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Google illegally tracking Android users, according to new complaint

Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems has filed a complaint against Google in France alleging that the US tech giant is illegally tracking users on Android phones without their consent. Android phones generate unique advertising codes, similar to Apple’s Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), that allow Google and third parties to track users’ browsing behavior in order …

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Google agrees to pay French publishers for news previews

THOMAS SAMSON via Getty Images Google has signed a deal with publishers in France to pay for content used for preview snippets in its news section, Reuters has reported. French regulators forced it to start negotiations with publishers last year following a contentious battle that saw Google completely remove news previews at one point. The …

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EURST Stablecoin – Reinvention of the European Economy

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/424769″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”http://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/728-by-90-2x-1-13.png” alt width=”728″ height=”90″></a></div><strong>Over the years, we have been introduced to a digital transformation, which has created and shaped communities around the world. Digital technologies have introduced newly evolved ways of how the world interacts, operates, and most of all, conducts …

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Wallex: The Rainbow in The European Grey Zone

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/411174″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”http://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/daw_1456x360-51.jpg” alt width=”1456″ height=”360″></a></div><strong>The evolution of new digital technologies has created a new shift in the value proposition for financial products and services. Digital asset management based on distributed ledger technology has opened the gates to financial institutions and regulators, with …

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Alphabet CEO: Plan to target EU commissioner was not “sanctioned” by me

Enlarge / EU Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton talks to media during a press conference in June. Thierry Monasse | Getty Images The chief executive of Google’s parent company Alphabet has apologized to Thierry Breton after an internal document laid out a plan to attack the EU commissioner and promised that such tactics were …

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Netherlands registers first consumer-facing crypto platform since AMLD5

Crypto exchange BLOX received the go-ahead to operate in the Netherlands, making it the first platform to do so since the country implemented the European Union’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, or AMLD5. “BLOX is the first consumer-focused cryptocurrency company that will be included in the registry of the Dutch Central Bank,” the company said in …

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Privacy-Focused Brave Users Can Now Purchase Bitcoin Cash Through Bitcoin.com

The Silk Road Balance Sheet Discrepancy: Bitcoin Worth $4.8 Billion Still Missing The original Silk Road marketplace has been shut down for well over seven years now and to this day, 444,000 bitcoin worth $4.8 billion is still missing. Just recently, a report focused on those funds discusses one of the market’s … read more. …

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EU reportedly drafts ‘hit list’ of big tech companies to face stricter rules

Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images It’s no secret that the European Union wants a further crackdown on tech giants, and it may use a simple shortlist to decide which companies face new restrictions. Financial Times sources say the EU is drafting a “hit list” of up to 20 big tech firms that would face …

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ECB to consider further digital euro study in 2021

The European Central Bank (ECB) could begin seriously considering and studying the digital euro by mid-2021, the bank said in a report released Oct. 2.  The report examined how a digital euro may impact retail payments and how it can protect payments in the future. It also looks at how virtual currencies could fit within …

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European Union Seeks Strict Regulation of Crypto and Stablecoins in New Draft Law

The European Commission, the executive arm of the E.U., has drawn up regulation to tightly monitor cryptocurrencies it considers “significant”, including asset-backed stablecoins like Facebook’s libra. Euractiv, a European news outlet, first reported the news on Sept.10, citing a leaked 167-page draft crypto proposal. According to the report, the regulation will seek to tackle bitcoin’s …

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