Monday, November 29, 2021

Europe plans to regulate big tech

The European Parliament will begin discussing from the middle of next year two bills that empower consumers and regulators and puts limits on the predatory market practices of Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft.

The European Union is on the way to becoming the first global power to regulate core aspects of big tech business: if two specific rules are passed, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook should stop selling their own services with privileges within of their platforms. This is the case of Google's advertising service. The project requires it to give space to other ad servers and providers to compete on equal terms with Google Adsense within the Google platform. For this to happen, the European Parliament should fulfill its commitment to start dealing with the two bills in 2022. Both texts were presented by authorities of the European Commission in December 2020 as the European “digital package.” One is the Law of Digital Services, and the other, the Law of Digital Markets.

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Honduras · Politics23/11/2021

Vote on next Sunday could result in election of first woman as president of the country

Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, from the opposite party Libre, leads the preferences. In second place and at a certain distance appears the official candidate Nasry Asfura. The electoral campaign was marked by reports of corruption and collusion with drug trafficking.

Chile · Politics18/11/2021

Chile elects president on Sunday amid uncertainty over outcome

The voters, 15 million people, will have to choose between seven candidates. There are 50% undecided. The favorites to go to the second round are the leftist Gabriel Boric and the rightist José Antonio Kast.

Colombia · Politics10/11/2021

Carmen Valderrama's challenge is to clean up the Mintic’s image

Carmen Valderrama was appointed as the new ICT minister after Karen Abudinen, suspected of corruption, resigned. The connectivity and legal challenges she faces with just 10 months in office.

Costa Rica · Politics08/11/2021

Alvarado insists, but digital literacy does not advance in Costa Rica

The president of the country has encountered strong opposition within his party, in the control body and between operators and the private sector in general. What is at stake is US$ 22 million annually.

Nicaragua · Politics04/11/2021

Daniel Ortega seeks his fifth term in a hostile climate and after a virulent campaign on social networks

Nicaraguans will go to the polls this Sunday for the presidential elections. The prelude to the vote was characterized by attacks on social networks against opponents, arrested candidates and the closure of Facebook and YouTube accounts. Ortega has been in office since 2007.

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Globales · Software and Applications 03/12/2021

Nasdaq plans to migrate its North American markets to AWS in 2022

Brasil · Operators · Equipment Providers and Network Solutions 03/12/2021

Algar Telecom/Nokia carry out 5G tests in Uberaba

Brasil · Satellites · Internet & OTT · Regulation 03/12/2021

Ministry of Communications requests an additional credit of US$ 10 million for connectivity

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