Dont break up big tech regulate data access, says EU antitrust chief

Breaking up tech giants should be a measure of last resort, the European Union’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, has suggested. “To break up a company, to break up private property would be very far reaching and you would need to have a very strong case that it would produce better results for consumers in the marketplace than what you could do with more mainstream tools,” she warned this weekend, speaking in a SXSW interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher. “We’re dealing with private property. Businesses that are built and invested in and become successful because of their innovation.” Vestager has built a reputation for being feared by tech giants, thanks to a number of major (and often expensive) interventions since she …

Bodies of Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi found in Himalayas

Men went missing almost a fortnight ago while ascending mountain in Pakistan The bodies of Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi, the British and Italian climbers who went missing a fortnight ago, have been found on the mountain Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. Italys ambassador to Pakistan, Stefano Pontecorvo, said on Saturday that the search team had confirmed that silhouettes spotted on the mountain through telescope and pics beyond reasonable doubt were the bodies of the two men. Map Four Spanish rescuers were flown in by a military helicopter on Monday, joining Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara at base camp to conduct the search. On Twitter, Pontecorvo wrote: With great sadness I inform that the search for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard is …

What should Europe do with its captured ISIS followers?

(CNN)When a 19-year-old British teenager who ran away to join ISIS in Syria announced her desire to return home, it blew open the long-simmering question of what governments should do with returning jihadis and their families. Begum’s case represents the legal and moral conundrum facing countries as ISIS nears its final defeat in southeastern Syria, with potentially hundreds of jihadists — many currently in jail or refugee camps — wanting to come home. No legal obligation to assist ISIS followers There is little political will in Europe to allow former ISIS fighters to return, as shown by the UK Home Office’s decision to revoke Begum’s citizenship. At its height, ISIS controlled an area the size of Great Britain and ruled …