Russian antitrust authorities investigating Apple Inc over abusing its market dominance

The development revolves around a highly invasive technology called Mobile Device Management. On Thursday, antitrust authorities in Russia disclosed, they have begun investigating Apple Inc following a complaint from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab that Cupertino may be abusing its dominant market position. Russia’s FAS stated it was investigating why a new version of Kaspersky Lab’s…

Facebook to pay $5 billion fine as part of a sweeping settlement with the FTC

While the settlement resolves a major regulatory overhead for Facebook, the embattled social media giant still faces potential antitrust probes from the FTC and Justice Department. On Wednesday, in a significant development, the Federal Trade Commission stated, Facebook Inc has agreed to pay $5 billion as part of a sweeping settlement to create a board…

Justice Department opens antitrust probe on all major digital tech firms

Given bi-partisan concerns over the market power of these major digital technology companies, which include Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, their potential downsizing is very much a possibility. In a significant development that marks the latest sign of the Trump government stepping up is scrutiny over big tech firms, the U.S. Justice Department disclosed that…

European Commission corners Amazon on its usage of merchant data

Amazon has come under scrutiny over its dual role as a marketplace for merchants as well as their competitor. In a significant development, antitrust regulators in the European Union are increasing their scrutiny on Amazon over its usage of merchants’ data. The development underscores increasing regulatory scrutiny over how tech companies exploit customers’ information. Facebook,…

Saudi govt tapped Jeff Bezos’ phone, accessed private information

Gavin De Becker, a longtime security consultant, who is the security chief for Amazon.com’s chief executive Jeff Bezos has concluded that the Saudi Govt accessed and gained private information from it. He has handed over the findings of his investigation to U.S. federal officials. Gavin De Becker, a longtime security consultant, who is the security…

European Commission imposed fine of $14.14 million on Nike

According to the 2-year long investigation, Nike blocked cross border sales of soccer merchandise between 2004 to 2017. On Monday, the European Commission imposed a fine of $14.14 million (12.5 million euros) on U.S. sportswear maker Nike for restricting cross-border sales of merchandising products of five European football clubs as well as to a football…