qwant News of 11/19/19
US Search Market Needs A ‘Choice Screen’ Remedy Now, Says DuckDuckGo
US regulators shouldn’t be sitting on their hands while the 50+ state, federal and congressional antitrust investigations of Google to grind along, search rival DuckDuckGo argues. It’s put out a piece of research today that suggests ...
Private Search Engine Qwant’S New CEO Is Mozilla Europe Veteran Tristan Nitot
French startup Qwant , whose non-tracking search engine has been gaining traction in its home market as a privacy-respecting alternative to Google, has made a change to its senior leadership team as it gears up for the next phase of growth. Former ...
Google To Auction Slots On Android Default Search ‘Choice Screen’ In Europe Next Year, Rivals Cry ‘Pay-To-Play’ Foul
Starting early next year Google will present Android users in Europe with a search engine choice screen when handsets bundle its own search service by default. In a blog post announcing the latest change to flow from the European Union’s ...
Privacy Policies Are Still Too Horrible To Read In Full
A year on from Europe’s flagship update to the pan-EU data protection framework the Commission has warned that too many privacy policies are still too hard to read and has urged tech companies to declutter and clarify their T&Cs. (So full ...
Trump’S Huawei Ban Also Causing Tech Shocks In Europe
The escalating US-China trade war that’s seen Chinese tech giant Huawei slapped on a US trade blacklist is causing ripples of shock across Europe too, as restrictions imposed on US companies hit regional suppliers concerned they could face US ...
How A Blockchain Startup With 1m Users Is Working To Break Your Google Habit
The antitrust argument that says big tech needs breaking up to stop platforms abusing competition and consumers in a two-faced role as seller and (manipulative) marketplace may only just be getting going on a mainstream political stage — but ...
Fleksy’S AI Keyboard Is Getting A Store To Put Mini Apps At Chatters’ Fingertips
Remember Fleksy ? The customizable Android keyboard app has a new trick up its sleeve: It’s adding a store where users can find and add lightweight third party apps to enhance their typing experience. Right now it’s launched a taster, ...
Ahead Of Third Antitrust Ruling, Google Announces Fresh Tweaks To Android In Europe
Google is widely expected to be handed a third antitrust fine in Europe this week, with reports suggesting the European Commission’s decision in its long-running investigation of AdSense could land later today. Right on cue the search ...
Google Has Quietly Added DuckDuckGo As A Search Engine Option For Chrome Users In ~60 Markets
In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google’s popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market — expanding the choice of search product users can pick ...
Apple’S Increasingly Tricky International Trade-Offs
Far from Apple’s troubles in emerging markets and China , the company is attracting the ire of what should really be a core supporter demographic naturally aligned with the pro-privacy stance CEO Tim Cook has made into his public soapbox in ...
Google Still Claimed To Be Blocking Search Rivals On Android, Despite Europe’S Antitrust Action
Mobile licensing changes made by Google this fall , when it tweaked terms for OEMs wanting to license its Android smartphone platform on devices destined for the European market, don’t appear to be offering succour to search rivals — ...