Italy fines Google, Apple €10million over data use

Italy’s antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet’s Google and iPhone maker Apple 10 million euros (an equivalent of $11.2 million) each for “aggressive practices” linked to the commercial use of user data. The authority said in statement the two tech groups did not provide “clear and immediate information” on how they collect and use the data… Read More Italy fines Google, Apple €10million over data use

Apple files lawsuit against Israeli cyber firm NSO Group over spying allegations

Apple Inc said on Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against Israeli cyber firm NSO Group and its parent company OSY Technologies for alleged surveillance and targeting of U.S. Apple users with its Pegasus spyware. The iPhone maker said it is also seeking to ban NSO Group from using any Apple software, services or devices… Read More Apple files lawsuit against Israeli cyber firm NSO Group over spying allegations

Apple says it would establish silicon design centre in Germany

Apple said on Wednesday it would establish a European silicon design centre in Munich, Germany, and invest more than 1 billion euros (an equivalent of $1.2 billion) over the next three years in expanding its team there and in research and development. Munich is already Apple’s largest engineering hub in Europe, with close to 1,500… Read More Apple says it would establish silicon design centre in Germany

UK opens investigation into App Store monopoly complaints

Britain’s competition regulator said on Thursday it has opened an investigation into Apple Inc after complaints that the iPhone maker’s terms and conditions for app developers are unfair and anti-competitive. The Competition and Markets Authority said the investigation will consider whether Apple has a dominant position in the distribution of apps on Apple devices in… Read More UK opens investigation into App Store monopoly complaints

Epic Games escalates fight against Apple with EU antitrust complaint

Fortnite creator Epic Games has taken its fight against Apple to European Union antitrust regulators, escalating its dispute with the iPhone maker over its App Store payment system and control over app downloads. The two companies have been locked in a legal dispute since August, when the game maker tried to avoid Apple’s 30% fee… Read More Epic Games escalates fight against Apple with EU antitrust complaint

U.S. judge rejects Apple’s bid to overturn VirnetX patent infringement verdict

A federal judge denied Apple Inc’s bid to set aside or reduce a $502.8 million patent infringement verdict favoring VirnetX Holding Corp, and awarded interest and royalties that could boost Apple’s total payout in two lawsuits above $1.1 billion. In a decision issued on Friday, U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder in Tyler, Texas rejected Apple’s… Read More U.S. judge rejects Apple’s bid to overturn VirnetX patent infringement verdict