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UK regulator refers cloud infrastructure market for investigation

Three months after the UK regulator announced its concerns around the market dominance of AWS and Microsoft, it's asking for an investigation to take place in order to improve the market for customers.

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US weighs further restrictions on chip exports to China

The Biden administration is reportedly considering placing new restrictions on the export of AI chips to China, in a move that could specifically target products previously compliant with the rules.

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EU Parliament approves AI Act, moving it closer to becoming law

EU lawmakers have approved a draft of the AI Act, setting it up for debate by EU member states before enactment into law.

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EU countries reject plan for big tech companies to fund 5G rollout

A proposal to have big tech companies that account for heavy internet traffic finance 5G and broadband expansion in Europe is facing criticism from ministers.

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After China's Micron ban, US lawmakers urge sanctions on chips from CXMT

After the Chinese government said it was banning the use of some Micron chips due to security risks, US lawmakers lobby for a ban on one of its biggest Chinese competitors.

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6G is coming sooner than you think, FCC chief Rosenworcel says

The FCC is taking lessons learned from 5G rollout as it prepares rules for 6G and presses Congress for spectrum auction authority.

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Broadcom-VMware deal faces further regulatory hurdles from EU Commission

Having concluded its initial investigation into the proposed $61 billion deal, the EU Commission remains concerned the acquisition could restrict market competition, particularly for Fiber Channel host bus adapters.

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UK regulator slams AWS, Microsoft for cloud interoperability hurdles

Communications regulator Ofcom has proposed that the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority launch an inquiry into the country's cloud sector, in particular to examine AWS and Microsoft for potential anticompetitive practices.

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US-China chip war puts global enterprises in the crosshairs

While the Biden administration’s ban on exports of certain chip technology to China is targeted at China’s military and industrial use, enterprises across the world will find their supply chains disrupted.

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The top 12 tech stories of 2022

The year highlighted how vulnerable the technology sector is to the vagaries of geopolitics and the macroeconomy, as IT giants laid off workers, regulators cracked down on tech rule-breakers, nations negotiated data security...

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US Congress rolls back proposal to restrict use of Chinese chips

After business groups argued that proposed legislation to curb use of Chinese-made semiconductors would hurt national security, lawmakers amended it—but a final vote and the president's approval of the proposed National Defense...

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VPN providers flee Indian market ahead of new data rules

The Indian government directive mandates VPN providers store information about their customers for up to five years.