Dutch Regulator Finds Apple App Store Payment System Anti-Competitive

Sources said that a Dutch regulator has ruled that the required in-app commissions from Apple’s App Store are anti-competitive. Apple has been the subject of multiple complaints over its App Store policy that charges commissions of up to 30 percent …

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Google, Apple Unlists Navalny App as Russian Elections Start

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s team said that Google and Apple pulled out Navalny’s voting app from their stores on Friday, September 17, as the Russian elections commence.d Russia’s state communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, warned the top tech giants that they …

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Apple Issues Emergency Security Patch to Close a Spyware Flaw

Apple Inc. has issued an emergency security patch to block spyware used by Israel-based NSO Group that could infect iOS devices. Apple rushed the release of iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 after being made aware that some security issues “may …

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Google Play to Require Developers to Explain Use of Consumer Data

Google has implemented a policy that will require app developers to disclose the use of user data to customers, as well as provide them with information about how that app collects data. The “pre-announcement” last Thursday was posted to the …

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German Software Developer SAP Fined $8m Over Iran Exports

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that German software company SAP would be fined exceeding $8 million over its exports to Iran which would exempt them from criminal prosecution. Because SAP voluntarily disclosed its export violations to US authorities, …

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Panasonic to Acquire US Supply Chain Company Blue Yonder for $6.5B

Japanese tech company Panasonic is making plans to acquire American supply chain company Blue Yonder for $6.5 billion, as announced on the Nikkie 225. Panasonic plans to scale up hardware production for products that contain software, sensors, and other small …

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Adobe, Arm, BBC, Intel, Microsoft, and Truepic Form Anti-Disinformation Alliance

Adobe, Arm, BBC, Intel, Microsoft, and Truepic have formed a coalition to develop an end-to-end open standard for tracing the origin and evolution of digital content to combat disinformation. The coalition would be named Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity …

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