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New rules bring China’s internet giants to heel

New rules bring China’s internet giants to heel

(ATF) At noon on November 10, Chinese officials issued a report with a long and boring title that few people in the country are ever likely to read. But this weighty document could have serious ramifications not only for China's biggest corporate entities, but considerable flow-on effects for all citizens.Not …

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Tech giants could face bans if they break new rules, EU says

Tech giants could face bans if they break rules, EU says

Technology companies' services could be banned from the European market if they do not heed EU regulation, Europe's industry chief Thierry Breton told German weekly Welt am Sonntag, as the European Commission finalises rules on internet companies.Breton will announce new draft rules known as the Digital Services Act and the …

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Indian watchdog probes Google again 

Indian watchdog probes Google again 

(ATF) The Competition Commission of India ordered another inquiry into Google on Monday, targeting the centrepiece of its Indian fintech ambition, Google Pay (GPay).The investigation will look into two of several allegations to ascertain whether the internet giant is abusing its market position to unfairly promote its mobile payments app …

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US brings antitrust axe down on Google 

US hits Google with biggest antitrust lawsuit in two decades

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department and 11 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday for allegedly breaking the law in using its market power to fend off rivals.The lawsuit marks the biggest antitrust case in a generation, comparable to the lawsuit against Microsoft Corp filed in …

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Big Tech's market dominance spurs numerous US probes

Big Tech's market dominance spurs numerous US probes

The US Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday in what could be just the first in a series of legal salvos against high-profile tech companies.It has been known for more than a year that Amazon.com, Apple and Facebook also face an array …

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Factbox: Regulatory probes Google is facing worldwide

Factbox: Regulatory probes Google is facing in Asia, Europe

The US Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google, possibly asking a court to break up the $1 trillion search and advertising giant.Here's a list of the current investigations and reviews into the alleged anticompetitive practices at Google across Asia and Europe.Australia:Australia sued Google in July …

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France, Netherlands want EU agency to regulate tech giants

European Commission taking a tough line against US tech giants, a

France and the Netherlands called on Thursday for the creation of a European Union authority to regulate large tech companies such as Google and Facebook, whose dominance gives them effective gatekeeper status on the internet. The move increases pressure on EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who is working on a draft …

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Powerful ‘forces’ behind new Google antitrust case in India

Powerful 'forces' behind new Google antitrust case in India

(ATF) In yet another blow for Google in India the competition regulator is reportedly examining a complaint that the search giant abused its dominant market position in smart television operating systems.Reuters reported on Wednesday that in this latest antitrust case, the tech giant allegedly used the dominance of its Android …

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