New European proposals would go after non-banking payment methods in an effort to curb the flow of money to terrorist activities. Meanwhile in America, the first debit card for bitcoin just became available. »
Google says it shouldn’t be punished for allegedly abusing its search dominance in Europe because it provides a free service to users. »
A new court ruling from the European Court of Justice deems invalid a legal framework that has untul now been used to justify the free transfer of data between the European Union and the U.S..
Qualcomm is in the early stages of an EU anti-trust investigation because... it’s better at what it does than everyone else? »
Google is the most popular search engine in the world, to the point where I feel dumb typing “Google is the most popular search engine in the world” because holy shit, you already know. But ubiquity is not synonymous with benevolence. The EU’s new lawsuit against the search giant brings up larger issues. »
The EU is notoriously sensitive about how its crops are grown—but this weekend, it will begin allowing companies to apply labels and barcodes directly onto produce using lasers. The new legislation—which has taken three years to pass—was spearheaded by a Spanish company called Laser Food (natch), which has developed… »
EU competition police have handed Microsoft an enormous $730m fine, after the software giant admitted that a "technical error" saw new Windows machines arriving without the option to choose a default web browser. »
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was an EU treaty to protect copyright—but many feared that it was too restrictive and would in turn lead to online censorship. Fortunately the European Parliament has has just rejected the agreement. The internet lives to fight another day. »