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Researchers Say Facebook Tracking Violates European Union Privacy Law

Facebook had a lot of privacy concerns in the past, and it looks like they just keep on coming. Researchers from the Belgium data protection agency have also determined that Facebook’s latest web tracking policy violates…

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EU’s Mandatory eCall Technology Could Spark Privacy Concerns

EU’s safety idea to add mandatory eCall units to cars is expected to start in March 2018. Every new car sold in the EU will need to be equipped with the new technology as the European…

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EU Committee Delays Roaming Fees Removal

There have been a lot of talks these past two years regarding the abolishment of roaming fees in the European Union’s member states. Last year, we heard that the EU Commission was voting to scrap the…

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EU Commisioner Wants to Abolish Geoblocking

Geoblocking of content is still one of the biggest issues when it comes to obtaining your media legally. You want to pay for it, but you’re not allowed to and everyone loses out. Europe’s Vice-President for…

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Ubuntu Smart Phones Will Finally Go on Sale next Week

The Ubuntu powered smartphones have been a long time coming, but the first one is finally ready for the European market. The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will be available next week for €170 through a series of…

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Super Flower 1600W Titanium, Platinum & Gold PSUs Now Available in Europe

Caseking and Overclockers UK are bringing more high-end power supplies to the European market in the form of the Super Flower Leadex 80 Plus Titanium, Platinum and Gold certified 1600W PSUs. The Leadex PSUs come with…

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TRENDnet Announced AC750 Wireless Travel Router

The days where one only used a single device while on the go are long gone, even though every device keeps getting smarter and more functions. Bringing along a normal router to connect all these devices…

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14-Day Return Policy Launches for EU iTunes Customers

In line with new European Union regulation, Apple has launched a 14-day return policy for iTunes digital purchases. The new policy affects all downloads from Apple’s iTunes music and movies stores, the App Store, iBooks Store…

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German Chancellor Disputes Net Neutrality

The battle for net neutrality has spread across Europe and the US, with President Barack Obama throwing his support behind a free and open internet. But influential German Chancellor Angela Merkel has scoffed at the idea,…

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No More FCC Labels on Your Devices

Today President Obama signed into US law the E-Label Act, an act introduced by two Senators earlier in 2015, ending the mandatory requirement for physical FCC labels on devices. The law allows manufacturers to include the FCC…

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EU Votes In Favor Of Breaking Up Google

The Euopean Parliament has voted in favour of ‘breaking up’ Google. MEPs (Member of European Parliament) voted 384 to 174. The Parliament itself can’t break up Google directly, but the vote will place pressure on EU competition…

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EU Pushes for “Right to Be Forgotten” Online to be Applied Wordwide

The European Union is wants internet search engines, like Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft’s Bing, to commit to a global scrub of search results when a person invokes their “right to be forgotten”. At present, if an…

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US Lawmakers Against Europe’s Google Break-Up Plan

Last week, the European Union’s Parliament called for Google to be broken up into separate businesses to curb the company’s internet monopoly. Now, US lawmakers have made their opposition to the idea very clear. According to…

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EU Wants to Break Up Google

The European Union’s European Parliament is calling for Google to be broken up into separate businesses in an effort to curb the company’s internet monopoly. It is putting pressure on the European Commission, the executive arm…

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Apple Replaces ‘FREE’ with ‘GET’ on the App Store

Apple has suddenly started replacing ‘FREE’ with ‘GET’ for freely downloadable apps on their iOS App Store. When you go to download a free app now on an iOS device, you’ll be greeted with the new…

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Google Facing Possible $6bn Fine by the EU

$6 billion isn’t exactly pocket change, even for a company that apparently owns 25% of all internet traffic. Google’s recent fight with the European Union may end up costing them quite a large amount of coin,…

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Qualcomm May Be Facing EU Antitrust Probe

Sources have leaked to Reuters that Qualcomm, the number one mobile chip-maker in the world, may face European antitrust investigations in relation to a four year old complaint by British cellphone chip-maker Icera. Icera was acquired…

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Wikipedia Link Hidden from Google under New “Right to Be Forgotten” Law

Under the new controversial “right to be forgotten” law, Google has now removed a Wikipedia article from their search results. this is the first time that a link to Wikipedia has been hidden and the Wiki…

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Coffee and Dessert Makes It’s Way to the ISS on ESA Resupply Ship

Now being aboard the ISS (International Space Station) must be an amazing privilege indeed, living way about the earth seeing everything that’s happening below. For the lucky few that get to live/work up there for a…

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Amazon Avoids French Law Prohibiting Free Shipping With 1 Cent Charge

A law in France that came into effect recently has prohibited online-only retailers from offering free shipping and discounts to customers. The law, described as “anti-Amazon”, is hoped to bring back a competitive advantage to “bricks…

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Bitcoin Supporters Hope to See EU Provide Regulatory Guidance of Cryptocurrencies

European Union countries need to make adjustments to outline regulatory guidance on bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies, according to bitcoin supporters. The European Commission recently noted that it plans to create virtual cryptocurrency rules as quickly as…

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Data Roaming Charges To Drop 55% In EU From July 1st

As a result of the recent European Commission ruling that is due to come into effect from July 1st data roaming charges will fall across the European Union. In the European Union all network carriers will…

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Google Received 12000 “Forget” Requests On The First Day Of The Service

A recent change in EU law meant Google was forced to examine and process requests from European citizens who want to be removed from the Google search engine directories. On the first day of Google being required…

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European Parliament Votes To Scrap Roaming Fees In EU

Here in Europe we are struck with high mobile phone call charges, extortionate data rates and more while roaming. With smartphones churning through more data than ever thanks for high-speed connections such as 4G, not to…

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68% of Europeans Stream Films For Free, Legal Choices Expensive And Narrow

A study published by the European Commission investigating the film downloading habits of European citizens has revealed some interesting results. The headline finding is that around 68% of Europeans download and watch films for free though…

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Germany and France Looking To Create NSA-Free European Communications Networks

According to the German Chancellor’s weekly podcast she will be working with France to develop a European Communications Network that bypasses any American-based nodes that are vulnerable to NSA surveillance. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet French…

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Google Refuses To Pay French Privacy Fine, Has To Admit Guilt On Google France

Google recently lost a legal dispute in France for failing to tell French citizens exactly what happens to the personal data that Google collects about them. As a result Google were fined a trivial $200,000 for…