante considerably in its trade war against Google which began five months ago.

EU wants to force firms to report cyberattacks

More than 40,000 companies across the EU could be forced to warn regulators if their systems are hacked, under new cybersecurity proposals to be published today.

TV makers slapped with record fine for price fixing

The European Commission has slapped record fines, totalling $1.92 billion, on seven electronics companies for fixing cathode ray tube prices before CRT televisions disappeared in favor of flat-screens.

EU forced to freeze law on airline carbon emissions

The European Union (EU) has been forced to freeze the law requiring all flights using EU airports to pay for carbon emissions under the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme.

EU slams Google data protection practices

EU regulators have, as expected, asked Google to reverse changes it made earlier this year to its privacy policy.

Google faces double whammy from FTC and EU

The Federal Trade Commission is believed to be about to launch an anti-trust investigation into Google, as the EU complains about its privacy policy.

Facebook turns off facial recognition in Europe

Facebook has shuttered its facial recognition feature in Europe, following last year's report from the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

Global CO2 emissions continue to rise

Human beings pumped out three percent more carbon dioxide last year than the year before, to reach an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes.

EU to investigate Microsoft over browser choice (again)

Remember when the European Commission found Microsoft guilty of anti-trust practices and ordered it to offer users a choice of browser?

EU throws out ACTA anti-counterfeiting treaty

The EU has rejected the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), following massive public opposition.

Google accused of withholding evidence

The Texas attorney general is accusing Google of unreasonably withholding thousands of documents in an anti-trust investigation into its search policies.

Google given deadline to fix anti-trust concerns

The European Commission has given Google one last chance to put its house in order and explain how it plans to ease anti-trust concerns.

EU to investigate Motorola for patent abuse

The European Commission has opened two formal antitrust investigations against Motorola Mobility, following complaints from Apple and Microsoft.

EU promises lower roaming charges

European regulators have struck a deal which should see the cost of using a cellphone abroad drop dramatically.

Google imposes controversial privacy policy

Despite fierce opposition - and a request for delay from the EU - Google has gone ahead with its planned changes to the company privacy policy.

Google defies EU over privacy policy

Google's refusing to accede to a request to put its planned privacy changes on hold while the EU investigates their legality.

Cisco launches EU appeal against Microsoft-Skype merger

Cisco's appealed to the EU against its approval of Microsoft's takeover of Skype, saying it's worried the deal will damage the video calling market.

Are we on track to stop climate change?

Not every problem can be solved by throwing more money at it, but climate change is one of them.

EU to publish new privacy proposals

The EU will this week propose new, tighter data protection rules which could have big implications for companies like Google and Facebook, as well as companies attacked by hackers.