Beijing should impose digital tax on big data companies: government-backed Beijing News

In the latest sign of heightened government scrutiny over big technology companies, Beijing in a report News stated, China should consider imposing a digital tax on technology companies that hold vast amounts of user data. “Some third-party platform-like enterprises hold a large amount of users data, just like holding precious mineral mines,” said the state-backed…

Brazil backs U.S.-led global alliance for Huawei-free 5G Network

In a significant development, the Brazilian government said it has backed Washington’s push to build a global alliance of Clean Network that excludes technology companies that are manipulated by governments including China’s Communist regime. The development came in the wake of Keith Krach, U.S. Under secretary of state for economic growth, energy and environment, advising…

Amazon’s cloud business facing antitrust scrutiny from FTC

As per a Bloomberg report citing sources familiar with the matter at hand the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has broadened its scrutiny of Amazon.com Inc beyond its retail operations and now includes its cloud-computing business as well. As per the report, U.S. antitrust enforcers have been asking software companies questions pertaining to Amazon Web…

Intel files antitrust lawsuit against SoftBank-owned Fortress Investment Group over patent practises

Fortress’ efforts to gather patents essentially amounts to anti-competitive behavior since these acquisitions were driven by the notion that they will be cheaper than what technology companies would be willing to pay to avoid lawsuits. U.S. semiconductor giant, Intel Corp, has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp-owned investment company alleging that the…

Vodafone found security vulnerabilities in Huawei equipment in 2011 & 2012

While software vulnerabilities are a common occurrence and Huawei was quick to patch them, what the Chinese telecom equipment maker keeps side stepping is the fact that it cannot avoid being a vehicle for Chinese intelligence since it has to comply to China’s 2017 cybersecurity law. On Tuesday, Europe’s biggest telecom group Vodafone stated, it…