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The EU cracks down on Big Tech
Mar 7, 2024

The EU cracks down on Big Tech

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The Digital Markets Act goes into effect today in the EU. It’s designed to make the internet more competitive, but enforcement may be tricky.

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A new EU law aims to tame tech giants. But enforcing it could turn out to be tricky.

Mar 7, 2024
It imposes hefty fines for scofflaws. But the commission charged with enforcing it has only 80 staffers.
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Mar 7, 2024
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Reviews or "paid promotional content"? Amazon is paying users to make videos of its products

Mar 7, 2024
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