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Dutch data protection agency threatens 15M euro fine for Google

12/16, 12:11am

Ad giant has until February to make changes to its data-collection methods

Google doesn't properly inform users in regards to the extent of data collection and collation from all of Google's various products, a Dutch agency says about the search and advertising giant, and is threatening the company with a €15 million ($18.7 million US) fine if it doesn't change its notification to users of everything from its data collection methods to the fact that it owns YouTube by next February. The agency, known as the CBP, says Google's collation of user data is a violation of Dutch law.

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Intel fails in appeal against $1.4B European Commission fine

06/12, 10:41am

Second-highest European court sides with EC over Intel anti-competitive behavior fine

Intel must pay a 1.06 billion euro ($1.44 billion) fine handed to it by the European Union five years ago, the second-highest court in Europe has ordered. Judges based at the General Court in Luxembourg stood by the fine, issued by the European Commission in 2009 over anti-competitive behavior designed to squeeze AMD out of the processor market.

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Singapore retailers pull iPhone after Apple threats

12/06, 10:00pm

Illegal Singapore iPhones

Apple has been cracking down on retailers selling illegally unlocked iPhones the company's Danish branch last week threatened wireless retailer Telekden about the same issue and is currently targeting wireless distributors in Singapore. After sending emails that implied legal action would be taken against shops that did not comply, retailers began pulling the units from shelves. Reuters reports that Apple would charge the stores approximately $700 USD per unit sold illegally.

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