Google Under Investigation by Dutch Consumer Watchdog Over Play Store Apps

The Dutch consumer watchdog on Wednesday said it had launched a preliminary investigation into Google over its Play store for apps, months after targeting fellow tech giant Apple. The Match Group, which owns dating site Tinder, lodged a complaint saying that Google only allowed its own payment system to be used when purchasing apps, the […]

UK Advertising Watchdog Issues ‘Red Alert’ Notice to Several Crypto Firms

The advertising watchdog of the UK has been showing disappointment in crypto and advertisement firms that are promoting the high-risk category of digital assets. Over 50 companies have received a red alert notice from UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for drawing common people’s attention to crypto assets and exposing them to financial risks. The ASA […]

Suing Facebook Owner, Meta, For Misleading Advertisements, Says Australia’s Watchdog

Meta Sued by Australian Watchdog Over Scam Crypto Advertisements Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc. is being sued by Australia’s competition watchdog, which alleges the social-media giant misled users by publishing scam advertisements featuring unwitting local celebrities. The ads promoted cryptocurrency investments and linked to fake media articles that endorsed the schemes, the Australian Competition & […]

Amazon’s Suppliers Linked to Forced Labour in China: Watchdog Group

A report from the Tech Transparency Project said that Amazon’s business is closely entwined with China and its suppliers linked to forced labour in the Xinjiang region of China. The research group that is run by the non-profit Campaign for Accountability and is often critical of large tech companies said that Amazon’s supplier list includes […]

Binance-Digivault Tie-Up Cannot Be Vetted by CMA, the UK Watchdog Says

Britain’s financial watchdog said on Monday it lacked the power to assess the “fitness and propriety” of new beneficial owners of digital asset custodian Digivault, after an arm of crypto exchange Binance launched a tie-up with Digivault’s parent. Crypto assets firm Eqonex, which owns Digivault, and the new payments arm of Binance, the world’s biggest […]

Ukraine Under ‘Non-Stop’ Cyberattack From Russia, Says Cyber Watchdog

Ukrainian websites have been under nonstop attack from Russian hackers since the Kremlin launched an invasion of the country last month, Kyiv’s cyber watchdog agency said on Saturday. In a post to Twitter, Ukraine’s State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection said that “Russian hackers keep on attacking Ukrainian information resources nonstop”. The agency […]

Apple Faces EUR 5-Million Fine From Dutch Consumer Watchdog

The Dutch antitrust watchdog fined Apple EUR 5 million (roughly Rs. 4.2 crore), the fifth such penalty in successive weeks in a row over access to non-Apple payment methods for subscriptions to dating apps.  The Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) says the iPhone maker is abusing a dominant market position by failing to allow […]

Google Analytics Poses Data Privacy Risks: French Watchdog

Google Analytics, the world’s most widely used Web analytics service developed by Alphabet’s Google, risks giving US intelligence services access to French website users’ data, France’s watchdog CNIL said on Thursday. In a decision targeting an unnamed French website manager, the data privacy regulator – one of the most vocal and influential in Europe – […]

Apple App Store Changes Being Studied by Dutch Antitrust Watchdog

The Dutch antitrust watchdog on Monday said it is studying whether a new round of changes Apple has announced to its App Store terms and conditions in the Netherlands will bring it into compliance with national law. The Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has been levying weekly fines of EUR 5 million (roughly Rs. […]

Meta’s Purchase of Kustomer Startup Cleared by EU Watchdog

European Union regulators have approved Facebook parent Meta’s purchase of customer service startup Kustomer, after the social network made concessions to ease concerns the deal would squeeze out rivals. The EU Commission’s decision Thursday following an in-depth investigation clears an obstacle for the deal, which has been facing scrutiny from multiple European watchdogs over fears […]

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