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Google’s Android antitrust troubles reportedly spread to India

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Looks like Google might be in some hot water again on the international stage, this time in India. Reuters reported that four sources claimed that the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the country's antitrust watchdog, is investigating accusations against the tech giant that allege that it is abusing Android's dominance in that market to crush other competition.

According to Reuters, this is still in its very early stages. No case has been started yet, so the CCI could potentially dismiss the complaints as lacking merit.

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Google's Android antitrust troubles reportedly spread to India was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s Android antitrust troubles reportedly spread to India

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Looks like Google might be in some hot water again on the international stage, this time in India. Reuters reported that four sources claimed that the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the country's antitrust watchdog, is investigating accusations against the tech giant that allege that it is abusing Android's dominance in that market to crush other competition.

According to Reuters, this is still in its very early stages. No case has been started yet, so the CCI could potentially dismiss the complaints as lacking merit.

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Google's Android antitrust troubles reportedly spread to India was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

President Trump expected to sign executive order banning Chinese network equipment

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Huawei has been in hot water lately — governments around the world are banning its network equipment, it allegedly tried to steal technology for 'diamond glass' screens, and its CFO has been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy. A report from Politico claims that the White House is preparing to sign an executive order that would ban U.S. carriers from using Chinese telecom equipment, including products from Huawei.

The report claims that President Trump is expected to sign an executive order, possibly as soon as this coming week, that would ban the use of Chinese telecom equipment by U.S.

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President Trump expected to sign executive order banning Chinese network equipment was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Huawei and its CFO Wanzhou Ming charged with financial crimes by US Justice Department

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Things have gone from bad to worse for Huawei after its CFO was detained by Canadian authorities in December. US authorities have unsealed a 13-count indictment charging Huawei, two subsidiaries, and CFO Wanzhou Meng with an array of financial crimes including wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

According to the Justice Department, the charges stem from a multi-year scheme by Huawei to hide business activities in Iran from international financial authorities and the US government.

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Huawei and its CFO Wanzhou Ming charged with financial crimes by US Justice Department was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Petition filed] Google plans to fight Oracle’s copyright lawsuit against Android in the Supreme Court

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Oracle's copyright suit against Google for using Java APIs in Android has been an ongoing feud since 2010, and the stakes are only about to get higher. The Federal Circuit denied Google's appeal Tuesday of a March decision that found Google's use of Oracle's Java APIs was not fair use. Now, Google has stated it will take the case to the Supreme Court.

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[Update: Petition filed] Google plans to fight Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Android in the Supreme Court was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

U.S. Congress and White House working on plans to ban equipment from ZTE and Huawei

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

Huawei and ZTE, two multi-national telecommunications companies based in China, are under fire by the United States and other governments over the companies' ties to the Chinese government. ZTE nearly shut down last year over an import ban, and now it and Huawei may be prevented from selling telecommunications equipment to the United States.

According to Bloomberg, the Trump administration is considering an executive order that could "significantly restrict" Chinese state-owned telecom companies from operating in the United States.

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U.S. Congress and White House working on plans to ban equipment from ZTE and Huawei was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

EU planning yet another Google antitrust fine, this time targeting AdSense

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Google just can't catch a break in Europe. The US company has been fined $7.6 billion in the last few years over Android and Search practices, and now the EU is preparing a new penalty regarding what it views as anticompetitive AdSense contracts.

It's not yet clear when the new action will be formally announced, but Bloomberg reports that Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager could make it official "in the coming weeks." Similar allegations were leveled at Google by the European Commission back in 2016 when a fine of $2.7 billion was handed out for skewing shopping search results in a way that negatively affected smaller services.

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EU planning yet another Google antitrust fine, this time targeting AdSense was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google is testing stripped-down news results that comply with imminent new EU copyright law

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

In September 2018, the European Parliament approved new copyright legislation that could change the way the internet works forever. One aspect of the new directive would force websites to pay for snippets they use from an external source, and Google is wisely already testing a stripped-down version of its news search results in anticipation of the law change.

Although not finalized yet, Article 11 of the directive states that aggregators must pay licensing fees to content creators in order to feature snippets, and this will affect Google immensely, particularly when it comes to surfacing news results.

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Google is testing stripped-down news results that comply with imminent new EU copyright law was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

US prosecutors are seeking criminal charges against Huawei for technology theft

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

According to a report out of The Wall Street Journal this afternoon, US federal prosecutors are seeking to file criminal charges against Huawei for theft of trade secrets from several of the company's American business partners in recent years. The most well-known example under consideration by the Department of Justice, according to the Journal, is the infamous case of T-Mobile's "Tappy" smartphone testing robot. T-Mobile sued Huawei for theft of trade secrets after the latter's employees stole parts from Tappy and attempted unauthorized access to T-Mobile facilities to further spy on the robot's technology.

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US prosecutors are seeking criminal charges against Huawei for technology theft was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Westworld game that ripped off Fallout Shelter is dead, already pulled from app stores

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

The official Westworld mobile game is dead. Or, it will be: on April 16th, 2019, the game will go offline permanently - never to return (it has already been removed from the Google Play Store and Apple's App Store). Given that it requires an internet connection to play, that makes this a full-on death sentence, and the final chapter in a legal drama that's taken the better part of six months to unfold.

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Westworld game that ripped off Fallout Shelter is dead, already pulled from app stores was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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