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Apple tweaks third-party dating app payment rules to comply with Dutch regulator’s order | Engadget

Apple has announced a handful of changes to its rules related to dating app payments in order to comply with orders from the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). If you’ll recall, the regulator had ordered the tech giant to allow third-party payments in locally available dating apps by January this year. A Reuters […]

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Technology

Apple’s giving up ground in its App Store fight with Dutch regulators and Tinder

Apple announced on Friday that it’s once again updated its rules about how Dutch dating apps can use third-party payment systems, after the company had “productive conversations with the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM).” The updated rules give developers more flexibility about which payment systems they use, change the language users see when […]

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Science

EU regulators ‘dismissed evidence’ linking glyphosate to rodent tumours

EU regulators dismissed key scientific evidence linking glyphosate to rodent tumours in a positive assessment they gave for continued sales of the substance last week, according to a new report by environmental campaigners. Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used weedkiller and its EU relicensing has become a touchstone in a wider battle between environmentalists […]

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Technology

UK financial regulators to get powers to inspect cloud computing data centres

The UK’s financial regulators will be given new powers to make onsite visits to cloud computing companies, including public cloud hyperscale providers Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, as part of proposals by HM Treasury to bring “critical services” used by financial firms under greater scrutiny. About half of all UK cloud infrastructure is […]

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Business

Frontier offers $250 million reverse breakup fee if regulators block Spirit merger

A Frontier Airlines plane near a Spirit Airlines plane at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 16, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Frontier Airlines’ parent company on Thursday said it would pay a $250 million reverse breakup fee to Spirit Airlines if regulators don’t approve the planned combination of […]

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Science

Texas environmental officials found to be ‘reluctant regulators ’who must restore public trust

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality should continue to exist but has several areas that need improvement. That’s the conclusion, following a lengthy review, of the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, the state entity tasked with evaluating certain Texas governmental agencies and recommending whether they be discontinued or how they can be made more effective. The […]

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Finance

FirstFT: UK regulators lack staff to deliver Brexit

Good morning. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Sign up to our Asia, Europe/Africa or Americas edition to get it sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning Three UK regulators are struggling to recruit and train enough staff to implement the government’s promise to deliver Brexit benefits, a report by […]

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UK regulators struggle to recruit staff to deliver post-Brexit functions

Three key UK regulators are struggling to recruit and train enough staff to implement the government’s promise to deliver Brexit benefits, a report by the spending watchdog has found. The National Audit Office found that the shortages had left the Competition and Markets Authority, the Health and Safety Executive and the Food Standards Agency facing […]

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Sex: Woman’s underwear that protects against the spread of STIs approved by US regulators

Made of a vanilla-flavoured latex that is about as thin as a condom, “Lorals for Protection” come in two styles — regular “bikinis” and “shorties”, which are briefs. They are designed to form a seal around the inside of the thigh, thereby keeping fluids in and maintaining a barrier between sexual partners while still allowing […]

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Gaming

Hitting the Books: US regulators are losing the fight against Big Tech | Engadget

Today’s technology landscape is dominated by a small cadre of massive corporations with the likes of Meta, Amazon and Google snapping up fledgling startups before they can grow into potential competitors, ignoring labor laws that don’t suit their immediate needs, and generally operating like the dystopian corpro-villains Johnny Mnemonic warned us about. Traditionally, state regulation […]