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Europe Isn’t Satisfied With Google’s Privacy Policy Are You? Europe Isn’t Satisfied With Google’s Privacy Policy Are You?
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As expected, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique (CNIL), France’s data protection authority announced today that it, along with numerous other European data protection agencies, finds Google’s privacy policy changes (made earlier this year) unsatisfactory. The authorities say that Google does …

Facebook Downtime In Europe Caused By DNS Change Facebook Downtime In Europe Caused By DNS Change

If you recall, Facebook went down for a lot of Europe yesterday afternoon. Everybody’s “favorite” Anonymous troll began taking credit even though it was obvious that he was just taking advantage of the situation. The most telling evidence was when …

Facebook Is Down Across Europe, Anonymous Claims Responsibility Facebook Is Down Across Europe, Anonymous Claims Responsibility
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Remember when Anonymous Own3r “took down” GoDaddy? It was found that GoDaddy was just suffering from internal issues that Anonymous Own3r jumped on in a bid for attention. Many members of Anonymous were even able to prove that he was …

You Can Now Share Files Via Amazon Cloud Drive You Can Now Share Files Via Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon’s Cloud Drive service is only one of the many cloud storage services that are vying for your dollar. In fact, you could argue that Amazon doesn’t give you the best deal in terms of free storage. It does, however, …

NotFound Wants to Turn Your 404 Page into an Online Milk Carton NotFound Wants to Turn Your 404 Page into an Online Milk Carton

Unfortunately, 404 error pages are some of the most-visited pages on the entire internet. It’s unavoidable – sometimes, pages just can’t be found. Now, one project in the European Union wants to raise awareness that there are other thing out …

Google Launches Big Improvements To Patent Search Google Launches Big Improvements To Patent Search

Google announced today that it has added European patents to go along with its U.S. patents in its patent search tool. In addition to adding millions of patents, Google has added a feature called the Prior Art Finder. “Typically, patents …

Fiat 500L Will Come With an Espresso Machine When it Debuts in Europe Fiat 500L Will Come With an Espresso Machine When it Debuts in Europe

Fiat 500L will come packaged with a very unusual feature when it debuts in Europe later this year: an espresso machine. When the latest model of the automobile arrives during the fourth quarter of 2012, drivers will be able to …

Celtic Coins Found by Amateur UK Treasure Hunters Celtic Coins Found by Amateur UK Treasure Hunters
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The Celtic coins found by a group of amateur treasure hunters in the United Kingdom are thought to be worth close to $15.6 million, or, if you prefer, £10 million. The discovery was made on the Channel Island of Jersey, …

Hackers Break Into Banks And Steal 60 Million Euros Hackers Break Into Banks And Steal 60 Million Euros

McAfee and Guardian Analytics released a joint report today saying that more than 60 firms have suffered from what it has called an “insider level of understanding.” The automated malicious software program was discovered and it was designed to use …

ACTA Is Going To Be Passed Whether You Like It Or Not ACTA Is Going To Be Passed Whether You Like It Or Not
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ACTA is almost dead. The treaty is heading towards the European Parliament next week where many people feel that it will be rejected after four committees rejected it as well. It will also receive a ruling from the European Court …

Europe Gets An Envy-Inducing Collector’s Edition For Resident Evil 6 Europe Gets An Envy-Inducing Collector’s Edition For Resident Evil 6
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I’ll be honest here – I spend way too much money on collector’s editions of my favorite games. If there’s a collector’s edition, I’m probably going to end up getting it for all the awesome swag that it contains. There …

European Court Baffles The World With Vacation Ruling European Court Baffles The World With Vacation Ruling
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Next to rain what is the worst thing that could happen to you on vacation? I’m pretty sure that everyone can agree that getting sick is the worst possible thing that can happen to you while on vacation because it …

ACTA Now On Life Support, May Not Make It Through Vote ACTA Now On Life Support, May Not Make It Through Vote

Warriors of the Internet have good reason to be relieved today. ACTA got hit with a rejection so big that it may sway the vote in the Internet’s favor. It seems that people actually going outside and protesting on behalf …

Google Maps Brings Traffic Coverage to 7 More Countries Google Maps Brings Traffic Coverage to 7 More Countries

When you next take yourself on a gnarly voyage, Google Maps maintains that it wants you to encounter as little resistance as possible, so to smooth the edges off of your trips it offers real-time coverage of traffic conditions in …

Google Map Maker Available for 8 More European Countries Google Map Maker Available for 8 More European Countries

Part of Google’s objective to make the perfect map of the Earth relies on the community of amateur map-makers around the world who are willing to take the time to create maps of their neck of the woods. As expansive …

G-20 Summit Will Meet In Los Cabos, Mexico To Discuss European Crisis G-20 Summit Will Meet In Los Cabos, Mexico To Discuss European Crisis
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To say that the eurozone crisis is, well, a crisis would be an understatement. Its collapse would put a halt on any economic progress that has been made over the past few years. With the election in Greece on Sunday …

The Pirate Bay Blocked By More European ISPs The Pirate Bay Blocked By More European ISPs
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The Pirate Bay can not catch a break these days. It seems like there’s a new case brought against the torrent tracker every day to have its IP blocked by various ISPs across Europe. The latest block comes from Finland. …

NATO Missile Defense Shield Is Up And Running NATO Missile Defense Shield Is Up And Running

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced at its Chicago, Illinois conference that it’s long awaited missile defense shield is up and running for the first time. What it is being used for is the real question. The allies …

The Netherlands Successfully Passes Net Neutrality The Netherlands Successfully Passes Net Neutrality

The Netherlands has historically been on the cutting edge in relation to certain concepts, especially in regards to personal freedom. While Amsterdam is famous for its approach to recreational drug use, other concepts like prostitution, which is legal and regulated, …

Second EUHackathon, Hack4Kids, Announced For June Second EUHackathon, Hack4Kids, Announced For June

The EUHackathon was a new event started up last year that aimed to “build a bridge between the “old” (the European Institutions and lawmakers) and the “new” (the Internet and coders) world.” It brought together these two cultures that seem …

Google Answers Half Of France’s Questions About Privacy Google Answers Half Of France’s Questions About Privacy
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Google sent a letter to Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, President of CNIL (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés), the French administrative authority that monitors how companies collect and store personal data of users, in response to a letter and questionnaire the …