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European Commission Examines Alphabet, Apple and Meta’s Walled Gardens Under the DMA

The European Commission announced on March 25 open investigations into Alphabet, Apple and Meta for alleged gatekeeping (i.e., promoting their own services above competitors’) on apps and in browsers. The investigation is the first major action taken under Europe’s Digital Markets Act since the DMA’s “gatekeeper” rules went into force . . . Read more

Deadline for EU DMA Compliance Arrives for ‘Gatekeeper’ Orgs

March 7 marks the day that six major tech companies — Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta and Microsoft — must provide compliance reports for the European Union’s Digital Markets Act, which has been in effect since May 2023. Here is how these so-called “gatekeeper” companies have complied so far and . . . Read more

MWC Barcelona 2024: Humane Demonstrates Its Wearable Ai Pin

Members of the mobile and telecommunications industries have gathered at Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona, held Feb. 26-29. The main trends at MWC so far are AI, 5G and always-on connectivity. We’re rounding up the enterprise business tech news from MWC that is most relevant for IT and tech . . . Read more

LockBit Ransomware Gang’s Website Shut Down by FBI and International Law Enforcement

The U.K. National Crime Agency’s Cyber Division, the FBI and international partners have cut off ransomware threat actors’ access to LockBit’s website, which has been used as a large ransomware-as-a-service storefront. What is the LockBit ransomware group? According to CISA, LockBit was the most common type of ransomware deployed globally . . . Read more

What Do Apple’s EU App Store Changes Mean for App Developers?

In order to comply with the European Union’s Digital Markets Act, Apple announced on Jan. 25 changes to its payment system for app sellers in the EU, and that it was letting go of the hold its App Store has over iOS app distribution in the EU. As well as . . . Read more

EU’s AI Act: Europe’s New Rules for Artificial Intelligence

The European Union reached a provisional agreement on its much-anticipated Artificial Intelligence Act on Dec. 8, becoming the first global power to pass rules governing the use of AI. The legislation outlines EU-wide measures designed to ensure that AI is used safely and ethically, and includes limitations on the use . . . Read more

VMware Explore Barcelona 2023: Enhanced Private AI and Sovereign Cloud Services Announced

VMware’s Private AI platform will include interoperability with Intel, IBM’s watsonx and Kyndryl. Image: Adobe Stock/CrazyCloud Cloud computing company VMware rolled out new cloud, AI, edge and data services at VMware Explore Barcelona 2023 on November 7. The new private AI and sovereign cloud services reflect the increased adoption of . . . Read more

Amazon Web Services Launches Independent European Cloud as Calls for Data Sovereignty Grow

The AWS Sovereign Cloud will be physically and logically separate from other AWS clouds and has been designed to comply with Europe’s stringent data laws. Image: Stack Commerce Amazon Web Services has launched an independent cloud for Europe designed for public sector customers and companies operating in highly regulated industries . . . Read more

New Cyberattack From Winter Vivern Exploits a Zero-Day Vulnerability in Roundcube Webmail

After reading the technical details about this zero-day that targeted governmental entities and a think tank in Europe and learning about the Winter Vivern threat actor, get tips on mitigating this cybersecurity attack. ESET researcher Matthieu Faou has exposed a new cyberattack from a cyberespionage threat actor known as Winter . . . Read more

Software Supply Chain Security Attacks Up 200%: New Sonatype Research

Attacks on software supply chains increased dramatically in 2023, with an increase of 200% compared to 2022, according to Sonatype’s new report. Also, vulnerabilities are still present in downloaded dependencies, which is a reason why more regulations and processes in software development are needed. This research from Sonatype, a U.S.-based . . . Read more