Techdirt: Leading Open Access Supporters Ask EU To Investigate Elsevier’s Alleged ‘Anti-Competitive Practices’

Techdirt: Leading Open Access Supporters Ask EU To Investigate Elsevier’s Alleged ‘Anti-Competitive Practices’. “Back in the summer, we wrote about the paleontologist Jon Tennant, who had submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission regarding the relationship between the publishing giant Elsevier and the EU’s Open Science Monitor. Now Tennant has joined with another leading supporter of open access, Björn Brembs, in an even more direct attack on the company and its practices, reported here by the site Research Europe…”

Bloomberg Quint: Why You Should Ditch Google’s Favorite Data Collection Tools

Bloomberg Quint: Why You Should Ditch Google’s Favorite Data Collection Tools. “On Tuesday, Google proposed a remedy to comply with a July European Commission ruling that came with a $5 billion fine. The proposal confirms the validity of the European antitrust regulators’ complaint: The search giant really wants consumers to use only two of its mobile apps — Google Search and Google Chrome. That’s a good reason not to use them.”

Techdirt: Louisiana’s Attorney General Wants To Break Up Google Over ‘Bias’

Techdirt: Louisiana’s Attorney General Wants To Break Up Google Over ‘Bias’. “The latest in this ridiculous political fight over the claimed, but not proven, ‘political bias’ found in search results and social media is that Louisiana’s Attorney General says we should break up the big internet companies because of it.”

Business Insider: The White House is considering an an antitrust investigation into ‘online platform bias’ at Google and Facebook

Business Insider: The White House is considering an an antitrust investigation into ‘online platform bias’ at Google and Facebook. “The White House has drafted a text of a proposed executive order for President Donald Trump that would trigger an antitrust investigation into Google and Facebook, according to Bloomberg.”

France24: Turkey Fines Google Over Competition Infringements

France24: Turkey fines Google over competition infringements. “Turkey’s Competition Authority has fined US tech giant Google around $15 million for violating competition rules in sales of mobile software. The Competition Authority (RK) said it was fining Google just over 93 million Turkish lira ($14.93 million).”

BetaNews: Microsoft quietly stops interfering with Chrome and Firefox installations on Windows 10

BetaNews: Microsoft quietly stops interfering with Chrome and Firefox installations on Windows 10. “If you attempt to download and install Firefox or Chrome on an Insider build now you no longer see the message that appeared yesterday (see below). The software simply installs as you would expect it to.”