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Europol launches international cybercrime task force

Europol launched a cybercrime task force Monday to fight online crime in the EU and other countries.

By Loek Essers | 02 September, 2014 00:47

Tags: Europol, security, legal, cybercrime

European 700MHz band should be freed for mobile broadband by 2020, report says

Europe's 700MHz band should be freed for mobile broadband by 2020, a report to the European Commission recommends.

By Loek Essers | 01 September, 2014 23:34

Tags: GSMA, telecommunication, european commission, regulation, government

Nokia's navigation service Here comes to Samsung smartwatch and Galaxy

Samsung has partnered with Nokia to bring navigation service Here to its new smartwatch and Galaxy Android phones.

By Loek Essers | 29 August, 2014 22:54

Tags: mobile applications, Nokia, Samsung Electronics, mobile

EU funds IT projects to help with flood monitoring and protection

The EU is investing in IT to help it and its citizens protect themselves from floods.

By Loek Essers | 29 August, 2014 01:03

Tags: mobile applications, european commission, Health and safety, mobile, environment

Widespread Time Warner Cable disruption affects Internet service subscribers

An issue with Time Warner Cable's Internet backbone disrupted the company's Internet and on demand services on Wednesday morning, the company said.

By Loek Essers | 27 August, 2014 23:49

Tags: Time Warner Cable, internet

Gartner: After slump, server sales rise again in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Server shipments and revenue grew for the first time since 2011 in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a trend likely to continue in the second half of the year, according Gartner.

By Loek Essers | 27 August, 2014 22:59

Tags: Gartner, servers, hardware systems

Twitter expands European advertising network

Twitter has expanded its advertising network to 12 mostly central and eastern European markets, the company said Tuesday.

By Loek Essers | 26 August, 2014 20:05

Tags: advertising, Internet-based applications and services, twitter, internet, social media

PlayStation network back online after DDoS attack

Sony's PlayStation and Entertainment networks are back online after they were forced offline by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, the company said late Sunday.

By Loek Essers | 25 August, 2014 22:11

Tags: security, sony

Austrian court rejects Facebook 'class action' privacy suit, refers it to another court

A 'class action' suit against Facebook over its privacy policies was rejected by the commercial court of Vienna, and referred to the regional court in the same city, a commercial court spokesman said Friday.

By Loek Essers | 08 August, 2014 22:08

Tags: security, legal, Civil lawsuits, privacy, Facebook

Proxy server operator arrested by British copyright police

A 20-year-old British man was arrested for running the Immunicity proxy server, which provided access to 36 other websites that had been blocked for offering illegal or infringing content, the U.K. Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) said Thursday.

By Loek Essers | 07 August, 2014 23:55

Tags: Criminal, legal

Wikimedia: Right to be forgotten results in 'Internet riddled with memory holes'

Google has removed over 50 links to Wikipedia from its search results on European domains as a consequence of the EU's "right to be forgotten" ruling which, according to Wikimedia, "punches holes in free knowledge."

By Loek Essers | 07 August, 2014 02:44

Tags: copyright, security, intellectual property, legal, Wikimedia Foundation, privacy, wikipedia

Monkey selfie, aboriginal language among Wikipedia copyright takedown requests

A selfie taken by a black macaque monkey and an entire aboriginal language were asked to be removed from Wikipedia by people who claimed to have the copyrights to them, the Wikimedia Foundation said in its first transparency report.

By Loek Essers | 07 August, 2014 00:34

Tags: copyright, intellectual property, legal, Wikimedia Foundation, wikipedia

As Facebook privacy suit reaches 25,000 participant target, court is still unsure if it will allow it

An Austrian 'class action' lawsuit against Facebook over the company's privacy policies is expected to reach a limit of 25,000 participants on Wednesday. It remains however uncertain if the commercial court in Vienna will accept the case.

By Loek Essers | 06 August, 2014 20:50

Tags: security, legal, Civil lawsuits, privacy, Facebook

New ad-supported 2G free call app launched for Android

Nanu is a new ad-supported app for Android that allows its users to call each other for free even if they use low-bandwidth 2G networks, while it also allows some calls to landlines and mobile numbers for no cost.

By Loek Essers | 05 August, 2014 22:03

Tags: mobile applications, Android OS, Nanu, mobile

Over 11,000 jump on European 'class action' privacy suit against Facebook

A lawsuit filed in Austria against Facebook over the company's privacy policies has gathered over 11,500 participants since Friday, raising the claim against the company to €5.75 million (US$7.7 million), complainant Europe-v-Facebook said Monday.

By Loek Essers | 05 August, 2014 00:45

Tags: copyright, security, intellectual property, legal, Civil lawsuits, Europe-v-Facebook, Facebook, privacy

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