Another EU fine

Google it aint me
Jun 5 44 Comments

At this point, it’s starting to feel like the EU has found a lucrative source of revenue and they are trying to milk it as much as they can.

When are US companies going to stand against this insanity?

Another EU fine

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TOP 44 Comments
  • Cruise Automation slwpquxle
    Or Google could, I don’t know, respect EU laws and their customers.
    Jun 5 2
  • Wells Fargo qUyB01
    They are repaying what the US did to their banks 🤣
    Jun 5 5
    • Autodesk sodjdjekrm
      Banks are evil corporations that have been hoarding wealth stolen from invaded countries for generations, we need a reset button or countries start paying reparations, return all the resources stolen to the countries
      Jun 5
    • Intel pFVD84
      Lol
      Jun 5
    • Google / Eng JLrC80
      Lay off the pipe for a little while autodesk...
      Jun 5
    • Autodesk sodjdjekrm
      What pipe? You want me to forget history ?

      you should stay off the monetary treadmill you’re on and see the corporations for what theyre
      Jun 5
    • Wells Fargo qUyB01
      What about the countries that have actually done the stealing?
      Jun 5
  • Lyft ×××
    EU has laws that will find a way to fine any company operating in the EU and any country in the EU. Tax laws, environmental laws, data protection laws etc. They set CO2 emission caps for all EU countries and fine them billions for exceeding their limit. Carmakers will face up to $12bn in fines for missing EU's target to cut CO2 emissions. What do you expect for tech giants? You can't have too much power and not have any repercussions.
    Jun 5 7
    • Google it aint me
      OP
      Sounds like EU is the one having “too much power without any repercussions”
      Jun 5
    • SAP / Mgmt
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      Why’s that? It’s a legal system that has to be navigated just like the US legal system. Think of the cases against Bell, MSFT, the American banks after 2008 etc.
      Jun 5
    • Google it aint me
      OP
      Who said the US legal system is any better?
      Jun 5
    • Cruise Automation slwpquxle
      It’s no different to what the US does, they just do it through oppressive tax laws. The EU understands things like climate change — rather than pretending they don’t exist — and uses their legal system to enforce things that benefit consumers and the world.

      It should be applauded. Your stock will be fine, don’t worry.
      Jun 5
    • Google it aint me
      OP
      > Your stock will be `fine`

      Pun intended? 😆
      Jun 5
    • Lyft ×××
      @OP, not really because it benefits the countries that are member states of the EU. Meaning that when Google pays out their fines, those countries will have to contribute less to the yearly EU budget. Whatever fines EU collects just goes right back to their yearly budget anyway. That budget directly "finance policies carried out at European level (such as agriculture, regional development, space, trans-European networks, research and innovation, health, education and culture, migration, border protection and humanitarian aid." Only thing is richer countries pay out more to that budget every year, however each member state also get a little bit more of what they pay out from the EU too. Bit complex but I don't think that this means EU has too much power other than they have laws to protect citizens and aggressive targets to reduce Europe's CO2 emissions. I don't think the same can be much said for the US.
      Jun 5
    • Autodesk sodjdjekrm
      Wish there was analytics of all the companies on the planet and their purpose and emission cost and start reducing the production of unnecessary stuff
      Jun 5
  • Intel pFVD84
    The problem with the EU system isn’t their findings, it’s that the process is bullshit. You don’t even have to prove that consumers were impacted for the EU to fine you billions of dollars.

    At some point, a significant tech company will grow balls and say Europeans are no longer permitted to use their product.

    Or Trump retaliates with auto tariffs.

    Either one should have the desired outcome.
    Jun 5 7
    • Autodesk sodjdjekrm
      Yes, please ban the tech, it will do a world of good😀

      People will start protesting on streets instead of fighting in the comments section
      Jun 5
    • Autodesk sodjdjekrm
      Its like always, fight between the old money and the new money, while the rich keeps fighting, the poor public will think democracy is real😀
      Jun 5
    • Intel pFVD84
      @JlrC80 Lol, the google fines started under Obama regime.
      Jun 5
    • New TC
      lol, that will never happen. EU is the biggest market in the world. They will fine and take as much as they want
      Jun 5
    • Intel pFVD84
      EU will only be around another 10 years or so - they should just delay until it falls apart
      Jun 5
    • New TC
      why do you think that?
      Jun 5
    • Intel pFVD84
      Brexit was the first step. South Europeans will realize they are better off with their own currency (they can devalue), and Germans won’t want to pay the debts of Italians/French.
      Jun 6
  • Autodesk sodjdjekrm
    😀 what google is trying to do in the name of AI/ML in medical industry is even more insane.
    Jun 5 6
    • Qualcomm NqAf57
      What do you mean?
      Jun 5
    • Autodesk sodjdjekrm
      There’s a propaganda by the rich thatAI/ML will revolutionize medical industry but all theyre trying to do is use what could be a falsely misinterpreted data from the existing fake medical devices to find patterns. All that sounds great but when its pretty clear that the existing data is not clean or accurate, it would falsely identify diseases that may not exist and this can be exploited in poor nations, rich stay richer when poor are scared for their lives. Which is why trickle down economics wins cause, the herd is too busy trying to fit in the circus
      Jun 5
    • Microsoft MSFTBRO
      That’s some fear mongering shit sir.
      Jun 5
    • Autodesk sodjdjekrm
      Its not tho, thats the patterns ive been observing after the fb scandal, someone at top are desperately trying to get hold of the lost control. After trump won, there was sudden rush in propaganda in blockchain/quantum mechanics/medical industry/ML

      The rich need control and more dangling carrots to sell to public, fb worked like a quick fix for the dwindling economy, now its time for something else until the public catches on
      Jun 5
    • VMware / Product lRQQ72
      Autodesk, I got tinfoil hat to sell. For you, special discount available...
      Jun 5
    • Autodesk sodjdjekrm
      😀you will need it soon
      Jun 6
  • Amazon PIPorGTFO
    You were not saying anything when BNP Paribas got fined 8B in the US
    Jun 5 4
    • Google it aint me
      OP
      I don’t follow news of the financial sector so I haven’t heard of the BNP case and I don’t know the details.

      But anyway, it sounds like the same shit. Governments milking businesses.
      Jun 5
    • SAP / Mgmt
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      Yeah right. “I haven’t read anything about it, but I have an opinion that I need to blurt out.”
      Jun 5
    • Google it aint me
      OP
      I said “it sounds like” specifically because I don’t know the details to tell for sure. What’s your opinion on the matter (since you apparently have more info than I do)?
      Jun 5
    • SAP / Mgmt
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      The BNP case is rooted in a business/Bank which by choice and with a system in place circumvented US sanctions.

      It’s secondary to question if these sanctions should be in place, because BNP didn’t do it for the good of mankind but to make money regardless of any ethical or national security argument. They refused to work with authorities which hindered the government’s ability to prosecute.

      This all has in my opinion almost nothing to do with what’s discussed here about the EU situation, but your statement of “Government milking business” stands for itself and for the mindset of person writing it.
      Jun 5
  • Nvidia bcash
    Somebody needs to beat privacy eroding companies over the head when they're mind sucking the world into oblivion.

    Why not the EU?
    Jun 5 2
    • Autodesk sodjdjekrm
      I wish Indian governments did the same and took back all the wealth that has been stolen for centuries
      Jun 5
    • Nvidia bcash
      Only to see whichever state that's involved push back against their oppressor just like Ireland did!
      Jun 5
  • Twitter Oomnj
    Cuz the EU doesn’t have a tech industry they just tax the US ones
    Jun 5 1
    • Google it aint me
      OP
      EU provides really good healthcare and retirement benefits. Now I know where all those benefits are coming from.
      Jun 5
  • Microsoft MSFTBRO
    They are standing up by repealing...
    What else do you expect Google to do against EU? Invade Poland?
    Jun 5 1
    • Google it aint me
      OP
      Individual companies appealing isn’t enough. US companies must collectively stand together against EU. I’m sure together they’ll find a way to apply pressure and stop this madness, or at least reduce it.
      Jun 5

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