Peter SayerIDG News Service Paris bureau chief, IDG News Service

Peter Sayer covers open source software, European intellectual property legislation, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

Russian authority finds Google guilty of antitrust abuses

Google abuses its dominant market position to force smartphone vendors to install its apps on Android phones, the Russian antitrust authority has ruled.

Apple brings down apps, mainly Chinese ones, with malware

Intel sets up talking shop to improve automotive security

Intel is creating the Automotive Security Review Board to help the automotive industry use its hardware in a secure way -- and to persuade security researchers to help it find bugs in its own automotive hardware.

Google names ex-Hyundai exec head of its self-driving car operations

Google has appointed John Krafcik, a former Hyundai exec and more recently president of auto sales website Truecar, to run its self-driving car operations.

French ISPs petition court to overturn secret foreign surveillance decree

Two French ISPs have asked France's highest court to overturn a secret government decree defining how French security services can scoop up foreign Internet traffic. They claim the decree is unconstitutional.

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Intel ponies up $50 million for quantum computing research

Fully functional quantum computers are still a dozen years off, which is why Intel needs to invest in fundamental research now, according to CEO Brian Krzanich.

This lawyer is building a platform for companies to seek antitrust redress from Google

Everyone wants to build a platform -- including the lawyers behind GRIP (Google Redress and Integrity Platform). The group offers companies that think they have been hurt by Google's business practices a way to evaluate potential claims for antitrust damages in European courts.

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Leading AI researchers, scientists call for a ban on autonomous weapons

Ban weapons that choose their targets before they start an arms race, say Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and other signatories of an open letter

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French surveillance law is constitutional, highest court says

The French equivalent to the Patriot Act has passed its last legislative hurdle on its way to becoming law.

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Cisco quits set-top box market, sells business to Technicolor

Cisco is selling its Connected Devices business -- yet at the same time counting on connecting billions of devices

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UK High Court gives government nine months to rewrite data retention law

A hastily-introduced law forcing communications operators to retain metadata for law enforcement use is unlawful, the UK High Court said

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Europe prepares to enforce its take on net neutrality

With the publication of a draft telecommunications law, the European Union's plans for net neutrality are clear

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Uber throws in the towel in battle with French taxi drivers

The company has suspended its UberPop service in France following attacks from taxi drivers unhappy with the service

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Android phone vendors should improve update policies, consumer organization says

Android phone manufacturers are letting customers down by failing to provide timely updates to newer, more secure operating system software

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Austrian court dismisses class action suit against Facebook

The court said it has no jurisdiction over the case; the complainant plans to appeal

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EU sets June 2017 as date to end mobile roaming charges

A compromise on roaming regulations agreed on Monday night still needs approval from member states and the European Parliament