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Antitrust Broken Internet

Apple,Amazon,Facebook,Google – Absolute power corrupts absolutely

Monopolies harm the economy and democracy and businesses like Apple, Amazon, Facebook & Google have gotten too powerful and we risk heading towards an uncertain future without privacy and full of abuses! The recent investigation report is as obvious as can be: Amazon: The platform has monopoly power over many small- and medium-sized businesses that do […]

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Ugly “Worm” in Apple MacBook M1 – Excessive SSD usage !

I am not and I have never been a big fan of Apple products and the reason is old and I have it since I got my hands on an interesting but (it turned out to be useless) gadget: Apple iPod Touch ! I bought the used product and everything seemed ok, but after I […]

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Apple and Samsung fined for deliberately reducing the performance of mobile phones

Back in 2018, the Italian investigation found that software updates “significantly reduced performance”, accelerating new acquisitions: Apple & Samsung are being fined €10m and €5m respectively in Italy for the “planned obsolescence” of their smartphones! …. In a statement the antitrust watchdog said “Apple & Samsung implemented dishonest commercial practices” and that operating system updates […]

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Antitrust Broken Internet

Big Data Case – Europe lays out antitrust case against Amazon

The European Commission has informed the Amazon giant of its preliminary opinion that it has infringed EU antitrust rules by distorting competition in online retail markets. The Commission raises its issue with Amazon on a systematic basis based on the non-public business data of independent sellers selling in its market, for the benefit of Amazon’s […]

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European Union vs. Google – 10 years of investigations and still continuing !

Since 2010, the European Union has launched three separate antitrust investigations against Google for infringing EU competition law due to its dominant position in the search market. These cases have led to official allegations against Google related to Google Shopping, Google AdSense and the Android operating system. So far, Google has been found guilty of […]

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Antitrust violations – Google and Facebook engaged in fixing prices of ads to undermine ad competition

[…] Google and Facebook committed to setting ad prices and continued to cooperate, although the section was heavily drafted and made it unclear how and when the companies would have used the “market allocation agreement”. Facebook has received a number of benefits, including access to Google data and policy exceptions that have allowed its customers […]

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Antitrust Broken Internet

Google antitrust lawsuit – abusing its market power to manipulate searches and squeeze competition

According to the lawsuit, Google methodically buried competitors’ sites and services in their own search results – despite the fact that these competitors paid Google for advertising services – and at the same time visibly displayed their own reviews. or competing services. This has prevented companies from creating specialized services that could have challenged Google […]