Crackdown On Tax Payments By Online Businesses
The European Commission is using the rulings of two cases involving Apple and Amazon, and reforming the way VAT is collected to make sure that all online businesses pay their taxes.
Augmented Reality Maps
The Ordnance Survey augmented reality (OS) Maps app will allow users to see signs identifying UK landmarks in the area they’re looking at through their phone or tablet’s camera view.
Google’s Shopping Ads Change
After receiving a €2.42 billion fine from the European Commission back in June, Google is now letting other comparison shopping services (rather than just its own Google Shopping) place ads at the top of its search results.
Tech Tip : Android Phone: Snap A Screenshot
If you see something on the screen of your android phone that you want to save and share, there’s an easy way to do it.
Rudd’s 'War' With Techies Over Encryption
After making critical comments about unhelpful techies while answering questions at a fringe meeting at the Conservative Party Conference, Home Secretary Amber Rudd is facing criticism from technical commentators about her apparent lack of understanding about the basics of encryption.
UK Moves To Subscription Economy
A recent YouGov survey of more than 2,000 people in the UK, sponsored by subscription software firm Zuora has revealed that the average monthly spend by UK adults on subscription services of all kinds has tripled in the past year.
US Government Wants Your Data
Reports from Apple and Google indicate that there has been a dramatic increase in the last year in the number of requests by the US government for user account details.
E-Currency A Real Possibility For Sweden
A year after launching an investigation into the viability of introducing an e-currency, Sweden’s central bank looks likely to introduce the ‘e-krona’ as a government-guaranteed means of payment and a digital complement to cash.
EC Pushes Tech Companies To Remove Hate
Technology companies are coming under renewed pressure, this time from the European Commission (EC), to take measures to rid their platforms of hate speech and terrorist materials, or face the threat of legislation.