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Google Search Harming Local Search Rivals? EU Antitrust Regulators Ask

EU antitrust regulators have asked Google’s rivals if the Internet search giant unfairly demotes local search competitors, according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters, a move which could lead to a fourth case against the Alphabet unit. Google has been fined a total EUR 6.76 billion ($7.7 billion) in the last 17 months for favouring its comparison shopping […]

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EU Parliament Approves Copyright Law in Blow to Big Tech

The European Parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial EU copyright law that hands more power to news and record companies against Internet giants like Google and Facebook. Backing the draft were traditional media, in urgent search of revenue at a time when web users shun newspapers and TV and advertising revenue is syphoned away by online platforms. MEPs […]

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EU Lawmakers Miffed Over New Facebook Snub

European Union lawmakers are unhappy that Facebookis refusing to comply with their request to send two senior officials to testify at a hearing into the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The EU parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee wants to question Facebook’s chief privacy officer and the vice presidents for advertisements and global public policy. The committee said Friday that global […]