Uh oh, Google is in trouble. The European Commission had been running an investigation on Google and their practices and have found Google guilty of unfairly directing users to its own products rather than those of its rivals. The commissioner Margrethe Vestager confirmed today that Google has been fined 2.72 Billion dollars. This is the biggest penalty the commission has handed out since Intel’s fine of 1.4 billion dollars back in 2014. In a statement, Vestager said: “Google has come up with many innovative products and services that have made a difference to our lives. That’s a good thing. But Google’s strategy for its comparison shopping service wasn’t just about attracting customers by making its product better than those of its rivals. Instead, Google abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results, and demoting those of competitors.” This is actually illegal under the EU antitrust rules. Google has been told to change their ways and comply with the rules within 90 days or face additional fines. Dang google. You’ve been shady.
Another ransomware attack is happening right now across Europe. As of right now, the hackers behind this ransomware attack have not be identified but it seems that Ukraine is being hindered the most as the National Bank of Ukraine is reportedly unable to even perform basic functions of a bank thanks to this attack. Other attacks have been reported at the state telecom, municipal metro, and even the airport. This attack seems to also have spread to Danish shipping company Maersk, Russia’s oil company Rosneft to even several recorded cases in the US. The origins of the attack are still unclear, but Ukraine seems to be responding to the attack with good humor. the country’s official Twitter account responded by urging citizens not to panic after the news of the attack broke. And they included the “this is fine” meme in the tweet.
It’s time for some of that good old bem bem bem bem bem lightning round.
Yahoo is rolling out a revamped and rebuilt mail application called Yahoo Mail Pro. Apparently, there are still 225 million monthly active users for Yahoo mail. I honestly didn’t know
Samsung is looking to shift their focusing on 6nm chips instead of 7nm chips since they won’t be making the Snapdragon 845. 6nm production is expected to start in 2019
That Asus notebook that was shown off during the NVIDIA keynote at Computex, the ROG Zephyrus, is now available. MSRP starts at $2699 for the GTX 1080 model with the 1070 model coming in August for $2299
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds next update this week will see two new weapons being added to the game, as well as destructible shacks, vehicles that won’t just spawn facing east, loot items while moving and of course improved server performance. I’m super excited to try and blow up some shacks in PUBG… so like you know, don’t hide in them.
And Intel just launched their new 545s series of SSDs that use a silcon motion controller and IM Flash Technologies 64 layer 3D TLC flash.
Sources for all of today’s news stories can be found in the NCIX Forum post linked in the description.
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