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New EU rules demand more transparency, fairness in online marketplaces from Google, Amazon, and others

As a result of new European Commission rules around the transparency of online platforms, Google already outlined planned improvements to its developer relations and communication about Play Store policy compliance. However, there are wider implications for Google, Amazon, Facebook, and others as the rules governing digital practices were approved on Wednesday.

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Google introduces Android search and browser app choices for users in Europe

In the wake of the $5 billion antitrust fine it received from the European Commission last year, Google laid out plans to prompt Android users in Europe to choose a different default search or browser app. In a new blog post, Product Management Director Paul Gennai introduces the changes that will come as part of an imminent Google Play Store update.

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Qualcomm and Apple settle years-long lawsuit with licensing agreement the day after trial begins

After years of dancing around one another, the monumental legal fight between Apple and Qualcomm final came to a head on Monday as the trial itself began. The culmination of over three years of planning and potentially billions of dollars of damages, this courtroom showdown was set to be the drama of the year, but before it's even really started, it's already over. Apple and Qualcomm have reached a settlement, dropping all ongoing litigation.

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'Save the Internet Act' makes it through U.S. House of Representatives

Net neutrality is still an important topic here in the US and if you've been following the news around it, then you probably heard about the Save the Internet Act getting halfway to law, passing the House of Representatives in a 232-190 vote.

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VSCO sues PicsArt for allegedly reverse engineering photo filters

Photo filters aren't as big a business as they used to be — the early 2010s were dark times — but photo editor VSCO still takes them very seriously. The company has filed suit against the makers of fellow photo editor PicsArt, alleging that several of its filters were reverse engineered from VSCO's.

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Huawei sues U.S. government, claiming equipment and services ban is unconstitutional

In the never-ending Huawei saga, the Chinese company has decided to file a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas against the U.S. government for the latter's ban on the sale of equipment or services to government entities. Huawei asserts that said ban is unconstitutional.

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Net neutrality could return thanks to the 'Save the Internet Act'

Net neutrality is a hot button topic in many of our circles since it affects each of us who use the internet in the U.S. It carries such significance with a lot of voters that several politicians have made it part of their platforms since the original FCC rules were repealed. Yesterday, however, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the Democrats will introduce a bill this week that aims to bring back net neutrality.

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Huawei pleads not guilty to stealing trade secrets, wire fraud, and obstruction of justice

The past few months have been eventful for Huawei, to say the least. The company's network infrastructure is being banned in many countries (including possibly the U.S.), its CFO was arrested in Canada after being charged with financial crimes by the U.S., the FBI raided its San Diego facility, and it launched a foldable phone. Huawei has now pleaded not guilty to trade theft charges in a US federal court.

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Google's Android antitrust troubles reportedly spread to India

Looks like Google might be in some hot water again on the international stage, this time in India. Reuters reported that four sources claimed that the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the country's antitrust watchdog, is investigating accusations against the tech giant that allege that it is abusing Android's dominance in that market to crush other competition.

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President Trump expected to sign executive order banning Chinese network equipment

Huawei has been in hot water lately — governments around the world are banning its network equipment, it allegedly tried to steal technology for 'diamond glass' screens, and its CFO has been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy. A report from Politico claims that the White House is preparing to sign an executive order that would ban U.S. carriers from using Chinese telecom equipment, including products from Huawei.

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