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EU targets Apple Pay in latest Big Tech antitrust case: statement

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The EU accused Apple on Monday of blocking rivals from its popular “tap-as-you-go” iPhone payment system, opening a fresh battlefront between the US tech giant and Brussels.

The European Commission, the bloc’s competition watchdog, charged the iPhone maker with preventing competitors “from accessing the necessary hardware and software” for contactless payments, “to the benefit of its own solution, Apple Pay,” an EU statement said.


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