Trump kills off Broadcom’s attempted takeover of Qualcomm with national security order

Donald Trump has blocked Broadcom's $142bn (£102m) takeover of US rival Qualcomm, killing the biggest technology deal ever under the assertion that it would be a threat to U.S. national security. In an order issued on Monday evening, the US president said there was "credible evidence" that led him to believe that, in buying Qualcomm, Broadcom "might take action that that threatens to impair the national security of the United States".

Russia passes law banning VPNs

On July 29 Russian president Vladimir Putin formally signed a law prohibiting the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other internet proxy services. The law was published on July 30, and will be implemented from November 1.

End of roaming charges in the EU in 2017

The European Commission announced today that Europeans will be able to make calls, use data, and send texts without any additional roaming charges anywhere in the European Union once new rules come into force next June.

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