1. News
    February 16th, 2017 by Peter Sayer
    Apple’s iPhone seizes the smartphone sales crown from Samsung

    Apple has overtaken Samsung Electronics in smartphone sales for the first time in two years – but don’t count on it staying ahead for long. Samsung...

  2. News
    August 31st, 2016 by Peter Sayer
    Apple must pay Ireland US$14.5 billion in back taxes

    Apple’s tax benefits in Ireland are illegal, and the company will have to pay up to €13 billion (US$14.5 billion) in back taxes, plus interest....

  3. News
    February 3rd, 2016 by Peter Sayer
    Fitness trackers are leaking lots of your data, study finds

    Some of the more popular sports wearables don’t just let you track your fitness, they let other people track you. That’s what Canadian researchers...

  4. News
    February 24th, 2015 by Peter Sayer
    Apple plans two European data centres running on renewable energy

    Apple plans to open two European data centres running on renewable energy in 2017, following similar moves by Google and Facebook in the region. The...

  5. News
    July 2nd, 2013 by Peter Sayer
    French competition authority raids Apple France

    Apple is under investigation by the French competition authority, which has raided the company’s offices in France, and those of several distributors,...

  6. News
    April 10th, 2013 by Peter Sayer
    Study: Mobile phone apps view private data more than necessary

    Mobile phone apps are accessing users’ private data and transmitting it to remote servers far more than appears strictly necessary, while users...

  7. News
    March 14th, 2013 by Peter Sayer
    French regulator says Skype must register as a telco or risk prosecution

    The French Telecommunications and Posts Regulator, ARCEP, has referred Skype to the Paris public prosecutor, asking it to investigate whether Skype...

  8. News
    February 19th, 2013 by Peter Sayer
    EU privacy regulators to rule on Google policy changes

    European privacy authorities have threatened action before winter to curb Google’s collection, combination, and storage of its users’...

  9. News
    October 21st, 2012 by Peter Sayer
    Why Mac and Linux users will pay more than Windows users for the same thing

    When online travel agent Orbitz admitted in June that it was steering Mac users on its site toward higher-priced hotel rooms, many were angry. But...

  10. News
    October 5th, 2012 by Peter Sayer
    French privacy watchdog dismisses reports of Facebook bug

    An investigation by the French privacy watchdog has found no truth to worldwide press reports last week that a Facebook bug was exposing old private...

  11. News
    July 6th, 2012 by Peter Sayer
    French tax inspectors search Microsoft offices in dawn raid

    French tax authorities have visited the headquarters of Microsoft France to conduct an inspection, a spokesman for the company confirmed yesterday....

  12. News
    June 12th, 2012 by Peter Sayer
    Google settles litigation with French authors and publishers

    Google has struck a deal with two French organizations representing authors and book publishers, ending years of litigation over its unauthorised...

  13. News
    March 31st, 2012 by Peter Sayer
    Yahoo to implement Do Not Track worldwide

    Yahoo websites worldwide will comply with visitors’ Do Not Track preferences starting later this year, Yahoo announced Thursday. Most major browsers...

  14. News
    March 22nd, 2012 by Peter Sayer
    Browser survey puts Chrome in first place — for just one day

    Google’s Chrome browser overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, all versions combined, to become the number one browser for a single day...

  15. News
    March 5th, 2012 by Peter Sayer
    Apple and Samsung both lose in German court

    Apple and Samsung Electronics each saw patent lawsuits they had filed against one another dismissed by a German court on Friday. Samsung expects to...

  16. News
    October 6th, 2011 by Peter Sayer
    Microsoft kills Zune

    Microsoft will make no more Zune music players, building its future music strategy on applications incorporated in its Windows Phone and Xbox platforms,...

  17. News
    September 14th, 2011 by Peter Sayer
    Google allows opt out of location service

    Bowing to pressure from European privacy regulators, Google will soon allow owners of Wi-Fi access points to opt out of a Google service that allows...

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