Germany has opened an antitrust probe into Apple’s App Tracking Transparency framework. This follows a probe initiated by Poland in late 2021, and the expression of concerns along similar lines by both France and the UK.
German fuel suppliers have been hit by a cyber attack threatens fuel supply. Nature of attack has yet to be identified, but the extent of the disruption would indicate ransomware or a malicious malware attack that wiped files.
An investigative report conducted by two of Germany's biggest newspapers and two of its public radio broadcasting stations has found that the country's government secretly purchased the controversial Pegasus spyware in late 2020.
Following a recent antitrust complaint in France, Apple's new App Tracking Transparency framework is facing a similar challenge in Germany from a coalition of industry associations.
Germany set a new precedent with an antitrust ruling against Facebook, forcing the company to make major changes to their data collection practices – German users are to be given a greater degree of notice and choice in how their data is used.