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June 17, 2021
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UK’s CMA opens market study into Apple, Google’s mobile “duopoly”

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The UK’s competition watchdog will take a deep dive look into Apple and Google’s dominance of the mobile ecosystem, it said today — announcing a market study which will exami....

June 5, 2021
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TikTok just gave itself permission to collect biometric data on US users, including ‘faceprints and voiceprints’

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A change to TikTok’s U.S. privacy policy on Wednesday introduced a new section that says the social video app “may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information” fr....

June 11, 2020
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Babylon Health admits ‘software error’ led to patient data breach

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Babylon Health, a UK AI chatbot and telehealth startup which has been valued in excess of $2BN, has suffered an embarrassing data breach after a user of the app found he was able ....

April 17, 2020
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Digital mapping of coronavirus contacts will have key role in lifting Europe’s lockdown, says Commission

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The European Commission has set out a plan for coordinating the lifting of regional coronavirus restrictions that includes a role for digital tools in what the EU executive couche....

March 26, 2020
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Facebook and Disney to downgrade streaming quality in Europe due to COVID-19

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Facebook is temporarily downgrading the quality of video streaming in Europe on its social platforms Facebook and Instagram in response to a call for action from the European Com....

October 27, 2019
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Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data?

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The contract between the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and ecommerce giant Amazon — for a health information licensing partnership involving its Alexa voice AI — has b....

June 27, 2019
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EU opens formal antitrust probe of Broadcom and seeks interim order

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The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into US chipmaker Broadcom which it suspects of restricting competition via a number of exclusivity practices in markets ....