Ireland asks Facebook to stop sending EU user data to the US

Ireland to Facebook: Please don’t send EU data to the US. Angela Lang/CNET The Irish Data Protection Commission has asked Facebook to halt transferring user data from the European Union to the US. A preliminary order was sent in late August, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Facebook confirmed the Irish DPC has begun an inquiry […]

Apple to discontinue Sign In with Apple for Epic Games accounts

Apple users will no longer be able to use “Sign in with Apple” when logging into their Epic Games accounts, starting Sept. 11. Andrew Hoyle/CNET In a further escalation in the feud between Apple and Epic Games, Apple will no longer allow Epic Games users...

Xbox Series X launches Nov. 10 for $499

The Xbox Series X will set you back $499. Microsoft Microsoft’s Xbox Series X next-gen console will be out Nov. 10 and cost $499 (£449/AU$749), it said Wednesday. That’s the same day as the stripped down Series S, which costs $299 ($249AU$499). ...

Google’s antitrust battles: What you need to know

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Getty Google is on a collision course with the government over its size and dominance.  Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is a sprawling operation whose businesses include web searches, maps, the YouTube video platform and the Android...