<a href="https://pando.com/2016/03/02/facebook-latest-tech-giant-face-european-antitrust-investigation/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Facebook is the latest tech giant to face a European antitrust investigation</a> ... there is seemingly no large tech company exempt - including Apple.
But, as far as I can tell, more often than not, it is all about whether they are paying the right taxes, using power to broker better commercial deals or trampling over citizen rights … none of which we bother to think about in the USA. I think that is why we are always surprised when the EEC seems to pick on US companies. I am not a big fan of the Eurocrats – but I do like their stance one protection of the citizen.
Unlike here where we tap the Executive chairman of Alphabet to make the Pentagon more Google-ish … let’s hope it iI only about the stuff in the article!
Interesting really. In the USA people vote for a government who then make sure that corporations are protected. In Europe, the faceless ‘unelected’ bureaucrats go out of their way to ensure that the people are protected.
… and talking about companies trampling over people’s rights – how about entire countries ?